Jasjit Ahluwalia

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of nicotine gum and counseling among African American light smokers: a 2 x 2 factorial design
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Addiction 101:883-91. 2006
  2. pmc Design, baseline characteristics, and retention of African American light smokers into a randomized trial involving biological data
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Trials 12:22. 2011
  3. pmc Colorectal cancer screening, perceived discrimination, and low-income and trust in doctors: a survey of minority patients
    Wendi Born
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:363. 2009
  4. pmc Adolescent gender differences in the determinants of tobacco smoking: a cross sectional survey among high school students in São Paulo
    Zila M Sanchez
    Brazilian Center of Information on Psychotropic Drugs CEBRID, Psychobiology Department of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 10:748. 2010
  5. pmc Design, recruitment, and retention of African-American smokers in a pharmacokinetic study
    Babalola Faseru
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:6. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Pathway to health: cluster-randomized trial to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among smokers in public housing
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, KS, USA
    Health Psychol 26:214-21. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and beliefs about body size, weight, and weight loss among obese African American women: a qualitative inquiry
    Christie A Befort
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Health Educ Behav 35:410-26. 2008
  8. pmc Factors associated with BMI, weight perceptions and trying to lose weight in African-American smokers
    Rebecca E Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:53-61. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Relationship of attitudes toward fast food and frequency of fast-food intake in adults
    Jayna M Dave
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1164-70. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of children on home smoking restriction by inner-city smokers
    Felix A Okah
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Pediatrics 109:244-9. 2002

Research Grants

  1. DOES BUPROPION HELP AFRICAN AMERICANS QUIT SMOKING?
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. Health Behaviors Among Smokers in Public Housing Develop
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2003
  3. Helping African American Light Smokers Quit
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CLINICAL RESEARCH CURRICULUM PROGRAM
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2004

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications87

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of nicotine gum and counseling among African American light smokers: a 2 x 2 factorial design
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Addiction 101:883-91. 2006
    ..The purpose of this 2 x 2 factorial, randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of nicotine gum (2 mg versus placebo) and counseling (motivational interviewing versus health education) for African American light smokers...
  2. pmc Design, baseline characteristics, and retention of African American light smokers into a randomized trial involving biological data
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Trials 12:22. 2011
    ..This paper describes the study design, measures, and baseline characteristics from Kick It at Swope III (KIS-III), the first treatment study of bupropion for African American light smokers...
  3. pmc Colorectal cancer screening, perceived discrimination, and low-income and trust in doctors: a survey of minority patients
    Wendi Born
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:363. 2009
    ..S., this study investigated the relationship between perceived discrimination, trust in most doctors, and completion of Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) among a low-income, minority primary care population in an urban setting...
  4. pmc Adolescent gender differences in the determinants of tobacco smoking: a cross sectional survey among high school students in São Paulo
    Zila M Sanchez
    Brazilian Center of Information on Psychotropic Drugs CEBRID, Psychobiology Department of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 10:748. 2010
    ..Diverse psychosocial factors have been associated with the use of cigarettes by adolescents. We investigated gender differences in tobacco smoking, and factors correlated with smoking among boys and girls...
  5. pmc Design, recruitment, and retention of African-American smokers in a pharmacokinetic study
    Babalola Faseru
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:6. 2010
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the study design and discuss strategies used to recruit and retain African-American smokers in a pharmacokinetic study...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pathway to health: cluster-randomized trial to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among smokers in public housing
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, KS, USA
    Health Psychol 26:214-21. 2007
    ..Examine the effectiveness of an intervention to increase fruits and vegetables (FV) consumption among smokers...
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and beliefs about body size, weight, and weight loss among obese African American women: a qualitative inquiry
    Christie A Befort
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Health Educ Behav 35:410-26. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Factors associated with BMI, weight perceptions and trying to lose weight in African-American smokers
    Rebecca E Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:53-61. 2005
    ..Several expected associations with outcomes were not found, suggesting that BMI and weight constructs are not well-understood in this population...
  9. doi request reprint Relationship of attitudes toward fast food and frequency of fast-food intake in adults
    Jayna M Dave
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1164-70. 2009
    ..Interventions targeting the issue of convenience and quick or efficient preparation of nutritious alternatives to fast food could be more promising...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of children on home smoking restriction by inner-city smokers
    Felix A Okah
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Pediatrics 109:244-9. 2002
    ..However, in a national survey, only 12.5% of such homes are actually smoke-free. This study examined factors associated with home smoking restriction among inner-city smokers...
  11. doi request reprint Motivational interviewing fails to improve outcomes of a behavioral weight loss program for obese African American women: a pilot randomized trial
    Christie A Befort
    University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd MS 1008, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Behav Med 31:367-77. 2008
    ..Future research is warranted to determine the subpopulations with which MI is most effective...
  12. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation services in U.S. methadone maintenance facilities
    Kimber P Richter
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Mail Stop 1008, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1258-64. 2004
    ..Most patients in drug treatment smoke cigarettes. This study established the prevalence and types of nicotine dependence services offered in methadone and other opioid treatment clinics in the United States...
  13. ncbi request reprint Religiosity, social support, and smoking cessation among urban African American smokers
    Nicole L Nollen
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 61160, USA
    Addict Behav 30:1225-9. 2005
    ..05-2.15). Our findings highlight the importance of social support during an active quit attempt for African American males and females and have implications for public health and medical interventions for African American smokers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy and motivation to quit during participation in a smoking cessation program
    Thuy Boardman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Int J Behav Med 12:266-72. 2005
    ..Results suggest that unsuccessful participation in a smoking cessation program does not meaningfully reduce smokers' self-efficacy and motivation to quit...
  15. pmc Effect of varying levels of disease management on smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Edward F Ellerbeck
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:437-46. 2009
    ..Cigarette smoking is a chronic, relapsing illness that is inadequately addressed in primary care practice...
  16. pmc Smoking cessation pharmacotherapy preferences in rural primary care
    Paula A Cupertino
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:301-7. 2008
    ..Although some comorbid conditions and concurrent drug therapies were considered contraindications, particularly to bupropion, physicians rarely considered these clinically significant risks enough to deny pharmacotherapy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Fruit, vegetable, and fat intake among non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white adolescents: associations with home availability and food consumption settings
    Christie Befort
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:367-73. 2006
    ..This study sought to explore home food availability and common settings of food consumption as correlates of fruit, vegetable, and fat intake among a sample of non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white adolescents...
  18. doi request reprint Menthol cigarettes and smoking cessation during an aided quit attempt
    Steven S Fu
    Physician Research Fellowship Program, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research a VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:457-62. 2008
    ..In conclusion, combined with findings from previous research, this study suggests that smoking menthol cigarettes does not decrease smoking cessation among older smokers during a quit attempt aided with pharmacotherapy...
  19. pmc Predictors of quitting among African American light smokers enrolled in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Nicole L Nollen
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:590-5. 2006
    ..To examine the predictors of quitting among African American (AA) light smokers (<10 cigarettes per day) enrolled in a smoking cessation trial...
  20. ncbi request reprint Does menthol attenuate the effect of bupropion among African American smokers?
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine, Kansas Cancer Institute and Internal Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Addiction 98:1387-93. 2003
    ..This study examined differences between African American menthol and non-menthol smokers in smoking characteristics and cessation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Demographic and psychosocial factors associated with increased fruit and vegetable consumption among smokers in public housing enrolled in a randomized trial
    Nicole Nollen
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, KS City, KS 66160, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S252-9. 2008
    ..To examine the demographic and psychosocial factors associated with increased fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption among smokers residing in public housing...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking among marijuana users in the United States
    Kimber P Richter
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Cetner, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 1008, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    Subst Abus 25:35-43. 2004
    ..Cigarette smoking is a major co-morbidity of marijuana use and smoking cessation should be addressed among marijuana users in addition to their other illicit drug involvement...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of a brief Smoking Consequences Questionnaire for Adults (SCQ-A) in African American smokers
    Shawn K Jeffries
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 18:74-7. 2004
    ..Results suggest the brief SCQ-A may be a useful alternative to the full scale SCQ-A. Results also provide evidence for the SCQ-A's validity with African American smokers...
  24. pmc Weight-related perceptions among patients and physicians: how well do physicians judge patients' motivation to lose weight?
    Christie A Befort
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1086-90. 2006
    ..Prior studies suggest that patients and physicians have different perceptions and expectations surrounding weight; however, few studies have directly compared patients' and physicians' perspectives...
  25. ncbi request reprint The relationships of social participation and community ratings to health and health behaviors in areas with high and low population density
    K Allen Greiner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2303-12. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that individuals in rural areas, especially in densely settled rural areas, may face increased risks of poor health...
  26. doi request reprint The role of peer e-mail support as part of a college smoking-cessation website
    Colleen Klatt
    Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S471-8. 2008
    ..The relationship between peer e-mail support and cessation outcomes among intervention participants is examined here...
  27. ncbi request reprint Smoking characteristics of a homeless population
    James Butler
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 7313, USA
    Subst Abus 23:223-31. 2002
    ..These factors place homeless smokers at increased risk of tobacco-related diseases. Programs are needed to design and test effective cessation interventions for homeless smokers...
  28. pmc African-American menthol and nonmenthol smokers: differences in smoking and cessation experiences
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:1208-11. 2004
    ..This study examined the smoking patterns of menthol cigarette smokers and their smoking cessation experiences...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sustained-release bupropion for smoking cessation in African Americans: a randomized controlled trial
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine and Kansas Cancer Institute, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    JAMA 288:468-74. 2002
    ..Few clinical trials for smoking cessation in African Americans have been conducted, despite a different profile of both smoking and quitting patterns...
  30. pmc Design and baseline characteristics from the KAN-QUIT disease management intervention for rural smokers in primary care
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, MS 1008, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Prev Med 47:200-5. 2008
    ..To describe the design, implementation, baseline data, and feasibility of establishing a disease management program for smoking cessation in rural primary care...
  31. ncbi request reprint Baseline characteristics and recruitment strategies in a randomized clinical trial of African-American light smokers
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:183-91. 2007
    ..This study describes the design, recruitment, and baseline data of the first smoking-cessation clinical trial for African-American light smokers, Kick It at Swope II (KIS-II)...
  32. pmc The impact of perceived treatment assignment on smoking cessation outcomes among African-American smokers
    Janet L Thomas
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1361-6. 2008
    ..The double-blind placebo-controlled design is commonly considered the gold standard in research methodology; however, subject expectation bias could subvert blinding...
  33. ncbi request reprint Using motivational interviewing with smokers: do therapist behaviors relate to engagement and therapeutic alliance?
    Thuy Boardman
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:329-39. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation in homeless populations: a pilot clinical trial
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Program in Health Disparities Research, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:689-99. 2006
    ..Developing programs to improve smoking cessation outcomes in underserved populations is an essential step toward achieving national health objectives and for ultimately reducing tobacco-related health disparities...
  35. doi request reprint A randomized trial of a pay-for-performance program targeting clinician referral to a state tobacco quitline
    Lawrence C An
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1993-9. 2008
    ..Tobacco quitlines offer clinicians a means to connect their patients with evidence-based treatments. Innovative methods are needed to increase clinician referral...
  36. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence among African American light smokers: a comparison of three scales
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, United States
    Addict Behav 32:1989-2002. 2007
    ..Results suggest the validity of these scales for African American light smokers and point to the need for sensitivity to differential levels of nicotine dependence among subgroups of light smokers...
  37. pmc Experiences with and attitudes toward death and dying among homeless persons
    John Song
    Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:427-34. 2007
    ..Unfortunately, studies done in other populations may not apply to homeless persons. Exploring these experiences and attitudes may provide insight into life, health care, and end-of-life (EOL) concerns of this population...
  38. pmc Dying on the streets: homeless persons' concerns and desires about end of life care
    John Song
    Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:435-41. 2007
    ..Exploring their desires and concerns will provide insight for the care of this vulnerable and disenfranchised population, as well as others who are underserved...
  39. ncbi request reprint Support needs of overweight African American women for weight loss
    Janet L Thomas
    University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:339-52. 2009
    ..To examine social support needs of obese and overweight African American women for weight loss...
  40. ncbi request reprint Relationship between menthol cigarettes and smoking cessation among African American light smokers
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Addiction 102:1979-86. 2007
    ..To determine whether African American light smokers who smoked menthol cigarettes had lower cessation when treated with nicotine replacement therapy and counseling...
  41. ncbi request reprint Strategies for increasing adherence to an online smoking cessation intervention for college students
    Lawrence C An
    Department of Internal Medicine University of Minnesota, 6 153 PWB, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:S7-12. 2006
    ..0%) compared with the beta participants (4.3%, p=.03). The modifications from the beta to RealU Web site described above resulted in high rates of sustained participation over 20 weeks...
  42. doi request reprint How does the built environment relate to body mass index and obesity prevalence among public housing residents?
    Katie M Heinrich
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:187-94. 2008
    ..This study examined associations of environmental variables with obesity prevalence and individual body mass index (BMI) among impoverished residents of public housing developments...
  43. ncbi request reprint The impact of smoking-cessation intervention by multiple health professionals
    Lawrence C An
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:54-60. 2008
    ..Smokers have contact with many different types of health professionals. The impact of tobacco intervention by multiple types of heath professionals is not known...
  44. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of Internet health screening to recruit college students to an online smoking cessation intervention
    Lawrence C An
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S11-8. 2007
    ..Internet health screening can be used to quickly identify and enroll large numbers of college smokers in an online smoking cessation intervention...
  45. pmc Psychometric properties of a Brief Smoking Consequences Questionnaire for Adults (SCQ-A) among African American light smokers
    Janet L Thomas
    Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Subst Abus 30:14-25. 2009
    ..Results provide initial validation of the SCQ-A among AA light smokers seeking cessation treatment and highlight the association of smoking expectancies with other tobacco-related and psychosocial factors in this sample...
  46. ncbi request reprint Gender, smoking expectancies, and readiness to quit among urban African American smokers
    Kim M Pulvers
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health Mailstop 1008, School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City 66160 7370, USA
    Addict Behav 29:1259-63. 2004
    ..Although men and women did not differ on readiness to quit, women reported higher scores on the negative affect reduction subscale than did men...
  47. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about end-of-life care among inner-city African Americans and Latinos
    Wendi Born
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:247-56. 2004
    ..This project explored end-of-life care preferences and barriers among low-income, urban African Americans and Latino/Hispanic Americans (Latinos) to uncover factors that may influence hospice utilization...
  48. ncbi request reprint Treatment of tobacco use as a chronic medical condition: primary care physicians' self-reported practice patterns
    Lawrence C An
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0341, USA
    Prev Med 38:574-85. 2004
    ..The goal of this study is to better understand factors related to physician treatment of tobacco as a chronic medical condition...
  49. doi request reprint Abstinence and relapse rates following a college campus-based quit & win contest
    Janet L Thomas
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55414, USA
    J Am Coll Health 58:365-72. 2010
    ..To conduct and evaluate Quit & Win contests at 2 2-year college and 2 4-year university campuses...
  50. doi request reprint Self-efficacy is associated with walking ability in persons with diabetes mellitus and peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Vasc Med 15:189-95. 2010
    ..Future studies should determine the benefits of targeting self-efficacy to improve adherence to walking therapy in patients with PAD...
  51. ncbi request reprint Hospice usage by minorities in the last year of life: results from the National Mortality Followback Survey
    K Allen Greiner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:970-8. 2003
    ..To examine racial/ethnic variations in rates of hospice use in a national cohort and to identify individual characteristics associated with hospice use...
  52. doi request reprint Mediators and readiness to exercise in patients at risk of symptomatic peripheral arterial disease
    Sarah Barnes
    University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414, USA
    Angiology 61:377-81. 2010
    ..05 and P = .05, respectively). Identifying these mediators is important for future exercise interventions and treatments...
  53. pmc Relationship between smoking reduction and cessation among light smokers
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    University of Minnesota Medical School, 717 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:1005-10. 2010
    ..To determine the smoking reduction patterns of light smokers (≤ 10 CPD) and whether reduction predicts future cessation...
  54. doi request reprint Targeting African American nonsmokers to motivate smokers to quit: a qualitative inquiry
    Janet L Thomas
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:680-93. 2010
    ..African American nonsmokers living with a smoker may be an appropriate target group to motivate smoking behavior change in the smoker. Suggestions for future research considerations are provided...
  55. ncbi request reprint Predicting home smoking restrictions among African American light smokers
    Jennifer R Warren
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Am J Health Behav 34:110-8. 2010
    ..To determine home smoking restrictions (HSR) predictors among African American light smokers (smoke <or= 10 cigarettes per day)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Predictors of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) completion among low-income adults
    K Allen Greiner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Prev Med 41:676-84. 2005
    ..Sociocultural mediators of FOBT adherence have not been extensively studied in lower income, minority populations. This study prospectively studied FOBT return in a low-income, multiethnic population...
  57. ncbi request reprint Interventions to facilitate smoking cessation
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Center for Clinical Research, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Am Fam Physician 74:262-71. 2006
    ..These agents have similar long-term success rates...
  58. doi request reprint Smoker self-identification versus recent smoking among college students
    Carla J Berg
    Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:333-6. 2009
    ..This analysis aimed to determine: (1) the correlates of denying being a smoker among students reporting smoking in the past 30 days and (2) if denying this label was related to not attempting to quit smoking in the past 12 months...
  59. ncbi request reprint Pathways to health: a cluster randomized trial of nicotine gum and motivational interviewing for smoking cessation in low-income housing
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:43-54. 2007
    ..Results suggest that nicotine gum plus MI were not effective for smoking cessation in low-income housing. Programs are needed to enhance the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy and counseling in underserved populations...
  60. ncbi request reprint Homelessness and smoking cessation: insights from focus groups
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:287-96. 2006
    ..Smoking restrictions at homeless service facilities and funding for smoking cessation assistance in this underserved population may help to reduce prevalence...
  61. ncbi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis of the child-feeding questionnaire among parents of adolescents
    Harsohena Kaur
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, 66160, USA
    Appetite 47:36-45. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the psychometric properties of the modified CFQ tested among parents of a multi-ethnic adolescent sample were similar to those of the original CFQ...
  62. pmc Mortality following operations for lower extremity peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 6:287-96. 2010
    ..We sought to identify risk factors associated with mortality following surgery for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  63. pmc Symptoms of cough and shortness of breath among occasional young adult smokers
    Lawrence C An
    Department of General Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:126-33. 2009
    ..The perception of negative health consequences is a common motive for quitting smoking, but specific information on the immediate health effects of occasional smoking among young adults is limited...
  64. ncbi request reprint Strategies for recruiting African-American residents of public housing developments into a randomized controlled trial
    Shawn K Jeffries
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health Mail Stop 1008, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:773-8. 2005
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Stress and quitting among African American smokers
    Brian K Manning
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66211, USA
    J Behav Med 28:325-33. 2005
    ..Results suggest that methods to help African Americans cope with stress as they attempt to quit smoking may prevent relapse to smoking...
  66. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of smoking among African American light smokers
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Subst Abus 24:191-3. 2003
    ..Perceptions about nicotine addiction, difficulty with quitting, and interest in smoking cessation suggest a need to design and test cessation interventions among this understudied population...
  67. doi request reprint The RealU online cessation intervention for college smokers: a randomized controlled trial
    Lawrence C An
    University of Minnesota, Department of Internal Medicine, 717 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Prev Med 47:194-9. 2008
    ..To determine the efficacy of providing online cessation intervention for college smokers...
  68. ncbi request reprint Differences in smoking and quitting experiences by levels of smoking among African Americans
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine, Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:127-33. 2004
    ..Since most tobacco control efforts have focused on heavy smokers, little is known about smoking and quitting experiences of African-American occasional and light smokers...
  69. ncbi request reprint Predicting adoption of home smoking restriction by inner-city black smokers
    Felix A Okah
    Departments of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 64108, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:1202-5. 2003
    ..To identify predictors of future adoption of home smoking restriction (HSR), given that 40% of inner-city smokers report current HSR...
  70. ncbi request reprint Successful recruitment of minorities into clinical trials: The Kick It at Swope project
    Kari Jo Harris
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:575-84. 2003
    ..Close monitoring combined with the use of multiple recruitment methods and flexible recruitment plans can lead to successful, efficient, and low-cost recruitment of minorities into clinical trials...
  71. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation, smoking reduction, and delayed quitting among smokers given nicotine patches and a self-help pamphlet
    Denise G Jolicoeur
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Subst Abus 24:101-6. 2003
    ..These results support the usefulness of nicotine patches in helping smokers quit, even with only minimal intervention such as a self-help manual...
  72. ncbi request reprint Impact of patient characteristics on physician's smoking cessation strategies
    Edward F Ellerbeck
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    Prev Med 36:464-70. 2003
    ..We conducted this study to examine the relationship between these characteristics and the frequency of physician-initiated smoking cessation interventions...
  73. ncbi request reprint Patients' views on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction during drug treatment
    Kimber Paschall Richter
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 4:S175-82. 2002
    ..Patients have a number of skills from coping with illicit drug dependence that are useful in combating nicotine dependence. Behavioral methods and short-term pharmacotherapy to help patients reduce tobacco exposure should be explored...
  74. pmc Participation of African Americans in a smoking cessation trial: a quantitative and qualitative study
    Malaika N Woods
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 66160 7313, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:609-18. 2002
    ..Knowledge of differences between those who return for enrollment and those who do not may be used to increase AA enrollment in clinical trials...
  75. ncbi request reprint Smoking behaviors and regular source of health care among African Americans
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Prev Med 34:393-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine associations between having a regular source of health care, advice from a physician to quit smoking, and smoking-related behaviors among African American smokers...
  76. ncbi request reprint Comparison of smoking relapse curves among African-American smokers
    Won S Choi
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, USA
    Addict Behav 29:1679-83. 2004
    ..Therefore, stable light smokers may also need smoking cessation interventions similar to those used for heavier smokers in order to successfully stop smoking...
  77. ncbi request reprint Healthcare providers' treatment of college smokers
    Jennifer Scott Koontz
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, USA
    J Am Coll Health 53:117-25. 2004
    ..Although 36.2% of the smokers did not report their smoking accurately, smokers who were accurate were more likely to be advised to quit and to be given advice about quitting...
  78. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variation in socioenvironmental factors that influence adolescent smoking
    Ellen Dornelas
    Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
    J Adolesc Health 36:170-7. 2005
    ..To compare black, Hispanic and white adolescent smokers on socioenvironmental factors associated with smoking...
  79. pmc Effect on cessation counseling of documenting smoking status as a routine vital sign: an ACORN study
    Stephen F Rothemich
    Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0251, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:60-8. 2008
    ..We examined whether the vital sign intervention influences patient-reported frequency and intensity of tobacco cessation counseling...
  80. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of targeted educational materials for smoking cessation in African Americans using transdermal nicotine
    Nicole Nollen
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kansas City 66160, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:911-27. 2007
    ..Findings point to the importance of greater audience segmentation and individual tailoring to better match intervention materials to the needs of the priority population...
  81. ncbi request reprint Achieving high rates of consent for genetic testing among African American smokers
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:711-6. 2007
    ..Findings support the inclusion of African Americans within genetic investigation of tobacco use and treatment...
  82. ncbi request reprint Dual pharmacotherapy and motivational interviewing for tobacco dependence among drug treatment patients
    Kimber P Richter
    Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 1008, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Addict Dis 24:79-90. 2005
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Youth tobacco use: a global perspective for child health care clinicians
    Alexander V Prokhorov
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e890-903. 2006
    ..In addition, we provide a review of currently available funding opportunities for development and implementation of youth tobacco-control programs...
  84. ncbi request reprint Correlates of home smoking restrictions among rural smokers
    Carla J Berg
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:353-60. 2006
    ..These patients may be critical targets for broaching issues of home smoking restrictions...
  85. ncbi request reprint Enhanced cue-elicited brain activation in African American compared with Caucasian smokers: an fMRI study
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Program in Health Disparities Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA
    Addict Biol 11:97-106. 2006
    ..Differences in neural response may reflect fundamental differences in attention to smoking cues, which may in turn contribute to differences in effectiveness of nicotine dependence treatments among ethnic populations...
  86. ncbi request reprint The influence of depressive symptoms on smoking cessation among African Americans in a randomized trial of bupropion
    Delwyn Catley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110 2499, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:859-70. 2005
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint African American smokers interested and eligible for a smoking cessation clinical trial: predictors of not returning for randomization
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:206-12. 2002
    ..Little is known about participants who consent and enroll into a trial, but do not return for randomization. Why participants fail to return for randomization is largely unknown...

Research Grants22

  1. DOES BUPROPION HELP AFRICAN AMERICANS QUIT SMOKING?
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Ultimately, we envision that the interventions, if efficacious, could be used as a pre-packaged intervention and be distributed at settings such as churches and social service agencies. ..
  2. Health Behaviors Among Smokers in Public Housing Develop
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Decreasing the prevalence of smoking among residents in HDs will have a dramatic influence on the morbidity and mortality of this high-risk population. ..
  3. Helping African American Light Smokers Quit
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Ultimately, we envision that the intervention, if efficacious, would enhance our understanding of smoking cessation and nicotine dependence, and could be used as a pre-packaged intervention for AA light smokers. ..
  4. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CLINICAL RESEARCH CURRICULUM PROGRAM
    Jasjit Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Overall, the program is designed to increase the number of clinical scholars who receive funding for patient oriented research at both the career development and individual investigator levels. ..