Jasjit S Ahluwalia

Summary

Affiliation: University of Kansas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Knowledge about smoking, reasons for smoking, and reasons for wishing to quit in inner-city African Americans
    J S Ahluwalia
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 66160, USA
    Ethn Dis 8:385-93. 1998
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi 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
  5. pmc Predictors of cessation in African American light smokers enrolled in a bupropion clinical trial
    Babalola Faseru
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Addict Behav 38:1796-803. 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi 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
  9. pmc Bupropion for smoking cessation in African American light smokers: a randomized controlled trial
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:290-8. 2012
  10. 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

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Publications109 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Knowledge about smoking, reasons for smoking, and reasons for wishing to quit in inner-city African Americans
    J S Ahluwalia
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 66160, USA
    Ethn Dis 8:385-93. 1998
    ..To determine knowledge about smoking, reasons for smoking, and reasons for wishing to quit and the association of these variables with abstinence at ten weeks and six months...
  2. ncbi 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...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. pmc Predictors of cessation in African American light smokers enrolled in a bupropion clinical trial
    Babalola Faseru
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Addict Behav 38:1796-803. 2013
    ..This is the first study to examine predictors of successful cessation in African American (AA) light smokers treated within a placebo-controlled trial of bupropion...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi 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...
  9. pmc Bupropion for smoking cessation in African American light smokers: a randomized controlled trial
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:290-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated whether bupropion SR was effective for smoking cessation among African American light smokers (≤10 CPD)...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi 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
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  14. ncbi 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...
  15. ncbi 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
    ....
  16. ncbi 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
    ....
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. ncbi 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...
  19. pmc Factors associated with smoking menthol cigarettes among treatment-seeking African American light smokers
    Babalola Faseru
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Addict Behav 36:1321-4. 2011
    ..This study examines baseline demographic, psychological, and smoking factors associated with smoking menthol cigarettes among AA light smokers (≤10 cigarettes per day)...
  20. pmc A pilot clinical trial of varenicline for smoking cessation in black smokers
    Nicole L Nollen
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:868-73. 2011
    ..This pilot study estimated quit rates for Black smokers treated with varenicline and tested a behavioral intervention to aid varenicline adherence...
  21. ncbi 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...
  22. ncbi 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...
  23. ncbi Mammography facility characteristics and repeat mammography use among Medicare beneficiaries
    Kimberly K Engelman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Prev Med 39:491-7. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to examine mammography facility characteristics and explore how such characteristics may impact repeat mammography use...
  24. ncbi 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...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. doi Competitive foods in schools: availability and purchasing in predominately rural small and large high schools
    Nicole L Nollen
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Mail Stop 1008, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:857-64. 2009
    ....
  27. pmc Discussing weight with obese primary care patients: physician and patient perceptions
    K Allen Greiner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:581-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate patient-provider agreement on whether weight and related behaviors were discussed during routine visits...
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. doi The impact of socioeconomic status on perceived barriers to colorectal cancer testing
    Aimee S James
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:97-100. 2008
    ..Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is effective, but only one-half of age-eligible adults adhere to national guidelines. Lower socioeconomic status (SES) groups are less likely to be screened...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi 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...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. pmc Influence of traditional tobacco use on smoking cessation among American Indians
    Christine M Daley
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Addiction 106:1003-9. 2011
    ..To examine the influence of traditional tobacco use on smoking cessation among American Indian adult smokers...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. ncbi 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...
  44. ncbi 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...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi 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...
  48. ncbi Additive interactions of maternal prepregnancy BMI and breast-feeding on childhood overweight
    Chaoyang Li
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Obes Res 13:362-71. 2005
    ..To examine the interactions of maternal prepregnancy BMI and breast-feeding on the risk of overweight among children 2 to 14 years of age...
  49. ncbi Concordance of patient-physician obesity diagnosis and treatment beliefs in rural practice settings
    Andrea Charbonneau Ely
    Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160, USA
    J Rural Health 22:364-6. 2006
    ....
  50. pmc Knowledge and perceptions of colorectal cancer screening among urban African Americans
    K Allen Greiner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan 66160, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:977-83. 2005
    ..To explore colorectal cancer (CRC) screening knowledge, attitudes, barriers, and preferences among urban African Americans as a prelude to the development of culturally appropriate interventions to improve screening for this group...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi A population-based study of cigarette smoking among illicit drug users in the United States
    Kimber Paschall Richter
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Addiction 97:861-9. 2002
    ..We describe smoking patterns among illicit drug users, assess whether cigarette smoking is more prevalent among illicit drug users than it is among non-users and explore how smoking relates to level and type of drug use...
  53. pmc Predictors of early versus late smoking abstinence within a 24-month disease management program
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:215-20. 2011
    ..This paper examines differences in predictors of abstinence following initial (6-month) and extended (24-month) intervention...
  54. ncbi 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...
  55. ncbi Smoking reduction practices among African American smokers
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Department Family Medicine, Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 4:S167-73. 2002
    ..Smokers not interested in quitting but willing to reduce their smoking should be encouraged to utilize a variety of smoking reduction strategies...
  56. doi A review of tobacco use treatments in U.S. ethnic minority populations
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:S11-30. 2011
    ..Furthermore, racial and ethnic minorities have been underrepresented within tobacco treatment studies...
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. ncbi 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...
  59. ncbi Developmental trajectories of overweight during childhood: role of early life factors
    Chaoyang Li
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:760-71. 2007
    ..Our goal was to identify developmental trajectories of overweight in children and to assess early life influences on these trajectories...
  60. ncbi 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...
  61. ncbi Light smokers: issues and recommendations
    Kolawole S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine, Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 4:S103-12. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi Predictors of smoking initiation among college-bound high school students
    Won S Choi
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, 66160, USA
    Ann Behav Med 26:69-74. 2003
    ..Increased efforts should be employed to include college students in national smoking prevention and cessation programs...
  63. ncbi 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
    ....
  64. ncbi Office systems and their influence on mammography use in rural and urban primary care
    Kimberly K Engelman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, USA
    J Rural Health 20:36-42. 2004
    ..Breast cancer screening rates are lower in rural communities. Although studies have addressed barriers to mammography for rural residents, physician practice barriers have received less attention...
  65. ncbi Development of a culturally relevant body image instrument among urban African Americans
    Kim M Pulvers
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center Mailstop 1008, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    Obes Res 12:1641-51. 2004
    ..To validate a culturally relevant body image instrument among urban African Americans through three distinct studies...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. pmc Unannounced telephone pill counts for assessing varenicline adherence in a pilot clinical trial
    Nia Thompson
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Patient Prefer Adherence 5:475-82. 2011
    ....
  68. pmc Smoking status as a vital sign
    J S Ahluwalia
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 66160-7313, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:402-8. 1999
    ..However, the stamp did not improve the low rate at which physicians offered patients specific advice on how to quit or in setting a quit date...
  69. ncbi Smoking in urban African Americans: behaviors, gender differences, and motivation to quit
    M N Woods
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 66160-7313, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:532-9. 2001
    ..Knowledge of cessation barriers, gender differences, and correlates to motivation may prove useful for investigators conducting research in this population...
  70. ncbi Depressive symptoms and smoking cessation among inner-city African Americans using the nicotine patch
    Delwyn Catley
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Kansas Cancer Institute, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:61-8. 2003
    ..19, p < .05). Although the results indicated a significant association between depressive symptoms and level of smoking, they generally did not support the notion that depressive symptoms are associated with failure to quit...
  71. ncbi Progression to established smoking: the influence of tobacco marketing
    Won S Choi
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160 7313, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:228-33. 2002
    ..In this study, we focused on the influence of tobacco advertising and promotions on the transition from experimentation to established smoking...
  72. ncbi Adolescent smoking cessation: implications for relapse-sensitive interventions
    Won S Choi
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:625-6. 2002
  73. ncbi Impact of geographic barriers on the utilization of mammograms by older rural women
    Kimberly K Engelman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 7313, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:62-8. 2002
    ..To examine whether geographic proximity to mammography facilities influences mammogram utilization...
  74. ncbi 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...
  75. ncbi 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...
  76. pmc Workplace tobacco policies and smoking cessation practices of physicians
    Nicole L Nollen
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:838-42. 2004
    ..To further our understanding of the workplace smoking policies and smoking cessation practices of physicians in Nigeria...
  77. ncbi 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...
  78. ncbi Beliefs and attitudes regarding smoking cessation among American Indians: a pilot study
    Won S Choi
    University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:35-40. 2006
    ..The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma developed a culturally targeted program called "Second Wind" based on the American Cancer Society's FreshStart smoking cessation program, but it has not been formally tested...
  79. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of preventive care among adults with diabetes in Kansas
    H K Ahluwalia
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 23:484-9. 2000
    ..To assess the prevalence and correlates of recommended preventive care among adults with diabetes in Kansas...
  80. ncbi Differences among African American light, moderate, and heavy smokers
    K S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine, The Kansas Cancer Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 3:45-50. 2001
    ..Programs are needed to enhance physician intervention in this understudied population of smokers...
  81. ncbi Direct observation of smoking cessation activities in primary care practice
    E F Ellerbeck
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    J Fam Pract 50:688-93. 2001
    ..Our goals were to determine how often family physicians incorporate smoking cessation efforts into routine office visits and to examine the effect of patient, physician, and office characteristics on the frequency of these efforts...
  82. ncbi Documentation of smoking: role of age, gender, and ethnicity
    K S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KA 66160, USA
    J Assoc Acad Minor Phys 12:125-8. 2001
    ..We conclude that providers should screen for smoking in all patients regardless of age or gender...
  83. ncbi A case for addressing cigarette use in methadone and other opioid treatment programs
    K P Richter
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 66160 7303, USA
    J Addict Dis 19:35-52. 2000
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  84. pmc Tobacco use and quit attempts among methadone maintenance clients
    K P Richter
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:296-9. 2001
    ..This study examined tobacco use prevalence, types of tobacco used, interest in quitting, and prior quit attempts among persons in methadone maintenance treatment...
  85. pmc Direct observation of counseling on colorectal cancer in rural primary care practices
    E F Ellerbeck
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:697-700. 2001
    ..The frequency of CRC discussions in physician offices varies widely. More widespread implementation of simple office systems, such as flow sheets, is needed to improve CRC screening rates...
  86. ncbi Pharmacotherapy of smoking cessation
    K S Okuyemi
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:270-81. 2000
    ..We also discuss nicotine addiction and treatment for special populations, including women, ethnic minorities, light smokers, and patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases...
  87. ncbi Fecal occult blood test use by Kansas medicare beneficiaries
    K K Engelman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City 66160 7313, USA
    Prev Med 33:622-6. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to examine utilization of and trends in fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) among beneficiaries since Medicare began FOBT coverage on January 1, 1998...
  88. ncbi 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...
  89. ncbi 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...
  90. ncbi 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...
  91. ncbi 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...
  92. ncbi 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...
  93. ncbi Predictors of smoking cessation among African-Americans enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of bupropion
    Kari Jo Harris
    Department of Psychology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Prev Med 38:498-502. 2004
    ..This study identifies factors that predict successful quitting among African-Americans participating in a smoking cessation trial...
  94. ncbi 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...
  95. ncbi Differences in adolescent smoker and nonsmoker perceptions of strategies that would help an adolescent quit smoking
    Christi A Patten
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Ann Behav Med 26:124-33. 2003
    ..The results have implications for the design of peer-based and other interventions for adolescent smokers...
  96. ncbi Reading nutrition labels and fat consumption in adolescents
    Terry T K Huang
    Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:399-401. 2004
    ..In girls, fat intake did not differ by frequency of nutrition label reading. Nutrition label reading does not translate into healthier diet in adolescents...
  97. ncbi Disparities in colorectal cancer screening: a guideline-based analysis of adherence
    Tamarra M James
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:228-33. 2006
    ..This study's primary objective was to describe colorectal cancer (CRC) screening disparities using a guideline-derived definition of CRC screening adherence while controlling for confounding factors associated with CRC screening...
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi 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...
  100. ncbi 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...
  101. ncbi Ecologic correlates of obesity in rural obese adults
    Rebecca E Lee
    Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Giarrison Gymnasium 104 E, 3855 Holman Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:424-33. 2007
    ..We examined relationships of individual and environmental factors with obesity and trying to lose weight in rural residents...