Aletha Y Akers

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with lack of interest in HIV testing in older at-risk women
    Aletha Akers
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:842-58. 2007
  2. pmc Exploring the relationship among weight, race, and sexual behaviors among girls
    Aletha Yvette Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e913-20. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Parental report of receipt of adolescent preventive health counseling services from pediatric providers
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns 94:269-75. 2014
  4. doi request reprint A qualitative study of rural black adolescents' perspectives on primary STD prevention strategies
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 44:92-9. 2012
  5. pmc Interventions to improve parental communication about sex: a systematic review
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Pediatrics 127:494-510. 2011
  6. pmc Variation in sexual behaviors in a cohort of adolescent females: the role of personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 48:87-93. 2011
  7. pmc "When you got nothing to do, you do somebody": A community's perceptions of neighborhood effects on adolescent sexual behaviors
    Aletha Y Akers
    University of Pittsburgh, Ob Gyn, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:91-9. 2011
  8. pmc "Do you want somebody treating your sister like that?": qualitative exploration of how African American families discuss and promote healthy teen dating relationships
    Aletha Y Akers
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Interpers Violence 26:2165-85. 2011
  9. pmc Family discussions about contraception and family planning: a qualitative exploration of black parent and adolescent perspectives
    Aletha Y Akers
    Magee Womens Hospital, Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 42:160-7. 2010
  10. pmc Providers' perspectives on challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care settings
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3180, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1163-70. 2010

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with lack of interest in HIV testing in older at-risk women
    Aletha Akers
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:842-58. 2007
    ..To determine the factors and reasons associated with lack of interest in HIV testing among older women from a high prevalence community...
  2. pmc Exploring the relationship among weight, race, and sexual behaviors among girls
    Aletha Yvette Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e913-20. 2009
    ..The relationship between weight and sexual behavior among adolescents is poorly understood. We examined this relationship in a nationally representative sample of high school girls...
  3. doi request reprint Parental report of receipt of adolescent preventive health counseling services from pediatric providers
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns 94:269-75. 2014
    ..Little is known about prevention-focused counseling health providers deliver to parents of adolescents. This study compared parental report of discussions with their adolescents' providers about a range of adolescent prevention topics...
  4. doi request reprint A qualitative study of rural black adolescents' perspectives on primary STD prevention strategies
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 44:92-9. 2012
    ..Few studies have examined all of these strategies simultaneously, and few have focused on rural black adolescents, whose rates of early sexual initiation and STDs are among the highest in the nation...
  5. pmc Interventions to improve parental communication about sex: a systematic review
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Pediatrics 127:494-510. 2011
    ..The relative effectiveness of interventions to improve parental communication with adolescents about sex is not known...
  6. pmc Variation in sexual behaviors in a cohort of adolescent females: the role of personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 48:87-93. 2011
    ..We sought to describe how personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes toward adolescent sexual activity influence sexual behaviors of adolescent females' over time...
  7. pmc "When you got nothing to do, you do somebody": A community's perceptions of neighborhood effects on adolescent sexual behaviors
    Aletha Y Akers
    University of Pittsburgh, Ob Gyn, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:91-9. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc "Do you want somebody treating your sister like that?": qualitative exploration of how African American families discuss and promote healthy teen dating relationships
    Aletha Y Akers
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Interpers Violence 26:2165-85. 2011
    ..Mothers and fathers approach this process differently. Family-focused interventions to prevent unhealthy relationships can build on parent's efforts...
  9. pmc Family discussions about contraception and family planning: a qualitative exploration of black parent and adolescent perspectives
    Aletha Y Akers
    Magee Womens Hospital, Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 42:160-7. 2010
    ..Examining communication in black families is particularly important, given the high pregnancy rate among black adolescents...
  10. pmc Providers' perspectives on challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care settings
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3180, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1163-70. 2010
    ..We sought to explore providers' perspectives on the challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care clinics to develop strategies to improve counseling services...
  11. ncbi request reprint Examining the relationship between positive mid-gestational fetal fibronectin assays and histological evidence of acute placental inflammation
    Aletha Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Perinat Med 35:36-42. 2007
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  12. doi request reprint Older women and HIV testing: examining the relationship between HIV testing history, age, and lifetime HIV risk behaviors
    Aletha Y Akers
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:420-3. 2008
  13. pmc Perspectives of primary care clinicians on teratogenic risk counseling
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:858-63. 2009
    ..Women of childbearing age are commonly prescribed medications by primary care providers (PCPs) that may cause birth defects if used during pregnancy...
  14. pmc Perceptions of prominent neighborhood individuals regarding neighborhood factors and intimate partner violence
    Michael Yonas
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Urban Health 88:214-24. 2011
    ..These results contribute to a deeper understanding of contextual influences upon IPV, the development of tailored quantitative research and to the design of local multi-level public health IPV intervention and prevention efforts...
  15. doi request reprint A qualitative exploration of the role of social networks in educating urban African American adolescents about sex
    Anne E George
    National Center for Juvenile Justice, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
    Ethn Health 18:168-89. 2013
    ..To explore social network members' role in educating African American adolescents about sexual health issues...
  16. pmc The impact of contraceptive counseling in primary care on contraceptive use
    Jessica K Lee
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:731-6. 2011
    ..Whether contraceptive counseling improves contraceptive use is unknown...
  17. pmc Women's perspectives on counseling about risks for medication-induced birth defects
    Aimee K Santucci
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 88:64-9. 2010
    ....
  18. pmc Views of young, rural African Americans of the role of community social institutions in HIV prevention
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:1-12. 2010
    ..We explored rural African American youths' perceptions about the role of community social institutions in addressing HIV...
  19. doi request reprint Racial disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination: does access matter?
    Amanda Gelman
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Adolesc Health 53:756-62. 2013
    ..To examine the association between race/ethnicity and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation and to determine how access to health care influences this relationship...
  20. pmc Translational research applications for the study of adolescent sexual decision making
    Coreen Farris
    RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 6:78-81. 2013
    ..Moreover, these insights can be further translated to the design and implementation of clinical interventions that improve sexual health...
  21. pmc Unintended pregnancy influences racial disparity in tubal sterilization rates
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:122-8. 2010
    ..Disparities in rates of unintended pregnancy may help explain observed racial/ethnic differences in sterilization, but this association has not been investigated...