JANETTE L BEALS

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among American Indian Vietnam veterans: disparities and context
    Janette Beals
    Department of Psychiatry, National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80220, USA
    J Trauma Stress 15:89-97. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Challenges in operationalizing the DSM-IV clinical significance criterion
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80045 0508, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:1197-207. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of major depressive episode in two American Indian reservation populations: unexpected findings with a structured interview
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1713-22. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mental disorders and utilization of mental health services in two American Indian reservation populations: mental health disparities in a national context
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, PO Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1723-32. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of DSM-IV disorders and attendant help-seeking in 2 American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:99-108. 2005
  6. pmc Racial disparities in alcohol use: comparison of 2 American Indian reservation populations with national data
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1683-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Different factor loadings for SF36: the Strong Heart Study and the National Survey of Functional Health Status
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:208-15. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Help seeking for substance use problems in two American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian Program, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:512-20. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship of gender and trauma characteristics to posttraumatic stress disorder in a community sample of traumatized northern plains American Indian adolescents and young adults
    Mukund Gnanadesikan
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1176-83. 2005
  10. pmc Health-related quality of life and help seeking among American Indians with diabetes and hypertension
    Luohua Jiang
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:709-18. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among American Indian Vietnam veterans: disparities and context
    Janette Beals
    Department of Psychiatry, National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80220, USA
    J Trauma Stress 15:89-97. 2002
    ..Once logistic regressions controlled for differential exposure to war-zone stress, ethnicity was no longer a significant predictor of PTSD...
  2. ncbi request reprint Challenges in operationalizing the DSM-IV clinical significance criterion
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80045 0508, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:1197-207. 2004
    ..The American Indian Service Utilization, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors Project (AI-SUPERPFP) offered a unique opportunity to examine the success of this effort...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of major depressive episode in two American Indian reservation populations: unexpected findings with a structured interview
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1713-22. 2005
    ..The prevalence of lifetime and 12-month DSM-III-R major depressive episode was compared between the AI-SUPERPFP and NCS samples...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mental disorders and utilization of mental health services in two American Indian reservation populations: mental health disparities in a national context
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, PO Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1723-32. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of DSM-IV disorders and attendant help-seeking in 2 American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:99-108. 2005
    ..The American Indian Service Utilization, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors Project (AI-SUPERPFP) estimated the mental health burden and associated help-seeking in select American Indian reservation communities...
  6. pmc Racial disparities in alcohol use: comparison of 2 American Indian reservation populations with national data
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1683-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Different factor loadings for SF36: the Strong Heart Study and the National Survey of Functional Health Status
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:208-15. 2006
    ..To increase our understanding of the psychometric characteristics and factor structure of the SF36 in older American Indian populations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Help seeking for substance use problems in two American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian Program, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:512-20. 2006
    ..This study also sought to understand the correlates of such help seeking, including measures of need, demographic characteristics, spirituality, and ethnic identity...
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship of gender and trauma characteristics to posttraumatic stress disorder in a community sample of traumatized northern plains American Indian adolescents and young adults
    Mukund Gnanadesikan
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1176-83. 2005
    ..This article examines the relationships of gender and trauma characteristics to a diagnosis of PTSD among a community sample of traumatized American Indian adolescents and young adults...
  10. pmc Health-related quality of life and help seeking among American Indians with diabetes and hypertension
    Luohua Jiang
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:709-18. 2009
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  11. pmc Childhood exposure to adversity and risk of substance-use disorder in two American Indian populations: the meditational role of early substance-use initiation
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:971-81. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Disparities in patterns of alcohol use among reservation-based and geographically dispersed American Indian populations
    Joan M O'Connell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, CO, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:107-16. 2005
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe patterns of alcohol consumption among three distinct samples of American Indians (AIs) compared to a U.S reference population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Disparities in drug use and disorder: comparison of two American Indian reservation communities and a national sample
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:131-41. 2007
    ..Findings suggest that disparities in drug use and disorder are complex, characterized by important variations across diverse American Indian tribal cultures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Performance on the Mini-Mental State Examination and Mattis Dementia Rating Scale among older American Indians
    Lori L Jervis
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:173-8. 2007
    ..Complex relationships were found between gender, health conditions (with possible effects on cognitive functioning), and MMSE and MDRS scores. The authors discuss implications and future directions...
  15. pmc Marijuana initiation in 2 American Indian reservation communities: comparison with a national sample
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1311-8. 2007
    ..We examined disparities in age-related patterns of marijuana initiation in 2 culturally distinct American Indian reservation communities (from the Northern Plains and the Southwest) compared with a national sample...
  16. ncbi request reprint Association between diabetes and mental disorders in two American Indian reservation communities
    Luohua Jiang
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2228-9. 2007
  17. pmc The relationship of cumulative and proximal adversity to onset of substance dependence symptoms in two American Indian communities
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Mail Stop F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:279-88. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that efforts to help children and adolescents in AI communities develop constructive mechanisms for coping with adversity may be especially valuable in substance dependence prevention...
  18. pmc Childhood characteristics associated with stage of substance use of American Indians: Family background, traumatic experiences, and childhood behaviors
    Joan M O'Connell
    American Indian Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, USA
    Addict Behav 32:3142-52. 2007
    ..These findings underscore the importance of providing effective interventions during childhood and adolescence to reduce the risk of substance use progression...
  19. ncbi request reprint Stress burden and diabetes in two American Indian reservation communities
    Luohua Jiang
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Denver, MS F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:427-9. 2008
    ..To examine the association between psychosocial stress and diabetes in two American Indian reservation communities (Northern Plains and Southwest)...
  20. doi request reprint Childhood abuse and later parenting outcomes in two American Indian tribes
    Anne M Libby
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 32:195-211. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship of childhood physical and sexual abuse with reported parenting satisfaction and parenting role impairment later in life among American Indians (AIs)...
  21. doi request reprint Methods for measuring utilization of mental health services in two epidemiologic studies
    Douglas K Novins
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:159-73. 2008
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  22. pmc Alcohol use among American Indian high school youths from adolescence and young adulthood: a latent Markov model
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Denver, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:666-75. 2008
    ..We explored patterns of alcohol use among American Indian youths as well as concurrent predictors and developmental outcomes 6 years later...
  23. ncbi request reprint Drug use among two American Indian populations: prevalence of lifetime use and DSM-IV substance use disorders
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:29-41. 2003
    ..Despite widespread concern and rhetoric about drug problems among AIs, many who had used various drugs either were using them without serious consequences or had quit use altogether...
  24. ncbi request reprint Aboriginal social organization, contemporary experience and American Indian adolescent alcohol use
    Paul Spicer
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, P O Box 6508, Mailstop F800, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:450-7. 2003
    ..Our goal in this article was to explicitly test the importance of these factors in four contemporary American Indian cultural groups...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of alcohol abuse and dependence with medical conditions in 2 American Indian reservation communities
    Jay H Shore
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:649-55. 2006
    ..The objective was to examine the association of self-reported Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV edition alcohol abuse and dependence with medical conditions among American Indians (AIs)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Childhood physical and sexual abuse and subsequent depressive and anxiety disorders for two American Indian tribes
    Anne M Libby
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO, USA
    Psychol Med 35:329-40. 2005
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  27. pmc Social epidemiology of trauma among 2 American Indian reservation populations
    Spero M Manson
    American Indian Program, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:851-9. 2005
    ..We examined the prevalence of trauma in 2 large American Indian communities in an attempt to describe demographic correlates and to compare findings with a representative sample of the US population...
  28. pmc Correlates of cigarette smoking among selected Southwest and Northern plains tribal groups: the AI-SUPERPFP Study
    Patricia Nez Henderson
    American Indian Program, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:867-72. 2005
    ..We describe the prevalence and correlates of cigarette smoking in 2 American Indian tribal groups...
  29. ncbi request reprint The development of alcohol use and outcome expectancies among American Indian young adults: a growth mixture model
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, 80045, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1-14. 2006
    ..Thus, intervention design implications are discussed for the class structures...
  30. ncbi request reprint Identifying diverse HIV risk groups among American Indian young adults: the utility of cluster analysis
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:263-75. 2004
    ..Low Efficacy/High Risk had high rates of several high-risk behaviors such as exchanging sex for money or injection drug use. Validation analyses highlighted differences that can be useful for the development of preventive interventions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Use of biomedical services and traditional healing options among American Indians: sociodemographic correlates, spirituality, and ethnic identity
    Douglas K Novins
    Med Care 42:670-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the use of biomedical services and traditional healing options among a reservation-based sample of American Indians from 2 culturally distinct tribes..
  32. ncbi request reprint Childhood physical and sexual abuse and subsequent alcohol and drug use disorders in two American-Indian tribes
    Anne M Libby
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:74-83. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of DSM-III-R alcohol dependence in two American Indian populations
    Paul Spicer
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Univesity of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1785-97. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint The relationship between patterns of alcohol use and mental and physical health disorders in two American Indian populations
    Joan O'Connell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Addiction 101:69-83. 2006
    ..Multivariate analyses assessed relationships between the alcohol use categories thus identified and a number of health outcomes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cultural specificity and comparison in psychiatric epidemiology: walking the tightrope in American Indian research
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Mail Stop F800, PO Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 27:259-89. 2003
    ..A goal of this paper is to challenge those invested in conducting culturally valid epidemiologic work in such populations to better articulate the nature of these efforts...
  36. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of motivation and treatment completion among American Indian adolescents in substance abuse treatment
    Alexandra Fickenscher
    National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1402-14. 2006
    ..These concepts and their related therapeutic approaches warrant further study in this population...
  37. doi request reprint Reflections on a proposed theory of reservation-dwelling American Indian alcohol use: comment on Spillane and Smith (2007)
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado, Denver, Aurora, CO 80045 USA
    Psychol Bull 135:339-43; discussion 344-6. 2009
    ..Cautionary notes are offered about the development of literature reviews, theoretical frameworks, and policy recommendations for American Indian communities...
  38. ncbi request reprint Latent class analysis of substance use: comparison of two American Indian reservation populations and a national sample
    Nancy R Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Mail Stop F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:32-43. 2006
    ..We sought to identify characteristic patterns of use-both across and within samples-that could be used to inform intervention efforts aimed at reducing disparities...
  39. doi request reprint Circle of life: rationale, design, and baseline results of an HIV prevention intervention among young American Indian adolescents of the Northern Plains
    Carol E Kaufman
    University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    Prev Sci 11:101-12. 2010
    ..The project is well positioned to carry out the longitudinal assessments of the intervention to determine the overall impact of the Circle of Life and the differential impact by pre-intervention patterns of behavior across youth...

Research Grants3

  1. Sociocultural validity in the context of DSM comorbidity
    Janette Beals; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study has important public health implications as we move towards DSM-V, both for American Indian populations but also more generally, as we seek to improve the psychiatric diagnostic process. ..