Bettina M Beech

Summary

Affiliation: University of Memphis
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Parental cultural perspectives in relation to weight-related behaviors and concerns of African-American girls
    Bettina M Beech
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Obes Res 12:7S-19S. 2004
  2. pmc The Memphis Girls' health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS): an evaluation of the efficacy of a 2-year obesity prevention program in African American girls
    Robert C Klesges
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 66 N Pauline Street, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:1007-14. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Child- and parent-targeted interventions: the Memphis GEMS pilot study
    Bettina M Beech
    University of Memphis, Center for Community Health, Tennessee 38119, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S40-53. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Moderators of physical activity and obesity during adolescence
    Heather L Gamble
    Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, TN 38152, United States
    Eat Behav 10:232-6. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Identification of facilitators and barriers to participation in weight gain prevention research by African American girls
    Michelle B Stockton
    University of Memphis, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Memphis, TN 38152, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:38-45. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Memphis Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS): Phase 2: design and baseline
    Robert C Klesges
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:42-55. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Lifestyle interventions for youth who are overweight: a meta-analytic review
    Katherine M Kitzmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 3230, USA
    Health Psychol 29:91-101. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient interaction and depression among African-American women: a national study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:567-73. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparisons between African American girls' and parents' perceptions of girls' weight concerns and weight control behaviors
    William T Dalton
    University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
    Eat Disord 15:231-46. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of obesity in Latino children: acculturation as a moderator of the relationship between food insecurity and body mass index percentile
    Joanna Buscemi
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:149-54. 2011

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Parental cultural perspectives in relation to weight-related behaviors and concerns of African-American girls
    Bettina M Beech
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Obes Res 12:7S-19S. 2004
    ..To determine whether cultural perspectives of parents may influence children's eating and physical activity behaviors and patterns of weight gain...
  2. pmc The Memphis Girls' health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS): an evaluation of the efficacy of a 2-year obesity prevention program in African American girls
    Robert C Klesges
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 66 N Pauline Street, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:1007-14. 2010
    ..To determine the efficacy of a 2-year obesity prevention program in African American girls...
  3. ncbi request reprint Child- and parent-targeted interventions: the Memphis GEMS pilot study
    Bettina M Beech
    University of Memphis, Center for Community Health, Tennessee 38119, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S40-53. 2003
    ..To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of 2 versions of a culturally relevant, family-based intervention to prevent excess weight gain in pre-adolescent African-American girls...
  4. doi request reprint Moderators of physical activity and obesity during adolescence
    Heather L Gamble
    Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, TN 38152, United States
    Eat Behav 10:232-6. 2009
    ..Findings revealed self-efficacy for healthful eating was a significant moderator of the adolescent physical activity and BMI percentile relation. Conclusions emphasize the interactive nature among obesity risk factors...
  5. doi request reprint Identification of facilitators and barriers to participation in weight gain prevention research by African American girls
    Michelle B Stockton
    University of Memphis, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Memphis, TN 38152, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:38-45. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Memphis Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS): Phase 2: design and baseline
    Robert C Klesges
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:42-55. 2008
    ..The GEMS obesity prevention intervention targets improved diet and increased physical activity to reduce excessive weight gain in healthy African-American girls of ages 8-10...
  7. doi request reprint Lifestyle interventions for youth who are overweight: a meta-analytic review
    Katherine M Kitzmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 3230, USA
    Health Psychol 29:91-101. 2010
    ..Clear evidence suggests that lifestyle interventions can be helpful in the treatment of youth who are overweight, but translational research is needed to address the gap between treatment research and clinical care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient interaction and depression among African-American women: a national study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:567-73. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between physician-patient interaction and depression among African-American women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparisons between African American girls' and parents' perceptions of girls' weight concerns and weight control behaviors
    William T Dalton
    University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
    Eat Disord 15:231-46. 2007
    ..However, more stringent agreement coefficients indicated generally poor concordance between girls and parents. The modified McKnight may be useful for assessing awareness of these issues...
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of obesity in Latino children: acculturation as a moderator of the relationship between food insecurity and body mass index percentile
    Joanna Buscemi
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:149-54. 2011
    ..707 in children of Latino immigrants. The identification of this relationship may serve to facilitate in the development of future weight-gain prevention interventions in primary care settings within Latino immigrant populations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Race, socioeconomic status, and perceived discrimination among healthy women
    Jennifer M Watson
    The University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA
    J Womens Health Gend Based Med 11:441-51. 2002
    ..This study examined the relationship between race and a set of SES indicators, perceived discrimination (race and gender), and responses to perceived discrimination among healthy women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Are African-Americans as successful as Caucasians after laparoscopic gastric bypass?
    Atul K Madan
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 956 Court Ave, Room G210, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    Obes Surg 17:460-4. 2007
    ..Our hypothesis was that AAs are just as successful as CA after LRYGBP in terms of weight loss and comorbidity improvement...
  13. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency syndrome and hepatitis B and C infections among homeless adolescents
    Bettina M Beech
    University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 14:12-9. 2003
    ..Targeted programs are needed to reach this high-risk group. Suggested guidelines for clinicians involved in the provision of medical care to homeless children and adolescents are provided...
  14. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B and C infections among homeless adolescents
    Bettina M Beech
    Center for Community Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Fam Community Health 25:28-36. 2002
    ..As hepatitis B vaccination programs have been targeted at school-based youth, most homeless youth are missed by these efforts. Targeted programs are needed to immunize this high-risk group...
  15. ncbi request reprint Smoking attitudes and practices among low-income African-Americans: qualitative assessment of contributing factors
    Bettina M Beech
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, 5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1800, Memphis, TN 38157, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:240-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the sociocultural factors associated with smoking attitudes and practices among low-income African-American young adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint Testicular cancer awareness and self-examination among adolescent males in a community-based youth organization
    Kenneth D Ward
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Prev Med 41:386-98. 2005
    ..Studies have found that young adult men have poor awareness of TC and low rates of performing TSE, but little research has examined adolescents...
  17. ncbi request reprint History of sport participation in relation to obesity and related health behaviors in women
    Catherine M Alfano
    Center for Community Health, Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, Tennessee 38119, USA
    Prev Med 34:82-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a history of youth sport participation was related to adult obesity, physical activity, and dietary intake among women...
  18. ncbi request reprint Family-based interventions for pediatric obesity: methodological and conceptual challenges from family psychology
    Katherine M Kitzmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    J Fam Psychol 20:175-89. 2006
    ..The authors highlight methodological and conceptual challenges facing researchers in this area and argue for an even broader family focus in family-based interventions for pediatric obesity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Depression, socioeconomic status, age, and marital status in black women: a national study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Center for Community Health, University of Memphis, TN 38157, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:421-8. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that income, education level, marital status, and age may be important demographic variables to consider when designing interventions to address depression among Black women...
  20. ncbi request reprint Collaborative planning for formative assessment and cultural appropriateness in the Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS): a retrospection
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S15-29. 2003
    ..This article describes the collaborative planning process undertaken to take full advantage of formative assessment activities for improving contextual relevance and cultural appropriateness...
  21. ncbi request reprint Recruitment of African-American pre-adolescent girls into an obesity prevention trial: the GEMS pilot studies
    Mary Story
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S78-87. 2003
    ..The objective of this report is to describe the methods used to recruit 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls into four 12-week randomized controlled pilot studies on obesity prevention...
  22. ncbi request reprint Phase 1 of the Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS): conclusion
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn 19104 6021, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S88-91. 2003
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Achieving healthy weight in African-American communities: research perspectives and priorities
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104 6021, USA
    Obes Res 13:2037-47. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Measurement characteristics of weight concern and dieting measures in 8-10-year-old African-American girls from GEMS pilot studies
    Nancy E Sherwood
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 38:S50-9. 2004
    ..Reliability and validity were established for weight concern measures completed by 8-10-year-old African-American girls participating in a pilot obesity prevention program...
  25. ncbi request reprint African-American girls' dietary intake while watching television
    Donna M Matheson
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 211 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Obes Res 12:32S-37S. 2004
    ....
  26. pmc Amount of time spent in sedentary behaviors in the United States, 2003-2004
    Charles E Matthews
    Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 1738, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:875-81. 2008
    ..These data provide the first objective measure of the amount of time spent in sedentary behavior in the US population and indicate that Americans spend the majority of their time in behaviors that expend very little energy...
  27. pmc Expanding the obesity research paradigm to reach African American communities
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, CCEB, 8th Floor Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Dr, Philadelphia PA 19104 6021, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A112. 2007
    ..This expanded paradigm, for which development is ongoing, poses new challenges for researchers who focus on obesity and obesity-related health disparities but also promises discovery of new directions that can lead to new solutions...
  28. pmc Low numeracy skills are associated with higher BMI
    Mary Margaret Huizinga
    Diabetes Research and Training Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1966-8. 2008
    ..However, numeracy may have important clinical implications in the design and implementation of healthy weight management interventions and should be further evaluated to determine the magnitude of its effect...
  29. pmc Obesity: increasing awareness of novel environmental factors
    Kevin D Niswender
    Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Diabetes 57:1786-7. 2008
  30. ncbi request reprint An examination of sociocultural factors associated with cervical cancer screening among low-income Latina immigrants of reproductive age
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    J Immigr Health 5:119-28. 2003
    ..01). Latina immigrants tended to display culturally based knowledge and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening that may influence getting a Pap smear...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural factors associated with cigarette smoking among women in Brazilian worksites: a qualitative study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Health Promot Int 22:146-54. 2007
    ..There are specific contextual factors that contribute to smoking initiation/cessation among women in Brazilian worksites which have important clinical, research and policy implications...
  32. doi request reprint Body esteem improves after bariatric surgery
    Atul K Madan
    Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Mills of Science, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Surg Innov 15:32-7. 2008
    ..Preoperative patients had worse scores than postoperative patients. As in many medical issues, body esteem improves after bariatric surgery. When discussing its benefits, psychological aspects of body esteem should be touted as well...