Margaret Bentley

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Differences between international recommendations on breastfeeding in the presence of HIV and the attitudes and counselling messages of health workers in Lilongwe, Malawi
    Ellen G Piwoz
    Academy for Educational Development, 1875 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20009, USA
    Int Breastfeed J 1:2. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Infant feeding practices of low-income, African-American, adolescent mothers: an ecological, multigenerational perspective
    M Bentley
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Soc Sci Med 49:1085-100. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of the role of maternal nutrition in HIV-positive breast-feeding women in Malawi
    Margaret E Bentley
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 135:945-9. 2005
  4. pmc Acceptability of a microbicide among women and their partners in a 4-country phase I trial
    Margaret E Bentley
    Carolina Population Center Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27516, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1159-64. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding among low income, African-American women: power, beliefs and decision making
    Margaret E Bentley
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Nutr 133:305S-309S. 2003
  6. pmc Responsive feeding and child undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries
    Margaret E Bentley
    Nutrition Department, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    J Nutr 141:502-7. 2011
  7. pmc Modifications of a large HIV prevention clinical trial to fit changing realities: a case study of the Breastfeeding, Antiretroviral, and Nutrition (BAN) protocol in Lilongwe, Malawi
    Charles van der Horst
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:24-33. 2009
  8. pmc Infants perceived as "fussy" are more likely to receive complementary foods before 4 months
    Heather Wasser
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    Pediatrics 127:229-37. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Maternal autonomy is inversely related to child stunting in Andhra Pradesh, India
    Monal Shroff
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 2524, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 5:64-74. 2009
  10. pmc Evaluating nurses' implementation of an infant-feeding counseling protocol for HIV-infected mothers: The Ban Study in Lilongwe, Malawi
    Yvonne Owens Ferguson
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:141-55. 2009

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Publications36

  1. pmc Differences between international recommendations on breastfeeding in the presence of HIV and the attitudes and counselling messages of health workers in Lilongwe, Malawi
    Ellen G Piwoz
    Academy for Educational Development, 1875 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20009, USA
    Int Breastfeed J 1:2. 2006
    ..CONCLUSION : Important differences were observed between the WHO recommendations and the attitudes and practices of the health workers. Understanding these differences is important for designing effective interventions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Infant feeding practices of low-income, African-American, adolescent mothers: an ecological, multigenerational perspective
    M Bentley
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Soc Sci Med 49:1085-100. 1999
    ..The use of qualitative research methods, with an ecological, multi-generational focus, provides a rich description of the context within which infant feeding decisions are made...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of the role of maternal nutrition in HIV-positive breast-feeding women in Malawi
    Margaret E Bentley
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 135:945-9. 2005
    ....
  4. pmc Acceptability of a microbicide among women and their partners in a 4-country phase I trial
    Margaret E Bentley
    Carolina Population Center Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27516, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1159-64. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding among low income, African-American women: power, beliefs and decision making
    Margaret E Bentley
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Nutr 133:305S-309S. 2003
    ..To reach the Surgeon General's Healthy People 2010 breastfeeding goals requires a shift in cultural norms and structures at all levels that will support breastfeeding for all women...
  6. pmc Responsive feeding and child undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries
    Margaret E Bentley
    Nutrition Department, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    J Nutr 141:502-7. 2011
    ..Recommendations for future research include consensus on the definition and measurement of RF, longitudinal studies that begin early in infancy, and randomized controlled trials that isolate the effect of RF on child undernutrition...
  7. pmc Modifications of a large HIV prevention clinical trial to fit changing realities: a case study of the Breastfeeding, Antiretroviral, and Nutrition (BAN) protocol in Lilongwe, Malawi
    Charles van der Horst
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:24-33. 2009
    ..We highlight some of the successes, challenges, and lessons learned at different stages during the conduct of the trial...
  8. pmc Infants perceived as "fussy" are more likely to receive complementary foods before 4 months
    Heather Wasser
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    Pediatrics 127:229-37. 2011
    ..Our purpose was to assess early infant-feeding patterns in a cohort of low-income black mothers and to examine associations between maternal perception of infant temperament and complementary feeding (CF) before 4 months...
  9. doi request reprint Maternal autonomy is inversely related to child stunting in Andhra Pradesh, India
    Monal Shroff
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 2524, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 5:64-74. 2009
    ..In this south Indian state, two dimensions of female autonomy have an independent effect on child growth, suggesting the need for interventions that increase women's financial and physical autonomy...
  10. pmc Evaluating nurses' implementation of an infant-feeding counseling protocol for HIV-infected mothers: The Ban Study in Lilongwe, Malawi
    Yvonne Owens Ferguson
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:141-55. 2009
    ..Results indicate that nurses implemented the protocol as designed. Results will help to interpret the BAN Study's outcomes...
  11. pmc Infant overweight is associated with delayed motor development
    Meghan Slining
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    J Pediatr 157:20-25.e1. 2010
    ..To examine how infant overweight and high subcutaneous fat relate to infant motor development...
  12. pmc Assessment of infant feeding styles among low-income African-American mothers: comparing reported and observed behaviors
    Lisa M Sacco
    Carolina Population Center, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7461, 4115 C McGavran Greenberg Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Appetite 49:131-40. 2007
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  13. pmc Involving communities in the design of clinical trial protocols: the BAN Study in Lilongwe, Malawi
    Amy L Corneli
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:59-67. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Barriers to physical activity: qualitative data on caregiver-daughter perceptions and practices
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:218-23. 2004
    ..Few studies include data on caregiver and daughter dyads. Formative data were used to develop intervention strategies and pathways for the Girls Rule! obesity prevention intervention, in under-studied high-risk pre-adolescents...
  15. pmc Development and validation of the Infant Feeding Style Questionnaire
    Amanda L Thompson
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Appetite 53:210-21. 2009
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  16. pmc Exhaustive measurement of food items in the home using a universal product code scanner
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, CB 7461, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:314-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to develop, test and describe the Exhaustive Home Food Inventory (EHFI), which measures foods in the home using scanning of the universal product code (UPC) and EHFI software to link codes to food identities and energy values...
  17. pmc Grandmothers, fathers, and depressive symptoms are associated with food insecurity among low-income first-time African-American mothers in North Carolina
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1042-7. 2009
    ..Intergenerational support and transfer of knowledge can be a key protective attribute among low-income African-American households...
  18. ncbi request reprint "Does skinny mean healthy?" Perceived ideal, current, and healthy body sizes among African-American girls and their female caregivers
    Mira L Katz
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:533-41. 2004
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  19. pmc Infant temperament contributes to early infant growth: A prospective cohort of African American infants
    Meghan M Slining
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:51. 2009
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  20. ncbi request reprint The underweight/overweight household: an exploration of household sociodemographic and dietary factors in China
    Colleen Doak
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516 3997, USA
    Public Health Nutr 5:215-21. 2002
    ..The goal of this paper is to explore the hypothesis that the nutrition transition is related to households having an underweight and an overweight member simultaneously (under/over households and under/over pairs)...
  21. ncbi request reprint "Una mujer trabaja doble aqui": Vignette-based focus groups on stress and work for Latina blue-collar women in eastern North Carolina
    Michele M Easter
    Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:41-9. 2007
    ..Results from the focus groups are used to make recommendations for future research with Latinas and for developing effective work-site-based interventions to address issues of stress and health within this population...
  22. ncbi request reprint Examining the context of microbicide acceptability among married women and men in India
    Elizabeth E Tolley
    Behavioral and Social Science Research Unit, Family Health International, Durham, NC 27713, USA
    Cult Health Sex 8:351-69. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint When HIV-prevention messages and gender norms clash: the impact of domestic violence on women's HIV risk in slums of Chennai, India
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Program, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E 6007, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:263-72. 2003
    ..HIV-prevention messages targeting men may effectively reduce women's exposure to HIV/AIDS...
  24. ncbi request reprint Development of an opinion leader-led HIV prevention intervention among alcohol users in Chennai, India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 16:137-49. 2004
    ..We outline specific lessons we learned in intervention development in this population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Women's voices, women's choices: the challenge of nutrition and HIV/AIDS
    Ellen G Piwoz
    SARA Project, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC, USA
    J Nutr 135:933-7. 2005
    ....
  26. pmc The social constructions of sexuality: marital infidelity and sexually transmitted disease-HIV risk in a Mexican migrant community
    Jennifer S Hirsch
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1227-37. 2002
    ..This article explores the social context of the migration-related HIV epidemic in western Mexico...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sexual health promotion in Chennai, India: key role of communication among social networks
    Sudha Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E 6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Promot Int 20:327-33. 2005
    ..Interventions identifying communication networks and influencing the natural communication patterns in these networks may be a viable HIV prevention strategy in the study area...
  28. pmc Intimate partner violence is as important as client violence in increasing street-based female sex workers' vulnerability to HIV in India
    Subadra Panchanadeswaran
    Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 19:106-12. 2008
    ..This study documents street-based female sex workers' experiences of client and intimate partners, examines the intersections of violence, alcohol use in condom use, and highlights survival strategies used to avert harm...
  29. ncbi request reprint Overweight adolescent African-American mothers gain weight in spite of intentions to lose weight
    Maureen M Black
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:80-7. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Delaying second births among adolescent mothers: a randomized, controlled trial of a home-based mentoring program
    Maureen M Black
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 W Lombard St, Room 161, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1087-99. 2006
    ..Rates of rapid second births among low-income black adolescent mothers range from 20% to 50%. Most efforts to prevent rapid second births have been unsuccessful...
  31. ncbi request reprint Caregiver styles of feeding and child acceptance of food in rural Viet Nam
    Pham Bich Ha
    Save the Children, Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Food Nutr Bull 23:95-100. 2002
    ..More research is needed to demonstrate the relationships among the promotion of responsive feeding behaviors, acceptance of food, and improved nutrition and health status of children...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pill count adherence to prenatal multivitamin/mineral supplement use among low-income women
    Sunitha Jasti
    Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, Queens College of City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11367, USA
    J Nutr 135:1093-101. 2005
    ..Further research investigating the influence of cultural factors is necessary to better understand adherence to supplement use and the differences in adherence among ethnic groups...
  33. pmc Exploring "wine shops" as a venue for HIV prevention interventions in urban India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 84:563-76. 2007
    ..The data suggest that wine shops may be an appropriate location to target men for HIV prevention interventions. We discuss how these findings helped design such an intervention in Chennai...
  34. ncbi request reprint Young, disadvantaged fathers' involvement with their infants: an ecological perspective
    Loretta E Gavin
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Adolesc Health 31:266-76. 2002
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  35. ncbi request reprint Food consumption patterns in the economic transition in Vietnam
    Le Ngoc Dien
    Nutrition Centre, 180 Le Van Sy street, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 13:40-7. 2004
    ..Socio-economic and demographic status must be considered in developing national strategies and implementing plans of action to improve nutrition...
  36. ncbi request reprint Formative research to develop a nutrition education intervention to improve dietary iron intake among women and adolescent girls through community kitchens in Lima, Peru
    Hilary M Creed-Kanashiro
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    J Nutr 133:3987S-3991S. 2003
    ..CK searched for ways of assuring accessibility to these foods. The use of animal source foods in the community kitchen menus increased during the intervention...

Research Grants10

  1. The Feasibility of Replacement Feeding as an HIV Prevention Method in Malawi
    Margaret Bentley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This information will help to guide the Malawi government policy and others on the feasibility of the provision of a high-quality breastmilk replacement for HIV positive mothers after exclusive breastfeeding counseling. ..
  2. Infant Care, Feeding, and Risk of Obesity
    Margaret Bentley; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We will assess relationships among feeding styles, dietary intake, and infant fatness, while taking into account the role of activity, maternal BMI, and other risk factors. ..