Lora A Burke

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Using mHealth technology to enhance self-monitoring for weight loss: a randomized trial
    Lora E Burke
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:20-6. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Ancillary study to the PREFER trial: a descriptive study of participants' patterns of self-monitoring--rationale, design and preliminary experiences
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:23-33. 2006
  3. pmc Self-monitoring in weight loss: a systematic review of the literature
    Lora E Burke
    School of Nursing and Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:92-102. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the shortened Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Self-Efficacy Scale
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, Health and Community Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 5:264-74. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial testing treatment preference and two dietary options in behavioral weight management: preliminary results of the impact of diet at 6 months--PREFER study
    Lora E Burke
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 3500 Victoria Street, 415 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2007-17. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of a standard versus vegetarian diet for weight loss: the impact of treatment preference
    L E Burke
    Department of Health and Community Systems and the Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:166-76. 2008
  7. pmc Using instrumented paper diaries to document self-monitoring patterns in weight loss
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:182-93. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of a vegetarian diet and treatment preference on biochemical and dietary variables in overweight and obese adults: a randomized clinical trial
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:588-96. 2007
  9. doi request reprint A descriptive study of past experiences with weight-loss treatment
    Lora E Burke
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:640-7. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Global cardiovascular disease prevention: a call to action for nursing: multilevel policies
    Lora E Burke
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 26:S15-21. 2011

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc Using mHealth technology to enhance self-monitoring for weight loss: a randomized trial
    Lora E Burke
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:20-6. 2012
    ..Self-monitoring for weight loss has traditionally been performed with paper diaries. Technologic advances could reduce the burden of self-monitoring and provide feedback to enhance adherence...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ancillary study to the PREFER trial: a descriptive study of participants' patterns of self-monitoring--rationale, design and preliminary experiences
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:23-33. 2006
    ..thus providing more information about self-reported behaviors. This technology differs from PDA based products (ex. e-diary, e-trials, logpad, PICS) because, to the user, it is no different from a standard paper-and-pencil diary...
  3. pmc Self-monitoring in weight loss: a systematic review of the literature
    Lora E Burke
    School of Nursing and Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:92-102. 2011
    ..This review highlights the need for studies in more diverse populations, for objective measures of adherence to self-monitoring, and for studies that establish the required dose of self-monitoring for successful outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the shortened Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Self-Efficacy Scale
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, Health and Community Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 5:264-74. 2006
    ..The shortened CLDSES retained its good psychometric properties and remains comprehensive in its assessment of self-efficacy for adherence to a cholesterol-lowering diet...
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial testing treatment preference and two dietary options in behavioral weight management: preliminary results of the impact of diet at 6 months--PREFER study
    Lora E Burke
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 3500 Victoria Street, 415 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2007-17. 2006
    ..This article reports the differences in outcomes between diet groups after the first 6 months of the intervention...
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of a standard versus vegetarian diet for weight loss: the impact of treatment preference
    L E Burke
    Department of Health and Community Systems and the Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:166-76. 2008
    ..With obesity rampant, methods to achieve sustained weight loss remain elusive...
  7. pmc Using instrumented paper diaries to document self-monitoring patterns in weight loss
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:182-93. 2008
    ..Furthermore, our results showed that adherence to self-monitoring and the timeliness of recording significantly correlate with improved weight loss...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of a vegetarian diet and treatment preference on biochemical and dietary variables in overweight and obese adults: a randomized clinical trial
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:588-96. 2007
    ..A vegetarian diet may lead to numerous health benefits, including weight loss...
  9. doi request reprint A descriptive study of past experiences with weight-loss treatment
    Lora E Burke
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:640-7. 2008
    ..Most adults who are overweight have a history of previous weight-loss treatment. Exploring individuals' past experiences with weight-loss treatment may allow improvements to the current approach to treatment...
  10. doi request reprint Global cardiovascular disease prevention: a call to action for nursing: multilevel policies
    Lora E Burke
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 26:S15-21. 2011
    ..This section discusses how health policies can impact primary prevention and adherence to healthful recommendations, with examples focused on physical activity and diet...
  11. ncbi request reprint PREFER study: a randomized clinical trial testing treatment preference and two dietary options in behavioral weight management--rationale, design and baseline characteristics
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, Health and Community Systems, 3500 Victoria Street, 415 Victoria Building, 15261 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:34-48. 2006
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the rationale, design, methods and baseline sample characteristics of a randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention in weight loss management, referred to as the PREFER study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention in patients with a strong family history of coronary heart disease
    Lora A Burke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 18:139-43. 2003
    ..This article reviews the components of risk determination and primary prevention in individuals with a strong family history of coronary heart disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint Promoting prevention: skill sets and attributes of health care providers who deliver behavioral interventions
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 18:256-66. 2003
    ..Principles of communication to guide the patient-provider encounter, key behavioral change strategies, and use of technology are reviewed and resources available to support prevention goals are presented...
  14. ncbi request reprint Development and testing of the Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Self-Efficacy Scale
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, 415 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2:265-73. 2003
    ..The scale is psychometrically sound thus far and seems adequate in identifying success in achieving and maintaining a cholesterol-lowering eating plan...
  15. doi request reprint Global cardiovascular disease prevention: a call to action for nursing: multilevel policies
    Lora E Burke
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 10:S14-9. 2011
    ..This section discusses how health policies can impact primary prevention and adherence to healthful recommendations, with examples focused on physical activity and diet...
  16. pmc SMART trial: A randomized clinical trial of self-monitoring in behavioral weight management-design and baseline findings
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:540-51. 2009
    ..This paper describes the design, methods, intervention, and baseline sample characteristics of the SMART trial...
  17. ncbi request reprint Improving adherence to a cholesterol-lowering diet: a behavioral intervention study
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 415 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:134-42. 2005
    ..The study's findings confirm that the telephone is a useful tool to deliver adherence-enhancing interventions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-monitoring dietary intake: current and future practices
    Lora E Burke
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Ren Nutr 15:281-90. 2005
    ..The goals of using the PDA were to improve adherence to the therapeutic diets and to self-monitoring. Lessons learned from the pilot studies are shared...
  19. doi request reprint Treatment strategies for overweight and obesity
    Lora E Burke
    School of Nursing, Graduate School of Public Health, and Clinical Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 43:368-75. 2011
    ..To review the health problem of overweight and obesity in adults, the available treatment options, and clinical implications for nursing...
  20. pmc Cardiac health: primary prevention of heart disease in women
    Melanie Warziski Turk
    School of Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 44:315-25. 2009
    ..Guidelines for implementing findings in clinical practice are discussed...
  21. doi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among overweight and obese college students in Korea
    EunSeok Cha
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 25:61-8. 2010
    ..This study examined the prevalence of metabolic risk factors among overweight and obese college students aged 18 to 29 years in Korea...
  22. pmc Experiences of self-monitoring: successes and struggles during treatment for weight loss
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Qual Health Res 19:815-28. 2009
    ..Given the variations in how individuals integrated the process of self-monitoring, we need to consider individualizing self-monitoring strategies to improve adherence...
  23. pmc Randomized clinical trials of weight loss maintenance: a review
    Melanie Warziski Turk
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 24:58-80. 2009
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  24. ncbi request reprint A preliminary study of PDA-based dietary self-monitoring in hemodialysis patients
    Mary Ann Sevick
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Ren Nutr 15:304-11. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to pilot test an intervention to enhance the adherence of study participants to the hemodialysis dietary regimen...
  25. doi request reprint Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program: a comprehensive model for prevention training and program delivery
    M Kaye Kramer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:505-11. 2009
    ..A universal framework for translation of multiple aspects of the DPP intervention, including training, support, and evaluation is needed to enhance treatment fidelity in a variety of settings...
  26. pmc Development and use of a tool to guide junior faculty in their progression toward promotion and tenure
    Linda Garand
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Prof Nurs 26:207-13. 2010
    ..Likewise, it may provide a foundation for development of a similar tool for nontenure stream faculty...
  27. doi request reprint Factors associated with probability of personal digital assistant-based dietary self-monitoring in those with type 2 diabetes
    Mary Ann Sevick
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Behav Med 33:315-25. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Revisiting the association between cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes: data from a large population-based study
    Kyeongra Yang
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Diabetes Educ 35:770-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between cardiovascular risk factors and the presence of diabetes in a large population-level dataset...
  29. doi request reprint Daytime sleepiness and functional outcomes in older adults with diabetes
    Eileen R Chasens
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Diabetes Educ 35:455-64. 2009
    ..This secondary analysis examined the effect of excessive sleepiness on daytime function in older adults with diabetes from the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep and Aging poll...
  30. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with attrition of African Americans during the recruitment phase of a clinical trial examining adherence among individuals with rheumatoid arthritis
    Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:422-8. 2004
    ..To examine factors contributing to the loss of potential minority participants in a study of medication adherence among rheumatoid arthritis patients...
  31. pmc Design, feasibility, and acceptability of an intervention using personal digital assistant-based self-monitoring in managing type 2 diabetes
    Mary Ann Sevick
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:396-409. 2008
    ..Pairing personal digital assistant (PDA)-based self-monitoring with a behavioral self-management intervention may improve adherence and patient outcomes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Changes in self-efficacy and dietary adherence: the impact on weight loss in the PREFER study
    Melanie T Warziski
    Health and Community Systems Department, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 415 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Behav Med 31:81-92. 2008
    ..0001). Consistent with self-efficacy theory, improvement in self-efficacy over time supported greater weight loss. Adherence to the fat gram goal also influenced weight loss...
  33. ncbi request reprint Improved quality of life with cardiac rehabilitation for post-myocardial infarction patients in Korea
    Jina Choo
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 6:166-71. 2007
    ..Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been used as a primary health outcome in cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRP)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Developing research competence to support evidence-based practice
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PA 15261, USA
    J Prof Nurs 21:358-63. 2005
    ..Thus, the University of Pittsburgh model of educating for EBP is based on a sequential layering of research competencies throughout the curriculum...
  35. pmc The effect of electronic self-monitoring on weight loss and dietary intake: a randomized behavioral weight loss trial
    Lora E Burke
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:338-44. 2011
    ..02). Similarly, the PDA groups reduced energy and saturated fat intake more than the PR group (P < 0.05). Self-monitoring adherence was greater in the PDA groups with the greatest weight change observed in the PDA+FB group...
  36. ncbi request reprint Adherence to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy for heart failure
    Patricia Bohachick
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 17:160-6. 2002
    ..Additional research is needed to develop and test adherence-enhancing interventions...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of obesity with specific focus on cardiovascular disease: a statement for professionals from the American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism: endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Found
    Samuel Klein
    Circulation 110:2952-67. 2004
    ..The data demonstrate that weight loss and physical activity can prevent and treat obesity-related coronary heart disease risk factors and should be considered a primary therapy for obese patients with cardiovascular disease...
  38. doi request reprint Psychometric validation of a condom self-efficacy scale in Korean
    EunSeok Cha
    Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Chung Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
    Nurs Res 57:245-51. 2008
    ..When an instrument is translated for use in cross-cultural research, it needs to account for cultural factors without distorting the psychometric properties of the instrument...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of home-based cardiac exercise program on the exercise tolerance, serum lipid values and self-efficacy of coronary patients
    Fisun Senuzun
    Izmir Ataturk School of Health, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:640-5. 2006
    ..Self-efficacy theory provided the framework for this study's intervention...
  40. ncbi request reprint Managing abnormal blood lipids: a collaborative approach
    Barbara Fletcher
    Circulation 112:3184-209. 2005
    ..Use of this collaborative approach for the treatment of ABL ultimately will improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality...

Research Grants17

  1. Long-term changes in weight and adipokines and the associations with genetic vari
    Lora E Burke; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed study and mentoring strategies will be placed in the context of an area of NINR emphasis - promoting health and preventing disease as it addresses a highly prevalent chronic disorder - overweight and obesity. ..
  2. Improving Self-Monitoring in Weight Loss with Technology
    Lora Burke; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Subjects will complete assessments at baseline, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. This innovative study will provide information on the efficacy of combining technological advances with proven behavioral strategies. ..
  3. Long-term changes in weight and adipokines and the associations with genetic vari
    Lora Burke; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed study and mentoring strategies will be placed in the context of an area of NINR emphasis - promoting health and preventing disease as it addresses a highly prevalent chronic disorder - overweight and obesity. ..
  4. TREATMENT PREFERENCE AND VEGETARIAN DIET IN WEIGHT LOSS
    Lora Burke; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Additionally, the study will provide information on the role of treatment preference, its effect on behavioral and clinical outcomes, and participants' characteristics by treatment preference. ..
  5. Treatment Preference/Vegetarian Diet in Weight Loss(RMI)
    Lora Burke; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition, the findings will add to the science of self-report in the field of weight loss treatment. ..
  6. Improving Self-Monitoring in Weight Loss with Technology
    Lora E Burke; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Subjects will complete assessments at baseline, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. This innovative study will provide information on the efficacy of combining technological advances with proven behavioral strategies. ..