Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Recognizing the diverse roles of community health workers in the elimination of health disparities: from paid staff to volunteersAndrea Cherrington
School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Ethn Dis 20:189-94. 2010..Based on our experience with both the paid and volunteer approaches, we provide some lessons learned on how the CHW model can be integrated in our efforts to eliminate health disparities...
- Exploring the relationship between diabetes self-efficacy, depressive symptoms, and glycemic control among men and women with type 2 diabetesAndrea Cherrington
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 725 Faculty Office Tower, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
J Behav Med 33:81-9. 2010..We conclude that men with depressive symptoms and type 2 diabetes may need tailored interventions that improve their self-efficacy in order to achieve glycemic control...
- Developing a family-based diabetes program for Latino immigrants: do men and women face the same barriers?Andrea Cherrington
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT624, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
Fam Community Health 34:280-90. 2011..Interventions aimed at improving diabetes self-management among US Latino immigrants should consider tailored approaches to help men and women overcome distinct barriers...
- Applying the community health worker model to diabetes management: using mixed methods to assess implementation and effectivenessAndrea Cherrington
Division of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1044-59. 2008..The community health worker (CHW) model is a popular method for reaching vulnerable populations with diabetes. This study assessed implementation and effectiveness of the model within diabetes programs...
- Implementing the community health worker model within diabetes management: challenges and lessons learned from programs across the United StatesAndrea Cherrington
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, 725 Faculty Office Tower, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
Diabetes Educ 34:824-33. 2008..The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine methods of implementation of the community health worker (CHW) model within diabetes programs, as well as related challenges and lessons learned...
- Do adults who believe in periodic health examinations receive more clinical preventive services?Andrea Cherrington
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, FOT 720, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
Prev Med 45:282-9. 2007..This study assessed whether individuals' beliefs about the advisability of periodic health examinations contribute to the likelihood that they receive recommended clinical preventive services...
- Recruitment of a rural, southern, predominantly African-American population into a diabetes self-management trialSusan J Andreae
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 33:499-506. 2012..Providing diabetes education to all participants, including intervention and control, helped ensure that everyone stood to benefit and likely enhanced overall participation...
- Development of a theory-based (PEN-3 and Health Belief Model), culturally relevant intervention on cervical cancer prevention among Latina immigrants using intervention mappingIsabel C Scarinci
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Preventive Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
Health Promot Pract 13:29-40. 2012..IM was a helpful tool in the development of a theory-based, culturally relevant intervention addressing primary and secondary prevention among Latina immigrants...
- Perspective: the role of numeracy in health careRussell L Rothman
Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
J Health Commun 13:583-95. 2008..Better tools to measure numeracy and more studies to assess the unique contribution of numeracy are needed. This research can contribute to developing interventions to improve outcomes for patients with poor numeracy...
- Intervention mapping as a guide for the development of a diabetes peer support intervention in rural AlabamaAndrea Cherrington
Division of Preventive Medicine, 624 Medical Towers, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205 4410, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 9:E36. 2012..The objective of this article is to describe the development of a 1-year peer support intervention to improve diabetes self-management among African American adults with diabetes in Alabama's Black Belt...
- Development and validation of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT)Mary Margaret Huizinga
Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 8:96. 2008..This paper describes the development and psychometric properties of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT), the first scale to specifically measure numeracy skills used in diabetes...
- Association of complementary and alternative medicine use, demographic factors, and perimenopausal symptoms in a multiethnic sample of women: the ENDOW studyAndrea Cherrington
The Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
Fam Community Health 26:74-83. 2003..Those who used CAM were younger and better educated; more often they reported pelvic pain and painful intercourse. The only demographic factor to predict use of alternative medicine was education...
- Diagnostic accuracy of Spanish language depression-screening instrumentsDaniel S Reuland
Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7110, USA
Ann Fam Med 7:455-62. 2009..We aimed to review systematically the evidence regarding diagnostic accuracy of depression-screening instruments in Spanish-speaking primary care populations...
- Disparities in self-monitoring of blood glucose among low-income ethnic minority populations with diabetes, United StatesDeborah A Levine
Division of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ohio State University 466 Cunz Hall, 1841 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Ethn Dis 19:97-103. 2009..In adults with insulin-treated diabetes, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) rates may be lower in minority or low-income populations, but the effect of income on racial/ethnic differences in SMBG is unknown...
- A Focus Group Study of Mexican Immigrant Men's Perceptions of Weight and LifestyleJoseph Martinez
School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Public Health Nurs 29:490-8. 2012..The objective of this study was to explore Mexican immigrant men's perspectives regarding weight, diet, and physical activity as they relate to the individual and the family...
- Do Latino immigrants link self-rated health with BMI and health behaviors?Deanna Kepka
Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Am J Health Behav 31:535-44. 2007..To assess the association between self-rated health, obesity, and self-reported health behaviors of Latino immigrants..
- Examining knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about depression among Latino adults with type 2 diabetesAndrea Cherrington
MPH, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, CB 7590, 725 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
Diabetes Educ 32:603-13. 2006..The purpose of this study was to explore knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about depression among Latinos with type 2 diabetes...