W Scott Comulada

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Depressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements
    Mary Hartley
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Reprod Health 8:9. 2011
  2. pmc Home visits by neighborhood Mentor Mothers provide timely recovery from childhood malnutrition in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Ingrid M le Roux
    Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, Khayelitsha, PO Box 40188, Elonwabeni, Cape Town 7791, South Africa
    Nutr J 9:56. 2010
  3. pmc Sample size and power calculations for correlations between bivariate longitudinal data
    W Scott Comulada
    UCLA Center for Community Health, 10920 Wilshire Blvd Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024 6543, USA
    Stat Med 29:2811-24. 2010
  4. pmc Relationships over time between mental health symptoms and transmission risk among persons living with HIV
    W Scott Comulada
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:109-18. 2010
  5. pmc Reductions in drug use among young people living with HIV
    W Scott Comulada
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the AIDS Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:493-501. 2007
  6. pmc On models for binomial data with random numbers of trials
    W Scott Comulada
    UCLA Center for Community Health, 10920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 350, Los Angeles, California 90024 6543, USA
    Biometrics 63:610-7. 2007
  7. pmc Effects of behavioral intervention on substance use among people living with HIV: the Healthy Living Project randomized controlled study
    F Lennie Wong
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Addiction 103:1206-14. 2008
  8. pmc Risk behaviors of youth living with HIV: pre- and post-HAART
    Marguerita Lightfoot
    Center for Community Health, AIDS Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:162-71. 2005
  9. pmc Reducing risky sexual behavior and substance use among currently and formerly homeless adults living with HIV
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1100-7. 2009
  10. pmc Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates
    Katherine Desmond
    Center for Community Health, University of California at Los Angeles, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024 6543, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 120:113-8. 2012

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Publications28

  1. pmc Depressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements
    Mary Hartley
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Reprod Health 8:9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of depressed mood in pregnancy in Cape Town peri-urban settlements...
  2. pmc Home visits by neighborhood Mentor Mothers provide timely recovery from childhood malnutrition in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Ingrid M le Roux
    Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, Khayelitsha, PO Box 40188, Elonwabeni, Cape Town 7791, South Africa
    Nutr J 9:56. 2010
    ..Philani, a paraprofessional home visiting program, was developed to improve childhood nourishment. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether the Philani program can rehabilitate malnourished children in a timely manner...
  3. pmc Sample size and power calculations for correlations between bivariate longitudinal data
    W Scott Comulada
    UCLA Center for Community Health, 10920 Wilshire Blvd Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024 6543, USA
    Stat Med 29:2811-24. 2010
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  4. pmc Relationships over time between mental health symptoms and transmission risk among persons living with HIV
    W Scott Comulada
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:109-18. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that mental health symptoms precede a decrease in substance use and challenge self-medication theories. Changes in mental health symptoms and sexual behavior occur more in tandem...
  5. pmc Reductions in drug use among young people living with HIV
    W Scott Comulada
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the AIDS Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:493-501. 2007
    ..Intervention efficacy often cannot be detected if there are highly skewed distributions of outcomes, such as drug abuse. ZIP modeling offers an opportunity to more reliably detect behavioral changes...
  6. pmc On models for binomial data with random numbers of trials
    W Scott Comulada
    UCLA Center for Community Health, 10920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 350, Los Angeles, California 90024 6543, USA
    Biometrics 63:610-7. 2007
    ..We extend our models to the analysis of longitudinal and multivariate longitudinal binomial outcomes. Our methodology was motivated by two disparate examples, one from teratology and one from an HIV tertiary intervention study...
  7. pmc Effects of behavioral intervention on substance use among people living with HIV: the Healthy Living Project randomized controlled study
    F Lennie Wong
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Addiction 103:1206-14. 2008
    ..Reductions in substance use were examined in response to an intensive intervention with people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLH)...
  8. pmc Risk behaviors of youth living with HIV: pre- and post-HAART
    Marguerita Lightfoot
    Center for Community Health, AIDS Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:162-71. 2005
    ..To examine the transmission behavior among youth living with HIV (YLH), pre- and post-HAART...
  9. pmc Reducing risky sexual behavior and substance use among currently and formerly homeless adults living with HIV
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1100-7. 2009
    ..We examined the efficacy of the Healthy Living Program in reducing risky sexual behavior and substance use among adults with HIV infection who were marginally housed (i.e., homeless at some point over a 37-month period)...
  10. pmc Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates
    Katherine Desmond
    Center for Community Health, University of California at Los Angeles, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024 6543, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 120:113-8. 2012
    ..This paper analyzes a large sample of HIV+ pregnant women in KZN to examine alcohol consumption in that population...
  11. pmc The longitudinal impact of HIV+ parents' drug use on their adolescent children
    PATRICIA E LESTER
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 79:51-9. 2009
    ..Interventions that address parental substance use among PWH should be developed to ameliorate the impact of substance use relapse on their adolescents...
  12. pmc Identifying preferences for mobile health applications for self-monitoring and self-management: focus group findings from HIV-positive persons and young mothers
    NITHYA RAMANATHAN
    Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, Department of Computer Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Int J Med Inform 82:e38-46. 2013
    ..To inform the design of an adaptable mobile health application we aimed to identify the dimensions and range of user preferences for application features by different user groups...
  13. doi request reprint Helping people with HIV/AIDS return to work: a randomized clinical trial
    David J Martin
    Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Rehabil Psychol 57:280-9. 2012
    ..We report the results of a randomized clinical trial of an intervention designed to help people with HIV/AIDS reenter the workforce...
  14. pmc Intervention outcomes among HIV-affected families over 18 months
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Community Health, University of California Los Angeles, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, STE 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1265-75. 2012
    ..Most MLH and their children had relatively healthy family relationships. Family-based HIV interventions should be limited to MLH who are experiencing substantial problems...
  15. pmc Who benefited from an efficacious intervention for youth living with HIV: a moderator analysis
    Marguerita Lightfoot
    Center for Community Health, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:61-70. 2007
    ..When deciding if an intervention is appropriate and beneficial for an individual young person, consideration must be given to type of services the youth currently accesses and the youth's mental health...
  16. pmc Project Masihambisane: a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Global Center for Children and Families, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Trials 12:2. 2011
    ..Standard Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs are not designed to address these challenges...
  17. pmc Prevention for substance-using HIV-positive young people: telephone and in-person delivery
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Department of Psychiatry and AIDS Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:S68-77. 2004
    ..Prevention programs can be delivered in alternative formats while retaining efficacy. When YPLH are using hard drugs, drug treatment may be needed before delivery of preventive interventions...
  18. doi request reprint Diabetes buddies: peer support through a mobile phone buddy system
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Center for Community Health, University of California at LosAngeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 6543, USA
    Diabetes Educ 38:357-65. 2012
    ..Secondary goals were to evaluate the intervention's effectiveness to motivate diabetes-related health choices...
  19. doi request reprint Philani Plus (+): a Mentor Mother community health worker home visiting program to improve maternal and infants' outcomes
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prev Sci 12:372-88. 2011
    ..This paper presents the intervention protocol and baseline sample characteristics for the "Philani Plus (+)" CHW home-visiting intervention trial...
  20. pmc Breast cancer detection: radiologists' performance using mammography with and without automated whole-breast ultrasound
    Kevin M Kelly
    The Hall Center, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Eur Radiol 20:2557-64. 2010
    ..Radiologist reader performance for breast cancer detection using mammography plus automated whole-breast ultrasound (AWBU) was compared with mammography alone...
  21. doi request reprint Efficacy of brief interventions in clinical care settings for persons living with HIV
    Marguerita Lightfoot
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:348-56. 2010
    ..Computerized motivational interventions delivered in waiting rooms at medical clinics may be an efficient strategy to reduce unprotected sex acts among PLH...
  22. pmc Efficacy of a culturally adapted intervention for youth living with HIV in Uganda
    Marguerita A Lightfoot
    Center for Community Health, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Prev Sci 8:271-3. 2007
    ..Western interventions can be culturally adapted to retain efficacy in reducing the sexual risk behavior of YLH...
  23. pmc Computerized HIV preventive intervention for adolescents: indications of efficacy
    Marguerita Lightfoot
    Center for Community Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1027-30. 2007
    ..For some youths, computers are a viable way to deliver prevention information and promote skill development...
  24. pmc Use of HAART among young people living with HIV
    W Scott Comulada
    Department of Psychiatry, UCLA, Center for Community Health, Los Angeles, CA 90024 6521, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:389-400. 2003
    ..To examine HAART use...
  25. doi request reprint Development of a disease-specific questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in liver transplant recipients
    Sammy Saab
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Liver Transpl 17:567-79. 2011
    ..The pLTQ instrument is applicable to a variety of liver transplant recipients. The questionnaire was tested with a cross-sectional and longitudinal approach...
  26. pmc Providers' HIV-related avoidance attitude and patient satisfaction
    Li Li
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Community Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Health Expect 16:105-12. 2013
    ..This article explores the associations between medical care providers' attitudes towards patients living with HIV (PLH) and the service satisfaction reported from general patients...
  27. pmc Breast cancer detection using automated whole breast ultrasound and mammography in radiographically dense breasts
    Kevin M Kelly
    Huntington Memorial Hospital, Huntington Hill Breast Center, Pasadena, CA, USA
    Eur Radiol 20:734-42. 2010
    ..We compared the performance and diagnostic yield of mammography alone versus an automated whole breast ultrasound (AWBU) plus mammography in women with dense breasts and/or at elevated risk of breast cancer...
  28. doi request reprint Finding shelter: two-year housing trajectories among homeless youth
    Heather D Tevendale
    Center for Community Health, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 49:615-20. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to (1) identify trajectories of homeless youth remaining sheltered or returning to shelter over a period of 2 years, and (2) to identify predictors of these trajectories...