W Scott Comulada
Affiliation: University of California
- Referring heroin users from compulsory detoxification centers to community methadone maintenance treatment: a comparison of three modelsLiping Yan
National Center for AIDS STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
BMC Public Health 13:747. 2013....
- Depressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlementsMary 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...
- Home visits by neighborhood Mentor Mothers provide timely recovery from childhood malnutrition in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trialIngrid 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...
- On models for binomial data with random numbers of trialsW 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...
- Reductions in drug use among young people living with HIVW 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...
- Relationships over time between mental health symptoms and transmission risk among persons living with HIVW 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...
- Sample size and power calculations for correlations between bivariate longitudinal dataW Scott Comulada
UCLA Center for Community Health, 10920 Wilshire Blvd Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024 6543, USA
Stat Med 29:2811-24. 2010....
- Effects of behavioral intervention on substance use among people living with HIV: the Healthy Living Project randomized controlled studyF 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)...
- Risk behaviors of youth living with HIV: pre- and post-HAARTMarguerita 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...
- Reducing risky sexual behavior and substance use among currently and formerly homeless adults living with HIVMary 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)...
- Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlatesKatherine 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...
- The longitudinal impact of HIV+ parents' drug use on their adolescent childrenPATRICIA 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...
- Identifying preferences for mobile health applications for self-monitoring and self-management: focus group findings from HIV-positive persons and young mothersNITHYA 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...
- Helping people with HIV/AIDS return to work: a randomized clinical trialDavid 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...
- Intervention outcomes among HIV-affected families over 18 monthsMary 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...
- Who benefited from an efficacious intervention for youth living with HIV: a moderator analysisMarguerita 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...
- A cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of peer mentors to support South African women living with HIV and their infantsMary Jane Rotheram-Borus
Global Center for Children and Families, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
PLoS ONE 9:e84867. 2014..We evaluate the effect of clinic-based support by HIV-positive Peer Mentors, in addition to standard clinic care, on maternal and infant well-being among Women Living with HIV (WLH) from pregnancy through the infant's first year of life...
- Project Masihambisane: a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIVMary 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...
- Prevention for substance-using HIV-positive young people: telephone and in-person deliveryMary 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...
- Diabetes buddies: peer support through a mobile phone buddy systemMary 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...
- Philani Plus (+): a Mentor Mother community health worker home visiting program to improve maternal and infants' outcomesMary 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...
- Breast cancer detection: radiologists' performance using mammography with and without automated whole-breast ultrasoundKevin 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...
- Use of HAART among young people living with HIVW 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...
- Efficacy of brief interventions in clinical care settings for persons living with HIVMarguerita 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...
- Computerized HIV preventive intervention for adolescents: indications of efficacyMarguerita 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...
- Efficacy of a culturally adapted intervention for youth living with HIV in UgandaMarguerita 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...
- Smartphone self-monitoring to support self-management among people living with HIV: perceived benefits and theory of change from a mixed-methods randomized pilot studyDallas Swendeman
Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA and Computer Science, Cornell Tech, New York, NY
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 69:S80-91. 2015..Self-monitoring has not been examined thoroughly as a self-directed intervention strategy for self-management of multiple behaviors and states by people living with HIV (PLH)...
- Reliability and validity of daily self-monitoring by smartphone application for health-related quality-of-life, antiretroviral adherence, substance use, and sexual behaviors among people living with HIVDallas Swendeman
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
AIDS Behav 19:330-40. 2015..Recommendations are discussed for future continuous assessment designs and analyses. ..
- Development of a disease-specific questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in liver transplant recipientsSammy 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...
- Providers' HIV-related avoidance attitude and patient satisfactionLi 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...
- Breast cancer detection using automated whole breast ultrasound and mammography in radiographically dense breastsKevin 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...
- Finding shelter: two-year housing trajectories among homeless youthHeather 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...