Rita DiGioacchino DeBate

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Utility of the physical activity resource assessment for child-centric physical activity intervention planning in two urban neighborhoods
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC Box 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Community Health 36:132-40. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of two e-learning programs for oral health students on secondary prevention of eating disorders
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
    J Dent Educ 78:5-15. 2014
  3. pmc Evaluation of a theory-driven e-learning intervention for future oral healthcare providers on secondary prevention of disordered eating behaviors
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:472-87. 2013
  4. pmc Evaluate, assess, treat: development and evaluation of the EAT framework to increase effective communication regarding sensitive oral-systemic health issues
    R D Debate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Eur J Dent Educ 16:232-8. 2012
  5. pmc Factors for increasing adoption of e-courses among dental and dental hygiene faculty members
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 75:589-97. 2011
  6. doi request reprint VERB summer scorecard: findings from a multi-level community-based physical activity intervention for tweens
    Rita D DeBate
    Florida Prevention Research Center, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 44:363-73. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Changes in psychosocial factors and physical activity frequency among third- to eighth-grade girls who participated in a developmentally focused youth sport program: a preliminary study
    Rita D DeBate
    Community and Family Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Sch Health 79:474-84. 2009
  8. pmc Development and evaluation of a web-based training program for oral health care providers on secondary prevention of eating disorders
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 73:718-29. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the commitment to physical activity scale
    Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:425-34. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders in the oral health curriculum
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 71:655-63. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Utility of the physical activity resource assessment for child-centric physical activity intervention planning in two urban neighborhoods
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC Box 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Community Health 36:132-40. 2011
    ..Whereas the PARA can be a useful needs assessment and program planning tool for community-based PA programs, supplementing PARA data with community-based input may reduce contextual error in program development...
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of two e-learning programs for oral health students on secondary prevention of eating disorders
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
    J Dent Educ 78:5-15. 2014
    ..43 to 0.87). This study thus suggests that interactive training programs may be better than flat-text e-learning programs for improving the skills-based knowledge and self-efficacy necessary for behavior change. ..
  3. pmc Evaluation of a theory-driven e-learning intervention for future oral healthcare providers on secondary prevention of disordered eating behaviors
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:472-87. 2013
    ..Implications and value of using the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance framework are discussed...
  4. pmc Evaluate, assess, treat: development and evaluation of the EAT framework to increase effective communication regarding sensitive oral-systemic health issues
    R D Debate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Eur J Dent Educ 16:232-8. 2012
    ..Because the EAT Framework was developed by translating B-MI principles and procedures, the framework can be easily adopted as a non-confrontational method for patient communication...
  5. pmc Factors for increasing adoption of e-courses among dental and dental hygiene faculty members
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 75:589-97. 2011
    ..This exploratory assessment identifies leverage points for facilitating the adoption and sustainability of e-courses in dental and dental hygiene education...
  6. doi request reprint VERB summer scorecard: findings from a multi-level community-based physical activity intervention for tweens
    Rita D DeBate
    Florida Prevention Research Center, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 44:363-73. 2009
    ..These findings support the efficacy of multi-level interventions to create effective health behavior change, especially when linkages among community, media, schools, and the home are present...
  7. doi request reprint Changes in psychosocial factors and physical activity frequency among third- to eighth-grade girls who participated in a developmentally focused youth sport program: a preliminary study
    Rita D DeBate
    Community and Family Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Sch Health 79:474-84. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Development and evaluation of a web-based training program for oral health care providers on secondary prevention of eating disorders
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 73:718-29. 2009
    ..This pilot project provides unique training in the clinical evaluation, patient approach, referral, and oral treatment that takes a multidisciplinary approach to address ED...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the commitment to physical activity scale
    Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:425-34. 2009
    ..To assess psychometric properties of the Commitment to Physical Activity Scale (CPAS)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders in the oral health curriculum
    Rita D DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 71:655-63. 2007
    ..The findings from this study indicate that there is a need for appropriate training to better prepare oral health professionals for comprehensive patient care...
  11. ncbi request reprint Increasing dentists' capacity for secondary prevention of eating disorders: identification of training, network, and professional contingencies
    Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC Box 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 70:1066-75. 2006
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Developing and pretesting case studies in dental and dental hygiene education: using the diffusion of innovations model
    Deborah L Cragun
    Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Dent Educ 76:590-601. 2012
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity among youth through community-based prevention marketing
    Carol A Bryant
    Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612 3805, USA
    J Sch Health 80:214-24. 2010
    ..Based on the national VERB media campaign, the program offered opportunities for tweens to try new types of physical activity during the summer months...
  14. pmc A community-school district-university partnership for assessing physical activity of tweens
    Robert J McDermott
    Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A15. 2009
    ..Obesity among youth is related to a decline in physical activity, and data on physical activity levels among children in elementary and middle schools are limited...
  15. ncbi request reprint Sex differences among dentists regarding eating disorders and secondary prevention practices
    Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    Department of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 137:773-81. 2006
    ..The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess sex differences among dentists pertaining to current behaviors and behavioral beliefs with regard to eating disorders...
  16. ncbi request reprint Integration of oral health care and mental health services: Dental hygienists' readiness and capacity for secondary prevention of eating disorders
    Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
    School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, 140c Spong Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 33:113-25. 2006
    ..Implications for bridging dental care to mental health services include increasing behavioral capacity among dental hygienists via consciousness raising and improved self-efficacy...

Research Grants2

  1. Dental Practitioners and Eating Disorder Prevention
    Rita DeBate; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This project is unique in that it takes a theoretical approach involving the dental practitioner as a key participant in the secondary and tertiary prevention of eating disorders. ..