Cheryl Holt

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Translating evidence-based interventions for implementation: Experiences from Project HEAL in African American churches
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland, School of Public Health, 2369 School of Public Health Building 255, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Implement Sci 9:66. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Religion and health in African Americans: the role of religious coping
    Cheryl L Holt
    University of Maryland, School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, College Park, MD, USA
    Am J Health Behav 38:190-9. 2014
  3. pmc Positive self-perceptions as a mediator of religious involvement and health behaviors in a national sample of African Americans
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2369 Public Health Building 255, College Park, MD, USA
    J Behav Med 37:102-12. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Spiritually based intervention to increase colorectal cancer awareness among african americans: intermediate outcomes from a randomized trial
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    J Health Commun 17:1028-49. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Spiritually based intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among African Americans: screening and theory-based outcomes from a randomized trial
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:458-68. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning among African Americans: the mediating role of religious support
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    Psychol Health 28:267-83. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of religious and spiritual capital in African American communities
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Relig Health 51:1061-74. 2012
  8. pmc Assessing the role of spirituality in coping among African Americans diagnosed with cancer
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Relig Health 51:507-21. 2012
  9. pmc Religiosity and physical and emotional functioning among African American and White colorectal and lung cancer patients
    Cheryl L Holt
    School of Public Health, Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 29:372-93. 2011
  10. pmc Role of religious involvement and spirituality in functioning among African Americans with cancer: testing a mediational model
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Behav Med 34:437-48. 2011

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Translating evidence-based interventions for implementation: Experiences from Project HEAL in African American churches
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland, School of Public Health, 2369 School of Public Health Building 255, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Implement Sci 9:66. 2014
    ..Project HEAL (Health through Early Awareness and Learning) is an implementation trial that aims to compare two strategies of implementing evidence-based cancer communication interventions in African American faith-based organizations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Religion and health in African Americans: the role of religious coping
    Cheryl L Holt
    University of Maryland, School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, College Park, MD, USA
    Am J Health Behav 38:190-9. 2014
    ..To test a model of the religion-health connection to determine whether religious coping plays a mediating role in health behaviors in a national sample of African Americans...
  3. pmc Positive self-perceptions as a mediator of religious involvement and health behaviors in a national sample of African Americans
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2369 Public Health Building 255, College Park, MD, USA
    J Behav Med 37:102-12. 2014
    ..g., service attendance) were found to have direct, unmediated effects on health behaviors. Findings have implications for church-based health promotion in African American communities such as education or support groups. ..
  4. doi request reprint Spiritually based intervention to increase colorectal cancer awareness among african americans: intermediate outcomes from a randomized trial
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    J Health Commun 17:1028-49. 2012
    ..In addition, perceived benefits to screening were associated with behavioral intention for screening. It is concluded that in this population, the spiritually based was generally as effective as the nonspiritual (secular) communication...
  5. doi request reprint Spiritually based intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among African Americans: screening and theory-based outcomes from a randomized trial
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:458-68. 2013
    ..Although adding spiritual/religious themes to the intervention was appealing to the audience, it may not result in increased intervention efficacy. ..
  6. doi request reprint Religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning among African Americans: the mediating role of religious support
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    Psychol Health 28:267-83. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine whether religious social support played a mediating role between religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning, and depressive symptoms...
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of religious and spiritual capital in African American communities
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Relig Health 51:1061-74. 2012
    ..These instruments may have applied value for health promotion research and practice in African American communities...
  8. pmc Assessing the role of spirituality in coping among African Americans diagnosed with cancer
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Relig Health 51:507-21. 2012
    ..One hundred African American cancer survivors completed the instruments by telephone. The instruments showed adequate internal reliability, mixed convergent validity, discriminant validity, and interpretable factor structures...
  9. pmc Religiosity and physical and emotional functioning among African American and White colorectal and lung cancer patients
    Cheryl L Holt
    School of Public Health, Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 29:372-93. 2011
    ..These findings suggest a mixed role of religious involvement in cancer outcomes. The current findings may have applied potential in the areas of emotional functioning and depression...
  10. pmc Role of religious involvement and spirituality in functioning among African Americans with cancer: testing a mediational model
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Behav Med 34:437-48. 2011
    ..Implications for cancer survivorship interventions are discussed...
  11. pmc Development and validation of an instrument to assess perceived social influence on health behaviors
    Cheryl L Holt
    University of Maryland, School of Public Health, Department of Public and Community Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Health Psychol 15:1225-35. 2010
    ..Scores were predictive of health behaviors, particularly among women. Future research using the new instrument may have applied value assessing social influence in the context of health interventions...
  12. pmc Development of a spiritually based educational intervention to increase informed decision making for prostate cancer screening among church-attending African American men
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Public and Community Health in the School of Public Health, College Park, Maryland, USA
    J Health Commun 14:590-604. 2009
    ..The importance of working closely with the community when developing interventions is discussed, as well as the importance of pilot testing of educational materials...
  13. doi request reprint Your body is the temple: impact of a spiritually based colorectal cancer educational intervention delivered through community health advisors
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Health Promot Pract 12:577-88. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Development of a spiritually based educational program to increase colorectal cancer screening among African American men and women
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MA 20742, USA
    Health Commun 24:400-12. 2009
    ..The materials were then finalized for implementation and will be used by community health advisors to encourage screening...
  15. doi request reprint Use of focus group data to develop recommendations for demographically segmented colorectal cancer educational strategies
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2369 Public Health Building 255, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Health Educ Res 24:876-89. 2009
    ..This study identified cultural and gender characteristics and perceptions that can be used in the development of demographically segmented health communication interventions to increase CRC awareness and screening...
  16. pmc Development and validation of measures of religious involvement and the cancer experience among African Americans
    Cheryl L Holt
    University of Maryland, School of Public Health, Department of Public and Community Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Health Psychol 14:525-35. 2009
    ..Each exhibited high internal reliability, and concurrent and discriminant validity. These instruments may have applied value for the development of church-based cancer support/survivorship interventions...
  17. pmc Role of religion in cancer coping among African Americans: a qualitative examination
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 27:248-73. 2009
    ..Participants had a great deal to say about the role of religion in coping. These themes may have utility for development of support interventions if they can be operationalized and intervened upon...
  18. ncbi request reprint Development of a spiritually based breast cancer educational booklet for African American women
    Cheryl L Holt
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Cancer Control 10:37-44. 2003
    ..We believe that this spiritually based approach may be one way to make cancer communication more culturally appropriate for African American women...
  19. pmc A comparison of a spiritually based and non-spiritually based educational intervention for informed decision making for prostate cancer screening among church-attending African-American men
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, College Park, MD, USA
    Urol Nurs 29:249-58. 2009
    ..Church-based programs may be more effective if they are spiritually based in nature...
  20. pmc Sociocultural correlates of breast cancer knowledge and screening in urban African American women
    Susan N Lukwago
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1271-4. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Cultural tailoring for mammography and fruit and vegetable intake among low-income African-American women in urban public health centers
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University SLU, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 41:53-62. 2005
    ..The Institute of Medicine has called for randomized studies directly comparing approaches that do and do not consider culture...
  22. ncbi request reprint Responses to behaviorally vs culturally tailored cancer communication among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:195-207. 2004
    ..To examine whether tailored cancer communication for African American women can be enhanced by tailoring on 4 sociocultural constructs: religiosity, collectivism, racial pride, and time orientation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, breast cancer beliefs and mammography utilization among urban African American women
    Cheryl L Holt
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    J Health Psychol 8:383-96. 2003
    ..These findings suggest the importance of spiritual belief systems for health, and implications for spiritual cancer communication interventions are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural characteristics and responses to cancer education materials among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    Cancer Control 10:69-80. 2003
    ..01). In this population of women, cultural characteristics appear to moderate responses to tailored health education materials...
  25. ncbi request reprint Spiritual health locus of control and breast cancer beliefs among urban African American women
    Cheryl L Holt
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63104, USA
    Health Psychol 22:294-9. 2003
    ..The active and passive spiritual dimensions are distinct from internal and external health locus of control. Further study of their associations with other health-related beliefs and behaviors is warranted...
  26. doi request reprint Physician knowledge, perceptions of barriers, and patient colorectal cancer screening practices
    Claretha Nichols
    University of Maryland, Department of Public and Community Health, College Park, Maryland, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:116-22. 2009
    ..Interventions that target physician knowledge of insurance coverage and encourage physicians to adopt screening themselves could also be considered...
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of computer kiosks for breast cancer education in five community settings
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:625-42. 2006
    ..Findings inform strategic decision making about technology dissemination and community outreach to women needing information about breast cancer and mammography...

Research Grants2

  1. Religion and Cancer-Related Behaviors In Black Americans
    Cheryl Holt; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..RS has great potential for use in the development of more effective cancer communication interventions for African Americans. ..
  2. Religion and Cancer-Related Behaviors In Black Americans
    Cheryl Holt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..RS has great potential for use in the development of more effective cancer communication interventions for African Americans. ..