Janna Lesser

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Using qualitative inquiry and participatory research approaches to develop prevention research: validating a life course perspective
    Janna Lesser
    Center for Community Based Health Promotion with Women and Children, Department of Family and Community Health Systems, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Fam Community Health 36:34-41. 2013
  2. pmc Parental protectiveness and unprotected sexual activity among Latino adolescent mothers and fathers
    Janna Lesser
    University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:88-102. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Latino adolescent mothers and fathers in south Texas managing violence
    Janna Lesser
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Family Nursing, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 31:96-102. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Respecting and protecting our relationships: a community research HIV prevention program for teen fathers and mothers
    Janna Lesser
    Department of Family Nursing Care, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 76229, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 17:347-60. 2005
  5. pmc Young parents' relationship characteristics, shared sexual behaviors, perception of partner risks, and dyadic influences
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    J Sex Res 46:483-93. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Cultural competence: a critical facilitator of success in community-based participatory action research
    Manuel Angel Oscós-Sánchez
    School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 29:197-200. 2008
  7. pmc High school students in a health career promotion program report fewer acts of aggression and violence
    Manuel Angel Oscós-Sánchez
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:96-101. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized controlled trial of an interpersonal violence prevention program with a Mexican American community
    Patricia J Kelly
    University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Nursing, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Fam Community Health 33:207-15. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Couple-focused human immunodeficiency virus prevention for young Latino parents: randomized clinical trial of efficacy and sustainability
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:306-12. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Community-academic research partnerships with vulnerable populations
    Janna Lesser
    Department of Family Nursing Care, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
    Annu Rev Nurs Res 25:317-37. 2007

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Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Using qualitative inquiry and participatory research approaches to develop prevention research: validating a life course perspective
    Janna Lesser
    Center for Community Based Health Promotion with Women and Children, Department of Family and Community Health Systems, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Fam Community Health 36:34-41. 2013
    ..Though early adverse life experiences impact health over the lifespan, strength-based HIV prevention programs designed for Latino teen parents that recognize the reality of their lives may alter their health trajectory...
  2. pmc Parental protectiveness and unprotected sexual activity among Latino adolescent mothers and fathers
    Janna Lesser
    University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:88-102. 2009
    ..The unique features of our database allow for examination of both individual and couple outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Latino adolescent mothers and fathers in south Texas managing violence
    Janna Lesser
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Family Nursing, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 31:96-102. 2010
    ..Culturally-appropriate intervention strategies that focus on developing relationships of equality and balance are needed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Respecting and protecting our relationships: a community research HIV prevention program for teen fathers and mothers
    Janna Lesser
    Department of Family Nursing Care, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 76229, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 17:347-60. 2005
    ....
  5. pmc Young parents' relationship characteristics, shared sexual behaviors, perception of partner risks, and dyadic influences
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    J Sex Res 46:483-93. 2009
    ..Length of the relationship did not influence concordance. Findings support the need for HIV prevention programs to promote open discussion about condom use and HIV testing within sexual partnerships...
  6. doi request reprint Cultural competence: a critical facilitator of success in community-based participatory action research
    Manuel Angel Oscós-Sánchez
    School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 29:197-200. 2008
  7. pmc High school students in a health career promotion program report fewer acts of aggression and violence
    Manuel Angel Oscós-Sánchez
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:96-101. 2013
    ..The intervention program was El Joven Noble, and the control program was the Teen Medical Academy...
  8. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized controlled trial of an interpersonal violence prevention program with a Mexican American community
    Patricia J Kelly
    University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Nursing, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Fam Community Health 33:207-15. 2010
    ..This collaborative partnership was able to combine community-based participatory research with a rigorous study design and provide sustained benefit to community partners...
  9. doi request reprint Couple-focused human immunodeficiency virus prevention for young Latino parents: randomized clinical trial of efficacy and sustainability
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:306-12. 2011
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and sustainability of a couple-focused human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention intervention in reducing unprotected sex and increasing intent to use condoms and knowledge about AIDS...
  10. ncbi request reprint Community-academic research partnerships with vulnerable populations
    Janna Lesser
    Department of Family Nursing Care, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
    Annu Rev Nurs Res 25:317-37. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Community-based violence awareness
    Patricia J Kelly
    School of Nursing, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 28:241-53. 2007
    ..This research lends support to the idea that nurses working in community mental health settings must use innovative primary prevention strategies and evaluation mechanisms to change awareness about violence against women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Healing wounded relationships to reduce Latino youth violence
    Manuel Angel Oscós-Sánchez
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
    West J Nurs Res 29:657-69. 2007
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  13. doi request reprint Mexican-American neighborhood's social capital and attitudes about violence
    Patricia J Kelly
    University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Nursing, Kansas City, Kansas 64108, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 31:15-20. 2010
    ..The results suggest that primary violence prevention programs in Mexican-American communities should focus on strengthening a sense of collective efficacy and improving neighborhood conditions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sexual abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder in adult women with severe mental illness: a pilot study
    Rebecca Bonugli
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 31:456-60. 2010
    ..Additionally, the data collection tools provided a framework for discussing sensitive issues related to sexual abuse. Implications of this pilot study suggest the need to evaluate all women with SMI and history of sexual abuse for PTSD...
  15. doi request reprint Approaches to community nursing research partnerships: a case example
    Nancy Lois Ruth Anderson
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, Cambria, CA, USA
    J Transcult Nurs 25:129-36. 2014
    ..The collaborative approaches of the model guide community and research partners to interconnect and move flexibly through all partnership phases, thereby facilitating sustainability and community self-advocacy. ..
  16. doi request reprint Community and scholars unifying for recovery
    Kimberly M Jones
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 29:495-503. 2008
  17. doi request reprint "The second thing to hell is living under that bridge": narratives of women living with victimization, serious mental illness, and in homelessness
    Rebecca Bonugli
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 34:827-35. 2013
    ..The findings highlight the reality that, provided with the right type of resources, positive growth can occur among these women despite lifelong events of trauma, victimization, and loss. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Tailoring STI & HIV prevention programs for teens
    Patricia J Kelly
    School of Nursing, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 30:237-42; quiz 243-4. 2005
    ..Nurse researchers have demonstrated the importance of these differences in programs, and this article offers concrete suggestions for ways to apply this knowledge in community programs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Childhood abuse history and risk behaviors among teen parents in a culturally rooted, couple-focused HIV prevention program
    Janna Lesser
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 18:18-27. 2007
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  20. ncbi request reprint Vulnerable adolescent mothers' perceptions of maternal role and HIV risk
    Janna Lesser
    Florida State University School of Nursing, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4310, USA
    Health Care Women Int 24:513-28. 2003
    ..Yet efforts to decrease risky sexual behavior were overshadowed by more immediate concerns and by relationship issues of gender and power and of trust...
  21. ncbi request reprint Project CHARM: an HIV prevention program for adolescent mothers
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    The School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Fam Community Health 26:94-107. 2003
    ..Findings related to the effects of the intervention on theoretical variables provide some support for selected concepts from Social Cognitive Theory and the Theory of Reasoned Action...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nurse visitation for adolescent mothers: two-year infant health and maternal outcomes
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    Center for Vulnerable Populations Research, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, California, 90095, USA
    Nurs Res 52:127-36. 2003
    ..Children of adolescent mothers have higher rates of morbidity and unintentional injuries and hospitalizations during the first 5 years of life than do children of adult mothers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Teen pregnancy, motherhood, and unprotected sexual activity
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    UCLA School of Nursing, Box 956919, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    Res Nurs Health 26:4-19. 2003
    ..Findings support the urgent need for broad-based HIV prevention efforts for adolescent mothers that build on theoretical concepts and address the realities of their lives...
  24. ncbi request reprint Public health nursing care for adolescent mothers: impact on infant health and selected maternal outcomes at 1 year postbirth
    Deborah Koniak-Griffin
    UCLA School of Nursing, Box 956919, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    J Adolesc Health 30:44-54. 2002
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Research Grants2

  1. Familias SUAVE: Preventing Youth Violence with El Joven Noble and Cara y Corazon
    Janna Lesser; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If found to be effective, El Joven Noble, in combination with Cara y Corazn, will be a powerful multi-level strategy for use with high-risk youth enrolled in alternative school settings. ..