Alyson J Littman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The impact of deployment experience and prior healthcare utilization on enrollment in a large military cohort study
    Jaime L Horton
    Deployment Health Research Department, Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:90. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Weight change following US military service
    A J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:244-53. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Preventive services in veterans in relation to disability
    Alyson J Littman
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Medical Center, 1100 Olive Way, Metropolitan Park West, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:339-50. 2012
  4. pmc Evaluation of a weight management program for veterans
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System 152E, 1100 Olive Way, Ste 1400, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E99. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Physical activity in a national sample of veterans
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1006-13. 2009
  6. pmc Randomized controlled pilot trial of yoga in overweight and obese breast cancer survivors: effects on quality of life and anthropometric measures
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Metropolitan Park West, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:267-77. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of recreational physical activity in breast cancer survivors
    Alyson J Littman
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:119-27. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Preventive care in relation to obesity: an analysis of a large, national survey
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:465-72. 2011
  9. pmc Assessing nonresponse bias at follow-up in a large prospective cohort of relatively young and mobile military service members
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:99. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Yoga practice is associated with attenuated weight gain in healthy, middle-aged men and women
    Alan R Kristal
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 11:28-33. 2005

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. pmc The impact of deployment experience and prior healthcare utilization on enrollment in a large military cohort study
    Jaime L Horton
    Deployment Health Research Department, Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:90. 2013
    ..A major challenge in cohort studies is recruiting individuals representative of the targeted sample population to ensure the generalizability of the study's findings...
  2. doi request reprint Weight change following US military service
    A J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:244-53. 2013
    ..Although overweight and obesity are less prevalent among active-duty military personnel compared with similar persons not serving in the military, no such differences have been observed between veterans and non-veterans...
  3. ncbi request reprint Preventive services in veterans in relation to disability
    Alyson J Littman
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Medical Center, 1100 Olive Way, Metropolitan Park West, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:339-50. 2012
    ..e., lower GI endoscopy or FOBT: p = 0.063). Among Veterans, having a disability did not appear to be a barrier to receiving appropriate preventive care...
  4. pmc Evaluation of a weight management program for veterans
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System 152E, 1100 Olive Way, Ste 1400, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E99. 2012
    ..To improve the health of overweight and obese veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) developed the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans. The aim of this evaluation was to assess its reach and effectiveness...
  5. doi request reprint Physical activity in a national sample of veterans
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1006-13. 2009
    ..To describe and compare the prevalence of physical activity (PA) in relation to veteran status and use of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities...
  6. pmc Randomized controlled pilot trial of yoga in overweight and obese breast cancer survivors: effects on quality of life and anthropometric measures
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Metropolitan Park West, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:267-77. 2012
    ..To obtain estimates of time to recruit the study sample, retention, facility-based class attendance and home practice for a study of yoga in breast cancer survivors, and its efficacy on fatigue, quality of life (QOL), and weight change...
  7. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of recreational physical activity in breast cancer survivors
    Alyson J Littman
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:119-27. 2010
    ..Few longitudinal studies have examined physical activity (PA) levels in breast cancer survivors and how those levels change following cancer diagnosis and treatment...
  8. doi request reprint Preventive care in relation to obesity: an analysis of a large, national survey
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:465-72. 2011
    ..Additional studies, using population-based samples, are needed to understand whether disparities in care by obesity continue to exist in the U.S...
  9. pmc Assessing nonresponse bias at follow-up in a large prospective cohort of relatively young and mobile military service members
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:99. 2010
    ..We identified sociodemographic, behavioral, military, and health-related predictors of response to the first follow-up questionnaire in a large military cohort and assessed the extent to which nonresponse biased measures of association...
  10. ncbi request reprint Yoga practice is associated with attenuated weight gain in healthy, middle-aged men and women
    Alan R Kristal
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 11:28-33. 2005
    ..Yoga is promoted or weight maintenance, but there is little evidence of its efficacy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Obesity, overweight, and weight control practices in U.S. veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Prev Med 48:267-71. 2009
    ..We assessed the burden of obesity and overweight, as well as trends in weight control practices, among U.S. veterans and users of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care in a large national survey...
  12. ncbi request reprint Assessment of a one-page questionnaire on long-term recreational physical activity
    Alyson J Littman
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    Epidemiology 15:105-13. 2004
    ..Although there is considerable published research on methods to assess current or recent recreational physical activity, there are few short, self-administered questionnaires designed to assess long-term physical activity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Anthropometrics and prostate cancer risk
    Alyson J Littman
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1271-9. 2007
    ..Results from this study demonstrate the complexity of prostate cancer epidemiology and the importance of examining risk factors by tumor characteristics...
  14. ncbi request reprint Vitamin E and selenium supplementation and risk of prostate cancer in the Vitamins and lifestyle (VITAL) study cohort
    Ulrike Peters
    Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:75-87. 2008
    ..We aimed to investigate the association of vitamin E and selenium supplementation with prostate cancer in the VITamins And Lifestyle (VITAL) study, a cohort study specifically designed to examine supplement use and future cancer risk...
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations between compulsory physical activity during military service and activity in later adulthood among male veterans compared with nonveterans
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA
    J Phys Act Health 10:784-91. 2013
    ..Military veterans provide a large and diverse population to examine the extent to which compulsory physical activity (PA) in early adulthood is associated with PA later in life...
  16. ncbi request reprint Relationship between age maximum height is attained, age at menarche, and age at first full-term birth and breast cancer risk
    Christopher I Li
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, M4 C308, P O Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2144-9. 2007
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  17. doi request reprint Obesity, overweight, and their life course trajectories in veterans and non-veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:434-9. 2012
    ..These results suggest that Veterans may, on average, have less excess body fat than non-Veterans--a pattern not revealed by standard anthropometric measures...
  18. pmc Obesity and COPD: associated symptoms, health-related quality of life, and medication use
    Laura M Cecere
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    COPD 8:275-84. 2011
    ..We compared dyspnea, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), exacerbations, and inhaled medication use among patients who are overweight and obese to those of normal weight with COPD...
  19. ncbi request reprint Calcium intake and 10-year weight change in middle-aged adults
    Alejandro J Gonzalez
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, MP 474, PO Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1066-73; quiz 1082. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the purported effects of calcium on modulating body weight...
  20. ncbi request reprint Recreational physical activity and prostate cancer risk (United States)
    Alyson J Littman
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, M4 B402, 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:831-41. 2006
    ..To examine recreational physical activity (PA) and prostate cancer risk in a large cohort of men living in Washington State, focusing on frequency and type of physical activity at various times throughout life...
  21. pmc Association of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with lung cancer: results from a large cohort study
    Christopher G Slatore
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6522, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1203-7. 2009
    ..Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Smoking cessation is crucial to decrease risk, but additional prevention modalities are needed. The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) may be promising...
  22. pmc Perceived insufficient rest or sleep among veterans: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2009
    Paul M Faestel
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Madigan Healthcare System, Tacoma, WA, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:577-84. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate whether self-reported insufficient rest or sleep varies in relation to Veteran status and to identify high-risk groups of Veterans...
  23. pmc Maternal pre-gravid obesity and early childhood respiratory hospitalization: a population-based case-control study
    Elizabeth C Parsons
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:1095-102. 2013
    ..Childhood respiratory illness may be an important complication of excess maternal weight that should be shared with expectant mothers...
  24. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia pneumoniae and lung cancer: epidemiologic evidence
    Alyson J Littman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:773-8. 2005
    ..g., studies that involve detection of C. pneumoniae in pulmonary specimens obtained before cancer onset) could be explored and may shed additional light on this important association...
  25. doi request reprint Risk factors for eclampsia: a population-based study in Washington State, 1987-2007
    Anna E Coghill
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:553.e1-7. 2011
    ..We sought to investigate whether previously identified risk factors are associated with eclampsia in a contemporary, heterogeneous cohort of women...
  26. pmc Long-term use of supplemental multivitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and folate does not reduce the risk of lung cancer
    Christopher G Slatore
    University of Washington, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356522, Seattle, WA 98195 6522, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:524-30. 2008
    ..Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. Although supplements are used by half the population, limited information is available about their specific effect on lung cancer risk...
  27. pmc Association between physical performance and all-cause mortality in CKD
    Baback Roshanravan
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington Kidney Research Institute, Box 359606, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 24:822-30. 2013
    ..In summary, impaired physical performance of the lower extremities is common in CKD and strongly associates with all-cause mortality...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prior lung disease and risk of lung cancer in a large prospective study
    Alyson J Littman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:819-27. 2004
    ..Identifying factors that increase a smoker's risk of developing lung cancer may help scientists to better understand the etiology of lung cancer and more effectively target high-risk groups for screening...
  29. pmc Assessment of physical activity in chronic kidney disease
    Cassianne Robinson-Cohen
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Ren Nutr 23:123-31. 2013
    ..Physical inactivity plays an important role in the development of kidney disease and its complications; however, the validity of standard tools for measuring physical activity (PA) is not well understood...
  30. doi request reprint Body mass index patterns following dysvascular lower extremity amputation
    Dori E Rosenberg
    Rehabilitation Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 35:1269-75. 2013
    ..Using preliminary data, we examined: (i) patterns of body mass index (BMI) over the year following amputation by amputation level and (ii) the association between BMI and mobility and prosthetic device use...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association between late age at infectious mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr virus antibodies, and ovarian cancer risk
    Alyson J Littman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 35:728-35. 2003
    ..5-18.4) increased risk of ovarian cancer. Together, these two studies provide some support for the hypothesis that late age at primary infection with a common agent (conceivably, EBV) may play a role in the etiology of ovarian cancer...
  32. pmc Development and validation of the mindful eating questionnaire
    Celia Framson
    Interdisciplinary Program in Nutritional Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1439-44. 2009
    ..Its negative association with body mass index and positive association with yoga provide evidence of construct validity. Further evaluation in more diverse populations is warranted...
  33. pmc Physical activity in adolescence and testicular germ cell cancer risk
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1281-90. 2009
    ..To further examine whether physical activity (PA) in adolescence is associated with TGCC risk, the authors conducted a case-control study in western Washington State...
  34. ncbi request reprint Associations between compulsory physical activity during military service and activity in later adulthood among male veterans compared with nonveterans
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA
    J Phys Act Health 10:784-91. 2012
    ..Conclusions: Veterans were no more likely than nonveterans to meet PA Guidelines, but may have been more likely to perform vigorous activities and conversely, to spend more time in sedentary activities. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of 2 single-item measures of psychosocial stress
    Alyson J Littman
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Epidemiology 17:398-403. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the measurement characteristics of 2 single-item measures on the amount of stress and the ability to handle stress...
  36. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of self-reported male balding patterns for use in epidemiologic studies
    Alyson J Littman
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:771-2. 2005
    ..To evaluate the validity and reliability of self-reported male balding patterns in an epidemiologic study...
  37. pmc Interlaboratory reliability of microimmunofluorescence test for measurement of Chlamydia pneumoniae-specific immunoglobulin A and G antibody titers
    Alyson J Littman
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave North, M4 B402, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 11:615-7. 2004
    ..39 for IgA and 0.53 for IgG. Measurement error likely attenuates C. pneumoniae-disease associations; the magnitude of attenuation can be estimated from results of studies such as this one...
  38. ncbi request reprint VITamins And Lifestyle cohort study: study design and characteristics of supplement users
    Emily White
    Cancer Prevention Research Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:83-93. 2004
    ..These methods may be useful to other researchers implementing a large cohort study or designing a passive follow-up system...