Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
- Weight Outcomes of Latino Adults and Children Participating in the Y Living Program, a Family-Focused Lifestyle Intervention, San Antonio, 2012-2013Deborah Parra-Medina
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7411 John Smith Dr, Suite 1000, San Antonio TX 78229 Email
Prev Chronic Dis 12:E219. 2015..This evaluation aimed to examine the impact of the Y Living Program (Y Living), a 12-week family-focused healthy lifestyle program, on the weight status of adult and child (aged ≥7 years) participants...
- Promotora Outreach, Education and Navigation Support for HPV Vaccination to Hispanic Women with Unvaccinated DaughtersDeborah Parra-Medina
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Institute for Health Promotion Research, 7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA
J Cancer Educ 30:353-9. 2015..HPV vaccine promotion efforts that include referral and navigation support in addition to education show promise...
- Results of the Heart Healthy and Ethnically Relevant Lifestyle trial: a cardiovascular risk reduction intervention for African American women attending community health centersDeborah Parra-Medina
Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
Am J Public Health 101:1914-21. 2011..We evaluated a theory-based lifestyle intervention targeting physical activity and dietary fat intake among African American women at high risk for cardiovascular disease...
- Heart Healthy and Ethnically Relevant (HHER) Lifestyle trial for improving diet and physical activity in underserved African American womenDeborah Parra-Medina
Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 31:92-104. 2010..Community health centers have the potential to reach large numbers of African Americans to modify their risk for CVD, yet few lifestyle counseling interventions have been conducted in this setting...
- Successful recruitment and retention strategies for a randomized weight management trial for people with diabetes living in rural, medically underserved counties of South Carolina: the POWER studyDeborah Parra-Medina
Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 104:70-5. 2004..This work provides a useful example of an academic-community partnership designed to reach groups previously considered hard to reach...
- A randomized trial of a diet and exercise intervention for overweight and obese women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: Sisters Taking Action for Real Success (STARS)Sara Wilcox
Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 32:931-45. 2011..Lower socioeconomic status at both the individual and neighborhood level is associated with increased health risks. Weight loss can reduce this risk, but few high quality weight-loss studies target this population...
- Adoption and implementation of physical activity and dietary counseling by community health center providers and nursesSara Wilcox
Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
J Phys Act Health 7:602-12. 2010..Few studies report on adoption and implementation in routine practice. This study reports training, adoption, and implementation of an intervention to promote physical activity (PA) and dietary counseling in community health centers...
- A replicable process for redesigning ethnically relevant educational materialsDeborah Parra-Medina
Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:579-88. 2004..We describe a replicable process used to redesign and tailor physical activity and diet education materials for African American women in the southeastern United States...
- Correlates of physical activity in black, Hispanic, and white middle school girlsEvelyn B Kelly
Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
J Phys Act Health 7:184-93. 2010..This study examined correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adolescent girls from different racial/ethnic backgrounds...
- Promoting Weight Maintenance among Overweight and Obese Hispanic Children in a Rural PracticeDeborah Parra-Medina
1 Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Child Obes 11:355-63. 2015..However, there remains a need to develop more efficient interventions that are feasible in primary care and demonstrate effectiveness in Hispanic children...
- Assessing media access and use among Latina adolescents to inform development of a physical activity promotion intervention incorporating text messagingCynthia M Mojica
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Health Promot Pract 15:548-55. 2014..1, 14) and engaging in daily physical education classes (odds ratio = 2.6, 95% CI = 1.1, 5.9). Since girls with cell phones report greater PA, cell phones may be an effective strategy for communicating with girls about engaging in PA...
- Pounds off with empowerment (POWER): a clinical trial of weight management strategies for black and white adults with diabetes who live in medically underserved rural communitiesElizabeth J Mayer-Davis
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1736-42. 2004..We evaluated lifestyle interventions for diabetic persons who live in rural communities...
- Adherence to accelerometer protocols among women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoodsPatricia A Sharpe
Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
J Phys Act Health 8:699-706. 2011..Data collection among participants from disadvantaged populations may be further hindered by factors such as transportation challenges, competing responsibilities, and cultural considerations...
- Picture this!: using participatory photo mapping with Hispanic girlsDaisy Y Morales-Campos
Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Fam Community Health 38:44-54. 2015..We begin with an overview of the research project and then describe how we used Participatory Photo Mapping to engage girls in critical reflection and problems solving. ..
- The HHER Lifestyle Program for CVD Risk ReductionDeborah Parra Medina; Fiscal Year: 2007..As a secondary aim, we also propose to examine the role of constructs consistent with SCT, social ecological models, and the TTM in mediating change in PA and diet. [unreadable] [unreadable]..