Deborah Parra-Medina

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Heart Healthy and Ethnically Relevant (HHER) Lifestyle trial for improving diet and physical activity in underserved African American women
    Deborah 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
  2. pmc Results of the Heart Healthy and Ethnically Relevant Lifestyle trial: a cardiovascular risk reduction intervention for African American women attending community health centers
    Deborah 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
  3. ncbi request reprint 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 study
    Deborah 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
  4. pmc 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
  5. pmc Adoption and implementation of physical activity and dietary counseling by community health center providers and nurses
    Sara Wilcox
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:602-12. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint A replicable process for redesigning ethnically relevant educational materials
    Deborah Parra-Medina
    Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:579-88. 2004
  7. pmc Correlates of physical activity in black, Hispanic, and white middle school girls
    Evelyn B Kelly
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:184-93. 2010
  8. pmc 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 communities
    Elizabeth 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
  9. pmc Adherence to accelerometer protocols among women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods
    Patricia A Sharpe
    Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:699-706. 2011

Research Grants

  1. The HHER Lifestyle Program for CVD Risk Reduction
    Deborah Parra Medina; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. The HHER Lifestyle Program for CVD Risk Reduction
    Deborah Parra Medina; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Heart Healthy and Ethnically Relevant (HHER) Lifestyle trial for improving diet and physical activity in underserved African American women
    Deborah 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...
  2. pmc Results of the Heart Healthy and Ethnically Relevant Lifestyle trial: a cardiovascular risk reduction intervention for African American women attending community health centers
    Deborah 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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 study
    Deborah 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...
  4. pmc 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...
  5. pmc Adoption and implementation of physical activity and dietary counseling by community health center providers and nurses
    Sara 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint A replicable process for redesigning ethnically relevant educational materials
    Deborah 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...
  7. pmc Correlates of physical activity in black, Hispanic, and white middle school girls
    Evelyn 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...
  8. pmc 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 communities
    Elizabeth 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...
  9. pmc Adherence to accelerometer protocols among women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods
    Patricia 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...

Research Grants7

  1. The HHER Lifestyle Program for CVD Risk Reduction
    Deborah 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. ..
  2. The HHER Lifestyle Program for CVD Risk Reduction
    Deborah Parra Medina; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The secondary outcomes are body weight and blood cholesterol. 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. ..