Affiliation: University of South Carolina
- 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Adult roles in community-based youth empowerment programs: implications for best practicesDeanne K Hilfinger Messias
College of Nursing and Women s Studies Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
Fam Community Health 28:320-37. 2005..These findings provide guidance for the development of best practices in community-based youth empowerment programs...
- 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...
- 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...
- The Program Plan Index: an evaluation tool for assessing the quality of adolescent pregnancy prevention program plansDeborah Parra-Medina
Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Women Studies Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
Health Promot Pract 4:375-84. 2003..Statewide efforts to improve funded community-based teen pregnancy prevention planning, implementation, and empowerment evaluation efforts are ongoing...
- Rural hospitals and Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiencyMyriam Torres
Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
J Healthc Manag 53:107-19; discussion 119-20. 2008..Hospitals should routinely review their policies and procedures for language assistance services to ensure compliance with federal and Joint Commission standards...
- Covariations of adolescent weight-control, health-risk and health-promoting behaviorsCodruta Rafiroiu
Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH 44115, USA
Am J Health Behav 27:3-14. 2003..To assess the prevalence of dieting and investigate clusters of risk behaviors among adolescents...
- Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a physical activity intervention in churchesMelissa Bopp
Department of Kinesiology, 1A Natatorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 4:A87. 2007..It is based on a community-participation model designed to disseminate interventions through trained volunteer health directors...
- Promoting physical activity in middle school girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent GirlsLarry S Webber
Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:173-84. 2008..Physical activity is important for weight control and good health; however, activity levels decline in the adolescent years, particularly in girls...
- Factors influencing help-seeking from informal networks among African American victims of intimate partner violenceKatherine E Morrison
Wellesley Centers for Women, USA
J Interpers Violence 21:1493-511. 2006..Additional results are also discussed. Results may be used to help enhance efforts to reduce the rates of intimate partner violence among African-Americans...
- Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assetsBelinda M Reininger
University of Texas Houston, School of Public Health, Regional Campus at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
Am J Health Behav 29:150-61. 2005..To examine the relationship between an aggregate risk score (smoking, drinking, and number of sex partners) and measures of youth assets in a sample of 3439 youth aged 14-18 years...
- Evaluation of statewide teen pregnancy prevention initiatives: challenges, methods, and lessons learnedBelinda M Reininger
University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas, USA
Health Promot Pract 4:323-35. 2003..This article's discussion of contextual influences and evaluation planning and implementation efforts may benefit program practitioners and evaluators in their future evaluation activities...
- Tobacco and alcohol use-prevention program for Hispanic migrant adolescentsJohn P Elder
San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, California 92123, USA
Am J Prev Med 23:269-75. 2002..Evaluate a community-based tobacco/alcohol use-prevention program group compared with an attention-control condition (first aid/home safety) group...