Deborah Parra-Medina

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Adult roles in community-based youth empowerment programs: implications for best practices
    Deanne 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint The Program Plan Index: an evaluation tool for assessing the quality of adolescent pregnancy prevention program plans
    Deborah 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

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adult roles in community-based youth empowerment programs: implications for best practices
    Deanne 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint The Program Plan Index: an evaluation tool for assessing the quality of adolescent pregnancy prevention program plans
    Deborah 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rural hospitals and Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency
    Myriam 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Covariations of adolescent weight-control, health-risk and health-promoting behaviors
    Codruta 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...
  13. pmc Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a physical activity intervention in churches
    Melissa 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...
  14. pmc Promoting physical activity in middle school girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    Larry 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing help-seeking from informal networks among African American victims of intimate partner violence
    Katherine 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assets
    Belinda 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of statewide teen pregnancy prevention initiatives: challenges, methods, and lessons learned
    Belinda 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Tobacco and alcohol use-prevention program for Hispanic migrant adolescents
    John 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...