M C Rosal

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Design and Methods for a Comparative Effectiveness Pilot Study: Virtual World vs. Face-to-Face Diabetes Self-Management
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Worcester, MA, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 1:e24. 2012
  2. pmc Methodology of a diabetes prevention translational research project utilizing a community-academic partnership for implementation in an underserved Latino community
    Philip A Merriam
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:20. 2009
  3. pmc Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial comparing three outreach efforts to improve screening mammography adherence
    Mary E Costanza
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:145. 2011
  4. pmc Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial of a diabetes self-management intervention for low-income Latinos: Latinos en Control
    Milagros C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:81. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Diabetes self-management among low-income Spanish-speaking patients: a pilot study
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Preventative and Behavioural Medicine, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:225-35. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Opportunities and challenges for diabetes prevention at two community health centers
    Milagros C Rosal
    Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachesetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:247-54. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support, and cortisol: inverse associations?
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, Worcester, 01655, USA
    Behav Med 30:11-21. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary heart disease multiple risk factor reduction. Providers' perspectives
    Milagros C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:54-60. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Views and preferences of low-literate Hispanics regarding diabetes education: results of formative research
    Milagros C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Health Educ Behav 31:388-405. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Translational research at community health centers: challenges and successes in recruiting and retaining low-income Latino patients with type 2 diabetes into a randomized clinical trial
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Diabetes Educ 36:733-49. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Design and Methods for a Comparative Effectiveness Pilot Study: Virtual World vs. Face-to-Face Diabetes Self-Management
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Worcester, MA, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 1:e24. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Methodology of a diabetes prevention translational research project utilizing a community-academic partnership for implementation in an underserved Latino community
    Philip A Merriam
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:20. 2009
    ..Latinos comprise the largest racial/ethnic group in the United States and have 2-3 times the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus as Caucasians...
  3. pmc Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial comparing three outreach efforts to improve screening mammography adherence
    Mary E Costanza
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:145. 2011
    ..This 5-year study is conducted though a Central Massachusetts healthcare plan and affiliated clinic. All women have adequate health insurance to cover the test...
  4. pmc Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial of a diabetes self-management intervention for low-income Latinos: Latinos en Control
    Milagros C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:81. 2009
    ..They also have lower literacy levels and are more likely to live in poverty. Interventions are needed to improve diabetes control among low-income Latinos...
  5. ncbi request reprint Diabetes self-management among low-income Spanish-speaking patients: a pilot study
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Preventative and Behavioural Medicine, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:225-35. 2005
    ..However, little is known about how to effectively promote self-management in this population...
  6. ncbi request reprint Opportunities and challenges for diabetes prevention at two community health centers
    Milagros C Rosal
    Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachesetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:247-54. 2008
    ..This formative study sought to assess structural, processes-of-care (health care quality domains), and patient factors that need to be considered for diabetes prevention at CHCs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support, and cortisol: inverse associations?
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, Worcester, 01655, USA
    Behav Med 30:11-21. 2004
    ..Both findings deserve further investigation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary heart disease multiple risk factor reduction. Providers' perspectives
    Milagros C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:54-60. 2004
    ..This study investigated (1) physicians' views of challenges faced in managing patients with MRF; (2) the counseling and management methods they utilize; and (3) possible strategies to enhance MRF intervention in the primary care setting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Views and preferences of low-literate Hispanics regarding diabetes education: results of formative research
    Milagros C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Health Educ Behav 31:388-405. 2004
    ..Implications for practitioners and researchers are discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Translational research at community health centers: challenges and successes in recruiting and retaining low-income Latino patients with type 2 diabetes into a randomized clinical trial
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Diabetes Educ 36:733-49. 2010
    ..To describe methods used to recruit and retain low-income Latinos in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of a diabetes self-management intervention at 5 community health centers (CHCs) in Massachusetts...
  11. ncbi request reprint Use of cognitive interviewing to adapt measurement instruments for low-literate Hispanics
    Milagros C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S7 755, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Diabetes Educ 29:1006-17. 2003
    ..Cognitive interviewing techniques were used to adapt existing measures for use with a population of low-literate Spanish-speaking people with diabetes...
  12. doi request reprint Awareness of diabetes risk factors and prevention strategies among a sample of low-income Latinos with no known diagnosis of diabetes
    Milagros C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Diabetes Educ 37:47-55. 2011
    ..This study assessed awareness of type 2 diabetes risk and severity, perceived risk factors, knowledge of diabetes prevention strategies, and challenges of and opportunities for prevention among low-income Latinos in Lawrence, Massachusetts...
  13. pmc Randomized trial of a literacy-sensitive, culturally tailored diabetes self-management intervention for low-income latinos: latinos en control
    Milagros C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:838-44. 2011
    ..To test whether a theory-based, literacy, and culturally tailored self-management intervention, Latinos en Control, improves glycemic control among low-income Latinos with type 2 diabetes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Behavioral risk factors among members of a health maintenance organization
    M C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Prev Med 33:586-94. 2001
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Facilitating dietary change: the patient-centered counseling model
    M C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 101:332-41. 2001
    ..This behavioral counseling model can help nutrition professionals enhance patient adherence to nutrition care plans and dietary guidelines...
  16. pmc A randomized clinical trial of a peri-operative behavioral intervention to improve physical activity adherence and functional outcomes following total knee replacement
    Milagros C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:226. 2011
    ..The increasing use of TKR in the aging US population makes it critical to find strategies that maximize functional outcomes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and co-occurrence of health risk behaviors among high-risk drinkers in a primary care population
    M C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01655, USA
    Prev Med 31:140-7. 2000
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-management of type 2 diabetes: a survey of low-income urban Puerto Ricans
    Dorothea S von Goeler
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S 7 755, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Diabetes Educ 29:663-72. 2003
    ..This study explored self-reported barriers to diabetes self-management in a population of urban, low-income Puerto Rican individuals...
  19. ncbi request reprint Coronary Artery Smoking Intervention Study (CASIS): 5-year follow-up
    M C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Worcester 01655, USA
    Health Psychol 17:476-8. 1998
    ..AO, p = .01). Factors predicting maintained abstinence included having 12 or more years of education, contemplating quitting smoking or being ready to begin action to quit at baseline, and having a higher self-efficacy score...
  20. doi request reprint Staging mammography nonadherent women: a qualitative study
    Nancy Lapelle
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Cancer Educ 23:114-21. 2008
    ..Few studies have related stages of mammography screening nonadherence with the rationale used by overdue women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sequence and seasonal effects of salivary cortisol
    J A King
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
    Behav Med 26:67-73. 2000
    ..The findings in this study suggest that repeated saliva sampling and seasonal variation in cortisol levels may independently affect adrenal response and, therefore, need to be accounted for in longitudinal studies...
  22. ncbi request reprint Compliance with National Cholesterol Education Program dietary and lifestyle guidelines among older women with self-reported hypercholesterolemia. The Women's Health Initiative
    Judith Hsia
    Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Med 113:384-92. 2002
    ..Dietary therapy remains the first line of treatment for patients with high blood cholesterol levels. Among free-living persons, compliance with National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) dietary recommendations is uncertain...
  23. ncbi request reprint Applying a stage model of behavior change to colon cancer screening
    Mary E Costanza
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 41:707-19. 2005
    ..We assess the applicability of the Precaution Adoption Model (PAPM) by determining the distribution of stages of adoption and by elucidating differences among stages...
  24. ncbi request reprint Implementing a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system to increase colorectal cancer screening: a process evaluation
    Mary Jo White
    Division of Hematology Oncology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 61:419-28. 2006
    ..The implementation process of such a system for promoting colorectal (CRC) cancer screening using a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system is reported in this paper...
  25. pmc Association of depressive symptoms and lifestyle behaviors among Latinos at risk of type 2 diabetes
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Universityof Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake AveNorth, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1246-50. 2009
    ..Higher CES-D scores were associated with lower diet quality (P<0.05), but were not associated with BMI or physical activity. Depression and lower dietary quality can contribute to risk for type 2 diabetes among Latinos...
  26. pmc Moving mammogram-reluctant women to screening: a pilot study
    Mary E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:343-9. 2009
    ..Effective interventions are needed for women long overdue for screening mammography...
  27. ncbi request reprint Symptom experience after discontinuing use of estrogen plus progestin
    Judith K Ockene
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    JAMA 294:183-93. 2005
    ..Little is known about women's experiences after stopping menopausal hormone therapy...
  28. pmc Contributions of weight perceptions to weight loss attempts: differences by body mass index and gender
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Body Image 6:90-6. 2009
    ..However, perceiving oneself to be overweight was a strong correlate for weight loss attempts across both genders. The effect of targeting accuracy of self-perceived weight status in weight loss interventions deserves research attention...
  29. pmc Perceptions of worksite support and employee obesity, activity, and diet
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:299-308. 2009
    ..To examine the associations of perceptions of organizational commitment to employee health and coworker physical activity and eating behaviors with body mass index (BMI), physical activity, and eating behaviors in hospital employees...
  30. pmc Association between dietary fiber and markers of systemic inflammation in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutrition 24:941-9. 2008
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Underreporting of energy intake and associated factors in a Latino population at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
    Barbara C Olendzki
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, 55 Lake Ave N, Shaw Bldg, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1003-8. 2008
    ..Energy intake underreporting is prevalent in this low-income, low-literacy Caribbean Latino population. Future studies are needed to develop dietary assessment measures that minimize underreporting in this population...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association of stress, hostility and plasma testosterone levels
    Jean A King
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 26:355-60. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Using tailored telephone counseling to accelerate the adoption of colorectal cancer screening
    Mary E Costanza
    Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, United States
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:191-8. 2007
    ..This study's purpose was to implement and evaluate stage-based computer-assisted tailored telephone counseling to promote colorectal cancer screening in a primary care population...
  34. ncbi request reprint Predictors of dietary change and maintenance in the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial
    Lesley F Tinker
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1155-66. 2007
    ..Candidate predictors included intrapersonal, interpersonal, intervention program characteristics, and clinical center...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diabetes self-management: perspectives of Latino patients and their health care providers
    Elena T Carbone
    Department of Nutrition, Chenoweth Laboratory, 100 Holdsworth Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9282, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 66:202-10. 2007
    ..Few data exist, however, on improving diabetes self-management among Latinos. In addition, views and practices of practitioners caring for these patients have received little attention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Testing the feasibility of an interactive learning styles measure for U.S. Latino adults with type 2 diabetes and low literacy
    Elena T Carbone
    Department of Nutrition, Chenoweth Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9282, USA
    Int Q Community Health Educ 25:315-35. 2005
    ..This is one of the first known studies of its kind and offers insight for measuring learning styles of Latinos with diabetes and low health literacy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Moderate to vigorous physical activity and risk of upper-respiratory tract infection
    Charles E Matthews
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1242-8. 2002
    ..This investigation examined differences in URTI risk between physically inactive and moderately active adults...
  38. ncbi request reprint Influences on older women's adherence to a low-fat diet in the Women's Health Initiative
    Margaret H Kearney
    School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 3812, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:450-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the major behavioral influences on older women's adherence to a dietary fat reduction intervention...
  39. ncbi request reprint Research profile. A new tack. Overcoming low literacy in minorities
    Terri Kordella
    Diabetes Forecast 56:136-8. 2003

Research Grants1

  1. Diabetes Management for Low-Income Hispanic Patients
    Milagros Rosal; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study products (i.e., detailed intervention manual, tailored educational materials, manual for training of providers) will serve to enhance the translation potential of the intervention. ..