Isabel Scarinci

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Acceptability and usability of self-collected sampling for HPV testing among African-American women living in the Mississippi Delta
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Preventive Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Womens Health Issues 23:e123-30. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient interaction and depression among African-American women: a national study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:567-73. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint An examination of sociocultural factors associated with cervical cancer screening among low-income Latina immigrants of reproductive age
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    J Immigr Health 5:119-28. 2003
  4. pmc Cervical cancer prevention: new tools and old barriers
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Cancer 116:2531-42. 2010
  5. pmc Planning and implementation of a participatory evaluation strategy: a viable approach in the evaluation of community-based participatory programs addressing cancer disparities
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Preventive Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Eval Program Plann 32:221-8. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural factors associated with cigarette smoking among women in Brazilian worksites: a qualitative study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Health Promot Int 22:146-54. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint An examination of acceptability of HPV vaccination among African American women and Latina immigrants
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1224-33. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint A community-driven action plan to eliminate breast and cervical cancer disparity: successes and limitations
    Mona N Fouad
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:S91-100. 2006
  9. pmc Targeted intervention strategies to increase and maintain mammography utilization among African American women
    Mona N Fouad
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2526-31. 2010
  10. pmc Developing a community action plan to eliminate cancer disparities: lessons learned
    Theresa Ann Wynn
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 5:161-8. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Latina Immigrants
    Isabel C Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Cervical cancer screening in Hispanics
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Latina Immigrants
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Parana, Brazil
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Parana, Brazil
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Sowing the Seeds of Health: A Program for Latinas
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Latina Immigrants
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2005
  8. Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Parana, Brazil
    Isabel C Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Acceptability and usability of self-collected sampling for HPV testing among African-American women living in the Mississippi Delta
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Preventive Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Womens Health Issues 23:e123-30. 2013
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient interaction and depression among African-American women: a national study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:567-73. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between physician-patient interaction and depression among African-American women...
  3. ncbi request reprint An examination of sociocultural factors associated with cervical cancer screening among low-income Latina immigrants of reproductive age
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    J Immigr Health 5:119-28. 2003
    ..01). Latina immigrants tended to display culturally based knowledge and beliefs regarding cervical cancer and screening that may influence getting a Pap smear...
  4. pmc Cervical cancer prevention: new tools and old barriers
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Cancer 116:2531-42. 2010
    ..The goal was to inform future research and outreach efforts to reduce the burden of cervical cancer in underserved populations...
  5. pmc Planning and implementation of a participatory evaluation strategy: a viable approach in the evaluation of community-based participatory programs addressing cancer disparities
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Preventive Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Eval Program Plann 32:221-8. 2009
    ..Despite the challenges, we offer a viable approach to evaluation of CBPR programs focusing on cancer disparities...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural factors associated with cigarette smoking among women in Brazilian worksites: a qualitative study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Health Promot Int 22:146-54. 2007
    ..There are specific contextual factors that contribute to smoking initiation/cessation among women in Brazilian worksites which have important clinical, research and policy implications...
  7. ncbi request reprint An examination of acceptability of HPV vaccination among African American women and Latina immigrants
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1224-33. 2007
    ..This study examined the acceptability of preventive human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among Latina immigrants and African American women through eight focus groups (n = 55, 28 Latinas and 27 African Americans)...
  8. ncbi request reprint A community-driven action plan to eliminate breast and cervical cancer disparity: successes and limitations
    Mona N Fouad
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:S91-100. 2006
    ....
  9. pmc Targeted intervention strategies to increase and maintain mammography utilization among African American women
    Mona N Fouad
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2526-31. 2010
    ..We assessed the impact of a theory-based, culturally relevant intervention designed to increase mammography screening among African American women in 8 underserved counties in Alabama...
  10. pmc Developing a community action plan to eliminate cancer disparities: lessons learned
    Theresa Ann Wynn
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 5:161-8. 2011
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Developing a family-based diabetes program for Latino immigrants: do men and women face the same barriers?
    Andrea Cherrington
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT624, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    Fam Community Health 34:280-90. 2011
    ..Interventions aimed at improving diabetes self-management among US Latino immigrants should consider tailored approaches to help men and women overcome distinct barriers...
  12. pmc Recognizing the diverse roles of community health workers in the elimination of health disparities: from paid staff to volunteers
    Andrea Cherrington
    School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:189-94. 2010
    ..Based on our experience with both the paid and volunteer approaches, we provide some lessons learned on how the CHW model can be integrated in our efforts to eliminate health disparities...
  13. doi request reprint Implementing the community health worker model within diabetes management: challenges and lessons learned from programs across the United States
    Andrea Cherrington
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, 725 Faculty Office Tower, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
    Diabetes Educ 34:824-33. 2008
    ..The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine methods of implementation of the community health worker (CHW) model within diabetes programs, as well as related challenges and lessons learned...
  14. pmc Predictors of retention of African American women in a walking program
    Monica L Baskin
    UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:40-50. 2011
    ..To predict retention of African American women 6 months after initiating a community walking program...
  15. ncbi request reprint Smoking attitudes and practices among low-income African-Americans: qualitative assessment of contributing factors
    Bettina M Beech
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, 5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1800, Memphis, TN 38157, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:240-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the sociocultural factors associated with smoking attitudes and practices among low-income African-American young adults...
  16. pmc Strategies for achieving healthy energy balance among African Americans in the Mississippi Delta
    Groesbeck P Parham
    Department of Medicine Room 126, Bevill Research Bldg, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A97. 2007
    ....
  17. pmc Awareness and knowledge about human papillomavirus among Latina immigrants
    Jonathan Drewry
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:327-33. 2010
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to assess HPV awareness and knowledge, while examining demographic and healthcare utilization associations...
  18. doi request reprint Tobacco use among rural African American young adult males
    William R Carroll
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Division of Otolaryngology, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 145:259-63. 2011
    ..Effective cessation strategies require community-specific prevalence data. This project measures the prevalence of 9 tobacco products among young African American men in rural Alabama...
  19. ncbi request reprint Child health needs of rural Alabama Latino families
    Lynda Harrison
    School of Nursing, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 1210, USA
    J Community Health Nurs 24:31-47. 2007
    ..The findings can be used to guide the development of culturally appropriate, community-based programs to address the priority health needs of the growing Latino community in rural areas of the United States...
  20. ncbi request reprint An examination of sociocultural factors associated with health and health care seeking among Latina immigrants
    Isabel C Garces
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, MT 631, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 8:377-85. 2006
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Contraceptive knowledge and use among low-income Hispanic immigrant women and non-Hispanic women
    Isabel C Garcés-Palacio
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Contraception 77:270-5. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint A focus group study of Mexican immigrant men's perceptions of weight and lifestyle
    Joseph Martinez
    School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35205, USA
    Public Health Nurs 29:490-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to explore Mexican immigrant men's perspectives regarding weight, diet, and physical activity as they relate to the individual and the family...
  23. ncbi request reprint Addressing disparities through coalition building: Alabama REACH 2010 lessons learned
    Theresa Ann Wynn
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:55-77. 2006
    ..Lessons learned from the ABCCCC can provide others with an in-depth exploration of the processes involved in coalition formation and maintenance...
  24. ncbi request reprint Race, socioeconomic status, and perceived discrimination among healthy women
    Jennifer M Watson
    The University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA
    J Womens Health Gend Based Med 11:441-51. 2002
    ..This study examined the relationship between race and a set of SES indicators, perceived discrimination (race and gender), and responses to perceived discrimination among healthy women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Examination of the temporal relationship between smoking and major depressive disorder among low-income women in public primary care clinics
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Health Promot 16:323-30. 2002
    ..To determine the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) by smoking status, and the temporal relationship between smoking and MDD, and explore other smoking-related variables that may be associated with MDD...
  26. ncbi request reprint The relationship between socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and cigarette smoking in urban adolescents
    Isabel C Scarinci
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, 5350 Poplar Ave, Suite 675, Memphis, TN 38119, USA
    Prev Med 34:171-8. 2002
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Applying the community health worker model to diabetes management: using mixed methods to assess implementation and effectiveness
    Andrea Cherrington
    Division of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1044-59. 2008
    ..The community health worker (CHW) model is a popular method for reaching vulnerable populations with diabetes. This study assessed implementation and effectiveness of the model within diabetes programs...
  28. doi request reprint Seeking eye care for children: perceptions among Hispanic immigrant parents
    Marcela Frazier
    Department of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 11:215-21. 2009
    ..Evaluation of perceptions and barriers is a necessary first step towards developing culturally relevant and effective interventions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Adolescent reports of physician counseling for smoking
    Catherine M Alfano
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Pediatrics 109:E47. 2002
    ..The present study assessed adolescent reports of physician screening and counseling and adolescents' willingness to disclose smoking, as well as demographic and health status differences in these rates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and correlates of quitting among black and white low-income pregnant smokers
    Kenneth D Ward
    Department of Health and Sports Sciences, Center for Community Health, The University of Memphis, 633 Normal Street, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:651-62. 2006
    ..To examine race-specific differences in correlates of cessation in low income pregnant women...
  31. doi request reprint Preventive and curative care utilization among mexican immigrant women in birmingham, Al
    Bertha Hidalgo
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave South, MT 101, Birmingham, AL, 35294 4410, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:983-9. 2012
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Vaginal douching among Latina immigrants
    Katherine S Redding
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:274-82. 2010
    ..Factors associated with douching in this population vary from those in other U.S. populations and, therefore, it needs to be addressed in a culturally appropriate manner...
  33. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and insomnia
    Les A Gellis
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:111-8. 2005
    ..Additionally, individuals with fewer years of education, particularly those who had dropped out of high school, experienced greater subjective impairment because of their insomnia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Modified tobacco use and lifestyle change in risk-reducing beliefs about smoking
    C Keith Haddock
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:35-41. 2004
    ..Strategies examined included switching to low-yield cigarettes, replacing cigarettes with cigars, switching from cigarettes to smokeless tobacco, adopting a healthy diet, and engaging in regular exercise...
  35. ncbi request reprint Depression, socioeconomic status, age, and marital status in black women: a national study
    Isabel C Scarinci
    Center for Community Health, University of Memphis, TN 38157, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:421-8. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that income, education level, marital status, and age may be important demographic variables to consider when designing interventions to address depression among Black women...
  36. ncbi request reprint Smoking-related correlates of depressive symptoms in low-income pregnant women
    Mark W Vander Weg
    Nicotine Research Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:510-21. 2004
    ..To investigate smoking-related correlates of depressive symptomatology in low-income pregnant women...
  37. ncbi request reprint Changing multiple health behaviors: smoking and exercise
    Edwin D Boudreaux
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Baton Rouge, 70808, USA
    Prev Med 36:471-8. 2003
    ..In this study, we seek to replicate the study of King et al. (1996) in a low-income sample, the majority of whom are women, with at least one chronic illness who are attending primary care clinics...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationships among smoking status, ethnicity, socioeconomic indicators, and lifestyle variables in a biracial sample of women
    Jennifer M Watson
    University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jackson, MS 39216 4505, USA
    Prev Med 37:138-47. 2003
    ..Little is known about the unique patterns of smoking, risk factors, and correlates of quitting in Black versus White women of child-bearing age...
  39. ncbi request reprint Applying exercise stage of change to a low-income underserved population
    Cindy L Carmack Taylor
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, Houston, TX 77030 4095, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:99-107. 2003
    ..To validate the transtheoretical model for exercise behavior and the constructs of decisional balance and self-efficacy for exercise in a low-income, poorly educated primary care sample...
  40. ncbi request reprint Stage of change movement across three health behaviors: the role of self-efficacy
    Erin L O'Hea
    La Salle University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141, USA
    Am J Health Promot 19:94-102. 2004
    ..In this study, we examined the influence of self-efficacy in predicting stage of change (SOC) movement, without intervention, over a 1-month period for smoking cessation, exercise adoption, and dietary fat reduction...
  41. pmc Patient smoking cessation advice by health care providers: the role of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health
    Thomas K Houston
    Deep South Center for Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Alabama, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1056-61. 2005
    ..We assessed differences by ethnicity in ever receiving advice from providers to quit smoking. We evaluated whether socioeconomic status and health status were moderators of the association...

Research Grants12

  1. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Latina Immigrants
    Isabel C Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Secondary outcome will include: changes in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding the relationship between the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer. ..
  2. Cervical cancer screening in Hispanics
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  3. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Latina Immigrants
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Secondary outcome will include: changes in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding the relationship between the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer. ..
  4. Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Parana, Brazil
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  5. Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Parana, Brazil
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  6. Sowing the Seeds of Health: A Program for Latinas
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  7. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Latina Immigrants
    Isabel Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Secondary outcome will include: changes in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding the relationship between the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer. ..
  8. Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Parana, Brazil
    Isabel C Scarinci; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....