Lorraine O Walker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ethnic-specific weight-loss interventions for low-income postpartum women: findings and lessons
    Lorraine O Walker
    The University of Texas at Austin, 1700 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    West J Nurs Res 34:654-76. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Cumulative poor psychosocial and behavioral health among low-income women at 6 weeks postpartum
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Nurs Res 62:233-42. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Maternal health needs and interest in screening for depression and health behaviors during pediatric visits
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 27:267-77. 2013
  4. doi request reprint New mothers' interest in web-based health promotion: association with healthcare barriers, risk status, and user characteristics
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Telemed J E Health 18:785-90. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Communication technologies and maternal interest in health-promotion information about postpartum weight and parenting practices
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas, Austin, TX78701, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 41:201-15. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial thriving during late pregnancy: relationship to ethnicity, gestational weight gain, and birth weight
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin 78701 1499, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 31:263-74. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Managing excessive weight gain during pregnancy and the postpartum period
    Lorraine O Walker
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 36:490-500. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Applying the concept of positive deviance to public health data: a tool for reducing health disparities
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701 1499, USA
    Public Health Nurs 24:571-6. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Low-income women's reproductive weight patterns empirically based clusters of prepregnant, gestational, and postpartum weights
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:398-405. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Conceptual and measurement issues in early parenting practices research: an epidemiologic perspective
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:958-70. 2010

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Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Ethnic-specific weight-loss interventions for low-income postpartum women: findings and lessons
    Lorraine O Walker
    The University of Texas at Austin, 1700 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    West J Nurs Res 34:654-76. 2012
    ..Control groups (mailed interventions later) were generally more pleased with their assignment than intervention groups...
  2. doi request reprint Cumulative poor psychosocial and behavioral health among low-income women at 6 weeks postpartum
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Nurs Res 62:233-42. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Maternal health needs and interest in screening for depression and health behaviors during pediatric visits
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 27:267-77. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint New mothers' interest in web-based health promotion: association with healthcare barriers, risk status, and user characteristics
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Telemed J E Health 18:785-90. 2012
    ..Our second aim was to determine if the preceding proximal variables diminished associations of income level with interest in Web-based health programs...
  5. doi request reprint Communication technologies and maternal interest in health-promotion information about postpartum weight and parenting practices
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas, Austin, TX78701, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 41:201-15. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial thriving during late pregnancy: relationship to ethnicity, gestational weight gain, and birth weight
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin 78701 1499, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 31:263-74. 2002
    ..To test the influences of ethnicity on the relationships between psychosocial thriving and gestational weight gain and birth weight...
  7. ncbi request reprint Managing excessive weight gain during pregnancy and the postpartum period
    Lorraine O Walker
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 36:490-500. 2007
    ..Continued efforts are needed in practice and research to develop effective approaches for managing weight during pregnancy and postpartum, especially for low-income and ethnic minority women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Applying the concept of positive deviance to public health data: a tool for reducing health disparities
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701 1499, USA
    Public Health Nurs 24:571-6. 2007
    ..Analyzing existing datasets from a PD perspective may aid public health nurses in efforts to reduce health disparities. The effectiveness of our protocol will be clarified in future research...
  9. doi request reprint Low-income women's reproductive weight patterns empirically based clusters of prepregnant, gestational, and postpartum weights
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:398-405. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Conceptual and measurement issues in early parenting practices research: an epidemiologic perspective
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:958-70. 2010
    ..Stronger evidence concerning specific measurement properties of early parenting practices is important to advancing maternal-child research, surveillance, and practice...
  11. pmc Developing health promotion interventions: a Multisource Method applied to weight loss among low-income postpartum women
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    Public Health Nurs 27:188-95. 2010
    ..The MSM may be useful in designing future health programs designed for other special populations for whom existing interventions are unavailable or lack relevance...
  12. doi request reprint Identifying health disparities and social inequities affecting childbearing women and infants
    Lorraine O Walker
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 39:328-38. 2010
    ..Such assessments are basic to planning programs to address gaps in health care and advocating for practice and policy changes to improve the health care of childbearing women and infants...
  13. ncbi request reprint Maternal empathy, self-confidence, and stress as antecedents of preschool children's behavior problems
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
    J Spec Pediatr Nurs 12:93-104. 2007
    ..To test psychosocial antecedents (maternal stress, self-confidence, and empathy) of preschoolers' behavior problems...
  14. ncbi request reprint The structure of thriving/distress among low-income women at 3 months after giving birth
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Fam Community Health 30:S95-S103. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that interventions to ameliorate psychosocial distress among low-income women, regardless of ethnicity, may need to consider a comprehensive range of intervention content...
  15. ncbi request reprint Retention of pregnancy-related weight in the early postpartum period: implications for women's health services
    Lorraine O Walker
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, 1700 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 34:418-27. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Trajectory of weight changes in the first 6 weeks postpartum
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin 78701 1499, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:472-81. 2006
    ..To determine the trajectory of postpartum weight changes and to examine associations between weight change in the first 6 weeks postpartum and demographic, clinical, psychosocial, and behavioral variables...
  17. doi request reprint The distribution of weight-related risks among low-income women during the first postpartum year
    Lorraine O Walker
    Luci B Johnson Centennial Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 40:198-205. 2011
    ..To describe the distribution of weight-related risks (weight retention and overweight/obese status) during the first postpartum year and determine if risk distributions differ by race/ethnicity, time, age, or parity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Weight and behavioral and psychosocial factors among ethnically diverse, low-income women after childbirth: I. Methods and context
    Lorraine O Walker
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, 1700 River Street, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    Women Health 40:1-17. 2004
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  19. doi request reprint Altered perceptions of personal control about retained weight and depressive symptoms in low-income postpartum women
    Bobbie Sue Sterling
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701 1499, USA
    J Community Health Nurs 26:143-57. 2009
    ..Depression left women feeling isolated yet reluctant to seek help. These findings could provide the basis for health promotion interventions relevant to this population...
  20. ncbi request reprint Do low-income women attain their pre-pregnant weight by the 6th week of postpartum?
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701 1499, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:119-26. 2004
    ..To assess the proportion of women attaining pre-pregnant weight, and to ascertain the predictors of amount of retained weight at 6 weeks postpartum, in a tri-ethnic sample of low-income women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in low-income postpartum women
    Susan Wilkinson
    University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, 1700 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 36:109-14. 2004
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  22. doi request reprint Ethnic-specific perceptions of altered control among American women: implications for health promotion programs after pregnancy
    Bobbie Sterling
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701 1499, USA
    Health Care Women Int 32:39-56. 2011
    ..Effective health promotion interventions may include self-image building activities, stress management strategies and interventions that include family members but should address unique ethnic-specific contexts of low-income mothers...
  23. pmc Predictors of dietary quality in low-income pregnant women: a path analysis
    Eileen R Fowles
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    Nurs Res 60:286-94. 2011
    ..Despite the potential importance of nutrition to pregnancy outcomes, little is known about the factors influencing dietary quality, especially during the first trimester...
  24. pmc Relationships among maternal nutrient intake and placental biomarkers during the 1st trimester in low-income women
    Eileen R Fowles
    The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, 1700 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 1499, USA
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 285:891-9. 2012
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  25. pmc Self-efficacy scale for weight loss among multi-ethnic women of lower income: a psychometric evaluation
    Lara Latimer
    Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:279-83. 2011
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  26. doi request reprint Risk factors for excessive or inadequate gestational weight gain among Hispanic women in a U.S.-Mexico border state
    Lorraine O Walker
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, 1700 Red River Street, Austin, TX
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 38:418-29. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for excessive or inadequate gestational weight gain and associated morbidities among Hispanic women in a U.S.-Mexico border state...
  27. doi request reprint Cluster analysis identifies subpopulations for health promotion campaign design
    Michael Mackert
    Department of Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    Public Health Nurs 28:451-7. 2011
    ..The implications of cluster analysis, from guiding additional formative research to development of health communication strategies, are discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Measuring dietary intake in nursing research
    Eileen R Fowles
    School of Nursing, Univeristy of Texas at Austin, 78701 1499, USA
    Can J Nurs Res 39:146-65. 2007
    ..Although complex, examining nutritional intake in health research is essential to determining an individual's disease risk status and response to treatment...
  29. doi request reprint What new mothers' favorite web sites and features tell us about designing web-based health promotion: a content analysis
    Elise R Nellsch
    1 School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    Telemed J E Health 19:875-8. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the Web site preferences of new mothers in order to better design health resources distributed through the Internet...
  30. ncbi request reprint Correlates of dietary quality and weight retention in postpartum women
    Eileen R Fowles
    Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790 5810, USA
    J Community Health Nurs 23:183-97. 2006
    ..A gap exists in the nutrition education and weight management of women after childbirth that allows for a reversal of the healthy eating patterns adopted during pregnancy and throughout the ensuing postpartum life transition...
  31. ncbi request reprint A review of nursing interventions to foster becoming a mother
    Ramona T Mercer
    Department of Family Health Nursing in the University of California, San Francisco, Burlingame, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:568-82. 2006
    ..To determine the current state of knowledge of nursing interventions that foster the process of becoming a mother...
  32. ncbi request reprint Keeping pregnancy-related weight may result in long-term weight problems for women
    Lorraine O Walker
    Ethn Dis 14:161-2. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors related to nausea, vomiting, and fatigue in early pregnancy
    Fan Hao Chou
    College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Nurs Scholarsh 35:119-25. 2003
    ..To test whether nausea and vomiting or fatigue correlated with psychosocial variables...
  34. pmc Serving the underserved through research
    Graham J McDougall
    University of Texas School of Nursing at Austin
    Reflect Nurs Leadersh 28:34-7. 2002
  35. ncbi request reprint Identifying healthy eating strategies in low-income pregnant women: applying a positive deviance model
    Eileen R Fowles
    Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61761, USA
    Health Care Women Int 26:807-20. 2005
    ..Health care providers can use the positive deviance approach to guide the development of interventions to improve women's diets using community-specific solutions to enhance the health of mothers and infants...

Research Grants7

  1. OVERWEIGHT STATUS AFTER CHILDBIRTH
    Lorraine Walker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  2. Reducing Postpartum Weight Retention Among Low Income, Ethnically Diverse Women
    Lorraine Walker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....