Irene H Yen

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Women's perceptions of neighborhood resources and hazards related to diet, physical activity, and smoking: focus group results from economically distinct neighborhoods in a mid-sized U.S. city
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:98-106. 2007
  2. pmc Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Aging Res 2012:139523. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Built environment and mobility of older adults: important policy and practice efforts
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:951-6. 2012
  4. pmc Perceived neighborhood problems and quality of life, physical functioning, and depressive symptoms among adults with asthma
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:873-9. 2006
  5. pmc Measuring the neighborhood environment: associations with young girls' energy intake and expenditure in a cross-sectional study
    Cindy W Leung
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, Box 0856, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856 USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:52. 2010
  6. pmc Neighborhood environment in studies of health of older adults: a systematic review
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:455-63. 2009
  7. pmc Impact of perceived neighborhood problems on change in asthma-related health outcomes between baseline and follow-up
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Health Place 14:468-77. 2008
  8. pmc Does neighborhood environment influence girls' pubertal onset? findings from a cohort study
    Julianna Deardorff
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:27. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of socioeconomic status and psychosocial and physical workplace factors with musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers
    Marion Gillen
    Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0608, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:245-60. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis
    Paul D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:362-72. 2005

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Women's perceptions of neighborhood resources and hazards related to diet, physical activity, and smoking: focus group results from economically distinct neighborhoods in a mid-sized U.S. city
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:98-106. 2007
    ..To investigate women's perceptions of neighborhood resources and hazards associated with poor diet, physical inactivity, and cigarette smoking...
  2. pmc Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Aging Res 2012:139523. 2012
    ..Multiple locations influence older adults' health, including residential neighborhoods. Older adults value mobility, active lives, and social connections...
  3. doi request reprint Built environment and mobility of older adults: important policy and practice efforts
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:951-6. 2012
    ..Given the importance of mobility concerns to older adults, it must be determined without delay which design features support mobility and how local areas can better prepare to support the health of their aging populations...
  4. pmc Perceived neighborhood problems and quality of life, physical functioning, and depressive symptoms among adults with asthma
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:873-9. 2006
    ..We investigated associations between perceived neighborhood problems and quality of life (QOL), physical functioning, and depressive symptoms among adults with asthma...
  5. pmc Measuring the neighborhood environment: associations with young girls' energy intake and expenditure in a cross-sectional study
    Cindy W Leung
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, Box 0856, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856 USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:52. 2010
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  6. pmc Neighborhood environment in studies of health of older adults: a systematic review
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:455-63. 2009
    ..The health of older adults may be more influenced by their neighborhoods as a result of decreased mobility. However, research on neighborhood's influence on older adults' health, specifically, is limited...
  7. pmc Impact of perceived neighborhood problems on change in asthma-related health outcomes between baseline and follow-up
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Health Place 14:468-77. 2008
    ..34; 95% confidence interval: 1.09-5.00). NP did not predict decline in QOL. Analyses adjusted for demographics, asthma severity, and baseline value of the health outcome...
  8. pmc Does neighborhood environment influence girls' pubertal onset? findings from a cohort study
    Julianna Deardorff
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:27. 2012
    ..The current study prospectively examined associations between neighborhood environment and timing of pubertal onset in a multi-ethnic cohort of girls. Body mass index (BMI) was examined as a mediator of these associations...
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of socioeconomic status and psychosocial and physical workplace factors with musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers
    Marion Gillen
    Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0608, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:245-60. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis
    Paul D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:362-72. 2005
    ..We sought to study the combined effects of multiple home indoor environmental exposures in adult asthma and rhinitis...
  11. pmc Small food stores and availability of nutritious foods: a comparison of database and in-store measures, Northern California, 2009
    Ellen Kersten
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, 137 Mulford Hall No 3114, Berkeley, California 94720 3114, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E127. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint From homeless to hopeless and healthless?: the health impacts of housing challenges among former foster care youth transitioning to adulthood in California
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs 32:77-93. 2009
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  13. pmc Childhood obesity and the built environment
    Maida P Galvez
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 22:202-7. 2010
    ..Whereas studies on the impacts of neighborhood factors on adult obesity are relatively common, studies examining these same factors on childhood obesity are far fewer...
  14. ncbi request reprint Integrating qualitative research into occupational health: a case study among hospital workers
    Deborah R Gordon
    Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:399-409. 2005
    ..We sought to better use qualitative approaches in occupational health research and integrate them with quantitative methods...
  15. ncbi request reprint Homelessness and health care access after emancipation: results from the Midwest Evaluation of Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth
    Margot B Kushel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital, Box 1364, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:986-93. 2007
    ..To estimate the association between housing status and health care access and outcomes among young adults aging out of the child welfare system...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predictors of pneumonia severity in HIV-infected adults admitted to an Urban public hospital
    Kara W Chew
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:273-7. 2011
    ..Lack of stable housing was not associated with worse outcomes. The PORT score may be a valid tool to predict mortality and need for hospital admission in HIV-infected patients with CAP...
  17. ncbi request reprint The psychosocial work environment and musculoskeletal disorders: design of a comprehensive interviewer-administered questionnaire
    Reiner Rugulies
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:428-39. 2004
    ..Psychosocial working conditions are likely to contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), but a lack of standardized measurement tools reflects both the theoretical and methodological limitations of current research...
  18. pmc The association between subjective social status and mental health among Asian immigrants: investigating the influence of age at immigration
    Janxin Leu
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1152-64. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive study of the direct and indirect costs of adult asthma
    Miriam G Cisternas
    MGC Data Services, Carlsbad, California, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:1212-8. 2003
    ..Asthma is a common and costly health condition, but most estimates of its economic effect have relied on secondary sources with limited condition-specific detail...

Research Grants2

  1. Measuring Neighborhood: Key Aspects for Multiethnic Older Adults Health Status
    Irene Yen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Neighborhood environments could be crucial given that as people age they may be more dependent on their immediate surroundings. ..