Kenneth A Wallston

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The validity of the multidimensional health locus of control scales
    Kenneth A Wallston
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:623-31. 2005
  2. pmc The Perceived Medical Condition Self-Management Scale applied to persons with HIV/AIDS
    Kenneth A Wallston
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 421 Godchaux Hall, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Health Psychol 16:109-15. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Perceived Diabetes Self-Management Scale (PDSMS)
    Kenneth A Wallston
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 421 Godchaux Hall, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Behav Med 30:395-401. 2007
  4. pmc Addressing literacy and numeracy to improve diabetes care: two randomized controlled trials
    Kerri Cavanaugh
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:2149-55. 2009
  5. pmc Self-management problem solving for adolescents with type 1 diabetes: intervention processes associated with an Internet program
    Shelagh A Mulvaney
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:140-2. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Factors associated with external and internal lymphedema in patients with head-and-neck cancer
    Jie Deng
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:e319-28. 2012
  7. pmc Using mobile phones to measure adolescent diabetes adherence
    Shelagh A Mulvaney
    School of Nursing, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Health Psychol 31:43-50. 2012
  8. pmc Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD
    Kerri L Cavanaugh
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 2372, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:1979-85. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Problematic social support, family functioning, and subjective well-being in women with rheumatoid arthritis
    Mary Beth Coty
    University of Louisville, School of Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Women Health 50:53-70. 2010
  10. pmc Health literacy explains racial disparities in diabetes medication adherence
    Chandra Y Osborn
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    J Health Commun 16:268-78. 2011

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint The validity of the multidimensional health locus of control scales
    Kenneth A Wallston
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:623-31. 2005
    ..The theoretical relationships between these beliefs and other constructs are complex, making it necessary to thoughtfully consider the valid application of the MHLC scales in each new study...
  2. pmc The Perceived Medical Condition Self-Management Scale applied to persons with HIV/AIDS
    Kenneth A Wallston
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 421 Godchaux Hall, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Health Psychol 16:109-15. 2011
    ..The PMCSMS has broad utility as a generic template that can easily be adapted to different medical conditions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Perceived Diabetes Self-Management Scale (PDSMS)
    Kenneth A Wallston
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 421 Godchaux Hall, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Behav Med 30:395-401. 2007
    ..The PDSMS is a valid measure of diabetes self-efficacy, and the more generic template from which it was adapted can easily be altered for use with other chronic medical conditions...
  4. pmc Addressing literacy and numeracy to improve diabetes care: two randomized controlled trials
    Kerri Cavanaugh
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:2149-55. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the impact of providing literacy- and numeracy-sensitive diabetes care within an enhanced diabetes care program on A1C and other diabetes outcomes...
  5. pmc Self-management problem solving for adolescents with type 1 diabetes: intervention processes associated with an Internet program
    Shelagh A Mulvaney
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:140-2. 2011
    ..Describe intervention processes associated with an Internet self-management problem solving program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes, and relate participant characteristics to program use...
  6. doi request reprint Factors associated with external and internal lymphedema in patients with head-and-neck cancer
    Jie Deng
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:e319-28. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with the presence of secondary external and internal lymphedema in patients with head-and-neck cancer (HNC)...
  7. pmc Using mobile phones to measure adolescent diabetes adherence
    Shelagh A Mulvaney
    School of Nursing, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Health Psychol 31:43-50. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD
    Kerri L Cavanaugh
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 2372, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:1979-85. 2010
    ..In summary, limited health literacy is common and associates with higher mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients. Addressing health literacy may improve survival for these patients...
  9. doi request reprint Problematic social support, family functioning, and subjective well-being in women with rheumatoid arthritis
    Mary Beth Coty
    University of Louisville, School of Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Women Health 50:53-70. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Health literacy explains racial disparities in diabetes medication adherence
    Chandra Y Osborn
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    J Health Commun 16:268-78. 2011
    ..09, p = .14). Diabetes medication adherence promotion interventions should address patient health literacy limitations...
  11. pmc Self-efficacy links health literacy and numeracy to glycemic control
    Chandra Y Osborn
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    J Health Commun 15:146-58. 2010
    ..Diabetes self-efficacy may be an important target of interventions to improve diabetes control and promote health equity related to health literacy and general numeracy skills needed for diabetes management...
  12. ncbi request reprint Association of numeracy and diabetes control
    Kerri Cavanaugh
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:737-46. 2008
    ..The influence of a patient's quantitative skills (numeracy) on the management of diabetes is only partially understood...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of secondary lymphedema after head and neck cancer treatment on symptoms, functional status, and quality of life
    Jie Deng
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    Head Neck 35:1026-35. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the associations among severity of internal and external lymphedema, symptoms, functional status, and QOL in patients with head and neck cancer...
  14. pmc Diabetes numeracy: an overlooked factor in understanding racial disparities in glycemic control
    Chandra Y Osborn
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:1614-9. 2009
    ..We examined whether health literacy, general numeracy, and diabetes-related numeracy explain the association between African American race and poor glycemic control (A1C) in patients with diabetes...
  15. doi request reprint Cognitive adaptability as a moderator of expressive writing effects in an HIV sample
    Lois J Wagner
    School of Nursing, Godchaux Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:410-20. 2010
    ..Findings underscore the importance of identification of moderating variables in understanding the impact of expressive writing interventions among individuals with HIV or other conditions...
  16. doi request reprint Psychological vulnerability predicts increases in depressive symptoms in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis
    Vaughn G Sinclair
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Nurs Res 59:140-6. 2010
    ..Efficient measures are needed to identify individuals at risk for depression to optimize intervention efforts that can enhance health-related outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint The relationship between positive psychological attributes and psychological well-being in persons with HIV/AIDS
    Abraham Mukolo
    Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:2374-81. 2012
    ..However, change in psychological well-being might be best predicted by PC...
  18. pmc Development and initial validation of the barriers to diabetes adherence measure for adolescents
    Shelagh A Mulvaney
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, School of Nursing, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 94:77-83. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a measure of psychosocial barriers to adherence in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and examine relationships to patient characteristics, adherence, and hemoglobin A1C (A1C)...
  19. pmc Associations among perceived and objective disease knowledge and satisfaction with physician communication in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Julie A Wright Nunes
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hypertension and Nephrology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Kidney Int 80:1344-51. 2011
    ..91), of patient satisfaction with physician communication. Thus, our results present a mechanism to evaluate distinct forms of patient kidney knowledge and identify specific opportunities for education tailored to patients with CKD...
  20. pmc An internet-based program to improve self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes
    Shelagh A Mulvaney
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:602-4. 2010
    ..33%). CONCLUSIONS This brief trial suggests that self-management support delivered through a secure website may improve self-management and offset typical decreases in adolescent glycemic control...
  21. pmc Patient perspectives on fluid management in chronic hemodialysis
    Kimberly Smith
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Ren Nutr 20:334-41. 2010
    ..We sought to describe the perspectives and experiences of chronic hemodialysis (CHD) patients regarding self-care and adherence to fluid restrictions...
  22. pmc Development and validation of the General Health Numeracy Test (GHNT)
    Chandra Y Osborn
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 91:350-6. 2013
    ..Because existing numeracy measures may not optimally assess 'health numeracy', we developed and validated the General Health Numeracy Test (GHNT)...
  23. doi request reprint Predictors of late presentation for HIV diagnosis: a literature review and suggested way forward
    Abraham Mukolo
    Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 750, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:5-30. 2013
    ..Greater exploration of psychosocial predictors of late HIV diagnosis is advocated for, to guide future intervention research and to inform public policy and practice targeted at 'difficult to reach' populations...
  24. doi request reprint Existential well-being predicts perceived control in adults with heart failure
    Michael W Vollman
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 22:198-203. 2009
    ..Thus, patients with HF who adjust to personal changes and who also connect with others may develop meaning and purpose in life and may perceive increased control over their heart disease...
  25. pmc Development and results of a kidney disease knowledge survey given to patients with CKD
    Julie A Wright
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 57:387-95. 2011
    ..Little is known about disease-specific knowledge in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We developed and examined the results of a survey to characterize kidney disease knowledge...
  26. pmc Psychosocial determinants of mammography follow-up after receipt of abnormal mammography results in medically underserved women
    Alecia Malin Fair
    Department of Surgery, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:71-94. 2010
    ..0 vs. 5.3) (p-value<.01). These constructs have implications for understanding mammography follow-up among minority and medically underserved women. Further comprehensive study of these concepts is warranted...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clinical inertia: a common barrier to changing provider prescribing behavior
    Christianne L Roumie
    Vanderbilt University, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:277-85. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Improving blood pressure control through provider education, provider alerts, and patient education: a cluster randomized trial
    Christianne L Roumie
    Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:165-75. 2006
    ..Inadequate blood pressure control is a persistent gap in quality care...
  29. ncbi request reprint The development and psychometric evaluation of the Brief Resilient Coping Scale
    Vaughn G Sinclair
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, USA
    Assessment 11:94-101. 2004
    ..The sensitivity of the BRCS to changes associated with a cognitive-behavioral intervention is also demonstrated. The BCRS may be useful for identifying individuals in need of interventions designed to enhance resilient coping skills...
  30. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the brief health literacy screen in clinical practice
    Kenneth A Wallston
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:119-26. 2014
    ..The three-item Brief Health Literacy Screen (BHLS) has been validated in research settings, but not in routine practice, administered by clinical personnel...
  31. ncbi request reprint Patient-physician race concordance and its relationship to perceived health outcomes
    Disha Kumar
    School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:345-51. 2009
    ..In this study, we examined the relationship between race concordance and perceived quality of care, self-reported general health, and the SF-12 measures of physical and mental health in a community-based sample of 2001 adults...
  32. doi request reprint Determinants of health after hospital discharge: rationale and design of the Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS)
    Abby G Meyers
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 1215 21st Ave S, Suite 6000 Medical Center East, Nashville 37232, TN, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:10. 2014
    ..Little research has examined the role of health literacy and other social determinants of health in predicting post-discharge outcomes...
  33. doi request reprint Prevalence of secondary lymphedema in patients with head and neck cancer
    Jie Deng
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:244-52. 2012
    ..Yet, no published data are available regarding the prevalence of secondary lymphedema after head and neck cancer treatment...
  34. doi request reprint Development and validation of a religious health fatalism measure for the African-American faith community
    Monica D Franklin
    Vanderbilt University, USA
    J Health Psychol 13:323-35. 2008
    ..Evidence is presented for the reliability, convergent and predictive validity of the Religious Health Fatalism Questionnaire...
  35. doi request reprint Patient centered primary care is associated with patient hypertension medication adherence
    Christianne L Roumie
    VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center GRECC, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Behav Med 34:244-53. 2011
    ..5 (lowest quartile). Future research is needed to determine if improving patient centered care, particularly communication skills, could lead to improvements in health related behaviors such as medication adherence and health outcomes...
  36. doi request reprint Roles and well-being among healthy women and women with rheumatoid arthritis
    Mary Beth Coty
    School of Nursing, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Adv Nurs 63:189-98. 2008
    ..This paper is a report of a study examining the relationships among number of roles, role quality, role stress, role balance, and psychological well-being in women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis...
  37. pmc Short, subjective measures of numeracy and general health literacy in an adult emergency department
    Candace McNaughton
    Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1148-55. 2011
    ..The objective was to evaluate the reliability and validity of brief subjective measures of numeracy and general health literacy in the adult emergency department (ED) setting...
  38. pmc Development and validation of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT)
    Mary Margaret Huizinga
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:96. 2008
    ..This paper describes the development and psychometric properties of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT), the first scale to specifically measure numeracy skills used in diabetes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Canonical correlation reveals important relations between health locus of control, coping, affect and values
    Kevin S Masters
    Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 2340, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:719-31. 2005
    ..Canonical correlation promotes greater understanding of relations between health loci of control and other multidimensional variables than can be obtained through simpler analytic strategies...

Research Grants2

  1. Effects of Expressive Writing in Persons with HIV/AIDS
    Kenneth Wallston; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Effect of Expressive Writing on Cessation of Tobacco Use
    Kenneth Wallston; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Participants' socioeconomic status along with tobacco use history will be examined as potential moderator variables. ..