Thomas Arcury

Summary

Affiliation: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Dental care utilization among North Carolina rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Public Health Dent 72:190-7. 2012
  2. pmc How do parents of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) perceive their therapies?
    Kelly Rouster-Stevens
    Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:25. 2008
  3. pmc Daily use of complementary and other therapies for symptoms among older adults: study design and illustrative results
    Thomas A Arcury
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Aging Health 23:52-69. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Herbal remedy use as health self-management among older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S142-9. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Delivery of health services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:345-63. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Treating skin disease: self-management behaviors of Latino farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Agromedicine 11:27-35. 2006
  7. pmc Pesticide urinary metabolite levels of children in eastern North Carolina farmworker households
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1254-60. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use among older adults: ethnic variation
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem NC 27157 1084, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:723-31. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels of children in farmworker households in eastern North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:751-60. 2006
  10. pmc Farmworker exposure to pesticides: methodologic issues for the collection of comparable data
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:923-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications93

  1. pmc Dental care utilization among North Carolina rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Public Health Dent 72:190-7. 2012
    ..This analysis delineates the predisposing, need, and enabling factors that are associated with regular and recent dental care in a multiethnic sample of rural older adults...
  2. pmc How do parents of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) perceive their therapies?
    Kelly Rouster-Stevens
    Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:25. 2008
    ..Little is known about parents' perceptions of these therapies. This study describes the views of parents of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) regarding conventional and CAM therapies...
  3. pmc Daily use of complementary and other therapies for symptoms among older adults: study design and illustrative results
    Thomas A Arcury
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Aging Health 23:52-69. 2011
    ..This article describes research designed to specify complementary therapies used among older adults by obtaining daily use data and the specific purposes for use...
  4. ncbi request reprint Herbal remedy use as health self-management among older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S142-9. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Delivery of health services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:345-63. 2007
    ..These research needs include formal evaluations of existing programs and basic research to characterize the health services utilization patterns of farmworkers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Treating skin disease: self-management behaviors of Latino farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Agromedicine 11:27-35. 2006
    ..Appropriate medical care for treating skin problems that are dangerous and reduce farmworkers' quality-of-life needs to be made available to this population...
  7. pmc Pesticide urinary metabolite levels of children in eastern North Carolina farmworker households
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1254-60. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use among older adults: ethnic variation
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem NC 27157 1084, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:723-31. 2006
    ..This analysis documents CAM use among Black, Hispanic, Asian, and White adults age > or =65 and delineates the importance of ethnicity in predicting CAM use...
  9. ncbi request reprint Organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels of children in farmworker households in eastern North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:751-60. 2006
    ..The relative importance of para-occupational, residential, and environment risk factors are delineated...
  10. pmc Farmworker exposure to pesticides: methodologic issues for the collection of comparable data
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:923-8. 2006
    ....
  11. pmc Physical activity among rural older adults with diabetes
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 22:164-8. 2006
    ..This analysis describes physical activity levels and factors associated with physical activity in an ethnically diverse (African American, Native American, white) sample of rural older adults with diabetes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Latino farmworker perceptions of the risk factors for occupational skin disease
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:434-42. 2006
    ..Interventions to reduce skin disease must be adapted to farmworkers' understanding of such disease, including their beliefs or knowledge of risk factors for skin disease...
  13. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use as health self-management: rural older adults with diabetes
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S62-70. 2006
    ..We summarize CAM use for general use and for diabetes care and use multiple logistic modeling to estimate the effects of health self-management predictors on use of CAM therapies...
  14. pmc The association of health and functional status with private and public religious practice among rural, ethnically diverse, older adults with diabetes
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 23:246-53. 2007
    ..This analysis describes the association of health and functional status with private and public religious practice among ethnically diverse (African American, Native American, white) rural older adults with diabetes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Diagnosed skin diseases among migrant farmworkers in North Carolina: prevalence and risk factors
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 13:407-18. 2007
    ..Skin diseases are highly prevalent among farmworkers. Research is needed to delineate specific factors causing high levels of infection and inflammation in this population...
  16. pmc Overcoming language and literacy barriers in safety and health training of agricultural workers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Center for Worker Health, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Agromedicine 15:236-48. 2010
    ..Finally, gaps in knowledge and practice are summarized and recommendations to develop educationally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate safety and health training are presented...
  17. pmc Repeated pesticide exposure among North Carolina migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:802-13. 2010
    ..Limited data document the multiple and repeated pesticide absorption experienced by farmworkers in an agricultural season or their risk factors...
  18. pmc Seasonal variation in the measurement of urinary pesticide metabolites among Latino farmworkers in eastern North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:339-50. 2009
    ..Future research needs to collect multiple exposure measures at frequent intervals over an extended period to characterize factors associated with exposure...
  19. ncbi request reprint High levels of transdermal nicotine exposure produce green tobacco sickness in Latino farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:315-21. 2003
    ..Treatment of GTS must address nicotine poisoning. GTS affects laborers with limited resources. Research must disclose the extent of this occupational illness and investigate ways to prevent it...
  20. pmc Variation across the agricultural season in organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels for Latino farmworkers in eastern North Carolina: project design and descriptive results
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:539-50. 2009
    ..This article presents an overview of PACE3 and provides a descriptive analysis of participant characteristics and one set of pesticide biomarkers, the dialkylphosphate (DAP) urinary metabolites of organophosphorus (OP) pesticides...
  21. pmc Oral health self-care behaviors of rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Public Health Dent 69:182-9. 2009
    ..This analysis describes the dental self-care behaviors used by a multiethnic sample of older adults and delineates the associations of self-care behaviors with personal characteristics and oral health problems...
  22. pmc Complementary therapy use and health self-management among rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:635-43. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Health and social impacts of tobacco production
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Agromedicine 11:71-81. 2006
    ..To summarize current knowledge about the health and social consequences of tobacco production and to outline research needed to better understand these effects...
  24. pmc Reducing farmworker residential pesticide exposure: evaluation of a lay health advisor intervention
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:447-55. 2009
    ..Policy changes are needed to address circumstances outside of farmworkers' control that affect pesticide exposure...
  25. doi request reprint Green tobacco sickness and skin integrity among migrant Latino farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:195-203. 2008
    ..The primary aim of this analysis is to expand existing knowledge of GTS risk factors by delineating the association of measures of skin integrity with the prevalence of GTS among Latino farmworkers...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diabetes beliefs among low-income, white residents of a rural North Carolina community
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 21:337-45. 2005
    ..Every social group shares beliefs about health and illness. Knowledge and understanding of these health beliefs are essential for education programs to address health promotion and illness prevention...
  27. ncbi request reprint Access to transportation and health care utilization in a rural region
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 21:31-8. 2005
    ..However, little research has examined directly access to transportation in analyses of rural health care utilization...
  28. ncbi request reprint Staying healthy: the salience and meaning of health maintenance behaviors among rural older adults in North Carolina
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salemn, NC 27157, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:1541-56. 2001
    ..Staying healthy is maintaining the ability to function in a community. These results indicate that providers cannot assume that older patients will share their interpretation of general health promotion advice...
  29. ncbi request reprint The incidence of green tobacco sickness among Latino farmworkers
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:601-9. 2001
    ..97; fewer than 25% of workdays ID, 1.29) had the largest effect. More effort must be directed toward preventing this occupational illness that affects workers who have little control over workplace safety...
  30. pmc Pesticide safety among farmworkers: perceived risk and perceived control as factors reflecting environmental justice
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:233-40. 2002
    ..These results argue that for pesticide safety education to be effective, it must address issues of farmworker control in implementing workplace pesticide safety...
  31. ncbi request reprint An exploratory analysis of occupational skin disease among Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers in North Carolina
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 9:221-32. 2003
    ..Further research is required with improved measurement of skin disease signs and symptoms, diagnosis of specific skin disease, and improved measurement of risk factors...
  32. pmc Farmworker pesticide exposure and community-based participatory research: rationale and practical applications
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem NC 27157 1084 USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:429-34. 2001
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Farmer health beliefs about an occupational illness that affects farmworkers: the case of green tobacco sickness
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 9:33-45. 2003
    ..Documenting and understanding the beliefs and knowledge of agricultural employers is an important undertaking in our efforts to reduce occupational injury and illness among farmworkers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Farmworker reports of pesticide safety and sanitation in the work environment
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 39:487-98. 2001
    ..It is important to learn from farmworker safety experiences to develop effective measures to improve agricultural workplace safety...
  35. pmc Farmworkers and pesticides: community-based research
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:787-92. 2000
    ....
  36. pmc Predictors of incidence and prevalence of green tobacco sickness among Latino farmworkers in North Carolina, USA
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:818-24. 2001
    ....
  37. pmc The effects of geography and spatial behavior on health care utilization among the residents of a rural region
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:135-55. 2005
    ..This analysis determines the importance of geography and spatial behavior as predisposing and enabling factors in rural health care utilization, controlling for demographic, social, cultural, and health status factors...
  38. ncbi request reprint Pesticides in the homes of farmworkers: Latino mothers' perceptions of risk to their children's health
    Pamela Rao
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:335-53. 2007
    ..Families living in farmworker households would benefit from health education programs that target their specific needs...
  39. pmc Migrant farmworker field and camp safety and sanitation in eastern North Carolina
    Lara E Whalley
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:421-36. 2009
    ..Further research needs to account for social and cultural factors. Regulations should be compared with pesticide metabolite levels to measure their effectiveness. More effort is needed to enforce existing regulations...
  40. ncbi request reprint Use of mapping technology in health intervention research
    Wilbert M Gesler
    Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:142-6. 2004
  41. ncbi request reprint Quality of diets consumed by older rural adults
    Mara Z Vitolins
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Rural Health 18:49-56. 2002
    ....
  42. pmc Ethnographic evaluation of a lay health promoter program to reduce occupational injuries among Latino poultry processing workers
    Antonio Marin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:36-43. 2009
    ..Promoters' supervisors reported challenges and strategies experienced by the promoters. Promoter programs in occupational health and safety are feasible approaches to supplement training provided in the workplace...
  43. doi request reprint Evidence of organizational injustice in poultry processing plants: Possible effects on occupational health and safety among Latino workers in North Carolina
    Antonio J Marin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:37-48. 2009
    ..This situation creates the potential for organizational injustice, made visible through abusive supervisory practices, and leads to situations in which occupational illnesses and injuries are likely to occur...
  44. ncbi request reprint Diabetes meanings among those without diabetes: explanatory models of immigrant Latinos in rural North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2183-93. 2004
    ..These results provide information for the design of health programs for the prevention of type 2 diabetes...
  45. pmc The prevalence of melasma and its association with quality of life in adult male Latino migrant workers
    Rita Pichardo
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Int J Dermatol 48:22-6. 2009
    ..Melasma is a common condition of Latino women that detracts from their quality of life (QOL). The prevalence and impact of melasma in Latino men is not well characterized...
  46. ncbi request reprint Pesticide safety behaviors in Latino farmworker family households
    Pamela Rao
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:271-80. 2006
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Aging and eating in the rural, southern United States: beliefs about salt and its effect on health
    Shannon L Smith
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:189-98. 2006
    ..These older adults' narratives demonstrate their attempts to reconcile the important role of traditional foods in their identity as Southerners with their attempts to meet medical recommendations for healthy eating...
  48. pmc Men's knowledge and beliefs about prostate cancer: education, race, and screening status
    Julie A Winterich
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:199-203. 2009
    ..This study compared education, race, and screening status to determine how each factor shapes men's knowledge of prostate cancer and screening...
  49. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults with diabetes in the United States
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 12:16-22. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Pesticides at work and at home: exposure of migrant farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 0184, USA
    Lancet 362:2021. 2003
  51. ncbi request reprint A clinic-based, case-control comparison of green tobacco sickness among minority farmworkers: clues for prevention
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    South Med J 95:1008-11. 2002
    ..Working in wet tobacco is a major risk factor for GTS. Little is known about preventing GTS. This analysis examines possible GTS preventive measures...
  52. pmc Depressive symptoms among Latino farmworkers across the agricultural season: Structural and situational influences
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:335-43. 2010
    ..The pattern of results suggests that strategies to address mental health problems in this vulnerable population will require coordinated action at the individual and social level...
  53. doi request reprint Migrant farmworker stress: mental health implications
    Ann E Hiott
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 24:32-9. 2008
    ..The number of Latinos in rural regions of the United States is increasing. Little is known about factors that undermine the mental health of this segment of the rural population...
  54. ncbi request reprint Self-treatment with bleach by a Latino farmworker
    Shelley Cathcart
    Department of Dermatology, The Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Dermatitis 19:102-4. 2008
    ..This patient illustrates a common practice that exacerbates skin disease and sheds light on social and cultural factors of which health care providers serving this community should be aware...
  55. pmc Job demands and pesticide exposure among immigrant Latino farmworkers
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 15:252-66. 2010
    ..However, analyses produced several interaction effects, including evidence that high levels of control may buffer the effects of physical job demands on detection of DAP urinary pesticide metabolites...
  56. pmc Teledermatology consultations provide specialty care for farmworkers in rural clinics
    Quirina M Vallejos
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 25:198-202. 2009
    ..Rural patients have limited access to dermatologic care. Farmworkers have high rates of skin disease and limited access to care...
  57. ncbi request reprint Blistering eruption in a Latino migrant farmworker
    Steven R Feldman
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Agromedicine 12:81-5. 2007
    ....
  58. pmc Health care utilization among migrant Latino farmworkers: the case of skin disease
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Rural Health 25:98-103. 2009
    ..Skin diseases are common occupational illnesses for migrant farmworkers. Farmworkers face many barriers in accessing health care resources...
  59. doi request reprint Acculturation and conflict in Mexican immigrants' intimate partnerships: the role of women's labor force participation
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27106, USA
    Violence Against Women 15:1194-212. 2009
    ..Immigrant Latino women tended to embrace an assimilation strategy for acculturation, whereas immigrant Latino men embrace a separation strategy...
  60. pmc Development of an international questionnaire to measure use of complementary and alternative medicine (I-CAM-Q)
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 15:331-9. 2009
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Self report of skin problems among farmworkers in North Carolina
    Quirina M Vallejos
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:204-12. 2008
    ..This study estimates the prevalence of self-reported skin problems among Latino farmworkers and identifies associated risk factors...
  62. pmc Predictors of falls in a multiethnic population of older rural adults with diabetes
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:394-8. 2006
    ..Falls are a recognized danger for older adults with diabetes. Persons in rural communities with diabetes may face additional risks from falling due to environmental and activity differences...
  63. pmc Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among rural older African Americans, Native Americans, and whites with diabetes
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:823-9. 2005
    ..Little is known about the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among older adults living in rural communities, particularly among ethnic minority groups, who are at increased risk of developing diabetes and complications...
  64. pmc Experiences of Latino immigrant families in North Carolina help explain elevated levels of food insecurity and hunger
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Nutr 136:2638-44. 2006
    ..Overall, these findings suggest that immigrant Latinos experience significant levels of food insecurity that are not addressed by current governmental programs...
  65. ncbi request reprint Age, race, and ethnicity in the use of complementary and alternative medicine for health self-management: evidence from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Aging Health 17:547-72. 2005
    ..Determine if complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use for treating existing conditions and for health maintenance differs by age and ethnicity...
  66. pmc Reporting pesticide assessment results to farmworker families: development, implementation, and evaluation of a risk communication strategy
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Piedmont Plaza II, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:636-42. 2004
    ..We review the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach and suggest areas for future research in risk communication to communities affected by environmental health risks...
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparative validation of standard, picture-sort and meal-based food-frequency questionnaires adapted for an elderly population of low socio-economic status
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:524-32. 2007
    ..To compare the validity of a modified Block food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ), a picture-sort administration of the FFQ (PSFFQ) and a meal pattern-based questionnaire (MPQ) in a multi-ethnic population of low socio-economic status (SES)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Age, ethnicity, and use of complementary and alternative medicine in health self-management
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:84-98. 2007
    ..The results also highlight the significance of social and cultural factors in understanding patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in the adult population...
  69. ncbi request reprint Review of pesticide education materials for health care providers providing care to agricultural workers
    Ann E Hiott
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Rural Health 22:17-25. 2006
    ..Pesticide exposure is an important environmental and occupational health risk for agricultural workers and their families, but health care providers receive little training in it...
  70. pmc Ethnic differences in elders' home remedy use: sociostructural explanations
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:39-50. 2006
    ..To determine if ethnic differences in elders' use of home remedies are explained by structured inequalities...
  71. pmc Ethnic disparities in glycemic control among rural older adults with type 2 diabetes
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:656-63. 2005
    ..These data indicate that older ethnic minorities in rural communities are at increased risk for diabetes complications and need diabetes management strategies to improve glycemic control...
  72. pmc Heavy metals exposures among Mexican farmworkers in eastern North Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Environ Res 110:83-8. 2010
    ..Because farmworkers are exposed to neurotoxic pesticides, they may be at risk for adverse health effects from the combined exposure...
  73. ncbi request reprint Disparities in A1C levels between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults with diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Julienne K Kirk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:240-6. 2008
    ..Hispanics have higher rates of diabetes and diabetes-related complications than do non-Hispanic whites. A meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the difference between the mean values of A1C for these two groups...
  74. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by persons with arthritis: results of the National Health Interview Survey
    Sara A Quandt
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:748-55. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Illnesses and injuries reported by Latino poultry workers in western North Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:343-51. 2006
    ..Poultry processing is the largest sector of the meat products industry. Many workers are immigrants; few data exist on their illness and injury rates and the impact of workplace safety environment...
  76. ncbi request reprint Children's health and workers' productivity: an examination of family interference with work in rural America
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 10:382-92. 2005
    ..There was no evidence suggesting that associations differed by parental gender...
  77. ncbi request reprint Child healthcare in two farmworker populations
    Kimberly Gentry
    Northwestern Carolina Oncology and Hematology, Mulberry Medical Park, 401 Mulberry Street SW, Suite 210, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
    J Community Health 32:419-31. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to determine the best means of providing care to this underserved population...
  78. pmc Primary and specialty medical care among ethnically diverse, older rural adults with type 2 diabetes: the ELDER Diabetes Study
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Rural Health 21:198-205. 2005
    ..This study examines primary and specialty medical care utilization among a rural, ethnically diverse, older adult population with diabetes...
  79. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral performance in preschool children from agricultural and non-agricultural communities in Oregon and North Carolina
    Diane S Rohlman
    Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Neurotoxicology 26:589-98. 2005
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Detecting patterns of occupational illness clustering with alternating logistic regressions applied to longitudinal data
    John S Preisser
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:495-501. 2003
    ..In this paper, a comparative analysis of alternating logistic regressions with generalized estimating equations and random-effects logistic regression is presented, and the relative strengths of the three methods are discussed...
  81. ncbi request reprint African American beliefs about diabetes
    Anne H Skelly
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:9-29; discussion 30-41. 2006
    ..Participants were not sure if diabetes could be prevented. These results provide information to address primary prevention of diabetes in this at-risk group...
  82. doi request reprint The organization of work: implications for injury and illness among immigrant Latino poultry-processing workers
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 62:19-26. 2007
    ..The results provide preliminary evidence suggesting that the organization of work underlies injury and illness among immigrant workers in poultry processing...
  83. ncbi request reprint Determinants of health care use by children in rural western North Carolina: results from the Mountain Accessibility Project
    Charles R Woods
    Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Pediatrics 112:e143-52. 2003
    ..To assess determinants of health care visits among children in a 12-county region of western North Carolina representative of rural areas in the United States...
  84. pmc Ethnic and sex differences in ownership of preventive health equipment among rural older adults with diabetes
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Rural Health 23:332-8. 2007
    ..Different levels of self-management have been reported among various populations, though little is known about ownership of equipment that can enhance accomplishment of these tasks...
  85. doi request reprint The association of dermatologist-diagnosed and self-reported skin diseases with skin-related quality of life in Latino migrant farmworkers
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Int J Dermatol 47:236-41. 2008
    ..Farmworkers are at high risk for skin diseases, and are an appropriate population in which to explore these associations...
  86. ncbi request reprint Contact dermatitis in tobacco farmworkers
    Nina F Abraham
    Center for Dermatology Research, Elm City, NC 27822, USA
    Contact Dermatitis 57:40-3. 2007
    ..This pattern most likely reflects a common occupational practice of holding the tobacco leaves under the arm and pressed against the body during harvesting...
  87. doi request reprint Vision problems, eye care history, and ocular protection among migrant farmworkers
    Sara A Quandt
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 63:13-6. 2008
    ..Of all, 38% reported never having visited any eyecare professional. Farmworkers have a high level of unmet need for both routine preventive eye care and treatment or correction of vision problems...
  88. ncbi request reprint High levels of low energy reporting on 24-hour recalls and three questionnaires in an elderly low-socioeconomic status population
    Janet A Tooze
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Nutr 137:1286-93. 2007
    ..Underreporting seemed to be due to omitting foods from major food groups as well as from omitting discretionary energy foods. There was a high degree of low energy reporting in this population, particularly by men, even with six 24HR...
  89. ncbi request reprint Oral health of children and adults in Latino migrant and seasonal farmworker families
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Science, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:229-35. 2007
    ..Differences among family members suggest that access to services, not lack of education, is the primary barrier facing farmworker families...
  90. ncbi request reprint CAM use among older adults age 65 or older with hypertension in the United States: general use and disease treatment
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:903-9. 2006
    ..Although a number of antihypertensive therapies are currently available, adherence and control are low. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among older adults with HT...
  91. pmc Self-monitoring of blood glucose in a multiethnic population of rural older adults with diabetes
    Anne H Skelly
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Diabetes Educ 31:84-90. 2005
    ....
  92. ncbi request reprint Developing methods for assessing neurotoxic effects in Hispanic non-English speaking children
    Diane S Rohlman
    Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, CROET, L606, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Neurotoxicology 28:240-4. 2007
    ..Test-retest correlations show the reliability of the battery. These support the use of this battery in both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies...
  93. ncbi request reprint Sociospatial knowledge networks: appraising community as place
    Anne H Skelly
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    Res Nurs Health 25:159-70. 2002
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Research Grants26

  1. Occupational Skin Disease Among Minority Farmworkers
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, a clinic study will use telemedicine procedures to diagnosis OSD among 150 farm-workers who present at migrant clinics and delineate the risks associated with these diagnoses. ..
  2. African American Men Prostate & Colorectal Cancer Belief
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A preliminary framework of the intervention strategy for this R01 application will be developed and evaluated as part of this project. ..
  3. Community Participatory Approach to Measuring Farmworker Pesticide Exposures: PAC
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Ethnic Variation in CAM Use and Health Self Management among Rural Older Adults
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  5. Community Participatory Approach to Measuring Farmworker Pesticide Exposures: PAC
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  6. Community-Based Participatory Approach to Farmworker Housing, Exposures & Health
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  7. Ethnic Variation in CAM Use and Health Self Management among Rural Older Adults
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  8. Ethnic Variation in CAM Use and Health Self Management among Rural Older Adults
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  9. Casa A Campo: Pesticide Safety for Farmworkers' Families
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  10. LA FAMILIA REDUCING FARMWORKER PESTICIDE EXPOSURE
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..while the results of the project are disseminated to regional and national farmworker groups, to those providing health care to farmworkers, and in the research literature. ..
  11. Farmwoker Environmental Health Research Comparable Data
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The purpose of limiting the size of the conference is to facilitate active interaction, discussion and debate among leaders in the field. ..
  12. Differences in CAM Use Among Minority Older Adults
    Thomas Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Community-Based Participatory Approach to Farmworker Housing, Exposures & Health
    Thomas A Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....