social support

Summary

Summary: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:370-9. 2007
  2. ncbi Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety: a meta-analysis
    Viola Spek
    Department of Psychology and Health, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 37:319-28. 2007
  3. pmc Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review
    Julianne Holt-Lunstad
    Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000316. 2010
  4. ncbi Assortative mixing in networks
    M E J Newman
    Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1120, USA
    Phys Rev Lett 89:208701. 2002
  5. ncbi The delivery of public health interventions via the Internet: actualizing their potential
    Gary G Bennett
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:273-92. 2009
  6. pmc Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and openness
    Gunther Eysenbach
    J Med Internet Res 10:e22. 2008
  7. pmc Social ties and mental health
    I Kawachi
    The Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard Center for Society and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 78:458-67. 2001
  8. ncbi The spread of behavior in an online social network experiment
    Damon Centola
    Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    Science 329:1194-7. 2010
  9. pmc A simple rule for the evolution of cooperation on graphs and social networks
    Hisashi Ohtsuki
    Department of Biology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
    Nature 441:502-5. 2006
  10. pmc The collective dynamics of smoking in a large social network
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:2249-58. 2008

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  1. ncbi The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:370-9. 2007
    ..The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past 30 years. We performed a quantitative analysis of the nature and extent of the person-to-person spread of obesity as a possible factor contributing to the obesity epidemic...
  2. ncbi Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety: a meta-analysis
    Viola Spek
    Department of Psychology and Health, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 37:319-28. 2007
    ..We studied to what extent internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) programs for symptoms of depression and anxiety are effective...
  3. pmc Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review
    Julianne Holt-Lunstad
    Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000316. 2010
    ..The quality and quantity of individuals' social relationships has been linked not only to mental health but also to both morbidity and mortality...
  4. ncbi Assortative mixing in networks
    M E J Newman
    Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1120, USA
    Phys Rev Lett 89:208701. 2002
    ..Within this model we find that networks percolate more easily if they are assortative and that they are also more robust to vertex removal...
  5. ncbi The delivery of public health interventions via the Internet: actualizing their potential
    Gary G Bennett
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:273-92. 2009
    ..0 functionality...
  6. pmc Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and openness
    Gunther Eysenbach
    J Med Internet Res 10:e22. 2008
    ..0 theme issue and sponsors a conference on "How Social Networking and Web 2.0 changes Health, Health Care, Medicine and Biomedical Research", to stimulate and encourage research in these five areas...
  7. pmc Social ties and mental health
    I Kawachi
    The Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard Center for Society and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 78:458-67. 2001
    ..with low resources, especially if such connections entail role strain associated with obligations to provide social support to others. Third, egocentric networks are nested within a broader structure of social relationships...
  8. ncbi The spread of behavior in an online social network experiment
    Damon Centola
    Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    Science 329:1194-7. 2010
    ..The behavior spread farther and faster across clustered-lattice networks than across corresponding random networks...
  9. pmc A simple rule for the evolution of cooperation on graphs and social networks
    Hisashi Ohtsuki
    Department of Biology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
    Nature 441:502-5. 2006
    ..In this case, cooperation can evolve as a consequence of 'social viscosity' even in the absence of reputation effects or strategic complexity...
  10. pmc The collective dynamics of smoking in a large social network
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:2249-58. 2008
    ..We examined the extent of the person-to-person spread of smoking behavior and the extent to which groups of widely connected people quit together...
  11. ncbi Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress
    Markus Heinrichs
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Psychiatry 54:1389-98. 2003
    The presence of social support has been associated with decreased stress responsiveness...
  12. ncbi From social integration to health: Durkheim in the new millennium
    L F Berkman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:843-57. 2000
    ..We argue that networks operate at the behavioral level through four primary pathways: (1) provision of social support; (2) social influence; (3) on social engagement and attachment; and (4) access to resources and material goods.
  13. pmc Geographic constraints on social network groups
    Jukka Pekka Onnela
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e16939. 2011
    ..Also, we find no correlation between the topological positions and geographic positions of individuals within network communities. These results suggest that spreading processes face distinct structural and spatial constraints...
  14. pmc Effectiveness of a web-based self-help intervention for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress: randomized controlled trial
    Annemieke van Straten
    FPP, Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 10:e7. 2008
    ..We developed a new Web-based self-help intervention based on problem-solving therapy, which may be used for people with different types of comorbid problems: depression, anxiety, and work-related stress...
  15. pmc High levels of untreated distress and fatigue in cancer patients
    L E Carlson
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Br J Cancer 90:2297-304. 2004
    ..Many patients who report high levels of distress are not taking advantage of available supportive resources. Barriers to such use, and factors predicting distress and use of psychosocial care, require further exploration...
  16. pmc Social networks and cooperation in hunter-gatherers
    Coren L Apicella
    Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nature 481:497-501. 2012
    ..Also, early humans may have formed ties with both kin and non-kin, based in part on their tendency to cooperate. Social networks may thus have contributed to the emergence of cooperation...
  17. ncbi Influence of social network on occurrence of dementia: a community-based longitudinal study
    L Fratiglioni
    Stockholm Gerontology Research Centre, and Division of Geriatric Medicine, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet 355:1315-9. 2000
    ..Few data are available on the effect of social ties on dementia development. This study explored whether single social network components and different degrees of the social connections affect dementia incidence...
  18. pmc The role of engagement in a tailored web-based smoking cessation program: randomized controlled trial
    Victor J Strecher
    Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0471, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e36. 2008
    ..First, does engagement with program content predict long-term outcomes? Second, which users are most likely to drop out or disengage from the program? Third, do particular intervention strategies enhance engagement?..
  19. ncbi Effects of treating depression and low perceived social support on clinical events after myocardial infarction: the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Patients (ENRICHD) Randomized Trial
    Lisa F Berkman
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    JAMA 289:3106-16. 2003
    Depression and low perceived social support (LPSS) after myocardial infarction (MI) are associated with higher morbidity and mortality, but little is known about whether this excess risk can be reduced through treatment.
  20. pmc An online community improves adherence in an internet-mediated walking program. Part 1: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Caroline R Richardson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 1213, United States
    J Med Internet Res 12:e71. 2010
    ..However, the impact of some Internet-mediated programs is limited by high attrition rates. Online communities that allow participants to communicate with each other by posting and reading messages may decrease participant attrition...
  21. doi Public-sector ART in the Free State Province, South Africa: community support as an important determinant of outcome
    Edwin Wouters
    University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 69:1177-85. 2009
    ..These results provide evidence from the field that communities can be mobilized to sustain these favorable outcomes under conditions of limited human resources for healthcare...
  22. pmc Social contacts and mixing patterns relevant to the spread of infectious diseases
    Joel Mossong
    Microbiology Unit, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    PLoS Med 5:e74. 2008
    ..We conducted a population-based prospective survey of mixing patterns in eight European countries using a common paper-diary methodology...
  23. pmc Supportive accountability: a model for providing human support to enhance adherence to eHealth interventions
    David C Mohr
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States
    J Med Internet Res 13:e30. 2011
    ..Each component of the proposed model is a testable hypothesis. As we develop viable human support models, these should be manualized to facilitate dissemination...
  24. pmc Leaders in social networks, the Delicious case
    Linyuan Lu
    Research Center for Complex System Science, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 6:e21202. 2011
    ..These results suggest that leaders who are aware of their clout may reinforce the development of social networks, and thus the power of collective search...
  25. pmc Social network sensors for early detection of contagious outbreaks
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e12948. 2010
    ..The amount of lead time will depend on features of the outbreak and the network at hand. The method could in principle be generalized to other biological, psychological, informational, or behavioral contagions that spread in networks...
  26. ncbi Social support and patient adherence to medical treatment: a meta-analysis
    M Robin Dimatteo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Health Psychol 23:207-18. 2004
    ..In a review of the literature from 1948 to 2001, 122 studies were found that correlated structural or functional social support with patient adherence to medical regimens...
  27. ncbi Peer support/peer provided services underlying processes, benefits, and critical ingredients
    Phyllis Solomon
    School of Social Work, University of Penn, Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6214, USA
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 27:392-401. 2004
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  28. ncbi Demand, control and social climate as predictors of emotional exhaustion symptoms in working Swedish men and women
    Linda L Magnusson Hanson
    Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 36:737-43. 2008
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  29. pmc Cooperation and contagion in web-based, networked public goods experiments
    Siddharth Suri
    Microeconomics and Social Systems, Yahoo Research, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e16836. 2011
    ..In total we report on 113 human subjects experiments, highlighting the speed, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of web-based experiments over those conducted in physical labs...
  30. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of Sweet Talk, a text-messaging system to support young people with diabetes
    V L Franklin
    Maternal and Child Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
    Diabet Med 23:1332-8. 2006
    ..To assess Sweet Talk, a text-messaging support system designed to enhance self-efficacy, facilitate uptake of intensive insulin therapy and improve glycaemic control in paediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes...
  31. ncbi Barriers and facilitators to patients' adherence to antiretroviral treatment in Zambia: a qualitative study
    Nawa Sanjobo
    Copperbelt University
    SAHARA J 5:136-43. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to study interactions between patients and their health care providers. Our findings can inform interventions to improve adherence to ART...
  32. pmc Social engagement and cognitive function in old age
    Kristin R Krueger
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Exp Aging Res 35:45-60. 2009
    ..2 (SD = 7.5). Social network size, frequency of social activity, and level of perceived social support were assessed in linear regression models adjusted for age, sex, education, and other covariates...
  33. ncbi Self-harm
    Keren Skegg
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, PO Box 913 Dunedin, New Zealand
    Lancet 366:1471-83. 2005
    ..Although risk factors for self-harm are well established, aspects that protect people from engaging in self-harm need to be further explored...
  34. ncbi Social support in diabetes: a systematic review of controlled intervention studies
    Henk A van Dam
    Maastricht University, Department of General Practice, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 59:1-12. 2005
    ..selecting descriptions of prospective intervention trials with good methodological design, testing effects of social support interventions on health outcomes in primary and outpatient care for type 2 diabetes...
  35. doi Social support, quality of life, and self-care behaviors amongAfrican Americans with type 2 diabetes
    Tricia S Tang
    University of Michigan, Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, USA
    Diabetes Educ 34:266-76. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to examine social support and its relationship to diabetes-specific quality of life and self-care behaviors in African Americans with type 2 diabetes.
  36. ncbi Network diversity and economic development
    Nathan Eagle
    Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
    Science 328:1029-31. 2010
    ..We find that the diversity of individuals' relationships is strongly correlated with the economic development of communities...
  37. ncbi Antenatal risk factors for postpartum depression: a synthesis of recent literature
    Emma Robertson
    University Health Network, Women s Health Program, 657 University Avenue, Toronto General Hospital, ML 2 004D, Toronto, MG5 2N2 Canada
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:289-95. 2004
    ..during pregnancy, experiencing stressful life events during pregnancy or the early puerperium, low levels of social support, and a previous history of depression...
  38. ncbi Social capital, socio-economic status and psychological distress among Australian adults
    Philayrath Phongsavan
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 63:2546-61. 2006
    ..The findings also suggest the importance of examining the interrelationships between socio-economic status, social capital and mental health for community-dwelling adults...
  39. ncbi Social relationships and health
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am Psychol 59:676-84. 2004
  40. ncbi Social marginalization of overweight children
    Richard S Strauss
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:746-52. 2003
    ..Although the correlation among overweight, low self-esteem, and depression is well known, social isolation among overweight children and adolescents has not been studied...
  41. pmc Utilization patterns and user characteristics of an ad libitum Internet weight loss program
    Martin Binks
    Binks Behavioral Health PLLC, 2801 Canter Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
    J Med Internet Res 12:e9. 2010
    ..There is a paucity of research examining utilization patterns of online weight loss programs, particularly in the rapidly expanding direct-to-consumer arena...
  42. pmc Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks
    James H Fowler
    Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92103, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:5334-8. 2010
    ..These results show experimentally that cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks...
  43. pmc Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans
    Frances S Chen
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:19937-42. 2011
    ..polymorphism (rs53576) in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) might interact with stress-protective effects of social support. Salivary cortisol samples and subjective stress ratings were obtained from 194 healthy male participants ..
  44. doi Women's perceptions and experiences of breastfeeding support: a metasynthesis
    Virginia Schmied
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Birth 38:49-60. 2011
    ..The aim of this metasynthesis was to examine women's perceptions and experiences of breastfeeding support, either professional or peer, to illuminate the components of support that they deemed "supportive."..
  45. pmc Using the internet for health-related activities: findings from a national probability sample
    Nancy L Atkinson
    Department of Public and Community Health, Public Health Informatics Research Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 2611, USA
    J Med Internet Res 11:e4. 2009
    ..However, little is known about the distribution and use of different kinds of eHealth tools across the population or within population subgroups...
  46. pmc The associations of social support and other psychosocial factors with mortality and quality of life in the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns study
    Aurélie Untas
    Laboratoire de Psychologie Santé et Qualité de vie EA 4139, Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:142-52. 2011
    This study aimed to investigate the influence of social support and other psychosocial factors on mortality, adherence to medical care recommendations, and physical quality of life among hemodialysis patients.
  47. pmc Social cognitive determinants of nutrition and physical activity among web-health users enrolling in an online intervention: the influence of social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and self-regulation
    Eileen Smith Anderson-Bill
    Center for Research in Health Behavior, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 13:e28. 2011
    ..Nor do we understand how Web users' psychosocial characteristics relate to their health behavior-information essential to the development of effective, theory-based online behavior change interventions...
  48. ncbi Is obesity contagious? Social networks vs. environmental factors in the obesity epidemic
    Ethan Cohen-Cole
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA
    J Health Econ 27:1382-7. 2008
    ..We further note the presence of estimation bias resulting from use of an incorrectly specified dynamic model...
  49. ncbi Sex differences in the relationship between social support and risk for major depression: a longitudinal study of opposite-sex twin pairs
    Kenneth S Kendler
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0126, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:250-6. 2005
    ..Prior studies have suggested that women are more sensitive to the depressogenic effects of low social support, but most of these studies had substantial methodologic limitations.
  50. pmc Contextual and psychosocial influences on antiretroviral therapy adherence in rural Zimbabwe: towards a systematic framework for programme planners
    Morten Skovdal
    London School of Economics and Political Science, Institute of Social Psychology, London, UK
    Int J Health Plann Manage 26:296-318. 2011
    ..We offer this framework as a resource for ART programme planners and implementers seeking to improve ART compliance in resource-poor settings...
  51. doi Exploiting social networks to mitigate the obesity epidemic
    David B Bahr
    Department of Physics and Computational Science, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:723-8. 2009
    ....
  52. ncbi Quality of life among women living with HIV: the importance violence, social support, and self care behaviors
    A C Gielen
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 52:315-22. 2001
    ..A history of child sexual abuse and adult abuse, social support and health promoting self-care behaviors were the psychosocial factors studied...
  53. doi Network analysis in the social sciences
    Stephen P Borgatti
    LINKS Center for Network Research in Business, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0034, USA
    Science 323:892-5. 2009
    ..We hope to contribute to a dialogue among researchers from across the physical and social sciences who share a common interest in understanding the antecedents and consequences of network phenomena...
  54. pmc Attitudes, social support and environmental perceptions as predictors of active commuting behaviour in school children
    J R Panter
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:41-8. 2010
    ..This study examines whether attitudes, social support and environmental perceptions are associated with active commuting behaviour in school children and whether ..
  55. pmc Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMJ 337:a2338. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether happiness can spread from person to person and whether niches of happiness form within social networks...
  56. pmc Social network structure of a large online community for smoking cessation
    Nathan K Cobb
    Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1282-9. 2010
    ..We evaluated the social network structure of QuitNet, one of the largest online communities for behavior change, and compared its characteristics to other known social networks...
  57. pmc Dissemination of health information through social networks: twitter and antibiotics
    Daniel Scanfeld
    Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, Structural and Genetic Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:182-8. 2010
    ..This study reviewed Twitter status updates mentioning "antibiotic(s)" to determine overarching categories and explore evidence of misunderstanding or misuse of antibiotics...
  58. ncbi Treatment supporter to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected South African adults. A qualitative study
    Jean B Nachega
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:S127-33. 2006
    Little is known about the patient characteristics, social support networks, and relationship factors associated with excellent adherence in resource-limited settings, even though these can be important clues that inform the identification ..
  59. ncbi Community group participation: can it help young women to avoid HIV? An exploratory study of social capital and school education in rural Zimbabwe
    Simon Gregson
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:2119-32. 2004
    ..However, our findings suggest that promotion of and organisational development and training among community groups could well be an effective HIV control strategy...
  60. ncbi Correlates and predictors of adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy: overview of published literature
    Adriana Ammassari
    Clinica delle Malattie Infettive, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Roma, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:S123-7. 2002
    ..These limitations concern the measurement of adherence, the assessment of correlates and predictors of adherence, the study population, and the study design...
  61. pmc Developing health promotion interventions on social networking sites: recommendations from The FaceSpace Project
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 14:e30. 2012
    ....
  62. ncbi Social disengagement and incident cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons
    S S Bassuk
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 131:165-73. 1999
    ..However, few longitudinal studies of this relation have been done...
  63. ncbi Predictors of postpartum depression: an update
    C T Beck
    School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    Nurs Res 50:275-85. 2001
    ..Approximately 13% of women experience postpartum depression. Early recognition is one of the most difficult challenges with this mood disorder because of how covertly it is suffered...
  64. ncbi Physical activity social support and middle- and older-aged minority women: results from a US survey
    A A Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63376, USA
    Soc Sci Med 49:781-9. 1999
    ..Research on the determinants of physical activity have indicated that social support is one of the strongest correlates, but little is known about this relation in important subgroups of middle ..
  65. ncbi Impact of psychological factors on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and implications for therapy
    A Rozanski
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Circulation 99:2192-217. 1999
    ..When they do so, the resultant risk for cardiac events is often substantially elevated, equaling that associated with previously established risk factors for CAD, such as hypertension and hypercholesterolemia...
  66. doi Children's experiences with chat support and telephone support
    Ruben G Fukkink
    SCO Kohnstamm Instituut, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:759-66. 2009
    ..In line with the wider trend of offering support via the Internet, many counseling and referral services for children have introduced online chat, often in addition to a traditional telephone service...
  67. pmc Barriers and enablers in the management of tuberculosis treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study
    Mette Sagbakken
    Section for International Health, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, P, O, Box 1130 Blindern, NO 0318 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Public Health 8:11. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study is to explore enablers and barriers in the management of TB treatment during the first five months of treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
  68. pmc Patient and parent views on a Web 2.0 Diabetes Portal--the management tool, the generator, and the gatekeeper: qualitative study
    Sam Nordfeldt
    Center for Medical Technology Assessment, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Med Internet Res 12:e17. 2010
    ..Although Web 2.0 resources can provide this support, few pediatric clinics offer it as part of routine diabetes care...
  69. doi Physical activity in middle-aged and young-old adults: the roles of self-efficacy, barriers, outcome expectancies, self-regulatory behaviors and social support
    Brian J Ayotte
    VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
    J Health Psychol 15:173-85. 2010
    ..the associations of self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, perceived barriers, self-regulatory behaviors and social support with physical activity. Data from 116 married community-dwelling middle-aged and young-old couples (M = 58...
  70. ncbi Social cognitive mediators of change in a group randomized nutrition and physical activity intervention: social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations and self-regulation in the guide-to-health trial
    Eileen S Anderson
    Center for Research in Health Behavior, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    J Health Psychol 15:21-32. 2010
    ..GTH treatment effects were mediated by self-efficacy, self-regulation and social support; self-regulation mediated self-efficacy...
  71. ncbi Weight loss on the web: A pilot study comparing a structured behavioral intervention to a commercial program
    Beth Casey Gold
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Vermont, 250 Carrigan Wing, 109 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:155-64. 2007
    ..This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a structured behavioral weight loss website (VTrim) vs. a commercial weight loss website (eDiets.com)...
  72. ncbi Effect of internet support on the long-term maintenance of weight loss
    Jean Harvey-Berino
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0148, USA
    Obes Res 12:320-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the efficacy of an Internet weight maintenance program...
  73. doi Delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged groups: a qualitative study of the potential of community welfare organizations
    Jamie Bryant
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Educ Res 25:979-90. 2010
    ..The community service setting represents a promising access point for engaging disadvantaged smokers for cessation and further research exploring the effectiveness of support delivered in this setting is clearly warranted...
  74. ncbi Social support and health: a review of physiological processes potentially underlying links to disease outcomes
    Bert N Uchino
    Department of Psychology and Health Psychology Program, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E, Rm 502, Salt Lake City, 84112 Utah, USA
    J Behav Med 29:377-87. 2006
    b>Social support has been reliably related to lower rates of morbidity and mortality. An important issue concerns the physiological mechanisms by which support influences such health endpoints...
  75. ncbi Does social support affect the relationship between socioeconomic status and depression? A longitudinal study from adolescence to adulthood
    Taina Huurre
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 100:55-64. 2007
    ..study of adolescents was to investigate socioeconomic differences in adult depression and in the domain of social support from adolescence to adulthood...
  76. ncbi Social-cognitive determinants of physical activity: the influence of social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and self-regulation among participants in a church-based health promotion study
    Eileen S Anderson
    Center for Research in Health Behavior, Department of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Health Psychol 25:510-20. 2006
    ..Within the model, age, race, social support, self-efficacy, and self-regulation contributed to participants' physical activity levels, but outcome ..
  77. ncbi Type-D personality mechanisms of effect: the role of health-related behavior and social support
    Lynn Williams
    Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 64:63-9. 2008
    ....
  78. ncbi Empirical analysis of an evolving social network
    Gueorgi Kossinets
    Department of Sociology and Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, MC 3355, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Science 311:88-90. 2006
    ..In the absence of global perturbations, average network properties appear to approach an equilibrium state, whereas individual properties are unstable...
  79. pmc Multirelational organization of large-scale social networks in an online world
    Michael Szell
    Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 23, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:13636-41. 2010
    ..As a demonstration of the power of the approach, we present the first empirical large-scale verification of the long-standing structural balance theory, by focusing on the specific multiplex network of friendship and enmity relations...
  80. pmc Effect of adding a virtual community (bulletin board) to smokefree.gov: randomized controlled trial
    Jacqueline L Stoddard
    SAIC Frederick Inc, NCI Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e53. 2008
    ..Web-assisted tobacco interventions (WATIs) offer a potentially low-cost way to reach millions of smokers who wish to quit smoking and to test various forms of online assistance for use/utilization and user satisfaction...
  81. pmc The positive role of social networks and social networking technology in the condom-using behaviors of homeless young people
    Eric Rice
    University of Southern California, School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:588-95. 2010
    ..street-based) and how those ties are maintained (face-to-face vs. via social networking technology)...
  82. ncbi Perceived needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer: rural versus urban location
    A Girgis
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:166-73. 2000
    ..To assess the prevalence and predictors of perceived unmet needs among women diagnosed with breast cancer, with a particular focus on the impact of location (rural/urban)...
  83. pmc Detecting implausible social network effects in acne, height, and headaches: longitudinal analysis
    Ethan Cohen-Cole
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA
    BMJ 337:a2533. 2008
    ..To investigate whether "network effects" can be detected for health outcomes that are unlikely to be subject to network phenomena...
  84. ncbi Korean translation and validation of the functional assessment of cancer therapy-breast (FACT-B) scale version 4
    Hee J Yoo
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    Qual Life Res 14:1627-32. 2005
    ..Nevertheless our study has the limitation that it did not evaluate the sensitivity to the changes of the patients' QoL in the long term follow-up, and we will supplement it in our further study...
  85. doi Estimating peer effects in adolescent smoking behavior: a longitudinal analysis
    Mir M Ali
    Department of Economics, University of Toledo, Toledo 43606, Ohio, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:402-8. 2009
    ..We follow adolescents over time to examine whether the role of adolescent peers persists in affecting individual behaviors as adolescents transition into adulthood...
  86. pmc Effect of peer support on prevention of postnatal depression among high risk women: multisite randomised controlled trial
    C L Dennis
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMJ 338:a3064. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of telephone based peer support in the prevention of postnatal depression...
  87. ncbi An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work process
    Rosemary M Lysaght
    Queen s University, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Work 30:255-66. 2008
    ..relationships are important in human resource management, little is understood about the nature of workplace social support in a disability context, or what features of support are important to the success of return-to-work programs...
  88. ncbi Posttraumatic growth following breast cancer: a controlled comparison study
    M J Cordova
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, USA
    Health Psychol 20:176-85. 2001
    ..Research that has focused solely on detection of distress and its correlates may paint an incomplete and potentially misleading picture of adjustment to cancer...
  89. pmc Associations of social networks with cancer mortality: a meta-analysis
    Martin Pinquart
    Department of Psychology, Philipps University, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 75:122-37. 2010
    This meta-analysis integrates results of 87 studies on the associations of perceived social support, network size, and marital status with cancer survival...
  90. ncbi Social capital and mental health: an interdisciplinary review of primary evidence
    Astier M Almedom
    Department of Biology, Tufts University, 165 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:943-64. 2005
    ..Interdisciplinary multi-method investigations and analyses are called for in order to unravel mechanisms whereby social capital and mental health might be meaningfully associated...
  91. ncbi Effects of combined intervention programmes for people with dementia living at home and their caregivers: a systematic review
    Carolien H M Smits
    Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1181-93. 2007
    ..This study reviews the evidence for effects of combined intervention programmes for both the informal caregiver and the person with dementia...
  92. ncbi Religion, spirituality, and health in medically ill hospitalized older patients
    Harold G Koenig
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:554-62. 2004
    To examine the effect of religion and spirituality on social support, psychological functioning, and physical health in medically ill hospitalized older adults.
  93. ncbi Predicting long-term maintenance of physical activity in older adults
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Prev Med 37:110-8. 2003
    ..Additional factors, such as exercise-induced affect, social support, and value judgments, have also been identified as having the potential to influence adherence to activity...
  94. ncbi Mental health symptoms following war and repression in eastern Afghanistan
    Willem F Scholte
    Academic Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 292:585-93. 2004
    ..Its Eastern province of Nangarhar is part of the region that originated the Taliban movement. This may have had a distinct impact on the living circumstances and mental health condition of the province's population...
  95. ncbi Gender differences in the relationship of partner's social class to behavioural risk factors and social support in the Whitehall II study
    M Bartley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, International Center for Health and Society, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WCIE 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 59:1925-36. 2004
    ..Risk factors were smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, and measures of social support. In no case was risk factor exposure more affected by the socio-economic position of a female partner than ..
  96. ncbi Social capital at work as a predictor of employee health: multilevel evidence from work units in Finland
    Tuula Oksanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 66:637-49. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this longitudinal multilevel study provides support for the hypothesis that exposure to low social capital at work may be detrimental to the health of employees...
  97. ncbi Violence against women and the perinatal period: the impact of lifetime violence and abuse on pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding
    Kathleen A Kendall-Tackett
    Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, USA
    Trauma Violence Abuse 8:344-53. 2007
    ..Current abuse, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, social isolation, lack of social support, and cessation of breastfeeding all have negative health effects for mothers and babies.
  98. pmc Social influence and individual risk factors of HIV unsafe sex among female entertainment workers in China
    Xiushi Yang
    Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:69-86. 2010
    ..Behavioral intervention is urgently needed and should take a multilevel approach, emphasizing behavioral skills training and promoting a supportive social/working environment...
  99. ncbi Mental health and social capital in Cali, Colombia
    Trudy Harpham
    Urban Policy and Development, South Bank University, London SW8 2JZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:2267-77. 2004
    ..The dominance of poverty related factors, as opposed to social capital, prompts renewed attention to the explanatory mechanisms that link income inequality and poor mental health...
  100. doi Political violence and mental health: a multi-disciplinary review of the literature on Nepal
    Wietse A Tol
    HealthNet TPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 70:35-44. 2010
    ....
  101. doi Social network effects in alcohol consumption among adolescents
    Mir M Ali
    Department of Economics, University of Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    Addict Behav 35:337-42. 2010
    ..Effective policy aimed at reducing alcohol consumption among adolescents would consider these significant peer effects...

Research Grants98

  1. Caring for Our Generations: Supporting Native Mothers and Their Families
    Teresa Evans Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..health outcomes, protective health tjehaviors, risk factors for substance use during and after pregnancy, and social support for mothers...
  2. Understanding/ Treating Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Pediatric Physical Illness
    Eva Szigethy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Social Determinants of the Autism Epidemic
    Peter Bearman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..New analysis models for intercalating spatial and social network data are developed. These models where appropriate are extended to a wide range of developmental disorders that have increased rapidly in prevalence. ..
  4. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CORE
    PERRY SINGLETON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A, from Social Security. Finally, if the individual has private long-term care insurance, it will pay the lesser of actual long-term care expenditures, X, and a benefit cap, B. Let P denote premia paid for LTC insurance...
  5. A Pap Test Intervention to Enhance Decision Making among Pacific Islander Women
    Sora Park Tanjasiri; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This five year cluster unit randomized trial will develop and evaluate a social support intervention targeting both men and women to increase Pap testing decision making and behavior among Chamorro, ..
  6. A Pap Test Intervention to Enhance Decision Making among Pacific Islander Women
    SORA PARK contact TANJASIRI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This five year cluster unit randomized trial will develop and evaluate a social support intervention targeting both men and women to increase Pap testing decision making and behavior among Chamorro, ..
  7. The Logics for HIV Risk among Street-Based Heroin Injectors
    Philippe Bourgois; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  8. Disparities in CHD in the Jackson Heart Study
    Mario Sims; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..to which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and key psychosocial factors (discrimination, stress, and social support) impact coronary heart disease (CHD) in African Americans in Mississippi...
  9. Disparities in CHD in the Jackson Heart Study
    Mario Sims; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..to which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and key psychosocial factors (discrimination, stress, and social support) impact coronary heart disease (CHD) in African Americans in Mississippi...
  10. Disparities in CHD in the Jackson Heart Study
    Mario Sims; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..to which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and key psychosocial factors (discrimination, stress, and social support) impact coronary heart disease (CHD) in African Americans in Mississippi...
  11. Chicago Endothelial Function Study
    Louise C Hawkley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Psychosocial risk factors such as loneliness, hostility, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and low/ social support have also been shown to predict high blood pressure and/or hypertension, but distinctions among these ..
  12. Chicago Endothelial Function Study
    LOUISE HAWKLEY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Psychosocial risk factors such as loneliness, hostility, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and low/ social support have also been shown to predict high blood pressure and/or hypertension, but distinctions among these ..
  13. Preventing Postpartum Smoking Relapse: A C-SHIP Based Text Messaging Intervention
    Suzanne M Miller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..New, innovative intervention delivery models are needed to provide three key components: high levels of social support for ongoing behavioral change, while simultaneously addressing the new psychological and practical demands ..
  14. Preventing Postpartum Smoking Relapse: A C-SHIP Based Text Messaging Intervention
    Suzanne Miller; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..New, innovative intervention delivery models are needed to provide three key components: high levels of social support for ongoing behavioral change, while simultaneously addressing the new psychological and practical demands ..
  15. Wed Based Outreach for Pregnant African American Women
    JoAnne Herman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Low-income women are at an even higher risk for poor pregnancy outcomes. Perceived stress and poor social support are import factors that impact the higher incidence of low birth weight and preterm birth...
  16. Disparities in CHD in the Jackson Heart Study
    Mario Sims; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and key psychosocial factors (discrimination, stress, and social support) impact coronary heart disease (CHD) in African Americans in Mississippi...
  17. Early Life Stress, Developmental Processes, and Adult Health
    JEFFRY ALAN SIMPSON; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..We will also test whether and how the quality of caregiving and social support earlier in life moderates (strengthens or weakens) relations between early life stress and adult health ..
  18. OROFACIAL TRAUMA VICTIMS--SUPPORT, COMPLIANCE, RECOVERY
    KARIN BROWN; Fiscal Year: 2000
    This pilot study explores the relationships among social support, compliance and recovery over time for orofacial trauma victims. Patient compliance is considered a major problem in the treatment of orofacial fractures...
  19. MEDIATORS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN CORONARY DISEASE
    Daniel Mark; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..this research project are to determine prospectively the extent to which structural and functional aspects of social support influences "hard" cardiac events (death, non-fatal myocardial infarction) in patients with coronary artery ..
  20. Pilot--Quality of life among breast cancer survivors from diverse populations
    Grace Yoo; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..interviews and a questionnaire exploring the psychosocial impact of breast cancer, the role and meaning of social support, and the impact of breast on quality of life...
  21. IMPACT OF A BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP IN HIV INFECTION
    Karl Goodkin; Fiscal Year: 1991
    This 5 year project examines the effects of psychosocial stressors, social support, coping style and a supportive group intervention on psychological, neuroendocrine, immunological functioning and health status in bereaved HIV-1 ..
  22. Ethnicity /Gender /Social Support in Knee Osteoarthritis
    HUAN CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Based on our pilot studies, we believe perceived social support is a significant patient-related factor in TKR decision-making that varies between groups and may contribute ..
  23. Ethnicity /Gender /Social Support in Knee Osteoarthritis
    HUAN CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Based on our pilot studies, we believe perceived social support is a significant patient-related factor in TKR decision-making that varies between groups and may contribute ..
  24. PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
    JOSE EDUARDO NANIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  25. Ethnicity /Gender /Social Support in Knee Osteoarthritis
    HUAN CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Based on our pilot studies, we believe perceived social support is a significant patient-related factor in TKR decision-making that varies between groups and may contribute ..
  26. Ethnicity, Gender & Social Support in Knee Osteoarthritis
    HUAN CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Based on our pilot studies, we believe perceived social support is a significant patient-related factor in TKR decision-making that varies between groups and may contribute ..
  27. Social Networks and Pathways to Transplant Parity for Black Hemodialysis Patients
    TERI MARIE BROWNE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  28. PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
    Jose Nanin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  29. PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
    Jose Nanin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  30. PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
    JOSE EDUARDO NANIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ....
  31. Ethnicity /Gender /Social Support in Knee Osteoarthritis
    HUAN CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Based on our pilot studies, we believe perceived social support is a significant patient-related factor in TKR decision-making that varies between groups and may contribute ..
  32. Social Networking and Personal Genomics: Emerging Issues for Health Research
    Sandra Soo Jin Lee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study examines how consumers share DTC personal genomic information online and create new research communities and their potential impact on large scale population based genomic research. ..
  33. Adaptation /Cognitive Behavior Therapy for SLE
    Ronald Brown; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..the study aim is that adaptational processes including methods of coping, expectations of self-efficacy, and social support will account for a significant proportion of the variance in adjustment and health-related quality of life ..
  34. 'Social Influence and Self-management Behaviors Among O*
    Megan Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..First, most research examining the social interactions that affects these types of behaviors has examined social support, although evidence indicates that social control interactions are also important elements of older adults' ..
  35. WAR STRESS SUPPORT AND WELL-BEING IN MILITARY FAMILIES
    JACQUES LEMPERS; Fiscal Year: 1991
    DESCRIPTION (Adapted from applicant's abstract): This proposal on war stress, family coping, social support, and family well-being requests support for a longitudinal study on the impact of war stress on family functioning...
  36. Supportive Behaviors to Assist in Smoking Cessation
    Kimber Richter; Fiscal Year: 2005
    b>Social support is an important but frequently under-examined factor in smoking cessation...
  37. Pilot--Quality of life among breast cancer survivors from diverse populations
    DEIRDRA FORTE; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..interviews and a questionnaire exploring the psychosocial impact of breast cancer, the role and meaning of social support, and the impact of breast on quality of life...
  38. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study will evaluate a model for undertaking HIV prevention within high-risk social networks, a promising approach understudied in the field. ..
  39. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This study will evaluate a model for undertaking HIV prevention within high-risk social networks, a promising approach understudied in the field. ..
  40. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study will evaluate a model for undertaking HIV prevention within high-risk social networks, a promising approach understudied in the field. ..
  41. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will evaluate a model for undertaking HIV prevention within high-risk social networks, a promising approach understudied in the field. ..
  42. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This study will evaluate a model for undertaking HIV prevention within high-risk social networks, a promising approach understudied in the field. ..
  43. Social Networks &Breast Cancer Prognosis in the Chinese and US Evaluation Study
    Candyce H Kroenke; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We will consider the modifying influence of relationship quality, (i.e., levels of social support and social burden) on BC outcomes...
  44. Social Network and Care Planning for Women with Cancer
    Melissa A Clark; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  45. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA
    David Sheffield; Fiscal Year: 1999
    A large quantity of epidemiological data has accumulated attesting to a link between social support and the progression of cardiovascular disease in cardiac patients...
  46. Sex/Drug Tourism at the US/Mexico Border: Social Network Influences on HIV Risk.
    Karla D Wagner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  47. Long-term effects of war-related trauma in children
    MARIA LLABRE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..ages 9-12) and their parents, life events between 1993 and 2003-2004, current exposure to war-related events, social support, and current measures of psychological distress and health-related symptoms collected in 2003...
  48. Network Support for Alcohol Treatment: Mechanisms and Effectiveness
    Mark Litt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Analyses of social network variables at posttreatment indicated that the NS conditions did not reduce social support for drinking relative to the CaseM condition, but did increase social support for abstinence, as well as AA ..
  49. Sexual Health among Low-Income Female CSWs in China
    Zhihuan Jennifer Huang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings from this study will be used to guide the development of a future longitudinal sexual health risk reduction study targeting street walkers. ..
  50. Social Support and Perceived Control in Vasculitis
    Robert DeVellis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..are advances in the conceptualization and operationalization of important psychological constructs including social support and perceived control...
  51. Peer-support motivational interviewing PA intervention for African American women
    LORNA MCNEILL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The Guide to Community Preventive Service found social support interventions to be effective in increasing PA...
  52. INTERVENTION FOR SIBLINGS, EXPERIENCE ENHANCEMENT (ISEE)
    Phoebe Williams; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..baseline and post intervention phases will document the siblings levels of knowledge of illness, self-esteem, social support, mood and behavior problems, outcomes shown in the literature to be sensitive to change in pediatric ..
  53. INTERVENTION FOR SIBLINGS, EXPERIENCE ENHANCEMENT (ISEE)
    Phoebe Williams; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..baseline and post intervention phases will document the siblings levels of knowledge of illness, self-esteem, social support, mood and behavior problems, outcomes shown in the literature to be sensitive to change in pediatric ..
  54. A Randomized Trial of Incentives and Peer Mentors to Improve Diabetic Outcomes
    Judith A Long; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of behavior change;2) One-on- one peer mentoring is a flexible, cost-efficient means of increasing DM specific social support and may be particularly salient in minority communities;and 3) Matching patients with poorly controlled DM ..
  55. IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES IN ASTHMA PATIENTS
    Carol Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..assess the effectiveness of an intervention involving education, enhancement of self-efficacy, and telephone social support in preserving and improving functional status in 180 patients from diverse socio-demographic backgrounds with ..
  56. IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES IN ASTHMA PATIENTS
    Carol Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..assess the effectiveness of an intervention involving education, enhancement of self-efficacy, and telephone social support in preserving and improving functional status in 180 patients from diverse socio-demographic backgrounds with ..
  57. IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES IN ASTHMA PATIENTS
    Carol Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..assess the effectiveness of an intervention involving education, enhancement of self-efficacy, and telephone social support in preserving and improving functional status in 180 patients from diverse socio-demographic backgrounds with ..
  58. IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES IN ASTHMA PATIENTS
    Carol Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..assess the effectiveness of an intervention involving education, enhancement of self-efficacy, and telephone social support in preserving and improving functional status in 180 patients from diverse socio-demographic backgrounds with ..
  59. IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES IN ASTHMA PATIENTS
    Carol Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..assess the effectiveness of an intervention involving education, enhancement of self-efficacy, and telephone social support in preserving and improving functional status in 180 patients from diverse socio-demographic backgrounds with ..
  60. Social networks and networking that put adolescents at high risk
    Thomas Valente; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The stability and predictability of at risk categorizations based on network and behavior are estimated. ..
  61. Masivukeni: A Multimedia ART Adherence Intervention for Resource-Limited Settings
    Robert H Remien; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Patient understanding of HIV disease and the necessity for high ART adherence, as well as the social support for maintenance of adherence are key to the long-term success of ART...
  62. The role of social factors in cardiovascular risk behaviors disparities
    LAURA SAMUEL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..These behaviors are shaped by social environmental resource factors, including social support, loneliness and neighborhood social cohesion...
  63. The role of social factors in cardiovascular risk behaviors disparities
    LAURA SAMUEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These behaviors are shaped by social environmental resource factors, including social support, loneliness and neighborhood social cohesion...
  64. Social networks and networking that put adolescents at high risk
    Thomas W Valente; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The stability and predictability of at risk categorizations based on network and behavior are estimated. ..
  65. Mental Illness and Community Reentry in a Multi-Ethnic Population of Female Inmat
    Cathleen Willging; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The CTI is intended to build an individual's social support system, link her to housing, employment, and other economic resources, and engage her in treatment...
  66. Mental Illness and Community Reentry in a Multi-Ethnic Population of Female Inmat
    Cathleen E Willging; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The CTI is intended to build an individual's social support system, link her to housing, employment, and other economic resources, and engage her in treatment...
  67. Effects of Stress and Inflammatory Cytokines on Pregnancy
    Mary Coussons Read; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We hypothesize that that prenatal maternal stress and low social support increase levels of proinflammatory cytokines during pregnancy and that these changes increase the probability ..
  68. Pilot Core
    Nicholas Christakis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  69. Building social networks to achieve healthy weight gain during pregnancy
    SABINA BERHAN GESELL; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The training and research will support a successful R01. ..
  70. Building social networks to achieve healthy weight gain during pregnancy
    SABINA BERHAN GESELL; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The training and research will support a successful R01. ..
  71. SOCIAL SUPPORT IN MANAGMENT OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
    James Coyne; Fiscal Year: 1992
    This proposal is for a multi-method study examining social support process in the management of chronic congestive heart failure. 187 married CHF patients and their spouses will be interviewed and engage in a videotaped interaction...
  72. A Social Ecological Based Smoking Cessation Intervention in Public Housing
    Jeannette O Andrews; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..well-being;b) interpersonal level strategies with behavioral counseling in small peer groups to enhance social support;c) neighborhood level strategies with policy and countermarketing campaigns led by a neighborhood advisory ..
  73. OLDER MEXICAN AMERICANS--SOCIAL SUPPORT & HEALTH CARE US
    ROSINA BECERRA; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..aim of this research is to conduct a longitudinal comparative study of the ways in which social networks and social support systems (informal network) inhibit, moderate, or facilitate the utilization of health care and social services ..
  74. Social Networks and the Spread of Influenza and other Nosocomial Infections
    Philip M Polgreen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This work will lead to more effective infection control interventions and strategies. ..
  75. HIV Risk Reduction Predictors in Russian Social Networks
    Yuri Amirkhanian; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..s. ..
  76. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..and cultural transformations, and where individuals have long relied on their social networks for social support and trusted advice...
  77. Social Support, Self-Management, and Hospital Use for Heart Failure
    RAEGAN DURANT; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..However, fewer studies have examined non-clinical factors such as patient social support. Social support is essential to the successful outpatient management of heart failure, particularly among the ..
  78. Social Networks and the Spread of Influenza and other Nosocomial Infections
    Philip Polgreen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This work will lead to more effective infection control interventions and strategies. ..
  79. Social Networks and the Spread of Influenza and other Nosocomial Infections
    Philip Polgreen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This work will lead to more effective infection control interventions and strategies. ..
  80. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and cultural transformations, and where individuals have long relied on their social networks for social support and trusted advice...
  81. Social Networks and the Spread of Influenza and other Nosocomial Infections
    Philip M Polgreen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This work will lead to more effective infection control interventions and strategies. ..
  82. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey A Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and cultural transformations, and where individuals have long relied on their social networks for social support and trusted advice...
  83. HIV Risk Reduction Predictors in Russian Social Networks
    Yuri Amirkhanian; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..s. ..
  84. Environmental Stress, Social Networks, and Older Age Health and Mortality
    Dora L Costa; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Because there was considerable variation in POW and wartime experience during the Civil War, the data provide several control groups for examining the effects of extreme stress. ..
  85. Environmental Stress, Social Networks, and Older Age Health and Mortality
    DORA COSTA; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Because there was considerable variation in POW and wartime experience during the Civil War, the data provide several control groups for examining the effects of extreme stress. ..
  86. Enhancing Partner Support to Motivate Smokeless Tobacco Users to Quit Via the Web
    Laura Akers; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..One avenue to explore for enhancing program engagement is the use of social support. The vast majority of ST users ("chewers") are male, and most of their wives and domestic partners are eager ..
  87. EVALUATION OF AIDS PREVENTION MODELS FOR MINORITY WOMEN
    Janet St Lawrence; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..women in reducing activities which confer HIV infection risk and evaluate their outcome against a social support self-help model...
  88. Environmental Stress, Social Networks, and Older Age Health and Mortality
    DORA COSTA; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Because there was considerable variation in POW and wartime experience during the Civil War, the data provide several control groups for examining the effects of extreme stress. ..
  89. Men?s Assessment of Social Support and Risk Networks
    David Ostrow; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal concerns the study of Men's Assessment of Social Support and Risk Networks...
  90. Long-term effects of war-related trauma in children
    MARIA LLABRE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..ages 9-12) and their parents, life events between 1993 and 2003-2004, current exposure to war-related events, social support, and current measures of psychological distress and health-related symptoms collected in 2003...
  91. Network Support for Alcohol Treatment: Mechanisms and Effectiveness
    Mark D Litt; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Analyses of social network variables at posttreatment indicated that the NS conditions did not reduce social support for drinking relative to the CaseM condition, but did increase social support for abstinence, as well as AA ..