Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
- Religious service attendance and major depression: a case of reverse causality?Joanna Maselko
Maselko, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Am J Epidemiol 175:576-83. 2012..Selection out of religious activities could be a significant contributor to previously observed inverse correlations between religious service attendance and psychopathology during adulthood...
- Religious social capital: its measurement and utility in the study of the social determinants of healthJoanna Maselko
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, 235 Trent Hall, Box 90519, Durham, NC, USA
Soc Sci Med 73:759-67. 2011..Social capital is a promising construct to help elucidate the influence of religion on population health...
- The intersection of sex, marital status, and cardiovascular risk factors in shaping stroke incidence: results from the health and retirement studyJoanna Maselko
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2293-9. 2009..To examine the role of sex and marital status in the distribution and consequences of cardiovascular risk factors for stroke...
- Mother's affection at 8 months predicts emotional distress in adulthoodJ Maselko
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 65:621-5. 2011..However, there is a dearth of longitudinal data with both objective assessments of nurturing behaviour during infancy and sustained follow-up ascertaining the quality of adult functioning...
- Use of and attitudes toward tobacco and alcohol among adults in southern Sri LankaSarah Lombardo
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 44:880-99. 2013..Public health efforts should consider the use of demographic-specific anti-tobacco and anti-alcohol messages, as the motivators driving behavior appear to differ across gender and age groups...
- Predictors of and health services utilization related to depressive symptoms among elderly KoreansJin Hee Shin
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Soc Sci Med 75:179-85. 2012..The interaction of such symptoms with chronic diseases should be acknowledged and considered in the clinical setting as well as in health care planning and policymaking...
- Positive emotion and health: going beyond the negativeLaura Smart Richman
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA, USA
Health Psychol 24:422-9. 2005..Higher levels of curiosity were also associated with decreased likelihood of hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Results suggest that positive emotion may play a protective role in the development of disease...
- Caregiving expectations and challenges among elders and their adult children in Southern Sri LankaMelissa H Watt
Duke University, Duke Global Health Institute, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Ageing Soc 34:838-858. 2014..Results point to strong values around caring for elderly in the home, but identify challenges to this arrangement in the future...
- Contribution of generative leisure activities to cognitive function in elderly Sri Lankan adultsJoanna Maselko
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
J Am Geriatr Soc 62:1707-13. 2014..To examine the unique contribution of generative leisure activities, defined as activities motivated by a concern for others and a need to contribute something to the next generation...
- Quasi-experimental evidence on the causal effects of physical health on mental healthManoj Mohanan
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Int J Epidemiol 39:487-93. 2010..This quasi-experimental study seeks to (i) estimate causal effects of an acute negative health event (health shock) on mental health and (ii) examine the role of debt and disability as potential mediators...
- The relationship between mental vitality and cardiovascular healthLaura Smart Richman
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Psychol Health 24:919-32. 2009..The results lend support for the importance of mental vitality as a construct that may be relevant for considering resilience in relation to cardiovascular disease...