Cassandra A Okechukwu

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Supporting employees' work-family needs improves health care quality: Longitudinal evidence from long-term care
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Rm 722, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 157:111-9. 2016
  2. pmc Testing hypothesized psychosocial mediators: lessons learned in the MassBUILT study
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 38:404-11. 2011
  3. pmc The association of workplace hazards and smoking in a U.S. multiethnic working-class population
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of California San Francisco and Berkeley, San Francisco, CA 94709 0844, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:225-33. 2010
  4. pmc Partner smoking characteristics: Associations with smoking and quitting among blue-collar apprentices
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:1102-8. 2010
  5. pmc MassBuilt: effectiveness of an apprenticeship site-based smoking cessation intervention for unionized building trades workers
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of California San Francisco and Berkeley, 3333 California St, Suite 465, San Francisco, CA 94709 0844, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:887-94. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Heavy and light/moderate smoking among building trades construction workers
    Dal Lae Chin
    Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0608, USA
    Public Health Nurs 30:128-39. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Occupational factors and smoking cessation among unionized building trades workers
    Dal Lae Chin
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Workplace Health Saf 60:445-52. 2012
  8. pmc Cigarette smoking in building trades workers: the impact of work environment
    Dal Lae Chin
    Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 94143 0608, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:429-39. 2012
  9. pmc Household food insufficiency, financial strain, work-family spillover, and depressive symptoms in the working class: the Work, Family, and Health Network study
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:126-33. 2012
  10. pmc Racial differences in prostate cancer screening by family history
    Bettina F Drake
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Center for Community Based Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:579-83. 2008

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Publications17

  1. pmc Supporting employees' work-family needs improves health care quality: Longitudinal evidence from long-term care
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Rm 722, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 157:111-9. 2016
    ..Although managers perceived providing work-family support and ensuring high care quality as conflicting goals, results suggest that family-supportiveness is associated with better care quality. ..
  2. pmc Testing hypothesized psychosocial mediators: lessons learned in the MassBUILT study
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 38:404-11. 2011
    ..The variables examined were important but were not mediators of the MassBUILT intervention and this could have contributed to the significant relapse in smoking among study participants...
  3. pmc The association of workplace hazards and smoking in a U.S. multiethnic working-class population
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of California San Francisco and Berkeley, San Francisco, CA 94709 0844, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:225-33. 2010
    ..g., dust, chemicals, noise, and ergonomic strain) and social (e.g., abuse, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination) workplace hazards in a sample of U.S. multiethnic working-class adults...
  4. pmc Partner smoking characteristics: Associations with smoking and quitting among blue-collar apprentices
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:1102-8. 2010
    ..Studies suggest that the social context of blue-collar workers contribute to their low smoking cessation rates. However, little is known on the effect of partner smoking and requests to quit on workers' cessation attempts...
  5. pmc MassBuilt: effectiveness of an apprenticeship site-based smoking cessation intervention for unionized building trades workers
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of California San Francisco and Berkeley, 3333 California St, Suite 465, San Francisco, CA 94709 0844, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:887-94. 2009
    ..Blue-collar workers are difficult to reach and less likely to successfully quit smoking. The objective of this study was to test a training site-based smoking cessation intervention...
  6. doi request reprint Heavy and light/moderate smoking among building trades construction workers
    Dal Lae Chin
    Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0608, USA
    Public Health Nurs 30:128-39. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study was to identify the correlates of heavy smoking (defined as more than one pack of cigarettes per day) in building trades construction workers...
  7. doi request reprint Occupational factors and smoking cessation among unionized building trades workers
    Dal Lae Chin
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Workplace Health Saf 60:445-52. 2012
    ..Additionally, the findings emphasize that blue-collar workers with lower income and education levels and heavy smokers should be considered target groups for implementing cessation interventions...
  8. pmc Cigarette smoking in building trades workers: the impact of work environment
    Dal Lae Chin
    Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 94143 0608, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:429-39. 2012
    ..Occupational factors may contribute to smoking behavior in this group. However, little is known about the role of occupational factors in explaining cigarette-smoking patterns...
  9. pmc Household food insufficiency, financial strain, work-family spillover, and depressive symptoms in the working class: the Work, Family, and Health Network study
    Cassandra A Okechukwu
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:126-33. 2012
    ..We evaluated the association of household-level stressors with depressive symptoms among low-wage nursing home employees...
  10. pmc Racial differences in prostate cancer screening by family history
    Bettina F Drake
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Center for Community Based Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:579-83. 2008
    ..Therefore we examined racial variation in the association of family history of CaP and self-reported prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the nationally-representative National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)...
  11. pmc Beyond access: barriers to internet health information seeking among the urban poor
    Rachel F McCloud
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 23:1053-1059. 2016
    ..The goal of this study is to understand how a range of barriers may inhibit individuals from low socioeconomic position (SEP) from engaging with online health information even when it is freely available...
  12. pmc Time may not fully attenuate solvent-associated cognitive deficits in highly exposed workers
    Erika L Sabbath
    From the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies E L S, Cambridge, MA INSERM U1061 L A G, C B, neuropsychiatrie recherche épidémiologique et clinique, Universite Montpellier I, Hôpital La Colombière, France Department of Society, Human Development, and Health C A O, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA INSERM U1018 A S M, Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health, AP HP University of Bordeaux H A, ISPED, Centre INSERM U897 Epidemiologie Biostatistique University of Bordeaux H A, Department of Psychology, Bordeaux Population based Cohort Platform M G, M Z, Epidemiology and Public Health Research Center, UMRS INSERM 1018, Villejuif Université Versailles Saint Quentin UMRS 1018 M G, M Z CMRR Languedoc Roussillon C B, CHU Montpellier, France
    Neurology 82:1716-23. 2014
    ..To test the effects of lifetime occupational solvent exposure, as measured by dose and timing, on performance on multiple cognitive tests among retired French utility workers...
  13. pmc Nativity and cigarette smoking among lower income blacks: results from the Healthy Directions Study
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:305-11. 2008
    ..Our findings highlight the importance of intervening early new Black immigrants to stem the uptake of cigarette smoking behaviors as individuals become acculturated...
  14. pmc Entertainment or Health? Exploring the Internet Usage Patterns of the Urban Poor: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial
    Rachel F McCloud
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA, United States
    J Med Internet Res 18:e46. 2016
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  15. pmc Validity of a practitioner-administered observational tool to measure physical activity, nutrition, and screen time in school-age programs
    Rebekka M Lee
    Harvard School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:145. 2014
    ..This study aims to determine the criterion validity of a simple, low-cost, practitioner-administered observational measure of afterschool physical activity, nutrition, and screen time practices and child behaviors...
  16. doi request reprint 0056 Patterns of site-employment of construction workers on and off commercial construction sites in new England and the relationship to musculoskeletal pain
    Emily H Sparer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Occup Environ Med 71:A5. 2014
    ..Yet, scant quantitative information exists in the scientific literature on the relationship between worksite mobility patterns and musculoskeletal disorders...
  17. pmc Integration of health protection and health promotion: rationale, indicators, and metrics
    Glorian Sorensen
    From the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Drs Sorensen, McLellan, and Allen, Boston, Mass Harvard School of Public Health Drs Sorensen, Pronk, Okechukwu, and Wagner, Boston, Mass Northeastern University Dr Dennerlein, Boston, Mass HealthPartners, Inc Dr Pronk, Minneapolis, Minn Boston University School of Public Health Dr Boden, Boston, Mass Partners HealthCare, Inc Dr Hashimoto, Boston, Mass Boston College Law School Dr Hashimoto, Newton Centre, Mass New England Research Institutes Dr Stoddard, Watertown, Mass and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Dr Wagner, Washington, DC
    J Occup Environ Med 55:S12-8. 2013
    ..To offer a definition of an "integrated" approach to worker health and operationalize this definition using indicators of the extent to which integrated efforts are implemented in an organization...