STEPHEN A MATTHEWS
Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
- Work group II: Using Geographic Information Systems for enhancing research relevant to policy on diet, physical activity, and weightSTEPHEN A MATTHEWS
Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 6211, USA
Am J Prev Med 36:S171-6. 2009..Although our discussion focuses on issues relevant to the role of the built environment in diet and physical activity outcomes, our recommendations also are salient to health and environment research generally...
- Exploring the role of the built and social neighborhood environment in moderating stress and healthSTEPHEN A MATTHEWS
Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 6211, USA
Ann Behav Med 39:170-83. 2010..Health researchers have explored how different aspects of neighborhood characteristics contribute to health and well-being, but current understanding of built environment factors is limited...
- Individual health care system distrust and neighborhood social environment: how are they jointly associated with self-rated health?Tse Chuan Yang
Social Science Research Institute and the Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
J Urban Health 88:945-58. 2011....
- Using quantile regression to examine the effects of inequality across the mortality distribution in the U.S. countiesTse Chuan Yang
Population Research Institute, Social Science Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Soc Sci Med 74:1900-10. 2012....
- Understanding the non-stationary associations between distrust of the health care system, health conditions, and self-rated health in the elderly: a geographically weighted regression approachTse Chuan Yang
The Social Science Research Institute, The Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 803 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Health Place 18:576-85. 2012..This finding suggests that a place-centered perspective can inform distrust/self-rated health research...
- The role of social and built environments in predicting self-rated stress: A multilevel analysis in PhiladelphiaTse Chuan Yang
The Social Science Research Institute, The Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 803 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16801, USA
Health Place 16:803-10. 2010..The latter two factors are of relevance to public health policy as they are potentially modifiable...
- Using ZIP code business patterns data to measure alcohol outlet densitySTEPHEN A MATTHEWS
Department of Sociology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, United States
Addict Behav 36:777-80. 2011..Thus our overall findings support the adequacy of using a conveniently available data set (ZIP-BP data) to estimate alcohol outlet densities in ZIP code areas in future research...
- Stochastic variability in stress, sleep duration, and sleep quality across the distribution of body mass index: insights from quantile regressionTse Chuan Yang
The Pennsylvania State University, 803 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA, 16802, USA
Int J Behav Med 21:282-91. 2014....
- Radiation therapy resources and guideline-concordant radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer patients in an underserved regionNengliang Yao
Department of Health Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, 604 Ford Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Health Serv Res 48:1433-49. 2013..To examine the relationship between radiation therapy resources and guideline-concordant radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in Kentucky...
- Effect of health care system distrust on breast and cervical cancer screening in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTse Chuan Yang
Population Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Am J Public Health 101:1297-305. 2011..We investigated whether health care system distrust is a barrier to breast and cervical cancer screening and whether different dimensions of distrust-values and competence-have different impacts on cancer screening...
- What has geography got to do with it? Using GWR to explore place-specific associations with prenatal care utilizationCarla Shoff
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, and The Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 13 Armsby Building, University Park, PA 16802 U S A
GeoJournal 77:331-341. 2012..GWR offers a more nuanced examination of prenatal care and provides empirical evidence in support of locally tailored health policy formation and program implementation, which may improve program effectiveness...
- Effects of Hospital Type and Distance on Lymph Node Assessment for Colon Cancer Among Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Patients in AppalachiaPamela Farley Short
Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA
Med Care Res Rev 73:546-64. 2016..We conclude that regionalization or targeting smaller hospitals would improve adherence in nonmetropolitan areas, but also argue for improving adherence generally. ..
- White infant mortality in Appalachian states, 1976-1980 and 1996-2000: changing patterns and persistent disparitiesNengliang Yao
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Health Policy and Administration, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
J Rural Health 28:174-82. 2012..This study explores spatial inequalities in white infant mortality rates over time in the 13 Appalachian states, comparing counties in Appalachia with non-Appalachian counties...
- GIS Training Program for Population ScientistsStephen Matthews; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Neighborhood Food Environment, Diet and Health: Quasi-experimental StudyStephen Matthews; Fiscal Year: 2006..Findings from the project will be used to prepare a proposal to NIH for a larger mixed-method, multi-site experimental study in a range of community settings (urban, small town, rural) throughout the USA. ..