Chih Ping Chou

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Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 42:280-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint How can statistical approaches enhance transdisciplinary study of drug misuse prevention?
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1867-906. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight perception and weight-related sociocultural and behavioral factors in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 669 West 34th Street, MRF102U, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Prev Med 42:229-34. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and cultural comparison of overweight and obesity risk and prevalence in adolescents in Southern California and Wuhan, China
    C Anderson Johnson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:925.e1-8. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Smoking prevention for ethnically diverse adolescents: 2-year outcomes of a multicultural, school-based smoking prevention curriculum in Southern California
    C Anderson Johnson
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, 1000 S Fremont, PO Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 40:842-52. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking
    Qian Guo
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1066-81. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:441-53. 2005
  8. pmc Depressive symptom deterioration among predominantly Hispanic diabetes patients in safety net care
    Kathleen Ell
    School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 0411, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:347-55. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Development, reliability, and validity of an urban trail use survey
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:2-11. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Influences affecting adolescent smoking behavior in China
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:245-55. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 42:280-5. 2006
    ..This study evaluated a school-based smoking prevention curriculum with a social normative approach developed in the United States for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China...
  2. ncbi request reprint How can statistical approaches enhance transdisciplinary study of drug misuse prevention?
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1867-906. 2004
    ..Using multilevel approaches, more powerful syntheses across disciplines can be achieved by representing each discipline at a different level...
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight perception and weight-related sociocultural and behavioral factors in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 669 West 34th Street, MRF102U, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Prev Med 42:229-34. 2006
    ..The present study focused on understanding relationships among weight perception and weight-related sociocultural and behavioral factors in Chinese adolescents...
  4. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and cultural comparison of overweight and obesity risk and prevalence in adolescents in Southern California and Wuhan, China
    C Anderson Johnson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:925.e1-8. 2006
    ..This study performed parallel analyses on two large samples of seventh graders living in Los Angeles, California and in Wuhan, China to make direct comparisons of overweight and obesity risks in Western and Eastern cultural environments...
  5. ncbi request reprint Smoking prevention for ethnically diverse adolescents: 2-year outcomes of a multicultural, school-based smoking prevention curriculum in Southern California
    C Anderson Johnson
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, 1000 S Fremont, PO Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 40:842-52. 2005
    ..Effective school-based curricula are needed to prevent smoking among ethnically diverse adolescents. This study evaluated a multicultural smoking prevention curriculum in ethnically diverse Southern California middle schools...
  6. ncbi request reprint Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking
    Qian Guo
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1066-81. 2007
    ..001). Therefore, TRA and TPB are applicable to China to predict adolescent smoking. TPB is superior to TRA for the prediction and TRA can better predict smoking among students with lower than higher perceived behavioral control...
  7. ncbi request reprint Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:441-53. 2005
    ..Additional research is needed to gain a more complete understanding of the positive and negative consequences of Internet use among adolescents...
  8. pmc Depressive symptom deterioration among predominantly Hispanic diabetes patients in safety net care
    Kathleen Ell
    School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 0411, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:347-55. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint Development, reliability, and validity of an urban trail use survey
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:2-11. 2010
    ..To evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the Research on Urban Trail Environments (ROUTES) Trail Use Questionnaire...
  10. ncbi request reprint Influences affecting adolescent smoking behavior in China
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:245-55. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence
    Jie Wu Weiss
    Keck School of Medicine, Institute of Prevention Research, Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 8, Building A, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Adolesc 28:49-62. 2005
    ..The association between hostility and smoking was stronger for students reporting higher levels of depressive symptoms...
  12. ncbi request reprint Correlates of overweight status in Chinese youth: an East-West paradox
    Ya Wen Hsu
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:496-506. 2011
    ..To examine the odds of overweight and related correlates in Chinese adolescents...
  13. ncbi request reprint Weight perception, academic performance, and psychological factors in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:115-24. 2006
    ..To investigate weight perception and related psychological factors in Chinese adolescents...
  14. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and economic correlates of overweight status in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:339-52. 2007
    ..To investigate over-weight prevalence and socio-demographic and economic correlates in Chinese adolescents...
  15. pmc Cognitive attributions for smoking among adolescents in China
    Qian Guo
    Alcohol and Drug Program Administration, Department of Public Health, County of Los Angeles, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 35:95-101. 2010
    ..More attributions were associated with smoking among males than among females. This information could be useful for the development of evidence-based anti-smoking programs in China...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use among youth and adults in Mainland China: the China Seven Cities Study
    C Anderson Johnson
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Public Health 120:1156-69. 2006
    ..This article presents the methodology and prevalence data from the baseline survey of the CSCS, conducted in 2002...
  17. pmc Project FLAVOR: 1-Year Outcomes of a Multicultural, School-Based Smoking Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:263-5. 2004
    ..The prevention effect among Hispanic boys is encouraging, but additional research is needed to improve prevention effects among other groups...
  18. pmc Identifying patterns of eating and physical activity in children: a latent class analysis of obesity risk
    Jimi Huh
    The Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research IPR, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:652-8. 2011
    ..The results suggest that intervention programs could be refined or targeted based on children's characteristics to promote effective pediatric obesity interventions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Parental substance use as a modifier of adolescent substance use risk
    Chaoyang Li
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Addiction 97:1537-50. 2002
    ..The present study examines whether parents act as gatekeepers by testing the moderator effects of parents' substance use on the relationships of friends' substance use to adolescent substance use (cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana)...
  20. pmc One-year postcollaborative depression care trial outcomes among predominantly Hispanic diabetes safety net patients
    Kathleen Ell
    School of Social Work, MRF 102R MC 0411, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33:436-42. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine sustained effectiveness in reducing depression symptoms and improving depression care 1 year following intervention completion...
  21. pmc Reducing sedentary behavior in minority girls via a theory-based, tailored classroom media intervention
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:240-8. 2008
    ..To develop, implement and test an innovative, theory-based classroom media intervention known as Get Moving! to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviors in predominantly Latina middle school girls...
  22. doi request reprint Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S599-609. 2007
    ..The findings also may contribute to the design of future programs to address the needs of defined populations and individuals with specific characteristics...
  23. pmc Randomized controlled trial to improve adiposity, inflammation, and insulin resistance in obese African-American and Latino youth
    Rebecca E Hasson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:811-8. 2012
    ..Both ethnic groups had significant improvements in metabolic health; however some improvements were not seen in African Americans...
  24. pmc Executive cognitive function and food intake in children
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 42:398-403. 2010
    ..The current study investigated relations among neurocognitive skills important for behavioral regulation, and the intake of fruit, vegetables, and snack food in children...
  25. ncbi request reprint Family harmony as a protective factor against adolescent tobacco and alcohol use in Wuhan, China
    Dennis R Trinidad
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1159-71. 2003
    ..To investigate the association between family harmony (FH) and tobacco and alcohol use (TAU) in Chinese adolescents...
  26. ncbi request reprint Peer influences and access to cigarettes as correlates of adolescent smoking: a cross-cultural comparison of Wuhan, China, and California
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Prev Med 34:476-84. 2002
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  27. pmc Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in promoting the well-being of independently living older people: results of the Well Elderly 2 Randomised Controlled Trial
    Florence Clark
    Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9003, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:782-90. 2012
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  28. pmc Bullying victimization as a mediator of associations between cultural/familial variables, substance use, and depressive symptoms among Hispanic youth
    Myriam Forster
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ethn Health 18:415-32. 2013
    ..We evaluated a conceptual model in which cultural and familial factors influenced the risk of victimization, which in turn influenced the risk of substance use and depression...
  29. pmc Changes in friends' and parental influences on cigarette smoking from early through late adolescence
    Yue Liao
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Adolesc Health 53:132-8. 2013
    ..This study examined the changes in friends' and parental influences on cigarette smoking across two developmentally distinct social environments for adolescents: junior high school and high school...
  30. ncbi request reprint Trail characteristics as correlates of urban trail use
    Kim D Reynolds
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:335-45. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the environmental correlates of urban trail use...
  31. doi request reprint Early cigarette use and psychological distress as predictors of obesity risk in adulthood
    Guneet Kaur Jasuja
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:325-35. 2008
    ..Results suggest that prevention programs that have been previously applied to either cigarette use or distress prevention might be re-examined for their potential to also affect obesity risk in adulthood...
  32. doi request reprint Relationships between executive cognitive function and lifetime substance use and obesity-related behaviors in fourth grade youth
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Child Neuropsychol 18:1-11. 2012
    ..e., obesity). One implication is the potential of study findings to be translated into public health or clinical interventions that promote ECF as a correlate of both substance use and obesity-related behaviors...
  33. doi request reprint One-year follow-up of collaborative depression care for low-income, predominantly Hispanic patients with cancer
    Kathleen Ell
    School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 669 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:162-70. 2011
    ..This study assessed longer-term outcomes of low-income patients with cancer (predominantly female and Hispanic) after treatment in a collaborative model of depression care or in enhanced usual care...
  34. pmc The E-cigarette Social Environment, E-cigarette Use, and Susceptibility to Cigarette Smoking
    Jessica L Barrington-Trimis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 59:75-80. 2016
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  35. ncbi request reprint Adolescent to emerging adulthood smoking trajectories: when do smoking trajectories diverge, and do they predict early adulthood nicotine dependence?
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1147-54. 2007
    ....
  36. pmc Physical activity in US youth: effect of race/ethnicity, age, gender, and weight status
    Britni R Belcher
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:2211-21. 2010
    ..To describe physical activity (PA) levels by race/ethnicity, age, gender, and weight status in a representative sample of US youth...
  37. pmc Concurrent psychosocial predictors of sun safety among middle school youth
    Valentina A Andreeva
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Sch Health 78:374-81; quiz 408-10. 2008
    ..This study tested psychosocial influences on youth's sun safety and assessed their strength within and across gender and ethnicity in a sample of 1782 middle school students...
  38. ncbi request reprint Exploring peers as a mediator of the association between depression and smoking in young adolescents
    Anamara Ritt-Olson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:77-98. 2005
    ..Peer influence was related to depressed affect for both genders. These results provide evidence that peer influences are an important variable to take into consideration when addressing a depression smoking relationship...
  39. ncbi request reprint Influences of social support, perceived barriers, and negative meanings of physical activity on physical activity in middle school students
    Ya Wen Hsu
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:210-9. 2011
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Executive cognitive function as a correlate and predictor of child food intake and physical activity
    Nathaniel Riggs
    University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Child Neuropsychol 16:279-92. 2010
    ..One implication is to promote ECF as a correlate and predictor of food intake and physical activity in children by providing opportunities for youth to practice newly developing ECF capacities...
  41. pmc Transitional life events and trajectories of cigarette and alcohol use during emerging adulthood: latent class analysis and growth mixture modeling
    Jimi Huh
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90032 3628, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:727-35. 2013
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  42. ncbi request reprint Age-related smoking progression among adolescents in China
    Wei Sun
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:686-93. 2006
    ..This study examined the differences in smoking progression between middle and upper school students...
  43. ncbi request reprint Parallel developmental trajectories of sensation seeking and regular substance use in adolescents
    Anne M Crawford
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:179-92. 2003
    ..Advantages of this methodology are discussed in the context of substance use research...
  44. pmc Joint physical activity and sedentary behavior in parent-child pairs
    Genevieve Fridlund Dunton
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1473-80. 2012
    ..The research examined joint physical activity and sedentary behavior among 291 parent-child pairs who both wore an accelerometer and Global Positioning System (GPS) device during the same 7-d period...
  45. doi request reprint Risk factors for adolescent smoking in urban and rural China: findings from the China seven cities study
    Huiyan Ma
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA91803, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1081-5. 2008
    ..Smoking prevention interventions in China may need to focus on raising adolescents' refusal self-efficacy...
  46. pmc Psychometric properties of reverse-scored items on the CES-D in a sample of ethnically diverse older adults
    Mike Carlson
    Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:558-62. 2011
    ..It is recommended that appropriate correction procedures such as item readministration or statistical imputation be applied to reduce the difficulties...
  47. doi request reprint Preventing growth in amphetamine use: long-term effects of the Midwestern Prevention Project (MPP) from early adolescence to early adulthood
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra CA, USA
    Addiction 104:1691-9. 2009
    ..The aim of the current study was to examine the long-term effect of an early adolescent substance abuse prevention program on trajectories and initiation of amphetamine use into early adulthood...
  48. pmc BMI as a moderator of perceived stress and emotional eating in adolescents
    Selena T Nguyen-Rodriguez
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Eat Behav 9:238-46. 2008
    ..This study shows that some children in this population at increased risk for obesity and related chronic disease have already incorporated emotional eating as a learned response to stress by the time that they enter adolescence...
  49. ncbi request reprint Contrasting mediating variables in two 5-a-day nutrition intervention programs
    Kim D Reynolds
    University of Southern California, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 39:882-93. 2004
    ..The conduct of mediational analyses within multi-site studies may provide advantages for the standardization of methods and for the replication and generalizability of findings...
  50. ncbi request reprint The most critical unresolved issues associated with transdisciplinary substance use prevention research: programs, models, paradigms, concepts, and processes
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2071-2. 2004
  51. ncbi request reprint Weight perception and psychological factors in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:202-10. 2003
    ..To investigate the pattern of weight perception and its relationship with psychological distress among Chinese adolescents...
  52. pmc Collaborative care management of major depression among low-income, predominantly Hispanic subjects with diabetes: a randomized controlled trial
    Kathleen Ell
    School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:706-13. 2010
    ..To determine whether evidence-based socioculturally adapted collaborative depression care improves receipt of depression care and depression and diabetes outcomes in low-income Hispanic subjects...
  53. doi request reprint Executive function and latent classes of childhood obesity risk
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA, 90813, USA
    J Behav Med 35:642-50. 2012
    ..One potential implication of study findings is that obesity intervention efforts include EF promotion content tailored for latent classes of youth at different levels of obesity risk. ..
  54. doi request reprint Children's executive function and high-calorie, low-nutrient food intake: mediating effects of child-perceived adult fast food intake
    Eleanor B Tate
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 42:163-70. 2015
    ..This study tested the relationships among child executive function (EF), child-perceived parent fast food intake, and child self-reported subsequent consumption of high-calorie, low-nutrient (HCLN) food...
  55. pmc The interaction of social networks and child obesity prevention program effects: the pathways trial
    Hee Sung Shin
    The Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research IPR, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:1520-6. 2014
    ..Social network analysis was used to examine whether peer influence from one's social networks moderates obesity prevention program effects on obesity-related behaviors: healthful and unhealthful...
  56. ncbi request reprint Perceived peer influence and peer selection on adolescent smoking
    Beth R Hoffman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Suite 8, Alhambra, CA 91803 USA
    Addict Behav 32:1546-54. 2007
    ..Implications of these results for tobacco prevention programs are discussed...
  57. pmc High calorie, low nutrient food/beverage intake and video gaming in children as potential signals for addictive behavior
    Mary Ann Pentz
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:4406-24. 2011
    ..Future prevention programs could include skills training for inhibitory control, combined with changes in the built environment that increase safety, e.g., implementing Safe Routes to School Programs...
  58. pmc A high-sugar/low-fiber meal compared with a low-sugar/high-fiber meal leads to higher leptin and physical activity levels in overweight Latina females
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, USC IPR, 1000 S Fremont, Unit 8, Room 4101, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1058-63. 2009
    ..High-sugar meals sustain glucose and leptin levels longer, which may play an important role in modulating levels of physical activity in this group at high risk for obesity-related disease...
  59. ncbi request reprint Reasons for urban trail use predict levels of trail-related physical activity
    Genevieve Fridlund Dunton
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:426-34. 2009
    ..This study examined whether reasons for trail use predict levels of physical activity on urban trails...
  60. pmc Collaborative depression treatment in older and younger adults with physical illness: pooled comparative analysis of three randomized clinical trials
    Kathleen Ell
    School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:520-30. 2010
    ..There have been few comparisons of the effectiveness of collaborative depression care between older versus younger adults with comorbid illness, particularly among low-income populations...
  61. pmc Adolescent affiliations and adiposity: a social network analysis of friendships and obesity
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:202-4. 2009
    ..There was a weak association between social position and weight status. Overweight youth nominated more friends but were nominated as friends less frequently than their normal weight peers...
  62. pmc Parent, peer, and executive function relationships to early adolescent e-cigarette use: a substance use pathway?
    Mary Ann Pentz
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2001 N Soto St, Soto Building, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9239, USA Electronic address
    Addict Behav 42:73-8. 2015
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  63. doi request reprint State-wide dissemination of a school-based nutrition education programme: a RE-AIM (Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance) analysis
    Genevieve Fridlund Dunton
    1 Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 2001 N Soto Street Building SSB, 3rd Floor, Room 302E, MC 9239, Los Angeles, CA 90033 9045, USA
    Public Health Nutr 17:422-30. 2014
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal treatment effects among cocaine users: a growth curve modeling approach
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1323-43. 2003
    ..The study findings support that treatment for cocaine use is effective in reducing cocaine use. Longitudinal models provide opportunities to demonstrate the dynamic relationships between treatment and outcome...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effect of brief safer-sex counseling by medical providers to HIV-1 seropositive patients: a multi-clinic assessment
    Jean L Richardson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90033, USA
    AIDS 18:1179-86. 2004
    ..To test the efficacy of brief, safer-sex counseling by medical providers of HIV-positive patients during medical visits...
  66. ncbi request reprint SAS and SPSS macros to calculate standardized Cronbach's alpha using the upper bound of the phi coefficient for dichotomous items
    Wei Sun
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Behav Res Methods 39:71-81. 2007
    ..The simulation analysis showed that Cronbach's a from upper-bound phi might be appropriate for estimating the real reliability when standardized Cronbach's a is problematic...
  67. ncbi request reprint Predictors of improved mood over time in clinical trials for major depression
    Ariane Marie-Mitchell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 1540 Alcazar St, CHP 218, Los Angeles, CA 90033 9010, USA
    Psychiatry Res 127:73-84. 2004
    ..We recommend the use of repeated measures modeling, and the exploration of relationships among biological and psychological factors, for future analyses of clinical trial data...
  68. doi request reprint Autonomic and behavioral responses of children with autism to auditory stimuli
    Megan C Chang
    Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 66:567-76. 2012
    ..CONCLUSION. High sympathetic reactivity to sound may underlie the difficult behavioral responses to sound that children with ASD often demonstrate...
  69. pmc The influence of the perceived consequences of refusing to share injection equipment among injection drug users: balancing competing risks
    Karla D Wagner
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 36:835-42. 2011
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  70. pmc Protecting against intergenerational problem behavior: mediational effects of prevented marijuana use on second-generation parent-child relationships and child impulsivity
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    University of Southern California, Institute for Prevention Research, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:153-60. 2009
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  71. pmc Confronting challenges in intervention research with ethnically diverse older adults: the USC Well Elderly II Trial
    Jeanne Jackson
    Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 9003, USA
    Clin Trials 6:90-101. 2009
    ..Community-dwelling older adults are at risk for declines in physical health, cognition, and psychosocial well-being. However, their enactment of active and health-promoting lifestyles can reduce such declines...
  72. pmc Association of the calcyon neuron-specific vesicular protein gene (CALY) with adolescent smoking initiation in China and California
    Dalin Li
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:1039-48. 2011
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  73. pmc Testosterone threshold levels and lean tissue mass targets needed to enhance skeletal muscle strength and function: the HORMA trial
    Fred Sattler
    Department of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2020 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:122-9. 2011
    ....
  74. pmc Randomized control trial to improve adiposity and insulin resistance in overweight Latino adolescents
    Jaimie N Davis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1542-8. 2009
    ..In conclusion, this intense, culturally tailored intervention resulted in no significant intervention effects on measured risk factors with the exception of a beneficial effect on glycemic response to oral glucose...
  75. doi request reprint Trajectories of peer social influences as long-term predictors of drug use from early through late adolescence
    Lei Duan
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 38:454-65. 2009
    ..The findings also raise the question of whether cigarette use may represent a symbol of peer group identity that is unlike other drug use, and once formed, may have lasting adverse effects through the adolescent years...
  76. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of heroin addiction: growth mixture modeling results based on a 33-year follow-up study
    Yih Ing Hser
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Eval Rev 31:548-63. 2007
    ..Study findings empirically demonstrate the chronic nature of heroin addiction and subsequent adverse consequences including mortality, mental health, and employment...
  77. doi request reprint Association between psychological factors and adolescent smoking in seven cities in China
    Jie Wu Weiss
    Department of Health Science, California State University, Fullerton, California 92834, USA
    Int J Behav Med 15:149-56. 2008
    ..However, there is limited information on smoking among Chinese adolescents, particularly the information on the relationship between psychological well-being and smoking behavior among this population...
  78. ncbi request reprint Perceived stress, depression and food consumption frequency in the college students of China Seven Cities
    Chunhong Liu
    College of Food Science, South China Agricultural University, 510642 Guangzhou, China
    Physiol Behav 92:748-54. 2007
    ..The link between food consumption frequency, perceived stress and depression suggests that diet intervention may be considered a mediate strategy integrated in psychology prevention program among normal population of the college...
  79. ncbi request reprint Emotional intelligence and smoking risk factors in adolescents: interactions on smoking intentions
    Dennis R Trinidad
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of California San Diego, UCSD Cancer Center, MC 0645, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    J Adolesc Health 34:46-55. 2004
    ..To examine interactions between emotional intelligence (EI) and smoking risk factors on smoking intentions in adolescents...
  80. ncbi request reprint Smoking among adolescents in China: an analysis based upon the meanings of smoking theory
    Jie Wu Weiss
    Division of Kinesiology and Health Science, California State University, Fullerton, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92834, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:171-8. 2006
    ..The Meanings of Behavior theory argues that affect takes precedence over cognitive constructs in motivating behavior This study also examined whether the associations among meanings of smoking and smoking behavior vary by age and gender..
  81. ncbi request reprint Emotional intelligence and acculturation to the United States: interactions on the perceived social consequences of smoking in early adolescents
    Dennis R Trinidad
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:1697-706. 2005
    ..As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diversified, identifying protective variables and designing effective prevention programs for adolescents of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds becomes important...

Research Grants1

  1. Trend of smoking and psychosocial predictors among youth
    Chih Ping Chou; Fiscal Year: 2004
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