counseling

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Summary: The giving of advice and assistance to individuals with educational or personal problems.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi HIV voluntary counseling and testing and behavioral risk reduction in developing countries: a meta-analysis, 1990--2005
    Julie A Denison
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:363-73. 2008
  2. pmc Increasing the acceptability of HIV counseling and testing with three C's: convenience, confidentiality and credibility
    Nicole Angotti
    University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:2263-70. 2009
  3. doi Toward universal access to HIV counseling and testing and antiretroviral treatment in Ethiopia: looking beyond HIV testing and ART initiation
    Yibeltal Assefa
    Medical Services Directorate, Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:521-5. 2010
  4. pmc Community-based intervention to increase HIV testing and case detection in people aged 16-32 years in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Thailand (NIMH Project Accept, HPTN 043): a randomised study
    Michael Sweat
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:525-32. 2011
  5. pmc Project Accept (HPTN 043): a community-based intervention to reduce HIV incidence in populations at risk for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and Thailand
    Gertrude Khumalo-Sakutukwa
    Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 50 Beale Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 49:422-31. 2008
  6. ncbi Expanding access to voluntary HIV counselling and testing in sub-Saharan Africa: alternative approaches for improving uptake, 2001-2007
    Joseph K B Matovu
    Rakai Health Sciences Program Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1315-22. 2007
  7. doi What is the impact of home-based HIV counseling and testing on the clinical status of newly enrolled adults in a large HIV care program in Western Kenya?
    Juddy Wachira
    School of Health Physical Education and Recreation, Bloomington, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:275-81. 2012
  8. pmc Increasing access to HIV counseling and testing through mobile services in Kenya: strategies, utilization, and cost-effectiveness
    Kristina L Grabbe
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global AIDS Program, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54:317-23. 2010
  9. pmc A randomized controlled trial comparing the effects of counseling and alarm device on HAART adherence and virologic outcomes
    Michael H Chung
    Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS Med 8:e1000422. 2011
  10. ncbi A randomized trial comparing human e-mail counseling, computer-automated tailored counseling, and no counseling in an Internet weight loss program
    Deborah F Tate
    Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1620-5. 2006

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  1. ncbi HIV voluntary counseling and testing and behavioral risk reduction in developing countries: a meta-analysis, 1990--2005
    Julie A Denison
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:363-73. 2008
    The effectiveness of HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) in reducing HIV risk behaviors in developing countries was assessed using meta-analytic methods...
  2. pmc Increasing the acceptability of HIV counseling and testing with three C's: convenience, confidentiality and credibility
    Nicole Angotti
    University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:2263-70. 2009
    ..engaged in humanitarian efforts to prevent the further spread of HIV have emphasized the importance of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and most high-prevalence countries now have facilities that offer testing free of charge...
  3. doi Toward universal access to HIV counseling and testing and antiretroviral treatment in Ethiopia: looking beyond HIV testing and ART initiation
    Yibeltal Assefa
    Medical Services Directorate, Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:521-5. 2010
    Expanding access to HIV counseling and testing (HCT) and antiretroviral treatment (ART) has reduced morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV/AIDS. As a result, many countries are scaling up HIV/AIDS services...
  4. pmc Community-based intervention to increase HIV testing and case detection in people aged 16-32 years in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Thailand (NIMH Project Accept, HPTN 043): a randomised study
    Michael Sweat
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:525-32. 2011
    ..We aimed to assess whether HIV testing could be increased by combination of community mobilisation, mobile community-based voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), and support after testing...
  5. pmc Project Accept (HPTN 043): a community-based intervention to reduce HIV incidence in populations at risk for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and Thailand
    Gertrude Khumalo-Sakutukwa
    Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 50 Beale Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 49:422-31. 2008
    ..Changing community norms to increase awareness of HIV status and reduce HIV-related stigma has the potential to reduce the incidence of HIV-1 infection in the developing world...
  6. ncbi Expanding access to voluntary HIV counselling and testing in sub-Saharan Africa: alternative approaches for improving uptake, 2001-2007
    Joseph K B Matovu
    Rakai Health Sciences Program Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1315-22. 2007
    ..We recommend that these alternative models be implemented in more settings and on a much larger scale in sub-Saharan Africa, where VCT uptake rates remain low...
  7. doi What is the impact of home-based HIV counseling and testing on the clinical status of newly enrolled adults in a large HIV care program in Western Kenya?
    Juddy Wachira
    School of Health Physical Education and Recreation, Bloomington, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:275-81. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Increasing access to HIV counseling and testing through mobile services in Kenya: strategies, utilization, and cost-effectiveness
    Kristina L Grabbe
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global AIDS Program, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54:317-23. 2010
    This study compares client volume, demographics, testing results, and costs of 3 "mobile" HIV counseling and testing (HCT) approaches with existing "stand-alone" HCT in Kenya...
  9. pmc A randomized controlled trial comparing the effects of counseling and alarm device on HAART adherence and virologic outcomes
    Michael H Chung
    Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS Med 8:e1000422. 2011
    ..This study compared the impact of counseling and use of an alarm device on adherence and biological outcomes in a resource-limited setting.
  10. ncbi A randomized trial comparing human e-mail counseling, computer-automated tailored counseling, and no counseling in an Internet weight loss program
    Deborah F Tate
    Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1620-5. 2006
    Several studies have shown that e-mail counseling improves weight loss achieved in self-directed Internet programs. Computer-tailored feedback offers a population-based alternative to human e-mail counseling.
  11. pmc HIV testing attitudes, AIDS stigma, and voluntary HIV counselling and testing in a black township in Cape Town, South Africa
    S C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 79:442-7. 2003
    ..This study examined the relation between HIV testing history, attitudes towards testing, and AIDS stigmas...
  12. pmc An incentivized HIV counseling and testing program targeting hard-to-reach unemployed men in Cape Town, South Africa
    Mweete D Nglazi
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 59:e28-34. 2012
    In Southern Africa, men access HIV counseling and testing (HCT) services less than women. Innovative strategies are needed to increase uptake of testing among men...
  13. pmc Toward a theory of motivational interviewing
    William R Miller
    Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions, MSC11 6280, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Am Psychol 64:527-37. 2009
    ..A resulting causal chain model links therapist training, therapist and client responses during treatment sessions, and posttreatment outcomes...
  14. pmc Behavioural strategies to reduce HIV transmission: how to make them work better
    Thomas J Coates
    UCLA Program in Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Lancet 372:669-84. 2008
    ..Fifth, we need to get the simple things right. The fundamentals of HIV prevention need to be agreed upon, funded, implemented, measured, and achieved. That, presently, is not the case...
  15. doi Can gestational weight gain be modified by increasing physical activity and diet counseling? A meta-analysis of interventional trials
    Ina Streuling
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Social Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:678-87. 2010
    ..It is therefore of interest whether GWG can be modified by an intervention combining dietary counseling and physical activity.
  16. ncbi Behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults: a summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Evelyn P Whitlock
    Oregon Evidence Based Practice Center, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:557-68. 2004
    ..Primary health care visits offer opportunities to identify and intervene with risky or harmful drinkers to reduce alcohol consumption...
  17. pmc Perceived acceptability of home-based couples voluntary HIV counseling and testing in Northern Tanzania
    B Njau
    Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College of Tumaini University, Moshi, Tanzania
    AIDS Care 24:413-9. 2012
    ..data collection methods, a formative study was conducted to assess the acceptability of a home-based couples counseling and testing (HBCCT) approach...
  18. ncbi High acceptability of voluntary counselling and HIV-testing but unacceptable loss to follow up in a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme in rural Malawi: scaling-up requires a different way of acting
    M Manzi
    Medecins Sans Frontieres Luxembourg, Thyolo District, Luxembourg, Malawi
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1242-50. 2005
    ..Thyolo District Hospital, rural Malawi...
  19. ncbi Sustained reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention: follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study
    Jaana Lindström
    Diabetes Unit, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet 368:1673-9. 2006
    ..In the extended follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study, we assessed the extent to which the originally-achieved lifestyle changes and risk reduction remain after discontinuation of active counselling...
  20. pmc Primary care: is there enough time for prevention?
    Kimberly S H Yarnall
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:635-41. 2003
    ..We sought to determine the amount of time required for a primary care physician to provide recommended preventive services to an average patient panel...
  21. pmc Lifestyle counseling for type 2 diabetes risk reduction in Dutch primary care: results of the APHRODITE study after 0.5 and 1.5 years
    Paulina W A Vermunt
    University of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 34:1919-25. 2011
    ..CONCLUSIONS Risk factors for type 2 diabetes could be significantly reduced by lifestyle counseling in Dutch primary care...
  22. doi Effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions among adults: a systematic review of reviews
    Valery Lemmens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:535-44. 2008
    ..Comprehensive clean indoor laws increased quit rates by 12-38%. These results show and confirm that a wide array of effective smoking cessation intervention approaches and policies can have a large impact on smoking cessation rates...
  23. ncbi Sexual behavior of HIV discordant couples after HIV counseling and testing
    Susan Allen
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 35294, USA
    AIDS 17:733-40. 2003
    Sexual behavior following voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) is described in 963 cohabiting heterosexual couples with one HIV positive and one HIV negative partner ('discordant couples')...
  24. pmc Which intervention characteristics are related to more exposure to internet-delivered healthy lifestyle promotion interventions? A systematic review
    Wendy Brouwer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 13:e2. 2011
    ..However, there is no systematic overview of which characteristics of Internet-delivered interventions may be related to more exposure...
  25. ncbi Women's barriers to HIV-1 testing and disclosure: challenges for HIV-1 voluntary counselling and testing
    S Maman
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Care 13:595-603. 2001
    ..The implications of findings for the promotion of HIV-1 VCT programmes, the implementation of partner notification policies and the development of post-test support services are discussed...
  26. ncbi Measuring adaptations of motivational interviewing: the development and validation of the behavior change counseling index (BECCI)
    Claire Lane
    Communication Skills Unit, Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Llanedeyrn Health Center, Cardiff CF23 9PN, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 56:166-73. 2005
    ..This paper reports the development of a checklist, the behavior change counseling index (BECCI)...
  27. ncbi Changes in sexual behavior and risk of HIV transmission after antiretroviral therapy and prevention interventions in rural Uganda
    Rebecca Bunnell
    CDC Uganda, Global AIDS Program, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS 20:85-92. 2006
    ..The impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on sexual risk behavior and HIV transmission among HIV-infected persons in Africa is unknown...
  28. pmc Uptake of home-based voluntary HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Kalpana Sabapathy
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    PLoS Med 9:e1001351. 2012
    ..Improving access to HIV testing is a key priority in scaling up HIV treatment and prevention services. Home-based voluntary counselling and testing (HBT) as an approach to delivering wide-scale HIV testing is explored here...
  29. pmc Home-based voluntary HIV counselling and testing found highly acceptable and to reduce inequalities
    Wilbroad Mutale
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    BMC Public Health 10:347. 2010
    ..We investigated the acceptability of home-based delivery of counselling and HIV testing in urban and rural populations in Zambia where VCT has been offered mostly from local clinics...
  30. ncbi Behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement
    Virginia A Moyer
    U S Preventive Services Task Force, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Ann Intern Med 157:367-71. 2012
    Update of the 2003 and 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statements on behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity in adults without preexisting cardiovascular disease (CVD) or ..
  31. doi Comparing couples' and individual voluntary counseling and testing for HIV at antenatal clinics in Tanzania: a randomized trial
    Stan Becker
    Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Department, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, E4148, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:558-66. 2010
    Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for couples (CVCT) is an important HIV-prevention effort in sub-Saharan Africa where a substantial proportion of HIV transmission occurs within stable partnerships...
  32. ncbi Type 2 diabetes prevention in the "real world": one-year results of the GOAL Implementation Trial
    Pilvikki Absetz
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 30:2465-70. 2007
    ..We report on the program's effectiveness as well as findings related to the program's reach, adoption, and implementation...
  33. ncbi Systematic review: an evaluation of major commercial weight loss programs in the United States
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:56-66. 2005
    ..Each year millions of Americans enroll in commercial and self-help weight loss programs. Health care providers and their obese patients know little about these programs because of the absence of systematic reviews...
  34. doi High uptake of home-based, district-wide, HIV counseling and testing in Uganda
    ELIODA TUMWESIGYE
    Integrated Community Based Initiatives, Kabwohe, Uganda
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:735-41. 2010
    ..Innovative measures of increasing access to HIV counseling and testing (HCT) are urgently needed so as to improve care and prevention...
  35. pmc Internet-facilitated, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) clinic-based HIV testing among men who have sex with men in China
    Huachun Zou
    Division of Health Education and Behavioral Intervention, National Center for AIDS STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e51919. 2013
    To explore the feasibility of using Internet outreach to encourage men who have sex with men (MSM) to get tested for HIV at voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) clinics in Beijing and Urumqi, China.
  36. doi Uptake of HIV voluntary counselling and testing services in rural Tanzania: implications for effective HIV prevention and equitable access to treatment
    Alison Wringe
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:319-27. 2008
    ..To describe the associations between socio-demographic, behavioural and clinical characteristics and the use of HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services among residents in a rural ward in Tanzania...
  37. ncbi Health outcomes of bereavement
    Margaret Stroebe
    Research Institute for Psychology and Health, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Lancet 370:1960-73. 2007
    ..We also assess the effectiveness of psychological intervention programmes. Intervention should be targeted at high-risk people and those with complicated grief or bereavement-related depression and stress disorders...
  38. pmc Primary care nurses struggle with lifestyle counseling in diabetes care: a qualitative analysis
    Renate Jansink
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 11:41. 2010
    ..Promoting lifestyle behavior change require that nurses shift from simple advice giving to a more counseling-based approach...
  39. pmc Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for changing HIV-related risk behavior in developing countries
    Virginia A Fonner
    Department of International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD001224. 2012
    Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) continues to play a critical role in HIV prevention, care and treatment...
  40. pmc Interventions to promote walking: systematic review
    David Ogilvie
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 334:1204. 2007
    ..To assess the effects of interventions to promote walking in individuals and populations...
  41. doi MobileMums: a randomized controlled trial of an SMS-based physical activity intervention
    Brianna S Fjeldsoe
    School of Population School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 39:101-11. 2010
    ..Postnatal women (<12 months postpartum) are at increased risk of physical inactivity...
  42. pmc Prevention of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention in an Australian primary health care setting: Greater Green Triangle (GGT) Diabetes Prevention Project
    Tiina Laatikainen
    Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health, Flinders and Deakin Universities, PO Box 423, Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:249. 2007
    ..Randomised controlled trials demonstrate a 60% reduction in type 2 diabetes incidence through lifestyle modification programmes. The aim of this study is to determine whether such programmes are feasible in primary health care...
  43. pmc Opt-out provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling in primary care outpatient clinics in Zambia
    Stephanie M Topp
    Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    Bull World Health Organ 89:328-335A. 2011
    ....
  44. pmc Acceptance of and barriers to voluntary HIV counselling and testing among adults in Guizhou province, China
    Wei Ma
    National Center for AIDS STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
    AIDS 21:S129-35. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi Human immunodeficiency virus infection and fertility care in the United Kingdom: demand and supply
    Leila C G Frodsham
    Assisted Conception Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 85:285-9. 2006
    ..To collect data on the demand and provision of fertility care in HIV-infected couples in the United Kingdom and data on the etiology of subfertility in this population...
  46. pmc HIV-positive women report more lifetime partner violence: findings from a voluntary counseling and testing clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Suzanne Maman
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1331-7. 2002
    ..Experiences of partner violence were compared between HIV-positive and HIV-negative women...
  47. doi Fertility intentions and reproductive health care needs of people living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for integrating reproductive health and HIV care services
    Diane Cooper
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 13:38-46. 2009
    ..There is an urgent need for intervention models to integrate HIV care with sexual and reproduction health counseling and services that account for the diverse reproductive needs of these populations.
  48. pmc Voluntary HIV counselling and testing among men in rural western Uganda: implications for HIV prevention
    Francis M Bwambale
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Makerere University, POBox 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Public Health 8:263. 2008
    ..We therefore conducted a study to determine the prevalence and factors associated with VCT use among men in Bukonzo West health sub-district, Kasese district...
  49. pmc Male perspectives on incorporating men into antenatal HIV counseling and testing
    David A Katz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e7602. 2009
    Male partner involvement in antenatal voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) has been shown to increase uptake of interventions to reduce the risk of HIV transmission in resource-limited settings...
  50. doi The costs and effectiveness of four HIV counseling and testing strategies in Uganda
    Nick Menzies
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS 23:395-401. 2009
    HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is a key intervention for HIV/AIDS control, and new strategies have been developed for expanding coverage in developing countries. We compared costs and outcomes of four HCT strategies in Uganda.
  51. ncbi Overcoming barriers to HIV testing: preferences for new strategies among clients of a needle exchange, a sexually transmitted disease clinic, and sex venues for men who have sex with men
    Freya Spielberg
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:318-27. 2003
    ..To determine strategies to overcome barriers to HIV testing among persons at risk...
  52. ncbi Motivational interviewing in health settings: a review
    Eileen Britt
    Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Patient Educ Couns 53:147-55. 2004
    ..The current paper provides an overview of MI, with particular reference to its application to health problems...
  53. ncbi Voluntary counselling and testing: uptake, impact on sexual behaviour, and HIV incidence in a rural Zimbabwean cohort
    Lorraine Sherr
    Royal Free Hospital, University College London, UK
    AIDS 21:851-60. 2007
    ..To examine the determinants of uptake of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services, to assess changes in sexual risk behaviour following VCT, and to compare HIV incidence amongst testers and non-testers...
  54. pmc Web-based weight loss in primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:308-13. 2010
    ..Patients also participated in four (two in-person and two telephonic) counseling sessions with a health coach. Intent-to-treat analysis showed greater weight loss at 3 months (-2...
  55. pmc Increasing uptake of HIV testing and counseling among the poorest in sub-Saharan countries through home-based service provision
    Stephane Helleringer
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:185-93. 2009
    Uptake of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) is lower among members of the poorest households in sub-Saharan countries, thereby creating significant inequalities in access to HTC and possibly antiretroviral treatment.
  56. ncbi Multiple behavioral risk factor interventions in primary care. Summary of research evidence
    Michael G Goldstein
    Bayer Institute for Health Care Communication, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:61-79. 2004
    ....
  57. pmc A randomized trial of parental behavioral counseling and cotinine feedback for lowering environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children with asthma: results of the LET'S Manage Asthma trial
    Sandra R Wilson
    Department of Health Services Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, 795 El Camino Real, Ames Bldg, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
    Chest 139:581-90. 2011
    ..Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure impairs the control of pediatric asthma. Evidence of the efficacy of interventions to reduce children's exposure and improve disease outcomes has been inconclusive...
  58. doi Effectiveness of weight management interventions in children: a targeted systematic review for the USPSTF
    Evelyn P Whitlock
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Pediatrics 125:e396-418. 2010
    ..Targeted systematic review to support the updated US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for obesity in children and adolescents...
  59. doi Prevalence and associated factors of intention to participate in HIV voluntary counseling and testing for the first time among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Centre for Medical Anthropology and Behavioral Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:813-8. 2013
    We investigated the prevalence and associated factors of men who have sex with men (MSM) and had never participated in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) but intended to do so in the next six months.
  60. ncbi A randomized trial on acceptability of voluntary HIV counselling and testing
    Knut Fylkesnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Trop Med Int Health 9:566-72. 2004
    ..To examine factors affecting readiness for and acceptability of voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT)...
  61. pmc Institutionalizing provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling for children: an observational case study from Zambia
    Jane N Mutanga
    Livingstone General Hospital, Livingstone, Zambia
    PLoS ONE 7:e29656. 2012
    ..This article examines efforts to scale-up paediatric PITC at a second-level hospital located in Zambia's Southern Province, and serving a catchment area of 1.2 million people...
  62. ncbi Vulnerability of women in an African setting: lessons for mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention programmes
    Philippe Gaillard
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS 16:937-9. 2002
    ..To increase the uptake of interventions to reduce perinatal HIV transmission safely, we recommend the involvement of partners in HIV testing. In addition, the counselling of women has to address methods and skills to deal with violence...
  63. pmc Universal testing and treatment as an HIV prevention strategy: research questions and methods
    Richard Hayes
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Curr HIV Res 9:429-45. 2011
    ..If these studies produce promising results, there would be a strong case for a cluster-randomised trial to measure the impact of a UTT intervention on HIV incidence, and we consider the main design features of such a trial...
  64. ncbi Behavioral counseling after screening for alcohol misuse in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Daniel E Jonas
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Medicine, 5034 Old Clinic Building, CB 7110, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Ann Intern Med 157:645-54. 2012
    ..Alcohol misuse, which includes the full spectrum from risky drinking to alcohol dependence, is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States...
  65. pmc Women's views on consent, counseling and confidentiality in PMTCT: a mixed-methods study in four African countries
    Anita Hardon
    Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:26. 2012
    ..This paper focuses on the quality of information provision and counseling and disclosure patterns in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda to identify how services can be improved to ..
  66. pmc Do HIV-infected women want to discuss reproductive plans with providers, and are those conversations occurring?
    Sarah Finocchario-Kessler
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:317-23. 2010
    ..HIV-infected women and their HIV providers about childbearing plans, and to identify unmet need for reproductive counseling. We conducted a cross-sectional, audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI) among 181 predominately African ..
  67. ncbi Effect of physician-delivered nutrition counseling training and an office-support program on saturated fat intake, weight, and serum lipid measurements in a hyperlipidemic population: Worcester Area Trial for Counseling in Hyperlipidemia (WATCH)
    I S Ockene
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:725-31. 1999
    To evaluate the effectiveness of a training program for physician-delivered nutrition counseling, alone and in combination with an office-support program, on dietary fat intake, weight, and blood low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels ..
  68. ncbi A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of alternative HIV counseling and testing methods to increase knowledge of HIV status
    Angela B Hutchinson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    AIDS 20:1597-604. 2006
    Alternatives to conventional HIV counseling and testing (HIV-CT) have been used to improve receipt of HIV test results.
  69. pmc Effect of serotesting with counselling on condom use and seroconversion among HIV discordant couples in Africa
    S Allen
    Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
    BMJ 304:1605-9. 1992
    ..Confidential HIV serotesting with counselling caused a large increase in condom use and was associated with a lower rate of new HIV infections. HIV testing is a promising intervention for preventing the spread of HIV in African cities...
  70. ncbi Evaluation of a home-based voluntary counselling and testing intervention in rural Uganda
    Brent Wolff
    Medical Research Council, P O 49, Entebbe, Uganda
    Health Policy Plan 20:109-16. 2005
    ....
  71. doi Telephone counseling for physical activity and diet in primary care patients
    Elizabeth Eakin
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 36:142-9. 2009
    ..The delivery of effective interventions to assist patients to improve their physical activity and dietary behaviors is a challenge in the busy primary care setting...
  72. doi Male involvement in antenatal HIV counseling and testing: exploring men's perceptions in rural Malawi
    Pauliina Aarnio
    Department for International Health, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    AIDS Care 21:1537-46. 2009
    Antenatal care can act as an excellent tool to improve access to HIV counseling and testing services. This paper investigates an issue that may weaken its potential, namely lack of male involvement...
  73. doi Effect of telephone exercise counseling on frailty in older veterans: project LIFE
    Matthew J Peterson
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Mens Health 1:326-34. 2007
    This study sought to determine if telephone exercise counseling attenuates frailty in older, male veterans through increased levels of physical activity. Eighty-one elderly, male veterans (age = 78.4 +/- 4...
  74. ncbi Meta-analysis: the effect of dietary counseling for weight loss
    Michael L Dansinger
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:41-50. 2007
    Dietary and lifestyle modification efforts are the primary treatments for people who are obese or overweight. The effect of dietary counseling on long-term weight change is unclear.
  75. doi Behavioral counseling to promote physical activity and a healthful diet to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Jennifer S Lin
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:736-50. 2010
    ..Poor diet and lack of physical activity can worsen cardiovascular health, yet most Americans do not meet diet and physical activity recommendations...
  76. doi A randomized trial of the effects of dietary counseling on gestational weight gain and glucose metabolism in obese pregnant women
    S Wolff
    Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Life Science, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:495-501. 2008
    ..Can gestational weight gain in obese women be restricted by 10-h dietary consultations and does this restriction impact the pregnancy-induced changes in glucose metabolism?..
  77. pmc Active Mothers Postpartum: a randomized controlled weight-loss intervention trial
    Truls Østbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:173-80. 2009
    ..Pregnancy may contribute to overweight and obesity...
  78. ncbi Smoking cessation via the internet: a randomized clinical trial of an internet intervention as adjuvant treatment in a smoking cessation intervention
    Sandra J Japuntich
    Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1930 Monroe Street, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53711, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:S59-67. 2006
    ..Smokers were randomly assigned to receive either bupropion plus counseling alone, or bupropion and counseling in addition to 12 weeks of access to the Comprehensive Health Enhancement ..
  79. pmc Sexuality after treatment for early prostate cancer: exploring the meanings of "erectile dysfunction"
    B G Bokhour
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:649-55. 2001
    ..To explore perceptions of the impact of erectile dysfunction on men who had undergone definitive treatment for early nonmetastatic prostate cancer...
  80. pmc Factors related to female sex workers' willingness to utilize VCT service: a qualitative study in Jinan city, northern China
    Ying Wang
    Department of Diseases Control, Institute of Viral Diseases Control and Prevention, Chinese CDC, Beijing, 100052, China
    AIDS Behav 13:866-72. 2009
    ..Free voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) has been offered in recent years; however, its utilization rate is low...
  81. ncbi Prevention of mother-to-child transmission and voluntary counseling and testing programme data: what is their utility for HIV surveillance?
    Wolfgang Hladik
    Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS 19:S19-24. 2005
    ..The rapid expansion of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) programmes prompts the question regarding their utility for HIV surveillance and their ..
  82. pmc Physical activity counseling in maternity and child health care - a controlled trial
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Womens Health 8:14. 2008
    The purpose of the study is to examine the effects and feasibility of individual physical activity (PA) counseling in maternity and child health clinics in Finland.
  83. pmc Dramatic and sustained increase in HIV-testing rates among antenatal attendees in Eastern Uganda after a policy change from voluntary counselling and testing to routine counselling and testing for HIV: a retrospective analysis of hospital records, 2002-20
    Robert Byamugisha
    Referral Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Mbale, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:290. 2010
    ....
  84. pmc Antenatal couple counseling increases uptake of interventions to prevent HIV-1 transmission
    Carey Farquhar
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104 249, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:1620-6. 2004
    To determine effect of partner involvement and couple counseling on uptake of interventions to prevent HIV-1 transmission, women attending a Nairobi antenatal clinic were encouraged to return with partners for voluntary HIV-1 counseling ..
  85. pmc Provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
    Caitlin E Kennedy
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Room E5033, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1571-90. 2013
    Provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC) has expanded since 2007 WHO guidelines were established. We conducted a systematic review of PITC in low- and middle-income countries...
  86. doi Low male partner participation in antenatal HIV counselling and testing in northern Tanzania: implications for preventive programs
    S E Msuya
    Department of International Health, University of Oslo, Norway
    AIDS Care 20:700-9. 2008
    ..Within PMTCT programs, counseling should emphasize the advantages of partner participation to encourage women to inform and convince male partners ..
  87. doi Reasons for loss to follow-up among mothers registered in a prevention-of-mother-to-child transmission program in rural Malawi
    L D Bwirire
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Thyolo District, Malawi
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:1195-200. 2008
    ..Mothers attending antenatal services need to be better informed and supported, at both community and health-provider level...
  88. ncbi Choosing HIV Counseling and Testing Strategies for Outreach Settings: A Randomized Trial
    Freya Spielberg
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:348-55. 2005
    In surveys, clients have expressed preferences for alternatives to traditional HIV counseling and testing. Few data exist to document how offering such alternatives affects acceptance of HIV testing and receipt of test results.
  89. doi Comparison of home and clinic-based HIV testing among household members of persons taking antiretroviral therapy in Uganda: results from a randomized trial
    Eric Lugada
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Uganda, Global AIDS Program, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Entebbe, Uganda
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:245-52. 2010
    Due to high rates of undiagnosed and untreated HIV infection in Africa, we compared HIV counseling and testing (VCT) uptake among household members of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.
  90. pmc Linkage to HIV care and survival following inpatient HIV counseling and testing
    Rhoda K Wanyenze
    Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
    AIDS Behav 15:751-60. 2011
    ..In 2004 we conducted a randomized trial among medical inpatients in Mulago Hospital to assess the impact of HIV counseling and testing (HCT) on linkage to care and survival...
  91. pmc Design and dissemination of the MOVE! Weight-Management Program for Veterans
    Linda S Kinsinger
    VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 3022 Croasdaile Dr, Ste 200, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A98. 2009
    ..Practitioners in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) identified comprehensive weight management as a high priority in early 2001...
  92. doi Individual, household and community factors associated with HIV test refusal in rural Malawi
    Katharina Kranzer
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1341-50. 2008
    ..To investigate individual, household and community factors associated with HIV test refusal in a counselling and testing programme offered at population level in rural Malawi...
  93. pmc Initial outcomes of provider-initiated routine HIV testing and counseling during outpatient care at a rural Ugandan hospital: risky sexual behavior, partner HIV testing, disclosure, and HIV care seeking
    Susan M Kiene
    Departments of Medicine and Community Health, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:117-26. 2010
    ..To fully realize the potential HIV prevention benefits of routine HIV testing an emphasis on tailored risk-reduction counseling may be necessary.
  94. ncbi Testing a self-determination theory intervention for motivating tobacco cessation: supporting autonomy and competence in a clinical trial
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 25:91-101. 2006
    ..The causal role of autonomy support in the internalization of autonomous motivation, perceived competence, and smoking cessation was supported...
  95. doi Screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse: U.S. preventive services task force recommendation statement
    Virginia A Moyer
    American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Intern Med 159:210-8. 2013
    Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.
  96. doi Behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Jennifer S Lin
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:190-201. 2011
    ..More than 2 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States, and melanoma incidence is increasing...
  97. ncbi Get moving! Physical activity counseling in primary care
    Jane Anthony Peterson
    University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:349-57. 2007
    The purpose of this article is to present strategies to improve the effectiveness of physical activity counseling for adults in primary care settings...
  98. ncbi Helping caregivers of persons with dementia: which interventions work and how large are their effects?
    Martin Pinquart
    Department of Developmental Psychology and Center for Applied Developmental Science, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:577-95. 2006
    ..In recent years, many different forms of interventions for caregivers of people with dementia have been developed. However, their results have been, in part, inconclusive...
  99. pmc Acupuncture, Counseling, and Usual care for Depression (ACUDep): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Trials 13:209. 2012
    The evidence on the effect of acupuncture or counseling for depression is not conclusive yet is sufficient to warrant further research...
  100. doi Brief opportunistic smoking cessation interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare advice to quit and offer of assistance
    Paul Aveyard
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Addiction 107:1066-73. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the effects of opportunistic brief physician advice to stop smoking and offer of assistance on incidence of attempts to stop and quit success in smokers not selected by motivation to quit...
  101. doi Impact of a nutritional counseling program on prevention of HAART-related metabolic and morphologic abnormalities
    Luara B Almeida
    School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Avenida Doutor Arnaldo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    AIDS Care 23:755-63. 2011
    ..The present study evaluated the impact of a nutritional counseling program on prevention of morphologic and metabolic changes in patients living with HIV/AIDS receiving HAART...

Research Grants83

  1. Prevention of Complications in Thalassemia
    Elliott P Vichinsky; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..of thalassemia and its complications have created an increased demand for patient services, education, and counseling statewide...
  2. Enhanced iron removal with peptide linked chelators targeted to ferritin
    Elizabeth C Theil; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Combined with the small impact, currently, of prevention (genetic counseling) there are a large number of affected births worldwide...
  3. BIOCHEMISTRY OF PRE-MRNA SPLICING
    Adrian R Krainer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Information gained from these basic studies already informs genetic counseling and phenotypic-risk assessment in the clinic, yet there is much room for improvement in predicting genotype-..
  4. VitC to Decrease Effects of Smoking in Pregnancy on Infant Lung Function-CCC-Lead
    CYNTHIA T MCEVOY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..this project will support the addition of a simple, safe, and inexpensive adjunct to current smoking cessation counseling that would significantly decrease the impact of smoking during pregnancy on child respiratory health both in the ..
  5. SPEAKER TRAVEL AND SCIENTIFIC SESSION SUPPORT FOR THE TERATOLOGY SOCIETY 50TH
    Christina Chambers; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..clinic, including prenatal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatology, medical genetics, and teratogen risk counseling. For the past 49 years the Teratology Society has gathered annually to exchange ideas and the latest ..
  6. Comparative effectiveness of diabetes prevention strategies in women with GDM
    Assiamira Ferrara; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Intervention patients will be offered a postpartum lifestyle curriculum of individual telephone counseling augmented with e-mails and an interactive study website...
  7. PRE- AND POSTGRADUATE TRAINING IN MOLECULAR HEMATOLOGY
    J Evan Sadler; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..D. degree may benefit from 3-4 years of postdoctoral training. Trainees receive intensive mentoring and career counseling, and participate in coursework, journal clubs, and seminars...
  8. Diet Quality and CVD Risk Factors in a Family Based Weight Management Study
    Alice H Lichtenstein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..During the one-year intervention period social support and tailored individualized counseling will be provided to the families, augmented with telephone calls and home visits addressing barriers to ..
  9. GENETICS OF DELAYED PUBERTY
    Lawrence C Layman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that NELF and CHD7 mutations cause autosomal dominant disease will directly lead to improved genetic counseling. Characterization of the basic function of NELF and CHD7 will provide novel information related to the ..
  10. Reducing Preterm Births in Underserved Pregnant Women
    JAMES G CHRISTIAN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..tract infections and substance use;(2) provide her with tailored advice on reducing her risks;(3) provide counseling suggestions and action planning tools for that woman's physician or certified nurse midwife specifically ..
  11. Investigating the pathogenesis of CoQ10 deficiencies
    Catarina M Quinzii; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Knowing the cause of CoQ10 deficiency will likely enhance our scientific knowledge of CoQ10 biosynthesis, and will provide molecular tests for accurate genetic counseling, prenatal diagnosis, and more rapid initiation of the therapy.
  12. Community Ambulation Following Hip Fracture
    Jay Magaziner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Patients in both groups will receive supplemental vitamin D3, calcium, a multivitamin and nutritional counseling to promote weight stability and adequate nutrient intake...
  13. Identification of Disease-Causing Mutations in SCID Using Exome-Wide Sequencing
    Joseph L Roberts; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..cohort of 29 patients is crucial for: 1) better understanding of immune system development and function;2) genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis;and 3) possible future application of gene therapy to the treatment of these infants.
  14. Translational Diebetes Prevention in GDM
    Assiamira Ferrara; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The intervention will be delivered via individual telephone contacts and brief in-person counseling sessions augmented with e-mails and a website...
  15. Innate immunity predictors of HIV: the role of contraception, pregnancy and HSV-2
    Charles Morrison; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..groups have expressed concern that the WHO statement is insufficient and difficult to translate into effective counseling for women...
  16. Self-Determination Theory and Lifestyle Behaviors in Barrett's Esophagus Patients
    HODA J BADR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In fact, lifestyle counseling to achieve a healthy body weight, engage in physical activity, stop smoking, and refrain from drinking alcohol ..
  17. Randomized Trial of a Postpartum Diabetes Prevention Program for Hispanic Women
    Lisa Chasan-Taber; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Multimodal contacts (i.e., in-person, telephone counseling, and mailed print-based materials) will be used to deliver the intervention from randomization (29 wks gestation)..
  18. Biomedical Computing Support of Cancer Control and Surveillance
    DAVID RONEY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..of interventions in areas such as tobacco use, dietary behavior, sun protection, decision making, and counseling about testing for cancer susceptibility and participation in cancer screening...
  19. Predictors of Prenatal Care Providers Counseling Women on Tobacco Use/Exposure
    BETH LEONG PINELES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A vital component of tobacco education and counseling in the U.S...
  20. Motivational Incentives to Reduce Secondhand Smoke in NICU Infants'Homes
    Angela L Stotts; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The MI+ intervention will consist of 4 one-hour counseling sessions (2 in the hospital;2 in the home post-discharge) and incentives for both session attendance and ..
  21. Integrated Treatment for Smoking Cessation &Anxiety in People with HIV
    Michael J Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This is an interdisciplinary research proposal that involves collaboration between clinical psychologists, physicians, and mental health/HIV counselors. ..
  22. Planning a clinical trial of Flash-heated breast milk to decrease morbidity, impr
    Caroline J Chantry; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In the study we are planning, the primary aim will be to determine if infants whose mothers receive counseling on heat- treating expressed breast milk once other foods have been introduced are less likely to become infected ..
  23. Exercise Intervention for Smoking
    Michael J Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Project LOVE: Preventing Adolescent Dating Violence among Rural African Americans
    Dionne Smith Coker-Appiah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This preparation occurred through my doctoral training in Counseling Psychology, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Health, W. K...
  25. Genetics and Genomics of the yidC paralogs in Streptococcus mutans
    SARA MARIE RASER PALMER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of gene regulation and genome-scale analytical techniques, while obtaining the mentoring and career development counseling to facilitate her transition to an independent research career...
  26. Maternal genitourinary infections and adverse perinatal outcomes
    Abdullah Hel Baqui; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..For all women enrolled in the study, CHWs will conduct 2 antenatal and 4 postnatal home visits to provide counseling and selected services, and refer mothers or newborns with symptoms of serious illness to the sub-district ..
  27. Novel Immunodeficiency caused by TFRC Mutation
    RAIF SALIM GEHA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..TfR1 surface expression, early intervention with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and genetic counseling. The proposed studies of the mutation will be applicable to PIDs with a phenotype similar to that of TfR1 ..
  28. Mitochondrial Gene Therapy
    Shoukhrat M Mitalipov; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..heteroplasmic state of the mtDNA and associated threshold effects, it is difficult to provide accurate genetic counseling based on preimplantation or prenatal genetic diagnoses...
  29. Genetic hearing screening for newborns
    Xi Lin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..who are screened positive by physiology-based methods is a key requirement for further treatment, clinical counseling and disease management. Deafness genes are extremely heterogeneous...
  30. Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrence with Weight Loss: A Vanguard Trial
    Cheryl L Rock; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The weight loss intervention utilizes a cognitive-behavioral group-based program, telephone counseling and home-based support, developed and tested in previous successful studies conducted by the project ..
  31. POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING IN TUMOR BIOLOGY
    Michael L Cleary; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..trainees: 1) meet annually with a small committee of Program and Departmental faculty for mentoring and career counseling;2) receive formal instruction in biomedical ethics, including guidelines for use of human and animal subjects;3) ..
  32. Placental shape features, gestational timing and maternal and infant health
    Carolyn M Salafia; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Another clinical use would be in pre-conceptual counseling and surveillance of subsequent pregnancies, as preeclampsia and prematurity can recur...
  33. Clinical center for the study of neuroprotection from PD
    Joseph Jankovic; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Jankovic to ensure timely, accurate and complete collection of data and providing educational, counseling, and other support for the subjects and their care giver...
  34. Role of LHX3 Protein Isoforms in Pituitary Development
    SIMON JAMES RHODES; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the clinic through established collaborations with physicians, permitting new diagnostic tests, allowing genetic counseling of affected families, and facilitating improved treatment of the patients...
  35. Sun protection Internet-based program for kidney transplant recipients
    June K Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Currently, sun protection counseling, which is usually provided during the acute post-operative period, is not performed when KTRs are ready to ..
  36. Reducing Weight and Diabetes Risk in an Underserved Population
    Carla A Green; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..If the results are positive, it could help people with mental illness improve their health and reduce their diabetes risk. ..
  37. Workplace Wellness Initiatives to Combat Obesity
    JASON PERRY BLOCK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Intensive individual- level interventions, using behavioral counseling and educational initiatives that target one individual or a small group of individuals at a time, can lead to ..
  38. Virtual World Health Behavior Counseling for Patients with Diabetes
    JOHN MOORE contact WIECHA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Title: VW-HBCPD: Virtual World Health Behavior Counseling for Patients with Diabetes Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a serious public health concern and its prevalence ..
  39. The Effects of Lung Transplant on Disability and Health-Related Quality of Life
    Jonathan Paul Singer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This contribution will permit clinicians to provide data- driven preoperative counseling on the trajectory, magnitude, and durability of reduced disability and improved HRQL that can be anticipated ..
  40. Faith-Based Approaches to Treating Hypertension and Colon Cancer Prevention
    Hayley S Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Participants in the MINT lifestyle intervention arm will attend one face-to-face counseling followed by 8 sessions of telephone-based MINT sessions over the next 6 months...
  41. Randomized Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight and Obese Pregnant Hispanic Women
    Lisa Chasan-Taber; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Multimodal contacts (i.e., in-person, telephone counseling, and mailed print-based materials) will be used to deliver the intervention during pregnancy (12 wks gestation ..
  42. South Carolina Study for Adolescents and Young Adults with Rare Conditions
    SUZANNE W MCDERMOTT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and specialty of health care provider by specialty, physical and occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, counseling and other services)...
  43. Outcomes of Community Naturopathic Medical Care for Type 2 Diabetes
    Daniel C Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..diabetes and other chronic conditions by trying to empower them to take responsibility for their health through counseling about healthy lifestyles...
  44. Comparative Effectiveness of Post-Discharge Strategies for Hospitalized Smokers
    Nancy A Rigotti; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Service Smoking Cessation Guideline recommends offering effective treatment that includes both medication and counseling to smokers in all health care settings, including hospitals...
  45. Intestinal satiation in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass rats: brain mechanisms and sex d
    Thomas Alexander Lutz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Thus, the work (1) should help inform behavioral and nutritional counseling for RYGB patients, (2) may suggest strategies for improvement in the RYGB technique, and (3) should provide ..
  46. OEF/OIF Veterans with PTSD in Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs
    Eric Slade; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  47. Identification of Novel Genes for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
    Wendy K Chung; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..genetic diagnostic methods and provide more accurate clinical prognostic information that can improve genetic counseling. We will accomplish this through the following specific aims: 1) Obtain diaphragm, skin, blood, and when ..
  48. The Role of THAP1 in Dystonia
    Mark S Ledoux; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This work will have immediate clinical ramifications in the context of genetic testing and counseling. Recent studies in humans and animal models strongly suggest that DYT1, DYT6 and other forms of dystonia may be ..
  49. Integrated Smoking Cessation and Mood Management for Cardiac Patients
    Andrew M Busch; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..However, to date, no counseling treatment has been designed to target smoking cessation and manage mood in this population...
  50. Motivational Interviewing and Physical Activity Behavior Change in Arthritis
    Linda Ehrlich-Jones; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..focusing on motivational interviewing has provided background as to the potential benefit of this type of counseling style in helping clients change their behavior...
  51. Enhancing cancer outreach for low-income adults with innovative smoking cessation
    Damon J Vidrine; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..approach, consisting of the standard care components plus a single health feedback and motivational interviewing counseling session and a cell phone-delivered text/graphical messaging component;and an Intensive Care (IC) approach, ..
  52. Surveillance and Epidemiologic Research of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy
    CHARLOTTE MARIE DRUSCHEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..will help us understand (1) the burden of disease on society and (2) if and how various factors such as genetic counseling and changes in management/treatment of DBMD, particularly prednisone therapy, are influencing prevalence and ..
  53. SINGLE SUTURE CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS: CANDIDATE GENE AND PATHWAY DISCOVERY
    Michael L Cunningham; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and management of isolated craniosynostosis including the lack of molecular diagnostic testing, adequate family counseling, and biologic therapies to reduce patient morbidity...
  54. IVR Technology to Mobilize Contingency Management for Smoking Cessation
    SHEILA MARIE ALESSI; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..1 of 2 treatment conditions: (a) IVR- S consisting of objective smoking status monitoring using IVR, telephone counseling and transdermal nicotine and (b) IVR-CM, consisting of the same monitoring, telephone counseling and transdermal ..
  55. HIV Prevention Intervention for Young Transgender Women
    MATTHEW JAMES MIMIAGA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..All three arms will receive HIV and STI (Chlamydia and gonorrhea) testing and pre-posttest risk reduction counseling (i.e., SOC)...
  56. Distress Tolerance Treatment for Weight Concern in Smoking Cessation Among Women
    Erika Litvin Bloom; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..All pilot participants will also receive standard smoking cessation treatment (ST), including group behavioral counseling and transdermal nicotine patch. DT-W will be piloted using an iterative process...
  57. The 24th Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Health Professions from Apri
    Thomas Adams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  58. Improving the Management of Obesity in Primary Care Practice
    Thomas A Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Health System will be randomly assigned to one of three 2-year interventions: 1) Minimal Care;2) Brief Lifestyle Counseling;or 3) Enhanced Brief Lifestyle Counseling...
  59. Treating Low-Income Smokers in the Hospital Emergency Department
    Steven L Bernstein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This study aims to test the efficacy of an ED-initiated tobacco intervention which includes counseling and medication...
  60. Evaluation of Cardiovascular Outcomes Among Childhood Cancer Survivors
    Melissa M Hudson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..recommendations for CV follow-up and lifestyle modification (standard care) or 2) standard care plus telephone counseling by an advanced- practice nurse that incorporates motivational interviewing techniques tailored to survivors'..
  61. An interactive web-based intervention to achieve healthy weight in young children
    Ellen Wald; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our intervention will start with 6 "in-person" group counseling sessions in the primary care setting accompanied by continuous input via the web over 12 months with a strong ..
  62. Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Individuals with Mental Health Problems
    Lisa J Heaton; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the proposed Research Plan relates to the use of non-dental health care providers in the delivery of oral health counseling to individuals who lack access to regular dental care...
  63. Community-based Family Planning Intervention to Reduce Partner Violence
    Elizabeth Miller; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and sexual assault (IPV/SA) as compared to their same-age peers;however, standard-of-care family planning counseling does not currently include specified protocols to screen for or intervene to reduce IPV/SA...
  64. Improving substance abuse counseling adherence using web-based videoconferencing
    Van L King; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to deliver routine counseling on a schedule commonplace in opioid-agonist treatment programs (OTPs)...
  65. Breast Cancer:Education, Counseling, and Adjustment
    Judith Haber; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In the proposed randomized clinical trial (RCT), the effect of standardized education (SE) alone, telephone counseling (TC) alone, and standardized education with telephone counseling (SE+TC) on emotional, physical and social ..
  66. Effectiveness of an Enhanced Adaptive Continuing Care Model for Cocaine Dependenc
    James R McKay; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..2005, 2008, 2009). This protocol is referred to as "Telephone Monitoring and Adaptive Counseling" (TMAC)...
  67. AIDS DEMONSTATION--THREE LEVELS OF METHADONE MAINTENANCE
    ANNA CHILDRESS; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..over a six-month period: A) Minimum Methadone Maintenance (MMM) - Blocking doses of methadone, plus emergency counseling and referral services; but no regular counseling, no privilege contingencies based on urine results and no ..
  68. Implementation of a Mammography Reminder System in a Healthcare Network
    Roger Luckmann; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..mammography in reducing breast cancer mortality and the effectiveness of mailed and telephone reminders and counseling in increasing timely screening...
  69. HIV Testing and Counseling in STD Clinics: an Adaptation of CTN 0032
    LISA R contact METSCH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that prevention counseling not be required as part of HIV screening programs in medical care settings, except as part of post-counseling ..
  70. Integrated Web and phone smoking cessation counseling
    CHRISTIAN CARTTER; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A self-help intervention for smoking cessation that incorporates counseling, behavioral skills training, and social support is particularly well suited to delivery via the Internet and has ..
  71. Healthy Teens TXT ME; IT to change teen health risk behaviors
    Ardis L Olson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..lack IT systems that efficiently screen teens for health risks and support evidence-based motivational counseling. After the health visits clinicians are not able to offer supports to transform motivation to change a health ..
  72. AN EVALUATION OF TESTING AND COUNSELING FOR CF CARRIERS
    James Sorenson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..a clinic technician; (2) assesses the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a specially developed pregenetic counseling video for CF carrier clients to improve learning in counseling and to increase the utility of counseling ..
  73. Diseminating a Tobacco Curriculum for Pharmacy Schools
    Karen Hudmon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    Research shows that providing pharmacists with specialized tobacco cessation counseling training leads to significant increases in counseling activities...
  74. Implementing Motivational Counseling for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
    Alan M Adelman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..b>Counseling patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to change their risky health behaviors is an important issue in primary ..
  75. Smoking Cessation for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
    Robert Schnoll; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..e., use of pharmacologic treatments, in addition to counseling and nicotine replacement therapy [NRT]) vs. moderate (i.e...
  76. Comparative Effectiveness of Web-based Mobile Support for the DC Tobacco Quitline
    THOMAS ROBERT KIRCHNER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..community outreach is widely acknowledged, it is also true that tobacco quitlines are principally a time-limited counseling service, providing what amount to "booster" sessions as smokers attempt to initiate and maintain abstinence ..
  77. Telephone Counseling to Support Colon Cancer Screening
    Roger Luckmann; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..for referral of primary care (PC) patients in need of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening to a tailored telephone counseling (TTC) service designed for patients of all levels of health literacy and supported by interpreters for low ..
  78. Clinical Supervision Training Program (CSTP)
    RICHARD OFFNER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): From its roots in the self-help movement, addiction counseling has evolved into a skilled profession. Standardized skills and criteria by which counselors are measured for credentialing now exist...
  79. Caring Interventions for Couples Who Have Miscarried
    Kristen Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The purpose of this randomized study is to compare the effects of nurse caring (3 nurse counseling sessions), self-caring (3 home-delivered videotapes and journals), combined caring (1 nurse counseling plus 3 ..
  80. COUNSELING/HIV TESTING FOR AT RISK MINORITY WOMEN
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are of childbearing age This study proposes a Nurse Counseling and HIV Testing Program which will be provided at select community sites and by mobile vehicle for the difficult ..
  81. The Self Regulation Model in BRCA 1/2 Genetic Counseling
    KIMBERLY MICHELLE KELLY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Genetic counseling, a specialized form of cancer risk communication, has been considered a "Black Box" as few studies have investigated the content of genetic counseling...
  82. Mood Management Phone Counseling in Smoking Cessation
    David Strong; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Proactive telephone counseling for smoking cessation has received strong recommendations from the US DHHS as a primary mechanism for increasing ..
  83. RECEPTIVITY TO SICKLE/THAL SCREENING DURING PREGNANCY
    Peter Rowley; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..In the first 34 months of the study, 61% of women made a special trip to receive counseling, 81% of counseled carriers wanted their mates tested, 59% of mates were actually tested, and 69% of couples ..