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Weight Gain Prevention Among Black Women In The Rural Community Health Center Setting: The Shape Program, Perry Foley, Erica Levine, Sandy Askew, Elaine Puleo, Jessica Whiteley, Bryan Batch, Daniel Heil, Daniel Dix, Veronica Lett, Michele Lanpher, Jade Miller, Karen Emmons, Gary Bennett 2012 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Weight Gain Prevention Among Black Women In The Rural Community Health Center Setting: The Shape Program, Perry Foley, Erica Levine, Sandy Askew, Elaine Puleo, Jessica Whiteley, Bryan Batch, Daniel Heil, Daniel Dix, Veronica Lett, Michele Lanpher, Jade Miller, Karen Emmons, Gary Bennett

Elaine M. Puleo

Background: Nearly 60% of black women are obese. Despite their increased risk of obesity and associated chronic diseases, black women have been underrepresented in clinical trials of weight loss interventions, particularly those conducted in the primary care setting. Further, existing obesity treatments are less effective for this population. The promotion of weight maintenance can be achieved at lower treatment intensity than can weight loss and holds promise in reducing obesity-associated chronic disease risk. Weight gain prevention may also be more consistent with the obesity-related sociocultural perspectives of black women than are traditional weight loss approaches.

Methods/Design: We conducted an ...


“Don't Call Me A Student-Athlete”: The Effect Of Identity Priming On Stereotype Threat For Academically Engaged African American College Athletes, Keith Harrison 2012 University of Central Florida

“Don't Call Me A Student-Athlete”: The Effect Of Identity Priming On Stereotype Threat For Academically Engaged African American College Athletes, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

Academically engaged African American college athletes are most susceptible to stereotype threat in the classroom when the context links their unique status as both scholar and athlete. After completing a measure of academic engagement, African American and White college athletes completed a test of verbal reasoning. To vary stereotype threat, they first indicated their status as a scholar-athlete, an athlete, or as a research participant on the cover page. Compared to the other groups, academically engaged African American college athletes performed poorly on the difficult test items when primed for their athletic identity, but they performed worse on both the ...


Enacting Accountability: Networked Governance, Canadian Ngos And The Fctc, Raphael Lencucha, Anita Kothari, Ronald Labonte 2012 The University of Western Ontario

Enacting Accountability: Networked Governance, Canadian Ngos And The Fctc, Raphael Lencucha, Anita Kothari, Ronald Labonte

Anita Kothari

Accountability is a pressing challenge within the present system of international lawmaking. Scholars continue to examine the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to encourage the accountability of governments during this process. The negotiation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) provides an important context to examine accountability as it is and was inherently influenced by corporate interests and government economics, and involved extensive NGO participation. We conducted in depth interviews and document analysis to examine the role of Canadian NGO representatives in the negotiation of the FCTC. We highlight two sets of findings about Canadian ...


Partnerships In Public Health: Lessons From Knowledge Translation And Program Planning, Shannon Sibbald, Anita Kothari, Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Nancy Edwards, Dana Gore 2012 The University of Western Ontario - Brescia University College

Partnerships In Public Health: Lessons From Knowledge Translation And Program Planning, Shannon Sibbald, Anita Kothari, Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Nancy Edwards, Dana Gore

Anita Kothari

The purpose of this study was to better understand how partnerships are initiated, maintained, and sustained in public health practice. A qualitative design was employed to conduct individual interviews and focus groups. The participants included practitioners from 6 purposively selected public health units in the Canadian province of Ontario that developed partnerships in program planning. It was found that partnerships play an essential role in program planning but that minimal information is available regarding the partnership process. Most partnerships are formed on an ad hoc basis, with little formalization. Public health professionals rely on their experiential knowledge when seeking out ...


Bartonella Infection In Immunocompromised Hosts: Immunology Of Vascular Infection And Vasoproliferation, Mosepele Mosepele, Dana Mazo, Jennifer Cohn 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Bartonella Infection In Immunocompromised Hosts: Immunology Of Vascular Infection And Vasoproliferation, Mosepele Mosepele, Dana Mazo, Jennifer Cohn

Botswana-UPenn Scholarly Publications

Most infections by genus Bartonella in immunocompromised patients are caused by B. henselae and B. quintana. Unlike immunocompetent hosts who usually develop milder diseases such as cat scratch disease and trench fever, immunocompromised patients, including those living with HIV/AIDS and posttransplant patients, are more likely to develop different and severe life-threatening disease. This paper will discuss Bartonella's manifestations in immunosuppressed patients and will examine Bartonella's interaction with the immune system including its mechanisms of establishing infection and immune escape. Gaps in current understanding of the immunology of Bartonella infection in immunocompromised hosts will be highlighted.


Role Of Forkhead Transcription Factors In Diabetes-Induced Oxidative Stress, Bhaskar Ponugoti, Guangyu Dong, Dana T. Graves 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Role Of Forkhead Transcription Factors In Diabetes-Induced Oxidative Stress, Bhaskar Ponugoti, Guangyu Dong, Dana T. Graves

Departmental Papers (Dental)

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder, characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from insulin deficiency and/or insulin resistance. Recent evidence suggests that high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and subsequent oxidative stress are key contributors in the development of diabetic complications. The FOXO family of forkhead transcription factors including FOXO1, FOXO3, FOXO4, and FOXO6 play important roles in the regulation of many cellular and biological processes and are critical regulators of cellular oxidative stress response pathways. FOXO1 transcription factors can affect a number of different tissues including liver, retina, bone, and cell types ranging from hepatocytes to microvascular endothelial cells ...


Animal Models To Study Host-Bacteria Interactions Involved In Periodontitis, Dana T. Graves, Jun Kang, Oelisoa Andriankaja, Keisuke Wada, Carlos Rossa Jr. 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Animal Models To Study Host-Bacteria Interactions Involved In Periodontitis, Dana T. Graves, Jun Kang, Oelisoa Andriankaja, Keisuke Wada, Carlos Rossa Jr.

Departmental Papers (Dental)

Animal models have distinct advantages because they can mimic cellular complexities that occur in humans in vivo and are often more accurate than in vitro studies that take place on plastic surfaces with limited numbers of cell types present. Furthermore, cause and effect relationships can be established by applying inhibitors or activators or through the use of genetically modified animals. Such gain or loss of function studies are often difficult to achieve in human clinical studies, particularly in obtaining target tissue due to important ethical considerations. Animal models in periodontal disease are particularly important at this point in the development ...


Development And Validation Of A Canine-Specific Profiling Array To Examine Expression Of Pro-Apoptotic And Pro-Survival Genes In Retinal Degenerative Diseases, Sem Genini, William Beltran, Gustavo D. Aguirre 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Development And Validation Of A Canine-Specific Profiling Array To Examine Expression Of Pro-Apoptotic And Pro-Survival Genes In Retinal Degenerative Diseases, Sem Genini, William Beltran, Gustavo D. Aguirre

Departmental Papers (Vet)

We developed an expression profiling array to examine pro-apoptotic and pro-survival genes in dog retinal degeneration models. Gene-specific canine TaqMan assays were developed and included in a custom real-time quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR) array. Of the 96 selected genes, 93 belonged to known relevant pro-apoptotic and pro-survival pathways, and/or were positive controls expressed in retina, while three were housekeeping genes. Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) showed that the selected genes belonged to expected biological functions (cell death, cell-mediated immune response, cellular development, function, and maintenance) and pathways (death receptor signaling, apoptosis, TNFR1 signaling, and induction of apoptosis by HIV1). Validation ...


Front Matter, 2012 Grand Valley State University

Front Matter

Michigan Journal of Public Health

No abstract provided.


Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness: An Innovative Participatory Intervention, Delbert M. Raymond, Tsu-Yin Wu, Mary J. Richard, Mary J. McDonagh 2012 Eastern Michigan University

Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness: An Innovative Participatory Intervention, Delbert M. Raymond, Tsu-Yin Wu, Mary J. Richard, Mary J. Mcdonagh

Michigan Journal of Public Health

Among American men and women, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer as well as the third leading cause of cancer death. The importance of CRC screening is supported by improved survival rates associated with early diagnosis. Despite these well known facts, half of eligible adults in the United States have not been tested. This paper reports on a novel intervention utilizing a uniquely designed community-based CRC education program to promote CRC awareness and increase participant’s intention to participate in CRC screening. Trained teams of oncology nurses worked with senior level nursing students who provided a ...


Building Capacity For Community-Based Participatory Research: Experiences From The Grand Valley State University Student Consulting Center, Stephen Borders 2012 Grand Valley State University

Building Capacity For Community-Based Participatory Research: Experiences From The Grand Valley State University Student Consulting Center, Stephen Borders

Michigan Journal of Public Health

No abstract provided.


Annual Report, 2011-2012, Mennonite College of Nursing 2012 Illinois State University

Annual Report, 2011-2012, Mennonite College Of Nursing

Annual Report

The Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University creates a dynamic community of learning to develop exceptionally well-prepared nurses who will lead to improve health outcomes locally and globally. We promote excellence in teaching, research, service, and practice with a focus on the vulnerable and underserved. We are committed to being purposeful, open, just, caring, disciplined, and celebrative.


Evidence Facilitating Culture Change: Should Everyone Have Routine Supplemental Oxygen?, Tamara Miller 2012 CentraCare Health

Evidence Facilitating Culture Change: Should Everyone Have Routine Supplemental Oxygen?, Tamara Miller

Nursing Posters

To evaluate the use of routinely administered supplemental oxygen in postoperative total joint replacement patients compared to like patients who had not had supplemental oxygen applied routinely as measured by SpO2.


Distress Screening, Jolene Dickerman 2012 CentraCare Health

Distress Screening, Jolene Dickerman

Nursing Posters

The purpose of this project is to implement an evidence-based distress screening tool and referral process to support patients diagnosed with cancer. Evaluations of success will include comparison of patient satisfaction and distress level changes over time.


Advancing Employee Engagement Through The Development And Responsible Use Of An Internal Social Media Wiki, Marci Timlin 2012 CentraCare Health

Advancing Employee Engagement Through The Development And Responsible Use Of An Internal Social Media Wiki, Marci Timlin

Nursing Posters

The purpose of this Evidence-based practice project is to increase employee engagement on the Surgical Care Unit through the use of social media. The fundamental reason for the project is to increase cohesion among employees by increasing communication, team building, and personal relationships.


Expanding The Concept Of Presence During Radiation Therapy Treatment, Carol Thelen 2012 CentraCare Health

Expanding The Concept Of Presence During Radiation Therapy Treatment, Carol Thelen

Nursing Posters

Background: Radiation Oncology is an invasive invisible process often given during a time that both patients and their families feel considerable burden. The acute phase of treatment after diagnosis is a time of uncertainty, fear and anxiety. The psychological impacts of this fear and anxiety reduce patient's ability to take in all of the information they are given. Families are often active participants in supporting patients as a second set of eyes and ears. There are no national or organizational guidelines on family presence during radiation treatment. Coborn Cancer Center's practice is not consistent but generally included family ...


Reduction Of Erosion Risk In Adult Patients With Implanted Ports, Mary K. Weis, Jennifer Burris, Joannie Nei, Hoang D. Nguyen, Bob Miller, Mary Super, Brenda Swendra-Henry, Roxanne Wilson 2012 CentraCare Health

Reduction Of Erosion Risk In Adult Patients With Implanted Ports, Mary K. Weis, Jennifer Burris, Joannie Nei, Hoang D. Nguyen, Bob Miller, Mary Super, Brenda Swendra-Henry, Roxanne Wilson

Nursing Posters

To reduce the percent of port erosion per year to at or below the number reported in the literature.


The Use Of Simulation In Staff Preparation For A New Environment Of Care, CentraCare Health 2012 CentraCare Health

The Use Of Simulation In Staff Preparation For A New Environment Of Care, Centracare Health

Nursing Posters

Overview: The use of experiential learning in the form of simulation enabled our staff to prepare to coordinate and deliver care during a department move and within the new environment.

The Task: Planning and execution of simulation as a staff training modality for a complete patient department move into a newly constructed environment of care encompassing training of new technology systems including call light and infant security systems, new equipment, and expanded physical space from


Wiki's And Ebp: Linking Academia And Practice, Susan Schleper, Joyce Simones, Rachelle Larsen, Judy Gilsdorf-Gracie 2012 CentraCare Health

Wiki's And Ebp: Linking Academia And Practice, Susan Schleper, Joyce Simones, Rachelle Larsen, Judy Gilsdorf-Gracie

Nursing Posters

To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using a Wiki to develop an evidence-based practice research project.


Su People, Yuhan Xu, Paula Meseroll, Kathleen Haley, Jay Cox, Jim Reilly, Carol L. Boll 2012 Syracuse University

Su People, Yuhan Xu, Paula Meseroll, Kathleen Haley, Jay Cox, Jim Reilly, Carol L. Boll

Syracuse University Magazine

No abstract provided.


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