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Why Doula Services Should Become An Essential Health Benefit In New York State, Jalisha Hanshaw, Amy White 2019 CUNY Lehman College

Why Doula Services Should Become An Essential Health Benefit In New York State, Jalisha Hanshaw, Amy White

Publications and Research

Doulas are birth workers who assist expecting mothers through pregnancy, birth and postpartum using holistic techniques. Techniques include: prenatal yoga, birth affirmations and induction acupuncture. Doulas are underrated healthcare providers who deserve the same respect as clinical and non-clinical providers. Doulas are well-rounded alternative care providers who focus on mental, emotional, and physical well being of mothers. Also, they know special alternative medical techniques that prevent mothers from maternal mortality among other negative health outcomes. The amount of time and effort doulas perform with expecting mothers are equal or more than the average medical healthcare provider and should be a ...


Integrating Community Health Workers Into Primary Care Practice To Better Serve Older Adults, Yendira Rosario, Gloria Rivera, Luz Cruz, Brenda Frutos, Cathy A. Coyne PhD, MPH 2019 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Integrating Community Health Workers Into Primary Care Practice To Better Serve Older Adults, Yendira Rosario, Gloria Rivera, Luz Cruz, Brenda Frutos, Cathy A. Coyne Phd, Mph

Department of Community Health and Health Studies

No abstract provided.


Systematic Review On Tobacco Marketing In Vulnerable Populations, Brittney Harding, Lisa Aponte-Soto, PhD, MHA 2019 Governors State University

Systematic Review On Tobacco Marketing In Vulnerable Populations, Brittney Harding, Lisa Aponte-Soto, Phd, Mha

GSU Research Day

Introduction: Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death and it increases one’s risk for numerous diseases, associated illness, and death. Unfortunately, certain populations are disproportionality burdened by tobacco-related morbidity and death. These populations consist of individuals from low-income areas, people with mental illnesses, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, African-Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos.

Methods: Articles were retrieved using Google Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago Library (UIC) search engine, and PubMed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website was used as source to find information about certain demographics. Articles were chosen if they were published between ...


Social Vs. Practical Problems In Attaining A Colonoscopy: Different Patient Profiles?, Barbara A. Curbow, Evelyn C. King-Marshall, Nora Mueller, travis hyams, Shahnaz Sultan, Thomas J. George Jr 2019 University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Social Vs. Practical Problems In Attaining A Colonoscopy: Different Patient Profiles?, Barbara A. Curbow, Evelyn C. King-Marshall, Nora Mueller, Travis Hyams, Shahnaz Sultan, Thomas J. George Jr

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Background: Colonoscopy is an effective procedure for identifying precancerous polyps and cancerous lesions, but it is unlike other cancer screening tools in that it requires sedation and thus assistance from at least one other individual. The intent of this paper was to identify logistical problems in completing the colonoscopy and to examine their relationships with sociodemographic characteristics.

Methods: All eligible patients (n = 2500) from two academic-affiliated colonoscopy centers (one free standing, one hospital-based) were invited to participate in an onsite, pre-colonoscopy survey; patients agreeing to participate (n = 1841, RR = 73.6%) received a $5.00 gift card. Multiple correspondence analysis ...


Prescription Medication Misuse Among American Indians In The Midwestern Us, Charley S. Lewis, Jordyn Gunville, Ryan Goeckner, Brian Chase, Lauren Clark, Jianghua He, Won S. Choi, Christine M. Daley 2019 University of Kansas Medical Center

Prescription Medication Misuse Among American Indians In The Midwestern Us, Charley S. Lewis, Jordyn Gunville, Ryan Goeckner, Brian Chase, Lauren Clark, Jianghua He, Won S. Choi, Christine M. Daley

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Background: Prescription medications, particularly opioids, are often abused rather than used as intended by the prescribing physician. This is well-documented, though little data are available on American Indians. Misuse of other prescription medications is far less documented, but does occur and can have wide-spread effects.

Methods: We used a cross-sectional survey of American Indians in the Midwestern US (N=361) to begin to understand misuse of prescription medications, not necessarily to get high, but for any reason. Participants were recruited for this touchscreen computer-based survey at powwows, health fairs, and other community events through a convenience sample. We asked questions ...


Cancer Risk Factors And Screening Behavior Among Korean Americans In The Sf Bay Area, Nhayoung Hwang, Hyunju Kim, Eugenia Yoo, Denny Cha, Winston Tseng PhD, Susan L. Ivey MD, MHSA 2019 University of California, Berkeley

Cancer Risk Factors And Screening Behavior Among Korean Americans In The Sf Bay Area, Nhayoung Hwang, Hyunju Kim, Eugenia Yoo, Denny Cha, Winston Tseng Phd, Susan L. Ivey Md, Mhsa

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Background: Korean Americans (KA) have the highest prevalence of death from cancer among Asian American ethnic groups in the U.S. This KA prevalence rate is also substantially higher than that of non-Hispanic whites, yet little is known about their cancer risk factors. This paper is one of the first studies to explore cancer risk factors and screening behaviors of Korean Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Methods: A survey instrument was created using items from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) from 2009-2012, which were translated into Korean. A cross-sectional survey assessing the prevalence of cancer risk factors ...


Examining The Impact Of Race And Rurality On Health Differences Among Overweight Youth Accessing Pediatric Endocrinology Care, Kelsee Halpin, Janelle R. Noel-MacDonnell, Yun Yan 2019 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Examining The Impact Of Race And Rurality On Health Differences Among Overweight Youth Accessing Pediatric Endocrinology Care, Kelsee Halpin, Janelle R. Noel-Macdonnell, Yun Yan

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Methods: This study examines the impact of race and rurality on health differences, including prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes (T2D), among overweight children accessing pediatric endocrine specialty care. Cross-sectional analysis of overweight/obese youth 10 to 18 years of age receiving pediatric endocrinology consultation for weight gain, hyperglycemia, and/or T2D from 2013 to 2016 at a Midwest tertiary pediatric center.

Results: The 722 patients were 42% white, 25% black, 22% Hispanic; 88% lived in urban areas and 12% in rural areas. Rurality was determined using zip code approximation of Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) codes. After adjusting for ...


Nutrient And Food Group Intakes Of Low-Income Pregnant Women By Race/Ethnicity, Alla M. Hill, Danielle L. Nunnery PhD, RDN, LDN, Alice Ammerman DrPH, Jigna M. Dharod PhD 2019 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Nutrient And Food Group Intakes Of Low-Income Pregnant Women By Race/Ethnicity, Alla M. Hill, Danielle L. Nunnery Phd, Rdn, Ldn, Alice Ammerman Drph, Jigna M. Dharod Phd

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

In an exploratory study, a convenience sample of 148 pregnant women was recruited from a WIC clinic in the southeast region of the U.S. to: 1) Examine and compare daily nutrient and food group intakes of WIC pregnant women to national guidelines, and; 2) Determine racial/ethnic differences in nutrient and food group intakes among WIC pregnant women. Women were selected for the study if they were: ≥ 18 y, in 2nd trimester of pregnancy, and if they spoke English or Spanish as a first language. Upon recruitment, participants were interviewed to collect information on their socio-demographics, including race ...


Utilization Of Media-Driven Technology For Health Promotion And Risk Reduction Among American Indian And Alaska Native Young Adults: An Exploratory Study, Todd M. Sabato 2019 University of North Dakota

Utilization Of Media-Driven Technology For Health Promotion And Risk Reduction Among American Indian And Alaska Native Young Adults: An Exploratory Study, Todd M. Sabato

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Across the developmental spectrum, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents and young adults experience considerable behavioral and mental health disparities, including substance abuse, depression, and engagement in sexual behaviors which enhance risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Health-focused interventions utilizing digital and media technology hold significant promise among tribal communities, as they have the capacity to eliminate geography-based barriers. Utilizing a sample of 210 self-identified AI/AN students attending tribal colleges, this study identified the most effective technologies and intervention strategies, as well as health seeking patterns and preferences, which may impact implementation and sustainable use in ...


Five-Year Trend In Diabetes Clinical Care And Self-Management Among Adults With Diabetes In West Virginia: 2010-2014, Ranjita Misra 2934168, Usha Sambamoorthi 2019 West Virginia University, School of Public Health

Five-Year Trend In Diabetes Clinical Care And Self-Management Among Adults With Diabetes In West Virginia: 2010-2014, Ranjita Misra 2934168, Usha Sambamoorthi

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Objective: To examine the five-year trend in clinical care and diabetes self-management activities among adults living in the Appalachian state of West Virginia.

Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design with data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 2010 (N=685) and 2014 (N=958), among noninstitutionalized adults with diabetes. Five-year trend in recommended diabetes clinical care, diabetes self-management activities and diabetes education was analyzed after adjusting for sex, education, income, insurance, age, obesity, comorbid hypertension, race and lifestyle behaviors (exercise and smoking).

Results: A significant increase in percentage of adults with 2 or more A1C tests was ...


Native American Weight Loss Movement: Pilot Test Of A Culturally Tailored Weight Loss Program For American Indians, Christine M. Daley, Jason W. Hale, Shelley Bointy, Kelly Berryhill, Joseph LeMaster, Byron J. Gajewski 2019 University of Kansas Medical Center

Native American Weight Loss Movement: Pilot Test Of A Culturally Tailored Weight Loss Program For American Indians, Christine M. Daley, Jason W. Hale, Shelley Bointy, Kelly Berryhill, Joseph Lemaster, Byron J. Gajewski

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

American Indians (AIs) have higher rates of obesity than other racial/ethnic groups, placing them at heightened risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and certain cancers. Culturally appropriate weight loss interventions may be the key to reducing risk. The most successful program used in AI communities has been the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), which limits enrollment to individuals with a clinical diagnosis of pre-diabetes. The purpose of this pilot project was to modify and culturally tailor a weight loss intervention to AI communities in Kansas to improve weight loss related behaviors among those who do not qualify for the DPP. The ...


Association Between Alcohol Consumption And Body Mass Index In University Students, Uraiporn Booranasuksakul, Alongkote Singhato, Narisa Rueangsri, Piyapong Prasertsri 2019 Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Burapha University, Thailand

Association Between Alcohol Consumption And Body Mass Index In University Students, Uraiporn Booranasuksakul, Alongkote Singhato, Narisa Rueangsri, Piyapong Prasertsri

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between alcohol consumption and body mass index in university students in Eastern Thailand.

Methods: Undergraduate students (19–23 years, n = 396) were randomly surveyed via questionnaires, which included general information, alcohol consumption, and unhealthy food consumption. Average daily alcohol consumption was then calculated from grams of ethanol consumed per day. A subject, who has body mass index (BMI) more than 23 kg/m2, was defined as excessive weight. Difference between genders of each variable was compared using independent t-test. Mean of each variable between groups was compared using analysis ...


Comparison Of Knowledge About Smoking And Passive Smoking And Urinary Cotinine Levels In Pregnant Women And Their Partners In Mongolia: A Cross-Sectional Study, Naoko Hikita, Megumi Haruna, Masayo Matsuzaki, Emi Sasagawa, Minoru Murata, Ariunaa Yura, Otgontogoo Oidovsuren 2019 Division of Health Sciences & Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Comparison Of Knowledge About Smoking And Passive Smoking And Urinary Cotinine Levels In Pregnant Women And Their Partners In Mongolia: A Cross-Sectional Study, Naoko Hikita, Megumi Haruna, Masayo Matsuzaki, Emi Sasagawa, Minoru Murata, Ariunaa Yura, Otgontogoo Oidovsuren

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

This study aimed to compare knowledge about smoking, including passive smoking, and urinary cotinine (UC) levels in pregnant women and their partners in Mongolia. The study was conducted between November 2015 and January 2016 in Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia. Pregnant women with less than 20 weeks’ gestation were recruited, and their partners were also invited to participate. Self-administered questionnaires and urine samples were used to collect data. Knowledge about smoking including passive smoking was measured using 14 questions. Data were analyzed using a Student’s t-test, a chi-squared test, a one-way analysis of variance, and the Tukey– Kramer method for post-hoc ...


A Review Of Technology-Based Interventions In Improving Type-2-Diabetes Management In Chinese Americans, Wen-Wen Li, Jenny Zhong 2019 San Francisco State University

A Review Of Technology-Based Interventions In Improving Type-2-Diabetes Management In Chinese Americans, Wen-Wen Li, Jenny Zhong

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Health disparities of type 2 diabetes (DM2) in America is an ongoing crisis. Despite this, technology has been helpful in managing DM2 in the non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, and African American populations and has been proven effective. Furthermore, it may be used to supplement health provider DM2 care through telemedicine to lower hemoglobin A1c (A1c), a gold standard DM2 measurement, and other DM2-related outcomes, such as glycated hemoglobin. The purpose of this study was to review current literature on the use of telemedicine in assisting DM2 management in racial ethnic minorities and to discuss how to adjust the telemedicine DM2 management ...


Air Quality And Employee Hygiene-Related Behavior In A Post Anesthesia Care Unit In Thailand, Somphorn Kampan 2019 Rajavithi Hospital

Air Quality And Employee Hygiene-Related Behavior In A Post Anesthesia Care Unit In Thailand, Somphorn Kampan

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Post anesthesia care units (PACU) are sanitary spaces at hospitals. Bacterial and fungal contaminants in ambient air can pose significant threats to patient recovery. Excess waste anesthetic gases such as nitrous oxide and desflurane can also pose reproductive, genetic, and other health risks to PACU staff who suffer longterm exposure. Healthcare institutions routinely monitor and study PACU air quality as required by occupational health and safety acts and related regulations, and professional standards of care. This study presents recent data from a PACU intervention at Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Rajavithi took measurements of concentrations of airborne fungi, bacteria, desflurane ...


Challenges In Developing New Therapies For Aids, Karen Anderson 2019 Yale University

Challenges In Developing New Therapies For Aids, Karen Anderson

Sustainability Seminar Series

The World Health Organization estimates that in 2018 almost 40 million people worldwide are infected with HIV. The most recent CDC report estimates that in the US over 1.2 million people are infected including about 13% who are unaware of their infections. With the development of antiretroviral therapy (ART), there has been much needed progress over the past decade. The continual emergence of drug resistance HIV variants and side effects of life long therapy necessitates the development of new therapies. Our work has centered upon the viral polymerase molecular target, HIV reverse transcriptase (RT). We are using mechanistic studies ...


Stress Reduction: Mindful Mandalas, Olivia Parrott, Carolyn Gillespie, Krystal Klag, Eleke Bonsi, Jenn Smith 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Stress Reduction: Mindful Mandalas, Olivia Parrott, Carolyn Gillespie, Krystal Klag, Eleke Bonsi, Jenn Smith

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Mental Health is an ever-increasing topic of discussion in several sectors of today’s society. One career, law enforcement, seems to correlate job-related responsibilities with rising numbers in post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. A group of nursing students from Olivet Nazarene University sought to incorporate their understanding of stressors associated with the helping profession of law enforcement while researching cost-effective, evidence-based, self-care methods that have a proven ability to reduce signs of depression and anxiety. One such method is the practice of mindfulness.

Mindfulness must be understood fundamentally before it may be useful in practice in reducing the effects ...


Heme Expression From Caulobacter Crescentus In E. Coli, Gloriana Tokgozoglu 2019 Kansas State University Libraries

Heme Expression From Caulobacter Crescentus In E. Coli, Gloriana Tokgozoglu

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

The focus of my research is to create a clone of a Heme transporter from Caulobacter crescentus and transformed into E. coli OKN359 and fluorescently label it so that it can detect Heme in the environment. This sensor will be combined with others in a fluorescence assay to analyze pathogenic bacteria and identify drugs that are the most effective in inhibiting their iron transport. To do so, I used Gibson cloning and made a hybrid gene, pITS27, that contains a small initial portion of an E.coli gene fepA followed by the full Caulobacter crescentus gene hutA. The initial portion ...


Evaluation Of Forklift Warning Device Systems, Tyler Howell GSP 2019 Murray State University

Evaluation Of Forklift Warning Device Systems, Tyler Howell Gsp

Scholars Week

This presentation includes an analysis of perceived effectiveness and nuisance of different types of forklift warning device systems.


Want To Lose Weight Now Losse With Alka Tone Keto, steven lindgrn 2019 University of California, San Francisco

Want To Lose Weight Now Losse With Alka Tone Keto, Steven Lindgrn

steven lindgrn

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