Ann J Ward

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Evidence is accumulating for physical activity as an effective, well-tolerated, highly rewarding complementary behavioral intervention for enhancing quality of life (QOL) as well as fitness among individuals with chronic and even terminal illnesses. However, relatively few studies have examined the feasibility and potential health benefits of supervised,(More)
INTRODUCTION Local coalitions combine the knowledge, expertise, and resources of many individuals and organizations to improve community health. This article describes data from 11 rural cancer coalitions in Pennsylvania and New York collected through a model-based data system. METHODS The coalition data collection system was adapted from a conceptual(More)
In this study, a crisis of leadership succession led to greater subsequent pluralism by the previously less inclusive coalition. Substantial tension existed between both coalitions and the federally funded Appalachia Cancer Network, especially around its evidence-based mission. The fact that this tension occurred even at the more locally inclusive site(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a pilot population-based study within a general practice catchment area to determine whether the incidence of breast cancer was increased in the Ashkenazi population. DESIGN Population-based cohort study. SETTING A single general practice catchment area in North London. PARTICIPANTS 1947 women over the age of 16 who responded to(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This volume has its origin in a workshop that I developed and organized for the 13 thank the University of Cyprus for organizing and convening the conference and the ISSEI for sponsoring it. I would also like to thank Ezra Talmor and Rachel Ben-David of the ISSEI for inviting me to develop and chair the workshop that has given this volume(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of colorectal cancer in portions of rural Appalachia is higher than in much of the United States. To reduce this disparity, cancer-control strategies could be adapted to and implemented in rural Appalachian communities. The objectives of this pilot study were to develop and test community-based participatory research methods to(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed ovarian cancer screening outcomes in women with a positive family history of ovarian cancer divided into a low-, moderate- or high-risk group for development of ovarian cancer. METHODS 545 women with a positive family history of ovarian cancer referred to the Ovarian Screening Service at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London from(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify potential opportunities for improving member participation in community-based coalitions. We hypothesized that opportunities for influence and process competence would each foster higher levels of individual member participation. We tested these hypotheses in a sample of 818 members within 79 youth-oriented(More)
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