Asheley Cockrell Skinner

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BACKGROUND The current climate of rising health care costs has led many health insurance programs to limit benefits, which may be problematic for children needing specialty care. Findings from pediatric primary care may not transfer to pediatric specialty care because pediatric specialists are often located in academic medical centers where institutional(More)
Objective. The objectives of the study were to (a) describe various factors potentially related to objectively measured adherence to glaucoma medications and self-reported glaucoma medication adherence self-efficacy and (b) examine the relationship between patient race, the number of patient reported-problems, and adherence in taking their glaucoma(More)
As a public health problem, childhood obesity operates at multiple levels, ranging from individual health behaviors to school and community characteristics to public policies. Examining obesity, particularly childhood obesity, from any single perspective is likely to fail, and systems science methods offer a possible solution. We systematically reviewed(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the main types of HIV cure-related strategies and examine possible risks (and benefits) associated with participating in HIV cure-related research studies. METHODS We undertook a scoping review to first map out the landscape of HIV cure-related research and then examined the risks and potential benefits associated with participating(More)
Objective: Childhood obesity is a major public health concern; however, diagnosis and counseling with parents on childhood overweight by health care professionals (HCP) remains low. Our objective is to examine the rate at which parents in North Carolina report that a HCP told them that their child is overweight. parents with a child aged 5–17 years(More)
INTRODUCTION Childhood obesity affects ~20% of children in the United States. Environmental influences, such as parks, are linked with increased physical activity (PA). OBJECTIVE To examine whether changes in Body Mass Index (BMI) z-score were associated with construction of a new park. METHODS A quasi-experimental design was used to determine whether(More)
Childhood obesity remains a substantial health concern for our population and thoughtful attempts to develop and evaluate the utility of programs to reduce childhood obesity levels are needed. Unfortunately, we believe the conclusion by Burke et al. that the HealthMPowers program produces positive change in body composition is incorrect because the results(More)
Objective. To understand the relationships between participation in different types of leisure time sport activity and adolescent obesity, and how those relationships might differ based on race, gender, and household income. Methods. Data consisted of 6667 students that took part in the 1999 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of obesity-related behaviors and attitudes in children's movies. METHODS A mixed-methods study of the top-grossing G- and PG-rated movies, 2006-2010 (4 per year) was performed. For each 10-min movie segment, the following were assessed: 1) prevalence of key nutrition and physical activity behaviors corresponding to(More)
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