Belinda M. Reininger

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INTRODUCTION Mexican Americans are at increased risk for obesity and diabetes. We established a cohort on the United States-Mexico border to determine the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in this Mexican American population and to see whether minor economic advantages had any effect on health. METHODS We randomly selected and extensively documented 810(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of dating violence among Latino men and women have found that victims who are less acculturated have lower rates of dating violence. None of these studies have focused on adolescents. We assessed acculturation, ethnic identity, and dating violence victimization among Latino ninth-grade students. METHODS Students from 13 high schools(More)
BACKGROUND To effectively promote physical activIty, researchers and policy makers have advocated for greater use of environmental approaches, such as the construction of community paths and trails. However, research on the use of these facilities is limited. METHODS In this cross-sectional community study, we examined associations between self-reported(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the relationship between cognitive motivations, demographic characteristics, related preventive health behaviors, and intention to obtain a first screening mammogram among Greek Cypriot women. METHODS This cross-sectional study took place at the outpatient clinics of the General Hospital of Nicosia during the fall of 1999.(More)
This article examines the applicability of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) with the addition of the self efficacy construct in the understanding of the motivation to obtain an initial screening mammogram among Cypriot women. The study sample consisted of 293 women aged 40 to 65 years, asymptomatic of breast cancer, and with no previous mammography(More)
BACKGROUND Promotion of transportation-related physical activity is consistent with current national recommendations. However, few studies have simultaneously examined correlates of recreational and transportation physical activity. METHODS Surveys were mailed to 1002 adults residing in a Massachusetts suburb. The survey included measures of self-reported(More)
BACKGROUND National data show that Hispanics report low levels of physical activity. Limited information on barriers to exercise in this population exists in the literature. METHODS Surveys were administered to 398 Hispanic participants from two colonias in South Texas to investigate self-reported levels of and perceived barriers to exercise. One-way(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of two, theory-based, multimedia, middle school sexual education programs in delaying sexual initiation. METHODS Three-armed, randomized controlled trial comprising 15 urban middle schools; 1,258 predominantly African American and Hispanic seventh grade students followed into ninth grade. Both programs included group and(More)
Ergonomists play an important role in preventing and controlling work-related injuries and illnesses, yet little is known about the decision-making processes that lead to their recommendations. This study (1) generated a data-grounded conceptual framework, based on schema theory, for ergonomic decision-making by experienced practitioners in the USA and (2)(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the factors that influence disclosure of abuse by women of Mexican descent. Few published studies describe the experiences of women of Mexican descent with a history of intimate partner abuse, specifically in terms of their process of disclosure of abuse. METHODS A qualitative research design was used to(More)