Beth H. Garland

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Previous research suggests that Latinos tend to score higher than Anglos on psychometric indicators of socially desirable responding. The purpose of the current study was to test several methodological and cultural explanations for these group differences. Hypothesized explanations included varying levels of problems in living, measurement bias,(More)
OBJECTIVE There is considerable overlap in the constructs of attention and memory. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA), a measure of attention, to components of memory and learning as measured by the Children's Memory Scale (CMS). METHOD Participants (N = 105) were consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE In an effort to develop more effective weight-loss interventions, this study examined the daily experiences and personal struggles of Mexican-American adolescent females with morbid obesity. METHODS Twenty self-identified, morbidly obese Mexican-American adolescent females and their families were interviewed about their food choices, personal(More)
Parent reported behavioral difficulties in young children are relatively common. Without adequate intervention, some children will later present with more severe problem behaviors. Parent management training is one of the best methods of treatment for behavior problems; however, existing treatments can be lengthy and difficult to conduct outside of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To comprehensively assess family characteristics of adolescents with severe obesity and whether family factors impact weight loss outcomes following weight loss surgery (WLS). METHODS Multisite prospective data from 138 adolescents undergoing WLS and primary caregivers (adolescent: Mage  = 16.9; MBMI = 51.5 kg/m2 ; caregiver: Mage  = 44.5; 93%(More)
Obesity in adolescents presents many challenges for the patient, family, and physician. The myriad problems involving the GI tract will be managed more effectively when the treating physician has an understanding of the presentations, pathophysiology, appropriate laboratory evaluation, and approaches to treatment for these complications. In addition to(More)
Objective To examine the associations of peer victimization with internalizing symptoms, externalizing symptoms, social competence, and academic performance in a clinical sample of adolescents with severe obesity, and whether self-worth and social support affect these associations. Methods Multisite cross-sectional data from 139 adolescents before weight(More)
Given the propensity for clinical assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to focus on core behavioral symptoms, the current study examined how well other predictors classified children who were diagnosed with ADHD by licensed practitioners. Participants were 91 children (39 ADHD-identified, 52 without ADHD), aged 8 to 13 years. In(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescent obesity is a chronic disease that is impacted from each patient's biopsychosocial milieu. Successfully treating pediatric obesity requires long-term, innovative, systematic involvement to facilitate patient and family engagement and change. METHODS Extensive chart review was done for three obese adolescents who underwent(More)
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