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BACKGROUND Older people are at risk for health decline and loss of independence. Lifestyle interventions offer potential for reducing such negative outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a preventive lifestyle-based occupational therapy intervention, administered in a variety of community-based sites, in(More)
This study applied piecewise latent growth modeling to longitudinal survey data from 2 different samples of adolescents (N=1,002 and N=1,206) to examine the hypothesis that development of sensation seeking in middle school would predict development of substance use (cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana) in middle school and high school. Results showed that(More)
  • Kathleen Ell, Wayne Katon, Bin Xie, Pey-Jiuan Lee, Suad Kapetanovic, Jeffrey Guterman +1 other
  • 2010
OBJECTIVE To determine whether evidence-based socioculturally adapted collaborative depression care improves receipt of depression care and depression and diabetes outcomes in low-income Hispanic subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a randomized controlled trial of 387 diabetic patients (96.5% Hispanic) with clinically significant depression(More)
  • Jean L Richardson, Joel Milam, Allen McCutchan, Susan Stoyanoff, Robert Bolan, Jony Weiss +6 others
  • 2004
OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of brief, safer-sex counseling by medical providers of HIV-positive patients during medical visits. SETTING Six HIV clinics in California. DESIGN Clinics were randomized to intervention arms evaluated with cohorts of randomly selected patients measured before and after the intervention. PARTICIPANTS Five-hundred and(More)
The World Wide Web (WWW) poses a distinct capability to offer interventions tailored to the individual's characteristics. To fine tune the tailoring process, studies are needed to explore how Internet accessibility and usage are related to demographic, psychosocial, behavioral, and other health related characteristics. This study was based on a(More)
The current study examines the psychometric properties of the Eating in Emotional Situations Questionnaire (EESQ) and the frequency of eating in emotional situations among 159 low-income Latino fourth graders. The EESQ assesses eating in emotional situations that are emotion-driven ("I eat when I am lonely") and context-driven ("I eat when I get a really(More)
The objective of this exploratory analysis was to use a repeated measures modeling approach to identify potential predictors of improved mood over time in patients with major depression. Fifty-one subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD) were enrolled in a 1-week single blind placebo lead-in, followed by an 8-week, double-blind placebo-controlled(More)