Ernesto Moralez

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In the U.S., nearly 67 % of Hispanics ages 50 and older report that they have never had a screening colonoscopy. Barriers to screening include cost, lack of health insurance, anticipation of pain, embarrassment, mistrust of medical/healthcare systems and institutions, a fatalistic belief system, as well as fear and lack of knowledge regarding cancer(More)
The U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (SAC), and the U.S. Army Utility Helicopter Program Office (UHPO) have completed rapid risk reduction development for the UH-60M Upgrade fly-by-wire flight control system using the RASCAL JUH-60A In-Flight Simulator and AFDD advanced flight control development tools. Analytic(More)
Matthew S. Whalley, Marc D. Takahashi, Jay W. Fletcher, Ernesto Moralez III, LTC Carl R. Ott, and LTC Michael G. Olmstead U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate – AFDD Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center Research, Development and Engineering Command, Moffett Field, California 94035 James C. Savage Weapons Seeker Sciences Branch(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the effects of training primary care providers (PCPs) to use Motivational Interviewing (MI) when treating depressed patients on providers' MI performance and patients' expressions of interest in depression treatment ("change talk") and short-term treatment adherence. METHODS This was a cluster randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of Motivational Interviewing (MI) conducted by primary care providers on rates of improvement over time for depressive symptoms and remission among low-income patients with newly diagnosed Major Depressive Disorder. METHOD Ten care teams were randomized to MI with standard management of depression (MI-SMD; 4 teams, 10(More)
We implemented a home-based group educational intervention in the form of home health parties (HHPs) among Hispanic men and women in the Lower Yakima Valley of Washington State led by trained bilingual promotoras and compared participants' baseline and follow-up responses to questions related to communications about CRC screening. We also documented(More)
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