Gia A Washington

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OBJECTIVE The psychosocial health of adolescents with severe obesity (BMI ≥ 120% for age and gender) has only recently been the focus of empirical work. METHODS This multisite study-an ancillary to a prospective longitudinal observational study documenting health in adolescents having weight loss surgery (WLS)-presents preoperative/baseline data from 141(More)
BACKGROUND Problematic alcohol use and increased sensitivity postoperatively in adult weight loss surgery patients heightens concerns. No data have characterized these behaviors in adolescents-a gap, given adolescent alcohol use and heavy drinking are public health concerns. OBJECTIVE To examine alcohol use behavior in adolescents who underwent weight(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)
We describe a simple technique for reacting CK isoenzymes with a substrate in gelatin to make them visible after they have been separated by cellulose acetate electrophoresis. The electrophoresed strip requires only 5 min of contact with the substrate in gelatin and about 12 min of drying in an oven at 55 degrees C. The developed isoenzyme bands are(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery is an invasive medical treatment for morbid obesity that requires behavioral maintenance for physical success. Patient knowledge, motivation, and adherence are important factors in optimizing results. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to identify perceived informational gaps of adolescent and young adult(More)
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