Grisel Trejo

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OBJECTIVE To describe time spent in sedentary and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) by children in Latino farmworker families and delineate sources of variation in sedentary and MVPA. METHOD Data were from mother-child dyads (N = 248) in Latino farmworker households in North Carolina. Physical activity was assessed using accelerometers;(More)
Document beliefs about the contribution of physical activity to preschool-aged children’s health held by Latino mothers in farmworker families, and delineate their perceived barriers or constraints that impose limits on preschool-aged children’s physical activity. Qualitative data obtained through semi-structured in-depth interviews (N = 33) with mothers of(More)
Obesity and overweight are significant problems for children in the US, particularly for Hispanic children. This paper focuses on the children in families of immigrant Hispanic farmworkers, as farm work is the portal though which many immigrants come to the US. This paper (1) describes a model of the nutritional strategies of child feeding in farmworker(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity disproportionately affects children of Latino farmworkers. Further research is needed to identify patterns of physical activity (PA) in this group and understand how PA affects Body Mass Index (BMI) percentile. METHODS Two hundred and forty-four participants ages 2.5 to 3.5 in the Niños Sanos longitudinal study wore accelerometers that(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the first case of an ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome caused by a sacrococcygeal chordoma. METHODS We present a case report with clinical, laboratory, and histologic details. RESULTS A 76-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of urinary obstruction. Five years previously, a urethral mass had been(More)
Pesticide safety training is mandated for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. However, none is required for family members, who implement home sanitation to protect against pesticide exposure and need to control pests in substandard housing. Controlled studies have demonstrated the efficacy of pesticide education programs for farmworker families, but no(More)
Housing quality and neighborhood characteristics affect individual health and family well-being. This analysis describes characteristics of farmworker housing and neighborhoods and delineates the associations of housing and local neighborhood with indicators of family well-being. Mothers in North Carolina farmworker families (n = 248) completed interviews(More)
Despite widespread use of lay health advisor (LHA) programs, factors related to success of LHAs remain largely unexamined. This study describes experiences and personal transformations of LHAs (promotoras de salud) in a pesticide safety education program targeting farmworker families in North Carolina, using postintervention in-depth interviews conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Work organization is important for the health of vulnerable workers, particularly women. This analysis describes work organization for Latinas in farmworker families and delineates the associations of work organization with health indicators. METHODS Up to 220 Latina women in farmworker families completed interviews from October 2012 to July(More)
Household and housing stability are important for health and well-being of individuals, particularly children. This analysis examines stability in household and housing over 2 years for North Carolina farmworker families with children. Mothers with a child aged 2–4 years in farmworker families (n = 248) completed interviews over 2 years. Household measures(More)