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Infectious episodes in runners before and after the Los Angeles Marathon.
An epidemiologic study of Los Angeles Marathon (LAM) applicants was conducted to investigate the relationship between self-reported infectious episodes (IE), training data, and LAM participation.Expand
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Effect of Early Skin-to-Skin Mother—Infant Contact During the First 3 Hours Following Birth on Exclusive Breastfeeding During the Maternity Hospital Stay
This was a nurse-driven, hospital-based, prospective cohort study of data collected in 19 hospitals in San Bernardino and Riverside counties by California Perinatal Services Network on all mothers (nExpand
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Psychosocial predictors of healthful dietary behavior in adolescents.
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of healthful dietary practices in adolescents using the Theory of Planned Behavior and determine how gender and ethnicity influence the relationship among theExpand
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Understanding soft drink consumption among female adolescents using the Theory of Planned Behavior.
This study identified factors that influence regular soda consumption among 707 female students, aged 13-18 years, attending North Los Angeles County public high schools. Participants completed aExpand
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Understanding Soft Drink Consumption Among Male Adolescents Using the Theory of Planned Behavior
  • N. Kassem, J. Lee
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • 1 June 2004
This study identified factors that influence regular soda consumption among 564 male students, aged 13–18 years, attending North Los Angeles County public high schools. Participants completed aExpand
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An Adaptation of Brislin’s Translation Model for Cross-cultural Research
BackgroundThe number of nurse scientists pursuing cross-cultural research using quantitative designs is increasing. Preparation of instruments that are conceptually and functionally appropriate inExpand
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Effects of Supply and Demand on Ratings of Object Value
Subjects were asked to rate the value and attractiveness of cookies that were either in abundant supply or scarce supply. In the scarce condition, the cookies were either constantly scarce or theyExpand
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Gender differences in mood and cardiovascular responses to socially stressful stimuli.
Filmed vignettes of socially stressful situations elicit changes in emotional states and physiological activation. Several studies have reported changes in mood and physiological activity in AfricanExpand
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Infectious episodes in runners before and after a roadrace.
Various researchers have implied that regular and moderate exercise training may improve the ability of the immune system to protect the host from infection. In contrast, acute, maximal, andExpand
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Determinants of inflammatory markers in a bi-ethnic population.
BACKGROUND Inflammation is a common pathophysiological pathway for a number of chronic diseases, and is strongly influenced by sociodemographic factors and lifestyle. Less is known about factors thatExpand
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