Jamie M. Zoellner

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INTRODUCTION The objective of this cross-sectional study was to examine the nutrition literacy status of adults in the Lower Mississippi Delta. METHODS Survey instruments included the Newest Vital Sign and an adapted version of the Health Information National Trends Survey. A proportional quota sampling plan was used to represent educational achievement(More)
BACKGROUND Although health literacy has been a public health priority area for more than a decade, the relationship between health literacy and dietary quality has not been thoroughly explored. OBJECTIVE To evaluate health literacy skills in relation to Healthy Eating Index (HEI) scores and sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption while accounting for(More)
Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make informed health decisions. Health literacy is a stronger predictor of health than age, income, employment, education, and race. Although the field has grown during the past decade, most health literacy research does not(More)
BACKGROUND The reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework was developed to determine potential public health impact of interventions (i.e., programs, policy, and practice). The purpose of this systematic review was to determine (1) comparative results across accurately reported RE-AIM indicators, (2) relevant(More)
BACKGROUND Limited research has been done on the compliance and acceptability of maintaining pedometer diaries for an extensive time frame in community-based interventions targeting minority populations. METHODS Community "coaches" led participants in a 6-month community-based walking intervention that included wearing pedometers and maintaining pedometer(More)
BACKGROUND Race/ethnic-specific physical activity patterns and biological responses to physical activity is one of the most understudied, yet critical aspects related to the development and adoption of physical activity recommendations. METHODS In this 6-month community walking intervention targeting African Americans, participants wore a pedometer and(More)
BACKGROUND Brief, valid, and reliable dietary and physical activity assessment tools are needed, and interactive computerized assessments (ie, those with visual cues, pictures, sounds, and voiceovers) can reduce administration and scoring burdens commonly encountered with paper-based assessments. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this pilot investigation was to(More)
High consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) contributes to a wide range of poor health outcomes. Further, few US adults drink less than the recommended ≤8 oz per day; and individuals with low socioeconomic, low health literacy status, and in rural areas are even less likely to meet recommendations. Unfortunately, few SSB behavioral interventions(More)
OBJECTIVE To qualitatively evaluate community capacity among an emerging coalition initiated to address complex regional obesity problems. METHODS Guided by dimensions of community capacity, this case study applies semistructured qualitative interviews among 12 key stakeholders engaged in the Dan River Partnership for a Healthy Community (DRPHC). (More)
BACKGROUND Mobile health (mHealth) interventions are effective in promoting physical activity (PA); however, the degree to which external validity indicators are reported is unclear. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this systematic review was to use the RE-AIM (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance) framework to determine the extent to(More)