Jamile A. Ashmore

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OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the relation among weight-based stigmatization, ideological beliefs about weight, and psychological functioning in an obese, treatment-seeking sample. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURE Ninety-three obese, treatment-seeking adults (24 men and 69 women) completed a battery of self-report questionnaires measuring psychological(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the associations between weight-based stigmatization, psychological distress, and binge eating behavior in a treatment-seeking obese sample. METHODS Ninety-three obese adults completed three questionnaires: 1) Stigmatizing Situations Inventory, 2) Brief Symptoms Inventory, and 3) Binge Eating Questionnaire. Correlational analyses(More)
BACKGROUND Marital adjustment has been associated with morbidity and mortality across various chronic diseases but has been largely ignored among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the relationship among marital adjustment, quality of life, psychologic functioning, and functional(More)
OBJECTIVES A prospective design was used to examine predictors of adherence to a physical activity intervention in older adults with compromised function. METHODS The sample included 213 men (31.1%) and women (68.9%) with an average age of 76.53 years. RESULTS The predictor variables accounted for 10% of the variance in percent attendance during(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the association between experiences of weight-based stigmatization (e.g., job discrimination, inappropriate comments from physicians) within the past month, psychological functioning, and binge eating among a sample of individuals seeking weight loss surgery. METHODS AND PROCEDURE Ninety-four obese adults (25 males and 69(More)
Noncompliance is a common problem in patients with end-stage renal disease. In this study, we assessed the relationship between knowledge of disease and dietary compliance in a cohort of 56 dialysis patients. Based on a health belief model of adherence, we predicted that dialysis patients who knew more about kidney disease and its treatment would be more(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of COPD requires multiple pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention strategies. One target is physical inactivity because it leads to disability and contributes to poor physical and mental health. Unfortunately, less than 1% of eligible patients have access to gold-standard pulmonary rehabilitation. METHODS A single-site(More)
RATIONALE The relationship between self-efficacy and health behaviors is well established. However, little is known about the relationship between self-efficacy and health-related indicators among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES The purpose of this cross-sectional cohort study was to test the hypothesis that the(More)
RATIONALE Physical inactivity is associated with poor outcomes among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES To determine effectiveness of a behavioral intervention intended to increase daily physical activity with the goal of improving health-related quality of life and functional performance. METHODS We conducted a(More)