Jan Mary Hale Risser

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Several recent studies have utilized respondent-driven sampling (RDS) methods to survey hidden populations such as commercial sex-workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and injection drug users (IDU). Few studies, however, have provided a direct comparison between RDS and other more traditional sampling methods such as venue-based, targeted or time/space(More)
Ischemic stroke subtype distribution was compared between Mexican Americans (MAs) and non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) in a community-based stroke surveillance study in Nueces County, TX. There was no difference in the distribution of stroke subtype by ethnicity (p = 0.19). There was a similar proportion of small-vessel and large-artery strokes between the two(More)
This study investigated the social and behavioral predictors of consistent condom use among female commercial sex workers (FCSWs) in Ghana. Four hundred fifty street commercial sex workers were interviewed in Accra, Kumasi and Techiman. The level of condom education was very low (14%); however consistent condom use (all the time) with clients was relatively(More)
BACKGROUND Acute stroke therapy is heavily dependent on the diagnostic acumen of the physician in the emergency department (ED). OBJECTIVE To determine this diagnostic accuracy in a population-based multiethnic stroke study. METHODS The Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) Project prospectively ascertained all acute stroke or TIA cases in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of selected psychiatric disorders among incarcerated youths, compare prevalence rates by sex and ethnicity, assess comorbidity, and determine previous diagnosis. METHOD From July-December 2000, a total of 1,024 incarcerated adolescents completed self-administered questionnaires that included the Beck Depression(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether stroke recurrence and the effect of recurrence on mortality differ by ethnicity. METHODS Using methods from the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi project, we prospectively identified first-ever ischemic strokes from emergency department logs and hospital admissions (January 2000 to December 2004). Recurrent strokes(More)
We examined differences in sample demographics across cycles of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance project, that examines HIV risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug users (IDU), and heterosexuals living in areas of high HIV prevalence (HET). MSM were recruited through venue-based sampling, and IDU and HET through(More)
Objective. To develop and assess a homosexuality-related stigma scale among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study using respondent-driven sampling in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2011. We used a cross-validation approach. Factor analysis was performed, and interitem correlation matrices were constructed to(More)
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