Jean Spada

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BACKGROUND Smoking-related morbidity and mortality, and benefits associated with quitting, extend across the life span. Health care provider interventions enhance quitting. The present study examined perceived influence of physician advice to quit and characteristics of subjects receiving this advice. METHODS Subjects were 1,454 smokers ages 50+ with at(More)
PURPOSE Preventive services guidelines recommend screening all adolescents for diet habits, physical activity and growth, counseling underweight teens about body image and dieting patterns, and counseling overweight or obese teens about dietary habits and exercise. In this study, we assess whether adolescents at risk for overweight or for eating disorders(More)
The current paper focuses on the process evaluation of recruitment strategies and success in a large study of self-help smoking interventions with mid-life and older smokers in a 15-county area. Recruitment 'channels' were examined: (1) multiple paid newspaper advertisements, (2) free media (i.e., TV and radio), (3) referrals, (4) HMO newsletters, (5)(More)
Physician office settings play an important role in tobacco cessation intervention. However, few tobacco cessation trials are conducted at these sites, in part because of the many challenges associated with recruiting community physician offices into research. The present study identified and implemented strategies for recruiting physician offices into a(More)
INTRODUCTION The cortex of medial temporal lobe is a group of different allocortical fields which included the hippocampal formation (dentate gyrus, hippocampus proper, and subicular complex) and extrahippocampal cortices (entorhinal, perirhinal, and parahippocampal). It is widely accepted that both of them play an important role in memory process. In(More)
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