Jennifer A Cowan

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OBJECTIVES Common mental disorders are a major contributor to the burden of disease in developing countries. An assessment was carried out of whether food insecurity and exposure to stressful life events, two common features of life in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), are associated with symptoms of mental disorders among adults. METHODS The Gilgel Gibe Growth(More)
Dysfunctional eating patterns and excessive weight gains have been observed during recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Yet, little is known about food choice behaviors among substance abusers and the role that food plays in their lives. The purpose of this study was to understand how men at different stages of recovery from substance addictions(More)
This pilot study evaluated the impact of a teaching package for school staff on their ability to recognize depressed pupils within a year group in their school. Sixteen teachers were tested before and after training on their ability to identify depressed pupils in that year. The pupils were screened using a 2-stage procedure to determine caseness for Major(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the implementation of a controlled, 6-week, environmental and educational intervention to improve dietary intake and body composition, and to study the association of implementation fidelity with diet and body composition outcomes. DESIGN A process evaluation documented participation, dose of nutrition education delivered,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of an educational and environmental intervention on diet, body mass index, and waist circumference of men in substance addiction treatment. METHODS One hundred three racially/ethnically diverse men in 6 urban substance addiction residential treatment facilities in Upstate New York participated in weekly nutrition and food(More)
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