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Food insecurity has been associated with lower nutrient intake as well as lower intake of fruits and vegetables. However, little is known about the association of food insecurity and dietary behaviors, including food choices and preparation methods. This study examines the relationship between food insecurity and dietary behaviors of low-income adults (N =(More)
BACKGROUND Effective, low-cost approaches are needed to enhance dietary behavior change. While both video and tailoring technology have been effective interventions to improve diet, these approaches have never been combined to study the effectiveness of tailored videos. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of Good For You!, a randomized trial(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged mechanical ventilation is associated with muscle weakness, pharyngeal dysfunction, and symptomatic aspiration. The authors hypothesized that muscle strength measurements can be used to predict pharyngeal dysfunction (endoscopic evaluation-primary hypothesis), as well as symptomatic aspiration occurring during a 3-month follow-up period.(More)
BACKGROUND Incarcerated individuals suffer disproportionately from the health effects of tobacco smoking due to the high smoking prevalence in this population. In addition there is an over-representation of ethnic and racial minorities, impoverished individuals, and those with mental health and drug addictions in prisons. Increasingly, prisons across the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the findings of the Useful Field of View (UFOV) test with those of conventional neuropsychologic tests to determine the utility of the UFOV test as a measure of attention in a population with brain injury. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Freestanding rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS Fifteen inpatients with severe brain injury.(More)
INTRODUCTION Eating fruits and vegetables is associated with lowered risk for many chronic diseases. However, most Americans, especially members of low-income and minority populations, do not eat adequate amounts. Fresh to You is a public-private partnership program that brings discount fresh produce markets into low-income neighborhoods. We conducted a(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To report the ability of 12 tracheostomized acute rehabilitation hospital inpatients with severely disordered consciousness post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) to participate in an objective swallowing assessment. RESEARCH DESIGN Post hoc analysis of data from a larger, prospective blinded comparison study. METHODS AND PROCEDURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between job type, weight status, and lifestyle factors that are potential contributors to obesity including, diet, physical activity (PA), and perceived stress among employees enrolled in the Working on Wellness project. METHODS Randomly selected employees at 24 worksites completed a baseline survey (n = 1700); some(More)
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