Karen A Gray

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Battered women's reasons for staying with or leaving their male partners are varied and complex. Using data from the Domestic Violence Experience in Omaha, Nebraska, a discrete-time hazard model was employed to examine a woman's decision based on four factors: financial independence, witness of parental violence, psychological factors, and the police(More)
This pilot study explored the link between predatory lending and health care debt among Hispanics. Research shows that links exist between health care costs, debt, poverty, and race ( Draught & Silva, 2003 ; Zeldin & Rukavina, 2007 ). Prior to this study there was no research on the intersection between medical debt and predatory lending although there was(More)
Multiple changes in the authors' inpatient adolescent unit--including unit mergers, increased patient acuity, and shorter length of stay--created the need and opportunity to implement a new Behavioral Milieu Program with two significant components: A positive Behavioral Points System and 15 nurse-led groups. The authors describe this new program, which(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the design, implementation, and consumer response to a coupon-style intervention aimed to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) use at a farmers' market (FM) among Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants. DESIGN A quasi-experimental trial to evaluate redemption response to 2 coupon(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine barriers to farmers' market (FM) use by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) consumers receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. DESIGN Focus groups. SETTING An urban community in Oklahoma. PARTICIPANTS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (n(More)
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