Kimberly D. Harris

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BACKGROUND Web-based self-management programs offer a novel approach for self-insured employers seeking to improve and maintain employee health. METHODS We conducted a 6-month prospective, cluster-randomized controlled trial designed to evaluate whether worksite access to an automated, web-based, self-management program resulted in better blood pressure(More)
BACKGROUND Naturally occurring alloantibodies produced against A and B red cell antigens in cats can cause acute hemolytic transfusion reactions. Blood incompatibilities, unrelated to the AB blood group system, have also been suspected after blood transfusions through routine crossmatch testing or as a result of hemolytic transfusion reactions. HYPOTHESIS(More)
OBJECTIVE The researchers investigated rural health providers' perceptions of telemedicine, developed a framework for assessing their readiness to adopt this type of technology, and offered a guide for its implementation. STUDY DESIGN Qualitative data were collected from semistructured interviews with thematic analysis. POPULATION The study population(More)
This study investigated predictors of utilization of the computer-based telemedicine in three rural Missouri counties. Participating health care agencies were given computers and access to an Internet-based workstation that provided e-mail and World Wide Web (WWW) services. Utilization data for e-mail messages sent and WWW pages accessed were collected(More)
The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (C-BAM) was developed in education for the purpose of implementing innovations and change within the school/college system. This study used the principles of the C-BAM and, for the first time, applied them to the process (implementation/training) and product (computer) of the telemedicine technologies in a rural nursing(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate how training older adults to find medical information using the Internet affects their locus of control. METHODS Quantitative methods were utilized. Specifically, the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control survey was distributed at the onset of each seminar and again at the conclusion. RESULTS Paired t-tests revealed that the(More)
BACKGROUND The positive effects of weight loss on obesity-related risk factors diminish unless weight loss is maintained. Yet little work has focused on the translation of evidence-based weight loss interventions with the aim of sustaining weight loss in underserved populations. Using a community-based participatory approach (CBPR) that engages the strong(More)
Errorless compliance training is a recently developed approach that has been demonstrated to be effective in treating severe oppositional behavior in children. In conjunction with several ancillary techniques, the approach comprises two fundamental components: reinforcement for child compliance and delivery of requests in a four-level hierarchy, from(More)
BACKGROUND Health assessments are used to prioritize community-level health concerns, but the role of individuals' health concerns and experiences is unknown. We sought to understand to what extent community health assessments reflect health concerns of the community-at-large versus a representation of the participants sampled. METHODS We conducted a(More)