Krista A Gronley

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OBJECTIVE Research on adherence has emphasized the need to consider patient ethnicity when developing adherence plans. The objective of this study is to identify predictors of adherence for specific groups, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. METHODS We examined the factors, including drug class, associated with antihypertensive adherence(More)
The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with obesity and to examine the health habits of the obese and non-obese. In this study of over 44,000 insured individuals, obesity rates increased with age until age 65 and were highest among members of Samoan ancestry. Because the causes of obesity are multi-faceted, treatment approaches may(More)
In 1998, the Hawaii Medical Service Association, headquartered in Honolulu, partnered with a pharmaceutical manufacturer to promote pneumococcal immunization of its 33,017 Medicare cost-contract members. They disseminated newsletter articles, magazine advertisements, letters, posters, and broadcast announcements; held injection clinics; and provided(More)
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