Laura Wilder

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OBJECTIVES We examined the published literature on health programs in faith-based organizations to determine the effectiveness of these programs. METHODS We conducted a systematic literature review of articles describing faith-based health activities. Articles (n = 386) were screened for eligibility (n = 105), whether a faith-based health program was(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise testing, even when combined with radionuclide perfusion imaging, does not accurately predict future clinical coronary heart disease (CHD) in low-risk asymptomatic populations. We hypothesized that these tests would perform better in a higher-risk population with a high prevalence of occult CHD. Siblings of persons with premature CHD(More)
OBJECTIVE --To determine the effect of filtered-coffee consumption on plasma lipoprotein cholesterol levels in healthy men. DESIGN --Randomized controlled trial with an 8-week washout period followed by an 8-week intervention period during which men were randomly assigned to drink 720 mL/d of caffeinated coffee, 360 mL/d of caffeinated coffee, 720 mL/d of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the feasibility of a nonquota, street-intercept survey method that utilized random selection of interview sites. METHODS The street-intercept survey was compared with a random digit-dial telephone survey conducted in the same catchment area among African-American adults aged 18 or older. RESULTS The street-intercept(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of a self-selected meal on concentrations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in a screening setting and to determine the effect of using nonfasting values to classify individuals according to National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Increased blood cholesterol, specifically high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, increases risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Persons with a positive family history of premature CHD also are at markedly increased risk. OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia based on the second report of the National Cholesterol(More)
This study assessed physical activity patterns in a sample of urban African Americans, whose participation in physical activity has not previously been well-described. From questions administered by interviewers during health fair screenings in 19 churches in East Baltimore, information regarding participation in regular, leisure-time activity (defined as(More)
In recent years, composition studies has seen a considerable growth of interest in the transfer of learning, with researchers asking what abilities and knowledge students take with them from first-year composition (FYC) and use in new contexts. Anyone familiar with this line of inquiry will immediately be struck by how dismal the discoveries have been.(More)