Lucja T Bundy

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PURPOSE To understand the factors that influence glaucoma treatment adherence with medication taking, prescription refills, and appointment keeping to develop an intervention for a specific population. PATIENTS AND METHODS In-depth interviews were conducted with 80 individuals diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, or ocular hypertension.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of an automated, interactive, telephone-based health communication intervention for improving glaucoma treatment adherence among patients in 2 hospital-based eye clinics. METHOD A total of 312 patients with glaucoma (18-80 years of age) were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial at 2 eye clinics located in hospitals(More)
Very few community-based intervention studies have examined how to effectively increase the adoption of smoke-free homes. A pilot study was conducted to test the feasibility, acceptability, and short-term outcomes of a brief, four-component intervention for promoting smoke-free home policies among low-income households. We recruited forty participants (20(More)
Third-hand smoke (THS) is the residual tobacco smoke contaminant that remains after a cigarette is extinguished. It can react with the indoor air pollutant nitrous acid to produce a carcinogen. Understanding perceptions of THS is critical, as it may inform the development of messages for promoting smoke-free homes. Six focus groups, of smokers and(More)
Understanding who establishes partial home smoking bans, what these bans cover, and whether they are an intermediate step in going smoke-free would help to inform smoke-free home interventions. Participants were recruited from United Way of Greater Atlanta's 2-1-1 contact center. Data were collected at baseline, 3 and 6 months via telephone interview.(More)
BACKGROUND Verbal self-report is the method most often used to assess sunscreen use, but the data may be confounded by recall error and social desirability. Sunscreen swabbing is a non-invasive procedure to objectively assess the presence of sunscreen on the skin. This study examined the agreement between verbal reports of sunscreen use from survey and(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have reported the accuracy of measures used to assess sun-protection practices. Valid measures are critical to the internal validity and use of skin cancer control research. OBJECTIVES We sought to validate self-reported covering-up practices of pool-goers. METHODS A total of 162 lifeguards and 201 parent/child pairs from 16 pools(More)
OBJECTIVES We tested the efficacy of a minimal intervention to create smoke-free homes in low-income households recruited through the United Way of Greater Atlanta 2-1-1, an information and referral system that connects callers to local social services. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial (n=498) from June 2012 through June 2013, with(More)
The arsenate poisoning of R17 phage eclipse in Escherichia coli cultures grown in glycerol-containing medium has been found to be mediated by a dramatic loss in cell-associated F pili. Poisoning was very rapid and was nearly complete within 3 min at 37 C. The loss of pili was reflected by a 90% reduction in the ability of these cells to attach ribonucleic(More)
INTRODUCTION Smoke-free homes reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, contribute to lower levels of consumption, and help smokers to quit. Even when home smoking rules are established however, they may not be consistently enforced. METHODS This study uses data from a randomized controlled trial of a brief intervention to create smoke-free homes among callers(More)
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