Lucy N Marion

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Nurse practitioners and physician assistants have provided a partial solution to the shortage of primary care services in medically underserved rural areas. This paper describes the results of a study exploring community acceptance of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in rural medically underserved areas. Community acceptance in the context of(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the significant dimensions of the concept of community acceptance of nurse practitioners/physician's assistants and to construct a reliable and valid instrument which would reflect these dimensions. The methodological approach included: conceptualization of categories, development of items for each category,(More)
Multiple and diverse preventive strategies in clinical and community settings are necessary to improve health. This paper (1) introduces evidence-based recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Community Task Force sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and(More)
A convenience sample of 501 children 7 to 13 years old completed the newly developed Health Self-Determinism Index for Children (HSDI-C), a measure of intrinsic motivation in health behavior. Construct validity was supported through the factorial isolation of four theory-consistent subscales, and the correlation of the total HSDI-C (r = .36, p less than or(More)
About 75 % of African-Americans (AAs) ages 20 or older are overweight and nearly 50 % are obese, but community-based programs to reduce diabetes risk in AAs are rare. Our objective was to reduce weight and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and increase physical activity (PA) from baseline to week-12 and to month-12 among overweight AA parishioners through a(More)
Nurse-managed centers have been at the forefront of providing ambulatory care alternatives for underserved populations lacking access to care. Following this model, the Center for Integrated Health Care of the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois in Chicago delivers primary and mental health care services to a population of people with serious(More)
Obesity is a common health problem for veterans. This study explored background and program characteristics associated with a 5% weight reduction for veterans enrolled in MOVE!(®), a weight management program. For data analysis, 404 veteran records were examined using logistic regression. Background characteristics included socio-demographic variables,(More)
In this sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention study, we compared the efficacy of the Well Woman Program (WWP), a nurse practitioner-directed, culturally specific, intensive intervention, to minimal intervention (MI), brief lecture, and referral to usual care, in a community-based randomized controlled trial. African American women having past STIs(More)
Evidence from varied community settings has shown that the Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) Program and other adaptations of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) intervention are effective in lowering diabetes risk. Most DPP data originated from studies of pre-diabetic whites, with only sparse evidence of the effect of DPP in African Americans (AAs) in(More)
The Center for Integrated Health Care capitalizes on the abilities, drive, and autonomy of advanced practice nurses, resulting in an exciting, timely academic nursing center exemplar. People with severe and persistent mental illnesses receive care that is targeted specifically to a population with chronic mental illnesses and tailored to the unique(More)