Megumi J Okumura

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OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the distribution of insulin and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and associations of HOMA-IR with sex, race/ethnicity, age, and weight status, as measured by BMI, among U.S. adolescents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Of 4,902 adolescents aged 12-19 years who participated in the National Health and(More)
BACKGROUND For adolescents with a diagnosis of lifelong chronic illness, mastery of self-management skills is a critical component of the transition to adult care. This study aims to examine self-reported medication adherence and self-care skills among adolescents with chronic rheumatic disease. METHODS Cross-sectional survey of 52 adolescent patients in(More)
OBJECTIVE Parents of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) are at risk for work loss as a result of the complex health needs of their children. Our objective was to determine how child- and family-level factors and the medical home are associated with work loss for these families. METHODS We performed secondary data analyses of the National(More)
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