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BACKGROUND The rate of smoking commercial tobacco products among American Indian youth is double the rate for white youth. Interventions are needed to reduce this disparity. OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility of a Web-based intervention to influence attitudes toward and intentions about smoking cigarettes among American Indian youth who attended a Native(More)
BACKGROUND Severe alcohol misuse as measured by the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C) is associated with increased risk of future fractures and trauma-related hospitalizations. This study examined the association between AUDIT-C scores and two-year risk of any type of trauma among US Veterans Health Administration (VHA)(More)
Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Genetic variants in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) genes have been associated with smoking phenotypes and are likely to influence diabetes. Although each single variant may have only a minor effect, the joint contribution of multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to the(More)
BACKGROUND Comprehensive smoke-free laws are effective at protecting non-smokers and reducing tobacco use, yet they are not widely adopted by tribal governments. METHODS A series of smoke-free policy initiatives on the Navajo Nation, beginning in 2008, were reviewed to identify key issues, successes and setbacks. RESULTS It has been essential that(More)
INTRODUCTION Indigenous worldviews and research approaches are fundamental to make meaning of complex health issues and increase the likelihood of identifying existing cultural protective factors that have contributed to the resilience and survival of Indigenous people worldwide. OBJECTIVE We describe the process for applying the Diné (Navajo) paradigm of(More)
Mercury (Hg), shown to induce autoimmune disease in rodents, is a ubiquitous toxicant throughout Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) lands. CRST members may be exposed to Hg through fish consumption (FC), an important component of native culture that may supplement household subsistence. Our goals were to ascertain whether total blood Hg levels (THg) reflect(More)
The evaluation of guidance and counseling programs and their activities and services, has been part of professional dialogue since the 1920s (Gysbers, 2004). Today, however, the issue of evaluation is receiving even more attention. School counselors increasingly are being asked to demonstrate that their work contributes to student success, particularly(More)
  • Xuehao Chu, Steve Polzin, Michael Baltes, Patricia Henderson, Cutr F Ron Jones, Edward A Mierzejewski +5 others
  • 1997
16. Abstract This report offers a broad overview of timing research as it applies to major transportation investments. Specific emphasis is given to major public transit investments. The report is designed to provide planners and decision-makers with a better understanding of timing research. The report emphasizes basic economic principles of investment(More)
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