Robert Chavez

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BACKGROUND School environment and policy changes have increased healthy eating and physical activity; however, there has been modest success in translating research findings to practice. The School Environment Project tested whether an adapted version of Intervention Mapping (AIM) resulted in school change. METHODS Using a pair randomized design, 10 rural(More)
The field of public health is increasingly using community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address complex health problems such as childhood obesity. Despite the growing momentum and funding base for doing CBPR, little is known about how to undertake intervention planning and implementation in a community-academic partnership. An adapted version of(More)
BACKGROUND Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) predicts cardiovascular risk and increases hypertension control. Non-participation in HBPM is prevalent and decreases the potential benefit. METHODS Telephone surveys were conducted with a random quota sample of non-participants in a HBPM program, which supplied a complimentary automated blood pressure cuff(More)
The Digital Collection and Archives (DCA) in partnership with Academic Technology (AT) at Tufts University developed a digital library solution for long-term storage and integration of existing digital collections, such as Perseus, TUSK, Bolles and Artifact. In this paper, we describe the Tufts Digital Library (TDL) architecture TDL is an extensible,(More)
BACKGROUND Blood pressure (BP) control among primary care patients with hypertension is suboptimal. Home BP monitoring (HBPM) has been shown to be effective but is underused. METHODS This study was a quasi-experimental evaluation of the impact of the A CARE HBPM program on hypertension control. Nonpregnant adults with hypertension or cardiovascular(More)
The value of a digital repository increases tremendously when applications use the content in innovative ways. Tufts University has developed its repository based on the Fedora framework using the principles of service oriented architecture. The repository features innovative content models allowing the digital objects within the Tufts Digital Repository to(More)
The process of managing production quality objects within a digital repository has created demand for designing content models that incorporate the principles of interoperability, extensibility, and standardization. We define a content model as a set of standardized behaviors encapsulating the data preserved by the digital object. The Tufts digital(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of rapid oral loading of carbamazepine in the emergency department (ED). METHODS Adult patients receiving maintenance carbamazepine who presented with negligible levels received an oral load of carbamazepine suspension, with a dose of 8 mg/kg. RESULTS Forty-two oral loads among 36 patients(More)
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