Sanjaya Dhakal

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BACKGROUND Behavioral programs may improve outcomes for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus, but there is a large diversity of behavioral interventions and uncertainty about how to optimize the effectiveness of these programs. PURPOSE To identify factors moderating the effectiveness of behavioral programs for adults with type 2 diabetes. DATA(More)
Although colorectal cancer death rates have been declining, this trend is not consistent across all ethnic groups. Biological, environmental, behavioral and socioeconomic explanations exist, but the reason for this discrepancy remains inconclusive. We examined the hypothesis that improved cancer screening across all ethnic groups will reduce ethnic(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of smoking continues to be higher in some ethnic groups than in others, despite the overall decrease of smoking during the last 30 years. The goal of this project was to investigate the trends and predictors of cigarette smoking among a population of Caucasians, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Native Hawaiians. METHODS We(More)
The purpose of this study was to use insurance claims and tumor registry data to examine determinants of breast conserving surgery (BCS) in women with early stage breast cancer. Breast cancer cases registered in the Hawaii Tumor Registry (HTR) from 1995 to 1998 were linked with insurance claims from a local health plan. We identified 722 breast cancer cases(More)
BACKGROUND Whether behavioral approaches for self-management programs benefit individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus is unclear. PURPOSE To determine the effects of behavioral programs for patients with type 1 diabetes on behavioral, clinical, and health outcomes and to investigate factors that might moderate effect. DATA SOURCES 6 electronic(More)
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