Setoo M Mehta

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INTRODUCTION We examined homes of hookah-only smokers and nonsmokers for levels of indoor air nicotine (a marker of secondhand smoke) and indoor surface nicotine (a marker of thirdhand smoke), child uptake of nicotine, the carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK), and the toxicant acrolein by analyzing their corresponding metabolites(More)
BACKGROUND In the past 30 years, childhood obesity rates have tripled, disproportionately affecting Latino children. From 2003 to 2006, 43.0% of Mexican-American children were classified as overweight compared with 36.9% of non-Hispanic Whites. Obesity interventions targeting children can have a significant impact in the school setting. METHODS We(More)
Before research findings are applied to practice, the quality of the research must be assessed so that flawed research does not lead inadvertently to flawed practice. Two critical indicators of research quality are the validity and reliability of the data collection instruments. This article summarizes the principles of instrument validity and reliability(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this systematic literature review was to identify evidence-based strategies associated with effective healthcare interventions for prevention or treatment of childhood obesity in Latin America. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic review of peer-reviewed, obesity-related interventions implemented in the healthcare setting was(More)
CONTEXT Worksite-based interventions have been shown to result consistently in significant improvements in weight- and health-related outcomes among the working adult population; however, applicability and effectiveness of studies has often been limited by inadequate reporting of age and ethnicity. This study aimed to examine work-based interventions among(More)
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