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OBJECTIVE This study describes the development and psychometric evaluation of HPV Clinical Trial Survey for Parents with Children Aged 9 to 15 (CTSP-HPV) using traditional instrument development methods and community engagement principles. METHODS An expert panel and parental input informed survey content and parents recommended study design changes(More)
Sixty-seven subjects with mild or moderate intellectual disability were assessed on a variety of measures of emotion. All of the measures were self-report measures and all of the data is based on reports by the subjects' themselves. The battery included the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, the Zung Depression Inventory, the General Health Questionnaire and(More)
People with intellectual disabilities experience significant health inequalities compared with the general population, including a shorter life expectancy and high levels of unmet health needs. Another accepted measure of health inequalities, the prevalence of obesity, has been shown to be higher in adults with intellectual disabilities than in the general(More)
Death and injury on the nation's highways is a public health crisis, especially for youth and members of selected minority groups. The objective of this paper is to review the literature on behavioral and environmental factors that increase risk for traffic morbidity and mortality in populations at high risk. Each of the following is a risky traffic-related(More)
Obesity is more prevalent in adults with intellectual disabilities than in the general population, and has been shown to contribute to their reduced life expectancy, and increased health needs. Relatively few studies have examined the effectiveness of weight loss interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities. However, there is evidence to support(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and acceptability of a group medical nutritional therapy (MNT) intervention, using motivational interviewing (MI). RESEARCH DESIGN & METHOD: African American (AA) women with type 2 diabetes (T2D) participated in five, certified diabetes educator/dietitian-facilitated intervention sessions targeting carbohydrate, fat, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate rural healthcare providers (HCP) physical activity (PA) counseling experiences and perceptions of motivational interviewing (MI), a behavioral counseling style, prior to MI training. METHODS Four moderator-led focus groups were conducted among rural HCPs providing care to rural African American women with Type 2 diabetes. Questions(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no studies have explored the role of carers in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and obesity during a weight loss intervention. The present study explored perceptions of carers supporting adults with ID, as they participated in a 6-month multi-component weight loss intervention (TAKE 5). METHODS Semi-structured(More)
Death, disability, and injury from motor vehicle accidents constitute a public health crisis. The goal of this paper is to describe how Meharry Medical College's Center for Community Based Research plans to address this problem. A model of how high-risk groups are influenced to engage in behaviors that increase risk for traffic crashes is articulated. Five(More)
BACKGROUND The Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) survey is a measure of diabetes-related stress for which reported use has been in largely Caucasian populations. Our purpose was to assess the psychometric properties of the PAID in Southern rural African American women with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS A convenience sample of African American women (N = 131)(More)