Stephania T. Miller

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This study examined the extent to which factors presumed to be correlated with body mass index (BMI) vary across four race- and gender-specific groups. Data were drawn from the American Changing Lives Survey to estimate separate multivariate regression models for the total study sample that included African-American males, Caucasian males, African-American(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)
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)
PURPOSE Motivational interviewing (MI), a patient-centered behavioral counseling style, is a common behavioral intervention strategy. Because intervention outcomes are highly dependent on patient responsiveness to intervention strategy, we evaluated MI perceptions among rural African American women with type 2 diabetes before a physical activity(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)
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)
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)
In order to gain a better understanding of diabetes-related health disparities, Nashville REACH 2010 conducted a community baseline survey on health status. A total of 3204 randomly selected African-American (AA) and Caucasian (C) residents of North Nashville, and a comparison sample of residents living in Nashville/Davidson County were interviewed using a(More)
Since 1963 a network of nurse-operated, physician-backed decentralized clinics has provided continuing care for more than 5000 diabetic patients referred from the medical center clinics. Protocols that provide therapy goals and management details are used by the nurses and nutritionists in this network. To reduce fragmentation of care, intercurrent(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)