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Influences on day-to-day self-management of type 2 diabetes among African-American women: spirituality, the multi-caregiver role, and other social context factors.
OBJECTIVE Many African-American women are affected by diabetes and its complications, and culturally appropriate lifestyle interventions that lead to improvements in glycemic control are urgentlyExpand
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A randomized trial of an intervention to improve self-care behaviors of African-American women with type 2 diabetes: impact on physical activity.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a culturally appropriate clinic- and community-based intervention for African-American women with type 2 diabetes will increase moderate-intensity physical activityExpand
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A Randomized Trial of a Church-Based Diabetes Self-management Program for African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes
Purpose This study developed and tested a culturally appropriate, church-based intervention to improve diabetes self-management. Research Design and Methods This was a randomized trial conducted atExpand
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Examining associations among obesity and per capita farmers' markets, grocery stores/supermarkets, and supercenters in US counties.
Fruit and vegetable consumption is an important component of a healthful diet, yet fruits and vegetables are underconsumed, especially among low-income groups with high prevalence rates of obesity.Expand
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A brief dietary assessment to guide cholesterol reduction in low-income individuals: design and validation.
Low-income Americans are at greatest risk for coronary heart disease. Dietary assessment methods are needed that can efficiently and effectively guide diet counseling to reduce serum cholesterol inExpand
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Randomized trial of a behavioral weight loss intervention for low-income women: the Weight Wise Program.
Low-income women in the United States have the highest rates of obesity, yet they are seldom included in weight loss trials. To address this research gap, components of two evidence-based weight lossExpand
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Validation of a brief dietary assessment to guide counseling for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in an underserved population.
BACKGROUND Brief dietary assessment tools are needed to guide counseling in underserved populations to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The Dietary Risk Assessment is one such tool modifiedExpand
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A community-based lifestyle and weight loss intervention promoting a Mediterranean-style diet pattern evaluated in the stroke belt of North Carolina: the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project
BackgroundBecause residents of the southeastern United States experience disproportionally high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD), it is important to develop effective lifestyle interventions forExpand
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Farmers’ market use is associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in diverse southern rural communities
BackgroundWhile farmers’ markets are a potential strategy to increase access to fruits and vegetables in rural areas, more information is needed regarding use of farmers’ markets among ruralExpand
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Obesity and associated coronary heart disease risk factors in a population of low-income African-American and white women: the North Carolina WISEWOMAN project.
BACKGROUND Obesity has been associated with many co-occurring coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors as well as CHD mortality. These associations have been shown to vary between African-AmericanExpand
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