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Previous studies examining the hypocholesterolemic effects of high-soluble-fiber diets have not been designed to control for dietary fat intake. Serum cholesterol reductions may therefore be accounted for by differences in consumption of fat. Moderately hypercholesterolemic, nonobese, Caucasian men and women, 30-50 y old were randomly assigned to low-fat,(More)
Using data from telephone interviews conducted during 1985, we investigated the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in a national probability sample of 1,232 noninstitutionalized U.S. residents 65 years of age and older. The association between depressive symptoms and personal attributes, personal resources, illness behavior, life events, and(More)
The purpose of this study is to use a modified version of Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use to identify the correlates of the number of substance abuse treatment episodes received by rural drug users. Data were collected from face-to-face interviews with 711 drug users in rural areas of Ohio, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Descriptive analyses(More)
The use of health services by prisoners during their incarceration and after their return to the community impacts the U.S. health care system and health care costs associated with this system. These health care costs are expected to increase over the next decade as more prisoners return to their communities. The current study prospectively examines the use(More)
The extent to which the brain regions associated with face processing are selective for that specific function remains controversial. In addition, little is known regarding the extent to which face-responsive brain regions are selective for human faces. To study regional selectivity of face processing, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to(More)
Results from seven research projects funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are reviewed. These methodologically advanced studies employed a variety of intervention strategies intended to improve blood pressure control and patient adherence to therapeutic recommendations. The strategies are categorized as representing four themes. The(More)