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BACKGROUND Smoking is a leading risk factor for heart disease and cancer. By identifying factors associated with smoking onset, more effective prevention programs can be developed. Research questions are (1) does smoking susceptibility status change from grade six to eight, (2) are indicators of risk (perceived harm, smoking susceptibility status, positive(More)
The current study draws upon ecodevelopmental theory to identify protective and risk factors that may influence emotional distress during adolescence. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to examine the relationship among family obligations, school connectedness and emotional distress of 4,198 (51% female) middle and high school students who were(More)
OBJECTIVE We estimated the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination by ethnicity and race and compared vaccination use by known risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS We applied a cross-sectional design using an anonymous, online survey distributed in 2011 to female undergraduates (n = 284) between the ages of 18 and 26 years. The study was(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the concordance between parent report and electronic medical record documentation of asthma health education provided during a single clinic visit and second-hand tobacco smoke exposure among children with asthma. METHODS Parents of children with asthma were recruited from two types of clinics using different electronic medical record(More)
BACKGROUND The Interactive Systems Framework (ISF), a guide for translational research, encourages the balancing of traditional research and community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches. OBJECTIVES This paper focuses on the challenges, solutions, and lessons learned in applying the ISF to our translational research project. METHODS A(More)
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