Health Policy Approaches to Improve Health Outcomes

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Keith C. Norris, MD


Original Reports: Health Policy

Evolving Demographics and Disparities in an Urban Diabetes Clinic: Implications for Diabetes Education and Treatment
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Virginia G. Dunbar, BS; Esther C. King, BSN; Christopher D. George, MS; Imad M. El-Kebbi, MD; David C. Ziemer, MD; Daniel L. Gallina, MD; Curtiss B. Cook, MD
Chronic Pain in Older Black Americans: The Influence of Health and Psychosocial Factors
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Tamara A. Baker, PhD
Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Settings Without a Research-Intensive Dental School: Collaborative Strategies
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David Easa, MD; Rosanne Harrigan, EdD; Zoe Hammatt, Esq; Mark Greer, DMD; Carolyn Kuba,MS; James Davis, PhD; James D. Beck, PhD; Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD


Original Reports: Cardiovascular Health

Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Intron 4 Polymorphism Is a Marker for Coronary Artery Disease in African-American and Caucasian Men
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Swapna Rao, BS; Harland Austin, DSc; Madalyn N. Davidoff, MD; A. Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD
Race-Ethnic Differences in the Extent, Prevalence, and Progression of Coronary Calcium
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Miwa Kawakubo, MS; Laurie LaBree, MS; Min Xiang, MS; Terence M. Doherty, BA; Nathan D. Wong, PhD; Stanley Azen, PhD; Robert Detrano, MD, PhD
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Pharmacologic Management of Diabetes Mellitus Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents
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Jenifer E. Allsworth, PhD; Rebecca Toppa, PhD; Nicole C. Palin, BA; Kate L. Lapane, PhD
Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease Among Immigrant Women from and Turkey, Compared to Women of Swedish Ethnicity
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Achraf Daryani, BSc; Lars Berglund, BSc; A°ree; sa Andersson, BSc; Tahire Kocturk, PhD; Wulf Iran Becker, PhD; Bengt Vessby, MD, PhD
Genetic Predictors of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Premenopausal African-American Women
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Joyce Newman Giger, EdD, RN, CS; Ora L. Strickland, PhD, RN; Michael Weaver, PhD, RN; Herman Taylor,MD; Ronald T. Acton, PhD
Metabolic Syndrome in a Multiethnic Population in Rural Hawaii
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Andrew Grandinetti, PhD; Healani K. Chang, DrPH; AndreŽ Theriault, PhD; Joanne Mor, MS
Dietary Intake, Perceptions Regarding Body Weight, and Attitudes Toward Weight Control ofNormal Weight, Overweight, and Obese Black Females in a Rural Village in South Africa
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Mieke Faber, PhD; H. Salome Kruger, PhD
Church-Based Obesity Treatment for African-American Women Improves Adherence
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Tracy Sbrocco, PhD; Michele M. Carter, PhD; Evelyn L. Lewis, MA, MD; Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD; Kimberly L. Kalupa, PhD; Sandra King, MS; Sonia Suchday, PhD; Robyn L. Osborn, MA; Jennifer A. CintroŽn, MA
Physical Activity of Aboriginals with Type 2 Diabetes: An Exploratory Study
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Stephanie Brunet, MSc; Ronald C. Plotnikoff, PhD; Kim Raine, RD, PhD; Kerry Courneya, PhD
Alcohol Use and Adherence to Prescribed Therapy Among Under-Served Latino and African-American Patients Using Emergency Department Services
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Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, PhD; Mohsen Bazargan, PhD; Eugene Hardin, MD; Eric G. Bing, MD, PhD, MPH
Influence of Nativity on Neonatal Survival of Black Twins in the United States
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Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD; Wanda S. Mardenbrough-Gumbs, MPH; Muktar H. Aliyu, MD, MPH; Jeanine Sedjro, BS; Bosny J. Pierre-Louis, CRT, MPH; Russell S. Kirby, MS, PhD; Greg R. Alexander, MPH, ScD


Original Reports: Research Design

Using Focus Groups of Older African Americans and Latinos with Diabetes to Modify a Self-Care Empowerment Intervention
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Catherine A. Sarkisian, MD, MSPH; Rebecca J. Brusuelas; W. Neil Steers, PhD; Mayer B. Davidson, MD; Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD; Keith C. Norris, MD; Robert M. Anderson, EdD; Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH
Perceptions of African-American Culture and Implications for Clinical Trial Design
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Jamy D. Ard, MD; Raegan W. Durant, MD; Lori Carter Edwards, PhD; Laura P. Svetkey, MD, MHS
The Informed Consent Process in a Cross-Cultural Setting: Is the Process Achieving the Intended Result?
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Melvina McCabe, MD; Frank Morgan, BA; Helen Curley; Rick Begay; Dorothy M. Gohdes, MD


Original Reports: Cancer

Prevalence and Predictors of Smoking Behavior Among Samoans in Three Geographical Regions
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Shiraz I. Mishra, MBBS, PhD; Kathryn Osann, PhD; Pat H. Luce, MS
Ethnic Differences in Trends and Determinants of Cigarette Smoking in Hawaii
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Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD; Sanjaya Dhakal, MS; Ian Pagano, PhD; Linda Carlin, PhD; Marc T. Goodman, PhD; Loic Le Marchand, MD, PhD; Abraham Nomura, MD, DrPH; Lynne R. Wilkens, DrPH; Laurence N. Kolonel, MD, PhD
On the Coding and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in New Hampshire for Purposes of Cancer Reporting
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Bruce L. Riddle, PhD
Disparities in the Coverage of Cancer Information in Ethnic Minority and Mainstream Mass Print Media
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Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, PhD, MPH; Daniela B. Friedman, MSc
On the Coding and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in New Hampshire for Purposes of Cancer Reporting
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Bruce L. Riddle, PhD

FOR THE PATIENT
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MANAGING DIABETES WITH CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND SELF-EMPOWERMENT

Source: Using Focus Groups of Older African Americans and Latinos with Diabetes to Modify a Self-Care Empowerment Intervention
Catherine A. Sarkisian, MD, MSPH; Rebecca J. Brusuelas; W. Neil Steers, PhD; Mayer B. Davidson, MD; Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD; Keith C. Norris, MD; Robert M. Anderson, EdD; Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH
MANY NURSING HOME PATIENTS DO NOT RECEIVE DIABETES MEDICINE

Source: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Pharmacologic Management of Diabetes Mellitus Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents
Jenifer E. Allsworth, PhD; Rebecca Toppa, PhD; Nicole C. Palin, BA; Kate L. Lapane, PhD
HELPING AMERICAN SAMOANS QUIT SMOKING

Source: Prevalence and Predictors of Smoking Behavior Among Samoans in Three Geographical Regions
Shiraz I. Mishra, MD, PhD; Kathryn Osann, PhD; Pat H. Luce, MS
UNDERSTANDING REASONS FOR OBESITY IS IMPORTANT TO WEIGHT CONTROL PROGRAMS

Source: Dietary Intake, Perceptions Regarding Body Weight, and Attitudes Toward Weight Control of Normal Weight, Overweight, and Obese Black Females in a Rural Village in South Africa
Mieke Faber, PhD; H. Salome Kruger, PhD
HOW CHRONIC PAIN AFFECTS AFRICAN AMERICANS

Source: Chronic Pain in Older Black Americans: The Influence of Health and Psychosocial Factors
Tamara A. Baker, PhD
COLLECTING CANCER INFORMATION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Source: On the Coding and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in New Hampshire for Purposes of Cancer Reporting
Bruce L. Riddle, PhD
EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING TYPE 2 DIABETES

Source: Physical Activity of Aboriginals with Type 2 Diabetes: An Exploratory Study
Stephanie Brunet, MSc; Ronald C. Plotnikoff, PhD; Kim Raine,PhD; Kerry Courneya, PhD
DO CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS PRINT READABLE, TIMELY CANCER STORIES?

Source: Disparities in the Coverage of Cancer Information in Ethnic Minority and Mainstream Mass Print Media
Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, PhD, MPH; Daniela B. Friedman, MSc

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