E&D Online Vol. 17, No.4

FOCUS AREA: LIFESTYLE AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE MEASURES

ORIGINAL REPORTS: LIFESTYLE AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE MEASURES
Lifestyle Risk Factors for Chronic Disease in a Multiethnic Population: An Analysis of Two Prospective Studies over a 20-Year Period
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Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD; Linda Carlin, PhD; Ian Pagano, PhD; Jennifer Yamamoto, BS; Dianne Shumay, PhD; Lynne R. Wilkens, DrPH; Laurence N. Kolonel, MD, PhD
Characteristics of Insufficiently Active Hypertensive Black Women Who Volunteer to Be in a Physical Activity Promotion Intervention: An Application of Social Cognitive Theory and the Transtheoretical Model
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Michelle Y. Martin, PhD; Heather Prayor-Patterson, MA; Polly Kratt, PhD; Young Kim, PhD; Sharina Person, PhD
A Pilot Study of Self-Management in African Americans with Common Chronic Conditions
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Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, MD; Sanjib Basu, PhD; Glenda Kravitz, MS; Marlease K. Bushnell, BA; Carlos F. Mendes de Leon, PhD
Concordance Between Self-Reported Heights and Weights and Current and Ideal Body Images in Young Adult African American Men and Women
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Theodosha S. Gilliard; Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH; William K. Mountford, MS; Brent M. Egan, MD
Self Identity Through Ho'oponopono as Adjunctive Therapy for Hypertension Management
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Kikikipa Kretzer, PhD; James Davis, PhD; David Easa, MD; Julie Johnson, PhD; Rosanne Harrigan, EdD
Racial Differences in Physical Activity Associations among Primary Care Patients
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Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH; Edward McAuley, PhD; Kerry S. Courneya, PhD; Matthew C. Humphries, MS; Bernard Gutin, PhD
Health-Promoting Behaviors and Health Locus of Control from a Multicultural Perspective
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Miri Cohen, PhD; Faisal Azaiza, PhD
Acculturation, Weight, and Weight-Related Behaviors Among Mexican Americans in the United States
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Indu B. Ahluwalia, PhD; Earl S. Ford, MD; Michael Link, PhD; Julie C. Bolen, PhD
Healthcare Attitudes and Behaviors of Immigrant and US-Born Women in Hamtramck, Michigan: A Metronet Study
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Tsveti Markova, MD; Flora Dean, MD; Anne Victoria Neale, PhD, MPH
Lifestyle Risk Factors for Chronic Disease across Family Origin among Adults in Multiethnic, Low-Income, Urban Neighborhoods
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Jennifer O'Loughlin, PhD; Katerina Maximova, MA; Ye Tan, PhD; Katherine Gray-Donald, PhD


ORIGINAL REPORTS: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND RISK FACTORS

Acute Exercise and Postexercise Blood Pressure in African American Women
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Lawrence Enweze, MD; Luc M. Oke, MD; Terry Thompson, MD; Thomas O. Obisesan, MD; Raymond Blakely, PhD; R. George Adams, MD; Richard M. Millis, PhD; Madiha Khan; Marshall Banks, PhD; Vernon Bond, Jr., EdD
Peripheral Arterial Disease in a Multiethnic National Sample: the Role of Conventional Risk Factors and Allostatic Load
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Karin M. Nelson, MD, MSHS; Gayle Reiber, PhD, MPH; Ted Kohler, MD, MPH; Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH
A Comparison of Uric Acid Levels in Black African vs Caucasian Women from South Africa: The POWIRS Study
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I. M. Palmer, MSc; A. E. Schutte, PhD; H. W. Huisman, PhD; J. M. Van Rooyen, DSc; R. Schutte, PhD; L. Malan, PhD; N. T. Malan, DSc
Reduced Cardiovascular Fitness and Ambulatory Function in Black and White Stroke Survivors
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Holly E. Hinson, MD; Shawnna L. Patterson, MD, PhD; Richard F. Macko, MD; Andrew P. Goldberg, MD
Disability Among Older American Indians and Alaska Natives: Disparities in Prevalence, Health-Risk Behaviors, Obesity, and Chronic Conditions
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Catherine A. Okoro, MS; Clark H. Denny, PhD; Lisa C. McGuire, PhD; Lina S. Balluz, ScD, MPH; R. Turner Goins, PhD; Ali H. Mokdad, PhD
Continuity of Care and Hypertension Control in a University-Based Practice
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Michael Fisher, MD; Philip Sloane, MD; Lloyd Edwards, PhD; George Gamble, PhD
The Association of Language with Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hypertension Among Older Mexican Americans
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Pracha P. Eamranond, MD,MPH; Kushang V. Patel, PhD, MPH; Anna T. R. Legedza, ScD; EdwardR.Marcantonio, MD, SM; Suzanne G. Leveille, PhD
BMI Tracking in Mexican American Children in Relation to Maternal BMI
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Norma Olvera, PhD; Shreela Sharma, PhD; Richard Suminski, PhD; Augusto Rodr?guez, MS; Thomas Power, PhD


ORIGINAL REPORTS: DIABETES

Relationship of Diabetes with Cardiovascular Disease-Related Hospitalization Rates, Length of Stay, and Charges: Analysis by Race/Ethnicity, Age, and Sex
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Curtiss B. Cook, MD; Joseph G. Hentz, MS; William J. Miller, PhD; Circe Tsui, BBA; Dorothy B. Naylor, MN; David C. Ziemer, MD; Lance A. Waller, PhD
Prognostic Indices of Diabetes Mortality
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Anthonia Okeoghene Ogbera, MBBS, MPH; Sunny Chinenye, MBBS; Asabamaka Onyekwere, MBBS; Olufemi Fasanmade, MBBS
Prevalence and Predictors of Microalbuminuria in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study in Kumasi, Ghana
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Benjamin A. Eghan, Jr., MD; Magaret T. Frempong, PhD; Micheal Adjei-Poku, BSc
Internalized Racism Is Associated with Elevated Fasting Glucose in a Sample of Adult Women but not Men in Zimbabwe
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Eugene S. Tull, DrPH, MT; Malcolm A. Cort, PhD; Ephraim T. Gwebu, PhD; Keratiloe Gwebu, MSN


ORIGINAL REPORTS: PUBLIC HEALTH

Descriptive and Clinical Epidemiology of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia in Florida
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Zuber D. Mulla, PhD; JoseŽ L. Gonzalez-Sanchez, MD; Bahij S. Nuwayhid, MD, PhD
Leave No Asthmatic Child Behind: The Cultural Competency of Asthma Educational Materials
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Jane M. Brotanek, MD, MPH; Kristen Grimes, MAOM; Glenn Flores, MD


COMMENTARY

Strategies for Health Promotion: Facing the Challenge in South Africa
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Norman J. Temple, PhD
CORRECTIONS
DEPARTMENTS CLINICAL RESEARCH
GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
UPDATES FROM US HEALTH AGENCIES
HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
FOR THE PATIENT
VIEWS ON US HEALTH CARE BY IMMIGRANT WOMEN IN MICHIGAN
Source: Healthcare Attitudes and Behaviors of Immigrant and US-Born Women in Hamtramck, Michigan: A MetroNet Study
Tsveti Markova, MD; Flora Dean, MD; Anne Victoria Neale, PhD, MPH
UNDERSTANDING HOW LIFESTYLE CHOICES AFFECT CHRONIC DISEASE IN MONTREAL
Source:Lifestyle Risk Factors for Chronic Disease across Family Origin among Adults inMultiethnic, Lowincome, Urban Neighborhoods
Jennifer O'Loughlin, PhD; Katerina Maximova, MA; Ye Tan, PhD; Katherine Gray-Donald, PhD
SPIRITUAL PROGRAM PROVEN TO REDUCE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Source: Self Identity Through Ho'oponopono as Adjunctive Therapy for Hypertension Management
Kikikipa Kretzer, PhD; James Davis, PhD; David Easa, MD; Julie Johnson, PhD; Rosanne Harrigan, EdD
OBESITY, URIC ACID, AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Source: A Comparison of Uric Acid Levels in Black African vs Caucasian Women from South Africa: the POWIRS Study
I.M. Palmer MSc; A.E. Schutte, PhD; H.W. Huisman, PhD; J.M. Van Rooyen, DSc; R. Schutte, PhD; L. Malan, PhD; N.T. Malan, DSc
HOW HEALTH DISABILITIES AFFECT AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES
Source: Disability Among Older American Indians and Alaska Natives: Disparities in Prevalence, Health-Risk Behaviors, Obesity, and Chronic Conditions
Catherine A. Okoro, MS; Clark H. Denny, PhD; Lisa C. McGuire, PhD; Lina S. Balluz, ScD; R. Turner Goins, PhD; Ali H. Mokdad, PhD
STROKE SURVIVORS: REDUCE RISK OF HEART DISEASE BY WALKING AND TREADMILL EXERCISE
Source: Reduced Cardiovascular Fitness and Ambulatory Function in Black and White Stroke Survivors
Holly E. Hinson, MD; Shawnna L. Patterson, MD, PhD; Richard F. Macko, MD; Andrew P. Goldberg, MD
EXERCISE CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
Source: Racial Differences in Physical Activity Associations Among Primary Care Patients
Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH; Edward McAuley, PhD; Kerry S. Courneya, PhD; Matthew C. Humphries, MS; Bernard Gutin, PhD
BLACK WOMEN WITH PREECLAMPSIA/ECLAMPSIA STAY LONGER IN FLORIDA HOSPITALS THAN WHITE WOMEN DO
Source: Descriptive and Clinical Epidemiology of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia in Florida
Zuber D. Mulla, PhD; Jose L.vGonzalez-Sanchez, MD; Bahij S.vNuwayhid, MD, PhD
DIABETES-RELATED DEATHS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA
Source: Prognostic Indices of Diabetes Mortality
Anthonia Okeoghene Ogbera, MBBS, MPH; Sunny Chinenye, MBBS; Asabamaka Onyekwere, MBBS; Olufemi Fasanmade, MBBS



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