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Adoption of Safety Eyewear Among Citrus Harvesters in Rural Florida.

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Monaghan PF, Bryant CA, McDermott RJ, Forst LS, Luque JS, Contreras RB. Adoption of Safety Eyewear Among Citrus Harvesters in Rural Florida. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21643727. Abstract The community-based prevention marketing program planning framework was used to adapt an evidence-based intervention to address eye injuries among Florida’s migrant citrus harvesters. Participant-observer techniques, other direct observations, and individual and focus group interviews provided data that guided refinement of a safety eyewear intervention. Workers were attracted to the eyewear’s ability to minimize […]

After 30 years, what do we know about what jurors know? A meta-analytic review of lay knowledge regarding eyewitness factors.

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Desmarais SL, Don Read J. After 30 years, what do we know about what jurors know? A meta-analytic review of lay knowledge regarding eyewitness factors. Law Hum Behav. 2011 Jun;35(3):200-10. PubMed PMID: 20461542. Abstract Surveys typically characterize lay knowledge of eyewitness factors as low and highly variable. However, there are notable differences across methodologies, samples, and individual factors. To examine these differences systematically, we took a meta-analytic approach to reviewing the findings of 23 surveys assessing lay knowledge of eyewitness issues. Our analyses examined the beliefs of 4,669 respondents. Overall, […]

Effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start Program in Reducing Primary and Repeat Teen Pregnancies: Our Experience over the Decade.

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Salihu HM, August EM, Jeffers DF, Mbah AK, Alio AP, Berry E. Effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start Program in Reducing Primary and Repeat Teen Pregnancies: Our Experience over the Decade.. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21397532. Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start program in reducing primary and repeat teen pregnancies in a disadvantaged community. DESIGN: An ecological study that compares trends in teen pregnancy in the catchment area in which the community-based intervention was administered […]

Population-based analysis of survival for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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Hirsch JC, Copeland G, Donohue JE, Kirby RS, Grigorescu V, Gurney JG. Population-based analysis of survival for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Pediatr. 2011 Jul;159(1):57-63. Epub 2011 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 21349542 Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze survival patterns among infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in the State of Michigan. STUDY DESIGN: Cases of HLHS prevalent at live birth were identified and confirmed within the Michigan Birth Defects Registry from 1992 to 2005 (n = 406). Characteristics of infants with HLHS were compared with a 10:1 random control sample. […]

The Impact of Birth Spacing on Subsequent Feto-Infant Outcomes among Community Enrollees of a Federal Healthy Start Project

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Salihu HM, August EM, Mbah AK, de Cuba RJ 2nd, Alio AP, Rowland-Mishkit V, Berry EL. The Impact of Birth Spacing on Subsequent Feto-Infant Outcomes among Community Enrollees of a Federal Healthy Start Project. J Community Health. 2011 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21656254. Abstract Numerous studies have shown an association between shorter birth intervals, and several adverse fetal outcomes, including low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and small for gestational age (SGA). However, there is little evidence on the effectiveness of interconception care on fetal […]

An intervention to manage patient-reported symptoms during cancer treatment.

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Williams PD, Williams K, Lafaver-Roling S, Johnson R, Williams AR. An intervention to manage patient-reported symptoms during cancer treatment. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Jun 1;15(3):253-8. PubMed PMID: 21624860. Abstract Patients with cancer receiving therapy may face a variety of complicated and stressful symptoms. Oncology nurses can advocate for patients by performing their roles as educators and comanagers of cancer-related side effects. In addition, symptom-focused education provided by oncology nurses can enable patients to administer self-care more effectively.

Insurance status, not race, is a determinant of outcomes from vehicular injury.

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Tepas JJ 3rd, Pracht EE, Orban BL, Flint LM. Insurance status, not race, is a determinant of outcomes from vehicular injury. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Apr;212(4):722-7; discussion 727-9. PubMed PMID: 21463821. Abstract BACKGROUND: Hypothesizing that outcomes from specific injury mechanisms should not vary by race or socioeconomic status, we analyzed the relationship of race and ethnicity to fatality in motor vehicle crash victims treated during 2008 and 2009. STUDY DESIGN: Logistic regression analysis of pooled administrative data assessed the contribution of patient demographics and injury severity to outcome, defined as […]

Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality.

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Salihu HM, August EM, Weldeselasse HE, Biroscak BJ, Mbah AK. Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality. Early Hum Dev. 2011 May 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21605952. Abstract BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is an important indicator of the health and wellness of a society. Multiple risk factors for infant mortality have been identified and investigated; however, the influence of prior pregnancy experience on subsequent infant mortality is under-researched. AIMS: To examine the association between stillbirth in the first pregnancy and risk for infant mortality in the second […]