UMass Worcester PRC Publications

 

The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center (PRC) is committed to working toward optimal health of communities, families and individuals. Founded in 2009 as part of the CDC's Prevention Research Center Network, our mission is to promote health and prevent disease and disability through: real-world community engaged research, evidence-based practice, and education. We accomplish our work through partnerships with public health, community and clinical organizations. For more information on the UMass Worcester PRC, visit: www.umassmed.edu/prc. The collection below showcases publications authored by UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center faculty, staff, students and community partners.

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Publications from 2011

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A dietary behaviors measure for use with low-income, Spanish-speaking Caribbean Latinos with type 2 diabetes: the Latino Dietary Behaviors Questionnaire, Senaida Fernandez, Barbara C. Olendzki, and Milagros C. Rosal

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The Impact of Worksite Weight-Related Social Norms on Associated Behaviors, Stephenie C. Lemon, Qin Liu, Robert P. Magner, Kristin L. Schneider, and Lori Pbert

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Measuring quality of life in low-income, Spanish-speaking Puerto Ricans with type 2 diabetes residing in the mainland U.S, Stephenie C. Lemon, Milagros C. Rosal, and Garry Welch

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Elevated Depressive Symptoms, Antidepressant Use, and Diabetes in a Large Multiethnic National Sample of Postmenopausal Women, Yunsheng Ma, Raji Balasubramanian, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Annie L. Culver, Barbara C. Olendzki, Lesley Tinker, Simin Liu, Monika M. Safford, Deidre M. Sepavich, Milagros C. Rosal, Judith K. Ockene, Mercedes Carnethon, Martha Zorn, and James R. Hebert

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Association between Depression and C-Reactive Protein, Yunsheng Ma, David E. Chiriboga, Sherry L. Pagoto, Milagros C. Rosal, Wenjun Li, Philip A. Merriam, James R. Hebert, Matthew Whited, and Ira S. Ockene

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Activating peripheral arterial disease patients to reduce cholesterol: a randomized trial, Mary McGrae McDermott, George W. Reed, Philip Greenland, Kathleen M. Mazor, Sherry L. Pagoto, Judith K. Ockene, Rex Graff, Philip A. Merriam, Katherine Leung, Larry Manheim, Melina R. Kibbe, Barbara C. Olendzki, William H. Pearce, and Ira S. Ockene

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A Community-Based Social Networking Intervention to Increase Walking in Dog Owners, Deirdra Murphy, Cynthia Ferrara, Jessica Oleski, Emily Panza, Laura Bowen, Brianne Bozzella, Kimberly Gada, Clara Savage, Stephenie C. Lemon, and Kristin L. Schneider

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Can we improve adherence to preventive therapies for cardiovascular health?, Judith K. Ockene, Kristin L. Schneider, Stephenie C. Lemon, and Ira S. Ockene

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Psychological Co-Morbidities of Physical Illness: A Behavioral Medicine Perspective, Sherry L. Pagoto

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The current state of lifestyle intervention implementation research: where do we go next, Sherry L. Pagoto

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Association of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obesity in a Nationally Representative Sample, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Bradley M. Appelhans, Matthew C. Whited, Yunsheng Ma, and Stephenie C. Lemon

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Male inclusion in randomized controlled trials of lifestyle weight loss interventions, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Jessica L. Oleski, Juliana M. Luciani, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Matthew C. Whited

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The Social Context as a Determinant of Weight-Related Behaviors: Focus on Social Norms, Lori Pbert and Stephenie C. Lemon

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Weaving public health education into the fabric of a family medicine residency, Stacy E. Potts, Konstantinos Deligiannidis, Suzanne B. Cashman, Marie E. Caggiano, Lisa H. Carter, Heather-Lyn Haley, and Warren J. Ferguson

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Awareness of diabetes risk factors and prevention strategies among a sample of low-income Latinos with no known diagnosis of diabetes, Milagros C. Rosal, Amy Borg, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Trinidad Tellez, and Ira S. Ockene

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Translation of the diabetes prevention program lifestyle intervention for promoting postpartum weight loss among low-income women, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon, Oanh H. T. Nguyen, Nelly E. Driscoll, and Lynn DiTaranto

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Randomized trial of a literacy-sensitive, culturally tailored diabetes self-management intervention for low-income latinos: latinos en control, Milagros C. Rosal, Ira S. Ockene, Angela Restrepo, Mary Jo White, Amy Borg, Barbara C. Olendzki, Jeffrey Scavron, Lucy M. Candib, Garry Welch, and George W. Reed

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Design and methods for a pilot randomized clinical trial involving exercise and behavioral activation to treat comorbid type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder, Kristin L. Schneider, Sherry L. Pagoto, Barbara Handschin, Emily Panza, Susan Bakke, Qin Liu, Mihaela Blendea, Ira S. Ockene, and Yunsheng Ma

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Translation of the diabetes prevention program into a community mental health organization for individuals with severe mental illness: a case study, Kristin L. Schneider, J. Cherry Sullivan, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Education, income, and incident heart failure in post-menopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials, Rashmee U. Shah, Marilyn A. Winkleby, Linda Van Horn, Lawrence S. Phillips, Charles B. Eaton, Lisa W. Martin, Milagros C. Rosal, Joann E. Manson, Hongyan Ning, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, and Liviu Klein

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UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center Annual Report 2011, UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

Publications from 2010

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The Relationship Between Cognitive Function and Physical Performance in Older Women: Results From the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study, Hal H. Atkinson, Stephen R. Rapp, Jeff D. Williamson, James Lovato, John R. Absher, Margery Gass, Victor W. Henderson, Karen C. Johnson, John B. Kostis, Kaycee M. Sink, Charles P. Mouton, Judith K. Ockene, Marcia L. Stefanick, Dorothy S. Lane, and Mark A. Espeland

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Poor adherence to medications may be associated with falls, Sarah D. Berry, Lien Quach, Elizabeth Procter-Gray, Douglas P. Kiel, Wenjun Li, Elizabeth J. Samelson, Lewis A. Lipsitz, and Jennifer L. Kelsey

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Obesity Prevalence, Weight-Related Beliefs and Behaviors among Low-Income Ethnically Diverse National Job Corps Students, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Milagros C. Rosal, Diane R. Blake, Celeste A. Lemay, and Dianne S. Elfenbein

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A multi-worksite analysis of the relationships among body mass index, medical utilization, and worker productivity, Ron Z. Goetzel, Teresa B. Gibson, Meghan E. Short, Bong-Chul Chu, Jessica Waddell, Jennie Bowen, Stephenie C. Lemon, Isabel Diana Fernandez, Ronald J. Ozminkowski, Mark G. Wilson, and David M. DeJoy

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Low-fat dietary pattern and lipoprotein risk factors: the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial, Barbara V. Howard, J. David Curb, Charles B. Eaton, Charles L. Kooperberg, Judith K. Ockene, John B. Kostis, Mary Pettinger, Aleksandar Rajkovic, Jennifer G. Robinson, Jacques E. Rossouw, Gloria E. Sarto, James M. Shikany, and Linda Van Horn

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Evaluation of the American Heart Association cardiovascular disease prevention guideline for women, Judith Hsia, Rebecca J Rodabough, JoAnn E. Manson, Simin Liu, Matthew S. Freiberg, William Graettinger, Milagros C. Rosal, Barb Cochrane, Donald Lloyd-Jones, Jennifer G. Robinson, Barbara V. Howard, and Women’s Health Initiative Research Group

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Indoor and outdoor falls in older adults are different: the maintenance of balance, independent living, intellect, and Zest in the Elderly of Boston Study, Jennifer L. Kelsey, Sarah D. Berry, Elizabeth Procter-Gray, Lien Quach, Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen, Wenjun Li, Douglas P. Kiel, Lewis A. Lipsitz, and Marian T. Hannan

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Footwear and Falls in the Home Among Older Individuals in the MOBILIZE Boston Study, Jennifer L. Kelsey, Elizabeth Procter-Gray, Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen, Wenjun Li, Douglas P. Kiel, and Marian T. Hannan

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A qualitative study of the meaning of fatherhood among young urban fathers, Celeste A. Lemay, Suzanne B. Cashman, Dianne S. Elfenbein, and Marianne E. Felice

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The dietary quality of persons with heart failure in NHANES 1999-2006, Stephenie C. Lemon, Barbara C. Olendzki, Robert P. Magner, Wenjun Li, Annie L. Culver, Ira S. Ockene, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Worksite environmental interventions for obesity control: an overview, Stephenie C. Lemon and Charlotte A. Pratt

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Developing and implementing the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Survivorship Summit, Stephenie C. Lemon, Marianne N. Prout, Junaidah B. Barnett, and Maureen Sullivan Flynn

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Step ahead: a worksite obesity prevention trial among hospital employees, Stephenie C. Lemon, Jane G. Zapka, Wenjun Li, Barbara Estabrook, Milagros C. Rosal, Robert P. Magner, Victoria A. Andersen, Amy Borg, and Janet Hale

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What are patients actually eating: the dietary practices of cardiovascular disease patients, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, Philip A. Merriam, and Ira S. Ockene

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Factors associated with hallux valgus in a population-based study of older women and men: the MOBILIZE Boston Study, U-S D. T. Nguyen, H. J. Hillstrom, Wenjun Li, A. B. Dufour, Douglas P. Kiel, Elizabeth Procter-Gray, M. M. Gagnon, and Marian T. Hannan

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Weight loss following a clinic-based weight loss program among adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Linda G. Bandini, Sarah E. Anderson, Kristin L. Schneider, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Yunsheng Ma

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The sunless study: a beach randomized trial of a skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Jessica Oleski, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Yunsheng Ma

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Beverage Consumption Among Low-Income Hispanics with Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon, and Barbara C. Olendzki

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Translational Research at Community Health Centers: Challenges and Successes in Recruiting and Retaining Low-Income Latino Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Into a Randomized Clinical Trial, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, Amy Borg, Jeffrey Scavron, Lucy M. Candib, Ira S. Ockene, and Robert P. Magner

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Trait anxiety, but not trait anger, predisposes obese individuals to emotional eating, Kristin L. Schneider, Bradley M. Appelhans, Matthew C. Whited, Jessica L. Oleski, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Cynicism: Incident diabetes and worsening of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Aaron K. Aragaki, Barbara B. Cochrane, Michael G. Perri, Milagros C. Rosal, and Stephen R. Rapp

Publications from 2009

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HPA axis response to stress predicts short-term snack intake in obese women, Bradley M. Appelhans, Sherry L. Pagoto, Erica N. Peters, and Bonnie J. Spring

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Predictors of adherence in the Women's Health Initiative Calcium and Vitamin D Trial, Robert L. Brunner, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Meryl S. LeBoff, I. Granek, Deborah J. Bowen, Linda G. Snetselaar, Sally A. Shumaker, Judith K. Ockene, Milagros C. Rosal, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Jane A. Cauley, Barbara B. Cochrane, Lesley F. Tinker, Rebecca D. Jackson, C. Y. Wang, and L. Wu

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Vasomotor symptoms, adoption of a low-fat dietary pattern, and risk of invasive breast cancer: a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled dietary modification trial, Bette J. Caan, Aaron K. Aragaki, Cynthia A. Thomson, Marcia L. Stefanick, Rowan T. Chlebowski, F. Allan Hubbell, Lesley Tinker, Mara Z. Vitolins, Aleksandar Rajkovic, Maria Bueche, and Judith K. Ockene

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Community dimensions and HPSA practice location: 30 years of family medicine training, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson, and Daniel H. Lasser

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Family medicine residency characteristics associated with practice in a health professions shortage area, Warren J. Ferguson, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, and Daniel H. Lasser

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The Dietary Quality of Persons with Heart Failure in NHANES 1999-2006, Stephenie C. Lemon, Barbara C. Olendzki, Robert P. Magner, Wenjun Li, Annie L. Culver, Ira S. Ockene, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Contributions of weight perceptions to weight loss attempts: differences by body mass index and gender, Stephenie C. Lemon, Milagros C. Rosal, Jane Zapka, Amy Borg, and Victoria A. Andersen

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Perceptions of worksite support and employee obesity, activity, and diet, Stephenie C. Lemon, Jane Zapka, Wenjun Li, Barbara Estabrook, Robert P. Magner, and Milagros C. Rosal

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Small-area estimation and prioritizing communities for obesity control in Massachusetts, Wenjun Li, Jennifer L. Kelsey, Zi Zhang, Stephenie C. Lemon, Solomon Mezgebu, Cynthia Boddie-Willis, and George W. Reed

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Small-area estimation and prioritizing communities for tobacco control efforts in Massachusetts, Wenjun Li, Thomas Land, Zi Zhang, Lois Keithly, and Jennifer L. Kelsey

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Association Between Obesity and Asthma among Adults: A Hospital Based Case-Control Study, A. C. Mathew, S. Shaijin, R. David, S. Ramalingam, K. Srikanth, and Yunsheng Ma

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Number of 24-hour diet recalls needed to estimate energy intake, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, Thomas G. Hurley, Robert P. Magner, Ira S. Ockene, Kristin L. Schneider, Philip A. Merriam, and James R. Hebert

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Design and methods for testing a simple dietary message to improve weight loss and dietary quality, Philip A. Merriam, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara C. Olendzki, Kristin L. Schneider, Wenjun Li, Ira S. Ockene, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Methodology of a diabetes prevention translational research project utilizing a community-academic partnership for implementation in an underserved Latino community, Philip A. Merriam, Trinidad Tellez, Milagros C. Rosal, Barbara C. Olendzki, Yunsheng Ma, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Ira S. Ockene

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Influence of stressors on breast cancer incidence in the Women's Health Initiative, Yvonne L. Michael, Nichole E. Carlson, Rowan T. Chlebowski, Mikel Aickin, Karen L. Weihs, Judith K. Ockene, Deborah J. Bowen, and Cheryl Ritenbaugh

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The selection and design of control conditions for randomized controlled trials of psychological interventions, David C. Mohr, Bonnie Spring, Kenneth E. Freedland, Victoria Beckner, Patricia Arean, Steven D. Hollon, Judith K. Ockene, and Robert Kaplan

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A simple dietary message to improve dietary quality: Results from a pilot investigation, Barbara C. Olendzki, Yunsheng Ma, Kristin L. Schneider, Philip A. Merriam, Annie L. Culver, Ira S. Ockene, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Association between adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and obesity in the US population, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Stephenie C. Lemon, Linda G. Bandini, Kristin L. Schneider, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Yunsheng Ma

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Intention-to-treat analyses in behavioral medicine randomized clinical trials, Sherry L. Pagoto, Andrea T. Kozak, Priya John, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Donald Hedeker, Bonnie J. Spring, and Kristin L. Schneider

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Association of depressive symptoms and lifestyle behaviors among Latinos at risk of type 2 diabetes, Sherry L. Pagoto, Yunsheng Ma, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Barbara C. Olendzki, Milagros C. Rosal, Trinidad Tellez, Philip A. Merriam, and Ira S. Ockene

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Windows of opportunity for smoking and weight loss counseling, Sherry L. Pagoto and Judith K. Ockene

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Design and methods for a cluster randomized trial of the Sunless Study: a skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning among beach visitors, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Jessica Oleski, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Philip A. Merriam, and Yunsheng Ma

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Update on the methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: insufficient evidence, Diana B. Petitti, Steven M. Teutsch, Mary B. Barton, George F. Sawaya, Judith K. Ockene, and Thomas G. DeWitt

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Benefits and risks of postmenopausal hormone therapy when it is initiated soon after menopause, Ross L. Prentice, JoAnn E. Manson, Robert D. Langer, Garnet L. Anderson, Mary B. Pettinger, Rebecca D. Jackson, Karen C. Johnson, Lewis H. Kuller, Dorothy S. Lane, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Robert Brzyski, Matthew A. Allison, Judith K. Ockene, Gloria E. Sarto, and Jacques E. Rossouw

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Postmenopausal hormone therapy and regional brain volumes: the WHIMS-MRI Study, Susan M. Resnick, Mark A. Espeland, Sarah A. Jaramillo, C. Hirsch, Marcia L. Stefanick, A. M. Murray, Judith K. Ockene, and C. Davatzikos

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Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial of a diabetes self-management intervention for low-income Latinos: Latinos en Control, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, Angela Restrepo, Barbara C. Olendzki, Jeffrey Scavron, Elise Sinagra, Ira S. Ockene, Michael Thompson, Stephenie C. Lemon, Lucy M. Candib, and George W. Reed

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Constipation and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Menopausal Women, Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, Sybil L. Crawford, Elizabeth A. Jackson, Judith K. Ockene, and Ira S. Ockene

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Exercise and energy intake in overweight, sedentary individuals, Kristin L. Schneider, Bonnie J. Spring, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Antidepressant use and risk of incident cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative study, Jordan W. Smoller, Matthew Allison, Barbara B. Cochrane, J. David Curb, Roy H. Perlis, Jennifer G. Robinson, Milagros C. Rosal, Nanette K. Wenger, and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller

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Optimism, cynical hostility, and incident coronary heart disease and mortality in the Women's Health Initiative, Hilary A. Tindle, Yue-Fang Chang, Lewis H. Kuller, JoAnn E. Manson, Jennifer G. Robinson, Milagros C. Rosal, Greg J. Siegle, and Karen A. Matthews

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Factors related to weight loss behavior in a multiracial/ethnic workforce, Jane Zapka, Stephenie C. Lemon, Barbara Estabrook, and Milagros C. Rosal

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Lifestyle behaviours and weight among hospital-based nurses, Jane M. Zapka, Stephenie C. Lemon, Robert P. Magner, and Janet Hale