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 2009

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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