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    Committed Action, Disability and Perceived Health in Individuals with Fibromyalgia.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr 19:1-8. Epub 2018 Apr 19.
    a Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain - ALGOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili , Catalonia , Spain.
    Committed action, one of the components of psychological flexibility, has been shown to be related with measures of pain-relevant function domains in patients with chronic pain. However, the associations between measures of committed action and of physical health and function in individuals with fibromyalgia (FM) have not yet been examined. The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to better understand the role that committed action plays in (1) pain-related disability and (2) mental and physical health in individuals with FM. Read More

    Salience and Impact of Health Warning Label on Cigarette Packs in Vietnam: Findings From the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2015.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr 13:1-10. Epub 2018 Apr 13.
    a Hanoi University of Public Health , Hanoi , Vietnam.
    Viet Nam is among the countries having highest rate of male smokers in the world. The country has joined the Global Tobacco Surveillance System since 2010. Under this system, two rounds of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) were conducted in 2010 and 2015. Read More

    The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Diabetes-Related Distress, Quality of Life, and Metabolic Control Among Persons with Diabetes: A Meta-Analytic Review.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr 4:1-11. Epub 2018 Apr 4.
    a Psychology Department , Bowling Green State University.
    Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have improved psychological outcomes for multiple chronic health conditions, including diabetes. A meta-analytic review of the literature was conducted on all located studies (n = 14) investigating MBIs that targeted diabetes-related distress (DRD) and diabetes-related outcomes among people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. PsychInfo, PubMed, Medline, and Web of Science were searched for MBIs that were designed to improve DRD and other secondary outcomes, including quality of life and measures of metabolic control. Read More

    A Comparison of Psychological Symptoms in Survivors of Sex and Labor Trafficking.
    Behav Med 2018 Mar 20:1-31. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    b Boston College , Consultant, Project REACH , 1269 Beacon St. Brookline , MA 02446.
    Human trafficking is a form of interpersonal trauma that has significant mental health impacts on survivors. This study examined psychological symptoms in 131 survivors of sex and labor trafficking, including people trafficked into or within the U.S. Read More

    Health-Related Quality of Life Among Homeless Smokers: Risk and Protective Factors of Latent Class Membership.
    Behav Med 2018 Mar 20:1-12. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    c The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center , Suite 400, Oklahoma City , OK.
    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multidimensional assessment of well-being and health status. Most work in this area assumes that HRQoL is a homogenous construct; however, it is possible HRQoL subgroups may exist. The purpose of the study was to characterize common classes of HRQoL among adult, homeless smokers, a particularly vulnerable group of the larger population, and to evaluate risk and protective factors of HRQoL class membership. Read More

    Behavioral, Psychological, Gender, and Health Service Correlates to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection among Young Adult Mexican-American Women Living in a Disadvantaged Community.
    Behav Med 2018 Mar 20:1-10. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    b Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work , University of Southern California , Los Angeles , CA , USA.
    Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is among the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Despite this, there has been limited research on the correlates to HSV-2 among disadvantaged and marginalized women, particularly among Latinas. Data for the present analysis include 125 young adult Mexican-American women enrolled in a longitudinal study in a disadvantaged urban community in San Antonio, Texas. Read More

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Cancer: Review of Applications and Findings.
    Behav Med 2018 Mar 20:1-15. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    a Department of Psychology , University of Oviedo , Oviedo , Asturias , Spain.
    This study aimed to analyze published studies regarding the usefulness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the treatment of oncological patients. A systematic review of the literature was conducted using the Web of Science, Google Scholar and Dialnet (2000-2016). Nineteen articles fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Read More

    Exploring mental health and substance use treatment needs of commercially sexually exploited youth participating in a specialty juvenile court.
    Behav Med 2018 Mar 20. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    f University of California, Los Angeles Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute.
    The study sought to: 1) describe the mental health and substance use profiles among participants of a specialty trafficking court program (the Succeed Though Achievement and Resilience Court); 2) describe youths' mental health and substance use treatment prior to participating in the program; and 3) examine whether abuse influences report of mental health problems and/or substance use. Retrospective case review of court files was performed on commercially sexually exploited youth who volunteered to participate in the court from 2012 to 2014 (N = 184). All participants were female. Read More

    The Experience of Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients 1-12 Month Post-Chemotherapy: A Qualitative Study.
    Behav Med 2017 Nov 2:1-12. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    c Technion-Israel Institute of Technology , Department of Family Medicine, The Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Clalit Health Services , Haifa and Western Galilee District, Haifa , Israel.
    The study explored the experience of fatigue, its effects and ways of coping with fatigue and the role of family and social support among breast cancer patients. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 breast cancer patients stages I-III, aged 34-67, who were up to one year after the termination of chemotherapy. Two main themes emerged: "Being imprisoned in the body of an 80-year-old," focuses the fatigue experienced by younger and older women, during and post treatment, including the different patterns of fatigue and the various means of coping with fatigue; The "Family's bear-hug" exemplifies the role of the environment in coping with the experience of fatigue and the complexities entailed in receiving support from family and friends. Read More

    Survivors' Voices - Complex Needs of Sex Trafficking Survivors in the Midwest.
    Behav Med 2017 Nov 2. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    b Department of Health Promotion, University of Nebraska Medical Center , College of Public Health, 984365 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha , NE 68198-4365.
    Human trafficking is a serious public health issue and has long-term physical, mental, social, and economic consequences for survivors, their families, and communities. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 defines sex trafficking as a commercial sex act that is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or when a commercial sex act involves a person below 18 years of age. There is inadequate research from the perspectives of survivors. Read More

    Association Between Chronic Pain and Leisure Time Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Schoolteachers.
    Behav Med 2017 Oct 6:1-9. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
    a Department of Public Health , Universidade Estadual de Londrina , Londrina , Paraná , Brazil.
    Chronic pain (CP) is a public health problem with harmful social and individual effects, and its relationships with physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors are unclear. This study examined the relationship between CP and PA and time spent watching television as an indicator of leisure time sedentary behavior, and explored the effects of major confounding factors. The information was obtained between 2012 and 2013 from individual interviews with 943 teachers from public schools in Londrina, Brazil. Read More

    Barriers to Accessing Detox Facilities, Substance Use Treatment, and Residential Services among Women Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking.
    Behav Med 2017 Oct 6. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
    a Affiliate of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies , University of Wisconsin - Madison , 1350 University Avenue, Madison , WI 53706 , Email:
    More than 50% of women entering substance use treatment in the U.S. reported having traded sex for money or drugs. Read More

    A Randomized Pilot Study of a Phone-Based Mindfulness and Weight Loss Program.
    Behav Med 2017 Oct 6:1-11. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
    d Arivale, Inc.; School of Public Health, University of Washington , USA.
    This study evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of integrating mindfulness training into a phone-based weight loss program to improve outcomes in those with high levels of emotional eating. Participants were 75 enrollees into an employer-sponsored weight loss program who reported high levels of overeating in response to thoughts and feelings. Seventy-five overweight and obese participants (92% female, 65% Caucasian, aged 26 to 68 years) were randomized to the new mindfulness weight loss program (n = 50) or the standard behavioral weight loss program (n = 25). Read More

    Problematic Gaming Behavior Among Finnish Junior High School Students: Relation to Socio-Demographics and Gaming Behavior Characteristics.
    Behav Med 2017 Sep 14:1-11. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    a University of Oulu , Finland.
    Multiplatform digital media use and gaming have been increased in recent years. The aim of this study was to examine associations between sociodemographics and digital gaming behavior characteristics (i.e. Read More

    Subjective Life Expectancy Among College Students.
    Behav Med 2017 Sep 14:1-10. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    a Department of Psychology , The University of Scranton , Scranton , Pennsylvania , USA.
    Establishing healthy habits in college is important for long-term health. Despite existing health promotion efforts, many college students fail to meet recommendations for behaviors such as healthy eating and exercise, which may be due to low perceived risk for health problems. The goals of this study were to examine: (1) the accuracy of life expectancy predictions, (2) potential individual differences in accuracy (i. Read More

    The Impact of Insurance Gain and Discussions with Healthcare Providers on Quitting Smoking.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):160-170. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    b Department of Biostatistics , Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health , University of Arkansas for Medical Science.
    Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Analyzing the ability for different mechanisms to reduce smoking rates can provide healthcare systems with information to establish the most effective smoking cessation efforts. Health insurance provides individuals with direct mechanisms to curb smoking behavior, such as access to smoking cessation resources. Read More

    Social Cognitive Factors, Physical Activity, and Mobility Impairment in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis.
    Behav Med 2017 Sep 1:1-8. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    b School of Kinesiology , Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge , LA ( Kosma ).
    Among those with multiple sclerosis (MS), mobility impairment is common and significantly affects independent functioning and quality of life. The purpose of the study was to examine the role of physical activity in mobility impairment in individuals with MS and explore the social cognitive factors of social support, outcome expectations, and self-efficacy that facilitate physical activity among those with the disease. A sample of 319 individuals with MS were assessed on the following: family and friend social support, self-efficacy, and physical and social outcome expectations. Read More

    Personality and its Relation to Mental and Psychosocial Health in Emerging Adult Sexual Minority Men: The P18 Cohort Study.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):191-199
    a Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies, New York University.
    Personality disorder and personality pathology encompass a dimension of psychological dysfunction known to severely impact multiple domains of functioning. However, there is a notable dearth of research regarding both the pervasiveness and correlates of personality pathology among young sexual minority males who themselves experience heightened mental health burdens. Using the self-report version of the Standardized Assessment of Personality-Abbreviated Scale we tested associations between distinct personality characteristics with sociodemographic and psychosocial factors as well as mental health states in a sample of 528 young (aged 21-25 years) sexual minority men. Read More

    Poor Sleep and Its Relation to Impulsivity in Patients with Antisocial or Borderline Personality Disorders.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):218-226
    a Mental Health Services Drenthe.
    Studies investigating sleep and personality disorders consistently demonstrate a relation between personality disorders characterized by behavioral disinhibition and/or emotional dysregulation (traditionally termed cluster B personality disorders) and poor sleep. This finding is in line with previous studies associating insomnia with impulsive behavior, since this is a core characteristic of both antisocial and borderline personality disorder. The current study investigates a group (n = 112) of forensic psychiatric inpatients with antisocial or borderline personality disorder or traits thereof. Read More

    Association Between Borderline Personality Features and Temporal Summation of Second Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):208-217
    a Department of Psychology , Texas A&M University.
    Individuals with greater borderline personality features may be vulnerable to chronic pain. Because pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, affect dysregulation as the core personality feature may be linked to pain hypersensitivity. Studies have found that greater borderline features are associated with increased intensity in clinical and experimental pain, and that depression mediates this increase. Read More

    Personality Disorders and Psychological Functioning Among Latina Women with Eating Disorders.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):200-207
    c California State University , Los Angeles.
    Little is known about personality disorders (PD) and comorbidities among Latinas with eating disorders (ED). The dysregulation and chronicity of PDs can complicate and augment the symptomatology of EDs. This set of analyses provides a preliminary examination of PD and psychopathology in a sample of Latina women with ED. Read More

    Dependency Traits, Relationship Power, and Health Risks in Women Receiving Sexually-Transmitted Infection Clinic Services.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):176-183
    f STD Control Program , Rietmeijer Consulting.
    In prior research, having traits consistent with a personality disorder has been shown to be related to substance use and high-risk sexual activity; however, few studies have examined relationships between dependency traits and health-jeopardizing behaviors. Individuals with traits consistent with dependent personality disorder may be more likely to be in a primary relationship characterized by unhealthy conditions, including physical abuse from a partner, low assertiveness in sexual situations, and partner infidelity. In addition, dependency traits may be associated with unhealthy coping (e. Read More

    HIV Risk, Substance Use, and Personality Characteristics among Adults with History of Serious Mental Illness.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):165-175
    c Department of Public Health , Boston University School of Medicine.
    The present study examined the relationship between characteristics associated with personality disorders, substance use, and HIV risk among adults with a history of serious mental illness. Participants included 103 adults with antisocial or borderline personality disorder, serious mental illness, and recent HIV risk behavior. The sample was predominately male (64%), diverse (42% African American and 13% Hispanic), and homeless/marginally housed (76%). Read More

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Clinical Health Psychology Practice: Case Studies of Comorbid Psychological Distress and Life-Limiting Illness.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):156-164
    a Department of Clinical and Health Psychology , University of Florida.
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is characterized by a persistent pattern of grandiosity, fantasies of unlimited power or importance, and the need for admiration or special treatment. Individuals with NPD may experience significant psychological distress related to interpersonal conflict and functional impairment. Research suggests core features of the disorder are associated with poor prognosis in therapy, including slow progress to behavioral change, premature patient-initiated termination, and negative therapeutic alliance. Read More

    Role of Borderline Personality Disorder in the Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Cognitive Processing Therapy.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul-Sep;43(3):184-190
    a Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
    Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an effective evidence-based treatment for many, but not all, veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Understanding the factors that contribute to poorer response to CPT is important for providing the best care to veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Researchers investigating the effectiveness of CPT for individuals with comorbid personality symptoms have found that borderline personality disorder (BPD) characteristics do not negatively affect treatment outcome; however, participants in those studies were not diagnosed with BPD. Read More

    A Test of How Australian Adults Allocate Time for Physical Activity.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul 31:1-6. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    a Physical Activity Research Group, School of Health, Medical, and Applied Sciences , Central Queensland University , Rockhampton , QLD , Australia.
    The most common reported barrier to physical activity is a lack of sufficient time. Just like most resources in economics are finite, so too is time within a day. We utilized a time-utility model to better understand how people are allocating time for physical activity. Read More

    Health-Promotion Intervention Increases Self-Reported Physical Activity in Sub-Saharan African University Students: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
    Behav Med 2017 Jul 6:1-9. Epub 2017 Jul 6.
    d Haverford College , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.
    To evaluate the efficacy of a health-promotion intervention in increasing self-reported physical activity among university students in Sub-Saharan Africa. Randomly selected second-year students at a university in South Africa were randomized to an intervention based on social cognitive theory: health-promotion, targeting physical activity and fruit, vegetable, and fat consumption; or HIV risk-reduction, targeting sexual-risk behaviors. Participants completed assessments via audio computer-assisted self-interviewing pre-intervention and 6 and 12 months post-intervention. Read More

    Psychosocial Obstacles to Smoking Cessation Attempts Among Young Adult Sexual Minority Women Who Smoke.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):123-130. Epub 2017 Feb 21.
    b University of Michigan.
    Sexual minority women (SMW; i.e., women who identify their sexuality as lesbian, bisexual, or something other than heterosexual) report greater smoking behaviors than their heterosexual counterparts across all ages. Read More

    Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Infections in Pediatric Long-term Care Facilities: The Keep It Clean for Kids Trial.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):141-150. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
    f Columbia University College of Physicians.
    Children in pediatric long-term care facilities (pLTCF) represent a highly vulnerable population and infectious outbreaks occur frequently, resulting in significant morbidity, mortality, and resource use. The purpose of this quasi-experimental trial using time series analysis was to assess the impact of a 4-year theoretically based behavioral intervention on infection prevention practices and clinical outcomes in three pLTCF (288 beds) in New York metropolitan area including 720 residents, ages 1 day to 26 years with mean lengths of stay: 7.9-33. Read More

    Factor Structure of the Urdu Version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale in Pakistan.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):100-107. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
    b University of Roehampton.
    Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS) is one of the most commonly used self-report questionnaires to measure symptoms of anxiety disorders in adolescents. Despite its common use, studies that examine the psychometric properties of SCAS in Pakistan is lacking. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Urdu translated version of the SCAS among adolescents in Pakistan. Read More

    Disordered Eating: The Young Male Side.
    Behav Med 2017 Jun 12:1-8. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
    a Lausanne University Hospital.
    Disordered eating (DE) is known to predominate among girls, and historically studies have focused primarily on them. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the characteristics of adolescent and young adult males at risk of DE. Participants (N = 2269; 15-24 years) in a study assessing their lifestyle were divided into two groups based on the SCOFF five-question screening tool: a SCOFF[+] group for participants at risk of disordered eating, and a SCOFF[-] group for everyone else. Read More

    Relation Between Body Mass Index and Body Image in Spanish and Mexican Adolescents.
    Behav Med 2017 May 23:1-9. Epub 2017 May 23.
    c Autonomous University of Nuevo León.
    This article aims to study the relation between Body Mass Index (BMI) and body image in adolescents from two different social environments in Spain and Mexico, and to compare the construction of an appropriate body scheme in youth from these two countries. The majority of participants were found to be in the normal weight category of BMI. No significant differences were found in BMI or body image comparing Mexican and Spanish adolescents. Read More

    Psychological Flexibility Among Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: Relating Patterns of Acceptance, Adherence, and Stress to Adaptation.
    Behav Med 2017 May 19:1-9. Epub 2017 May 19.
    c Department of Pediatrics , University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
    Psychological flexibility, a complex concept encompassing both acceptance and action related factors, has been identified as a target for intervention for diabetes management. Research suggests acceptance, self-management, and stress, all factors that influence psychological flexibility, have an impact on adaptation to type 1 diabetes (T1D) by youth independently. However, yet to be explored is individually varying patterns of these variables and how they may relate to diabetes adaptation outcomes. Read More

    Racial Differences in the Associations of Posttraumatic Stress and Insomnia With Body Mass Index Among Trauma-Exposed Veterans.
    Behav Med 2017 Mar 21:1-8. Epub 2017 Mar 21.
    b G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
    Posttraumatic stress is associated with increased body mass index (BMI) and rates of obesity. Black adults are at greater risk for obesity, trauma exposure, development of posttraumatic stress disorder, and comorbid sleep problems compared to White adults. Accordingly, Black adults with a history of trauma exposure may be at greater risk for elevated BMI associated with posttraumatic stress and insomnia. Read More

    Success in Weight Management Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Do Perceived Autonomy Support, Autonomous Motivation, and Self-Care Competence Play a Role?
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):151-159. Epub 2017 Mar 21.
    b University of Turku.
    Based on self-determination theory (SDT), this study investigated whether the three central SDT variables-perceived autonomy support (from a physician), autonomous motivation and self-care competence-were associated with success in weight management (SWM) among primary care patients with type 2 diabetes when the effect of other important life-context factors was controlled for. Patients participated in a mail survey in 2011. Those who had tried to change their health behavior during the past two years in order to lose weight, either with or without success (n = 1433, mean age 63 years, 50% men), were included in this study. Read More

    Combat Experiences and their Relationship to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Clusters in UK Military Personnel Deployed to Afghanistan.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):131-140. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    a King's College London.
    The association of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters with combat and other operational experiences among United Kingdom Armed Forces (UK AF) personnel who deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 were examined. Previous studies suggest that the risk of developing PTSD rises as combat exposure levels increase. To date, no UK research has investigated how specific classes of combat and operational experiences relate to PTSD symptom clusters. Read More

    Attending to Timely Contingencies: Promoting Physical Activity Uptake Among Adults with Serious Mental Illness with an Exercise-For-Mood vs. an Exercise-For-Fitness Prescription.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):108-115. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
    b McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
    Despite evidence for both physical and mental health benefits achieved through regular exercise, most Americans fail to meet minimum recommendations. Altering the behavioral contingency from a focus on long-term health benefits to immediate mood benefits represents a novel method for exercise promotion. The current study examined a single-session exercise-for-mood intervention against two time-matched comparison conditions in 152 patients with serious mental illness attending a partial hospital program, a population marked by significant health disparities. Read More

    Using High-Risk Adolescents' Voices to Develop a Comprehensible Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Based Text-Message Program.
    Behav Med 2018 Apr-Jun;44(2):89-99. Epub 2016 Nov 1.
    b School of Public Health, Brown University.
    At-risk adolescents' comprehension of, and preferences for, the content of a text-message (SMS) delivered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based depression prevention intervention was investigated using two qualitative studies. Adolescents with depressive symptoms and a history of peer violence were recruited from an urban emergency department. Forty-one participants completed semi-structured qualitative interviews. Read More

    Replication and Extension of the Weight Loss For Life Community-Based Treatment Protocol.
    Behav Med 2018 Jan-Mar;44(1):54-61. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    c Kennesaw State University.
    Maintaining weight-loss beyond 6-9 months within behavioral treatments has been problematic. However, a social cognitive theory-driven, community-based curriculum emphasizing the generalization of physical activity-related self-regulation, to eating-related self-regulation (phase 1 treatment; n = 55), demonstrated success at both inducing lost weight over its initial 6 months, and maintaining that loss through month 24. The present replication study contrasted those outcomes with a phase 2 version of the year-long treatment (n = 74) that added a follow-up component during year 2 consisting of 5 brief phone interactions to reinforce self-regulatory skills. Read More

    Neighborhood Stigma and Sleep: Findings from a Pilot Study of Low-Income Housing Residents in New York City.
    Behav Med 2018 Jan-Mar;44(1):48-53. Epub 2016 Aug 5.
    f New York University School of Medicine, New York University College of Global Public Health, and New York University Center for Data Science.
    The primary objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between neighborhood stigma and sleep in a sample of low-income housing residents in New York City. Data were derived from the NYC Low-Income Housing, Neighborhoods, and Health Study (N = 120). Adults living in low-income housing completed a survey consisting of measures of neighborhood stigma, sleep quality, and sleep duration. Read More

    Using the Health Belief Model to Examine the Link between HPV Knowledge and Self-Efficacy for Preventive Behaviors of Male Students at a Two-Year College in New York City.
    Behav Med 2016 Jul-Sep;42(3):205-10
    a Borough of Manhattan Community College.
    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common and easily transmitted sexually transmitted infections in the United States; infected individuals are frequently unaware that they are carriers, and transmission occurs unknowingly. Infection can lead to genital warts or cervical, penile, anal, or oral cancer. The object of this study was to examine the link between HPV knowledge and self-efficacy for preventive behaviors among college students as well as HPV vaccine acceptability. Read More

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