Recent Submissions

  • Fatigue in Parkinson's disease: report from a mutidisciplinary symposium 

    Friedman, Joseph H.; Beck, James C.; Chou, Kelvin L.; Clark, Gracia; Fagundes, Christopher P.; Goetz, Christopher G.; Herlofson, Karen; Kluger, Benzi; Krupp, Lauren B.; Lang, Anthony E.; Lou, Jao-Shin; Marsh, Laura; Newbould, Anne; Weintraub, Daniel (2016)
    Fatigue is a severe problem for many people living with Parkinson's disease (PD). Best estimates suggest that more than 50% of patients experience this debilitating symptom. Little is known about its etiology or treatment, ...
  • The Impact of Interpersonal Discrimination and Stress on Health and Performance for Early Career STEM Academicians 

    O'Brien, Katharine R.; McAbee, Samuel T.; Hebl, Michelle R.; Rodgers, John R. (2016)
    The present study examines the consequences of perceived interpersonal discrimination on stress, health, and performance in a sample of 210 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academicians. Using a ...
  • Health Literacy, Smoking, and Health Indicators in African American Adults 

    Stewart, Diana W.; Vidrine, Jennifer I.; Shete, Sanjay; Spears, Claire A.; Cano, Miguel A.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2015)
    We examined cross-sectional associations of health literacy (HL) with smoking and other established health indicators among 1,467 African American adults. Data emanated from a longitudinal cohort study designed to investigate ...
  • Modality and Morphology: What We Write May Not Be What We Say 

    Rapp, Brenda; Fischer-Baum, Simon; Miozzo, Michele (2015)
    Written language is an evolutionarily recent human invention; consequently, its neural substrates cannot be determined by the genetic code. How, then, does the brain incorporate skills of this type? One possibility is that ...
  • Behavioral Symptoms after Breast Cancer Treatment: A Biobehavioral Approach 

    Fagundes, Christopher; LeRoy, Angie; Karuga, Maryanne (2015)
    Being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer is emotionally and physically challenging. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death for women in the United States. Accordingly, ...
  • Psychosocial Mechanisms Linking the Social Environment to Mental Health in African Americans 

    Mama, Scherezade K.; Li, Yisheng; Basen-Engquist, Karen; Lee, Rebecca E.; Thompson, Deborah; Wetter, David W.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2016)
    Resource-poor social environments predict poor health, but the mechanisms and processes linking the social environment to psychological health and well-being remain unclear. This study explored psychosocial mediators of ...
  • Financial strain and cancer risk behaviors among African Americans 

    Advani, Pragati S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Savoy, Elaine J.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    BACKGROUND: African Americans suffer disproportionately from the adverse consequences of behavioral risk factors for cancer relative to other ethnic groups. Recent studies have assessed how financial strain might uniquely ...
  • Discrimination, Affect, and Cancer Risk Factors among African Americans 

    Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Adams, Claire E.; Cao, Yumei; Nguyen, Nga; Wetter, David W.; Watkins, Kellie L.; Regan, Seann D.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    Objectives: To examine whether stress or depressive symptoms mediated associations between perceived discrimination and multiple modifiable behavioral risk factors for cancer among 1363 African American adults. Methods: ...
  • Financial Strain and Self-rated Health among Black Adults 

    Savoy, Elaine J.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga; Advani, Pragati S.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Wetter, David W.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    Objectives: To explore associations between financial strain and self-rated health among 1341 black adults. Methods: Associations were investigated using a covariate-adjusted linear regression model. Mediation (via stress ...
  • Mindfulness Predicts Lower Affective Volatility among African Americans During Smoking Cessation 

    Adams, Claire E.; Chen, Minxing; Guo, Lin; Lam, Cho Y.; Stewart, Diana W.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Cano, Miguel A.; Heppner, Whitney L.; Vidrine, Jennifer Irvin; Li, Yisheng; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Recent research suggests that mindfulness benefits emotion regulation and smoking cessation. However, the mechanisms by which mindfulness affects emotional and behavioral functioning are unclear. One potential mechanism, ...
  • Positive Smoking Outcome Expectancies Mediate the Association between Negative Affect and Smoking Urge among Women During a Quit Attempt 

    Cano, Miguel Ángel; Lam, Cho Y.; Chen, Minxing; Adams, Claire E.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Stewart, Diana W.; McClure, Jennifer B.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Ecological momentary assessment was used to examine associations between negative affect, positive smoking outcome expectancies, and smoking urge during the first 7 days of a smoking quit attempt. Participants were 302 ...
  • Nonjudging facet of mindfulness predicts enhanced smoking cessation in Hispanics 

    Spears, Claire Adams; Houchins, Sean C.; Stewart, Diana W.; Chen, Minxing; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Heppner, Whitney L.; Vidrine, Jennifer I.; Wetter, David W. (2015)
    Although most smokers express interest in quitting, actual quit rates are low. Identifying strategies to enhance smoking cessation is critical, particularly among underserved populations, including Hispanics, for whom many ...
  • A cross-lagged path analysis of five intrapersonal determinants of smoking cessation 

    Castro, Yessenia; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Businelle, Michael S.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Heppner, Whitney L.; Mazas, Carlos A.; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Background: Prominent theories of drug use underscore the importance of considering the inter-relationships (e.g., reciprocal relations, indirect effects) of determinants of drug use behavior. In the area of smoking, few ...
  • Impact of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior in a Community Sample of Adults: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation 

    Kendzor, Darla E.; Shuval, Kerem; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee; Businelle, Michael S.; Ma, Ping; High, Robin R.; Cuate, Erica L.; Poonawalla, Insiya B.; Rios, Debra M.; Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy; Swartz, Michael D.; Wetter, David W. (2016)
    Background: Greater time spent sedentary is linked with increased risk of breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, and prostate cancers. Given steadily increasing rates of mobile phone ownership, mobile phone interventions ...
  • Promoting Tobacco Cessation and Smoke-Free Workplaces Through Community Outreach Partnerships in Puerto Rico 

    Díaz-Toro, Elba C.; Fernández, Maria E.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Calo, William A.; Ortiz, Ana Patricia; Mejía, Luz M.; Mazas, Carlos A.; Santos-Ortiz, María del Carmen; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Background: Puerto Rico (PR) has a lower smoking prevalence than the United States (14.8% vs. 21.2%, respectively); nevertheless, the five leading causes of death are associated with smoking. There is a need to implement ...
  • A Context-Independent Situational Judgment Test to Measure Prosocial Implicit Trait Policy 

    Motowidlo, Stephan J.; Ghosh, Kamalika; Mendoza, Anjelica M.; Buchanan, Ashley E.; Lerma, Mikal N. (2016)
    Two studies developed and validated a context-independent situational judgment test (SJT) of prosocial implicit trait policy (ITP). The first study developed an SJT based on critical incidents about the prosocial behavior ...
  • The association of depression and anxiety with glycemic control among Mexican Americans with diabetes living near the U.S.-Mexico border 

    Kendzor, Darla E.; Chen, Minxing; Reininger, Belinda M.; Businelle, Michael S.; Stewart, Diana W.; Fisher-Hoch, Susan P.; Rentfro, Anne R.; Wetter, David W.; McCormick, Joseph B. (2014)
    Background: The prevalence of diabetes is alarmingly high among Mexican American adults residing near the U.S.-Mexico border. Depression is also common among Mexican Americans with diabetes, and may have a negative influence ...
  • Lower health literacy predicts smoking relapse among racially/ethnically diverse smokers with low socioeconomic status 

    Stewart, Diana W.; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Spears, Claire Adams; Li, Yisheng; Waters, Andrew J.; Wetter, David W.; Vidrine, Jennifer Irvin (2014)
    Background: Nearly half of U.S. adults have difficulties with health literacy (HL), which is defined as the ability to adequately obtain, process, and understand basic health information. Lower HL is associated with negative ...
  • Cognition and Craving During Smoking Cessation: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study 

    Waters, Andrew J.; Szeto, Edwin H.; Wetter, David W.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Robinson, Jason D.; Li, Yisheng (2014)
    Introduction: Some studies using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) have revealed an association between craving for cigarettes and relapse. It is therefore important to understand the correlates of craving during smoking ...
  • The influence of discrimination on smoking cessation among Latinos 

    Kendzor, Darla E.; Businelle, Michael S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Castro, Yessenia; Vidrine, Jennifer I.; Mazas, Carlos A.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Lam, Cho Y.; Adams, Claire E.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Background: Although studies have shown a cross-sectional link between discrimination and smoking, the prospective influence of discrimination on smoking cessation has yet to be evaluated. Thus, the purpose of the current ...

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