The following citations represent a sample of the peer-reviewed works published by the department’s faculty. For the full list of the department’s publications and presentations, visit the SelectedWorks site.
Commentary/Review: Association of Hospital and Provider Types on Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes, Jan S,. Slap G., Smith-Whitley K, et al (Pediatrics, 132:854-861, 2013)
The Willow Hill Community Health Assessment: Assessing the Needs of Children in a Former Slave Community The overall purpose of this community needs assessment was to explore the perceptions of health and educational needs among youth residing in a rural Georgia community, document existing assets that c … Self-efficacy and Readiness for Transition from Pediatric to adult care in sickle cell disease Background: Theories of self-care management, particularly the development of self-efficacy or confidence in one’s ability to manage health-related goals, tasks, and challenges may provide a useful fr … An Increasing Trend in Health-Care Professionals Notifying Children of Unhealthy Weight Status: NHANES 1999–2014 Background: Pediatric obesity prevalence remains at historically high levels. The objective of this study was to examine secular trends in the percentages of overweight/obese children who received not … Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions Introduction In a recent statement, the American Heart Association stated “There are scant data on pet ownership and survival in people without established cardiovascular disease (CVD)”. This study so … Exploring Cyber Harassment among Women Who Use Social Media The number of Internet users around the word is at an all-time high. The majority of North Americans are internet users and over two-thirds participate in some kind of social network (i.e. Facebook, T … The Association between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings from a US National Survey, 2005-2012 Objective Obesity and arthritis are leading chronic conditions, but comorbidity of these conditions and their interaction leading to depression have not been fully investigated. The purpose of this st … Effectiveness of the Sport Education Fitness Model on Fitness Levels, Knowledge, and Physical Activity The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in fitness levels, content knowledge, physical activity levels, and participantsâ€™ perceptions following the implementation of the sport education … Physical Activity, Screen Time, and School Absenteeism: Self-Reports from NHANES 2005–2008 Objective The purpose of this study was to examine how lifestyle behaviors in the context of physical activity levels and screen time are associated with school absenteeism. Methods We analyzed 2005–2 … Differences in Health Literacy Knowledge and Experiences among Senior Nursing Students Background: Low health literacy has been identified as a significant public health problem. Also, higher expenditures due to longer hospital stays have been reported for persons with low health litera …
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