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Obesity treatment for socioeconomically disadvantaged patients in primary care practice.
We conducted a 2-arm, 24-month randomized effectiveness trial in 3 Boston community health centers (from February 1, 2008, through May 2, 2011). Participants were 365 obese patients receiving hypertension treatment (71.2% black, 13.1% Hispanic, 68.5% female, and 32.9% with less than a high school ed...
Community-based participatory research and smoking cessation interventions: a review of the evidence.
This article reviews the evidence of the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and smoking cessation interventions. An overview of CBPR is provided, along with a description of the search methods and quality scoring. Research questions are explored to determine if CBPR...
Regulation failing to keep up with India's trials boom.
Food insecurity among adults residing in disadvantaged urban areas: potential health and dietary consequences.
Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability or access to nutritionally adequate, culturally appropriate and safe foods. Food insecurity may result in inadequate dietary intakes, overweight or obesity and the development of chronic disease. Internationally, few studies ha...
Post-discharge intervention in vulnerable, chronically ill patients.
We sought to determine the feasibility and utility of a simple, post-discharge intervention in reducing hospital readmissions. Chronically ill Medicaid managed care members were consecutively identified from the discharge records of 10 area hospitals. For patients from the 7 interven...
Why assisted suicide must remain illegal in the UK.
Many people with life-limiting disease are vulnerable to emotional distress associated with physical, spiritual, psychological and social stressors. Psychological stress and affective disorders have the potential to influence decision making, particularly at the end of life. This art...
Climate change and health: indoor heat exposure in vulnerable populations.
We collected hourly indoor temperature measurements of 30 different homes; outdoor temperature, dewpoint temperature, and solar radiation data during summer 2009 in Detroit, MI. We used mixed linear regression to model indoor temperatures' responsiveness to weather, housing and environmental charact...
Examination of facilitators and barriers to home-based supplemental feeding with ready-to-use food for underweight children in western Ugand...
We conducted individual interviews among caregivers (n = 80), RUF producers (n = 8) and program staff (n = 10) involved in the Byokulia Bisemeye mu Bantu supplemental feeding program in Bundibugyo, Uganda. By documenting caregiver perceptions and feeding practices related to RUF, we developed a conc...
Ethical practice in internet research involving vulnerable people: lessons from a self-harm discussion forum study (SharpTalk).
The internet is widely used for health information and support, often by vulnerable people. Internet-based research raises both familiar and new ethical problems for researchers and ethics committees. While guidelines for internet-based research are available, it is unclear to what e...