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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616801/life-course-perspectives-on-the-onset-and-continuity-of-preventive-healthcare-behaviors
#1
REVIEW
Preecha Yingwattanakul, George P Moschis
Preventive healthcare is considered a cornerstone of good health and well-being that can play a major role in reducing a country's healthcare costs and improving both the length and quality of people's lives. Previous research on preventive healthcare behaviors has been predominantly cross-sectional, ignoring the dynamic nature of people's health behaviors over a full life span. As a result, the reasons for the development, stability, and changes of individuals' preventive healthcare behaviors over time remain relatively unknown...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573421/marijuana-liberalization-research-and-policy-contributions-to-current-knowledge-and-practice
#2
Eric L Sevigny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536744/special-issue-of-the-journal-of-primary-prevention-research-related-to-marijuana-use-and-possession-policies
#3
EDITORIAL
Karen B Friend, Bettina Friese, Bridget Freisthler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527026/erratum-to-evaluating-the-change-in-medical-marijuana-dispensary-locations-in-los-angeles-following-the-passage-of-local-legislation
#4
Crystal Thomas, Bridget Freisthler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500615/marijuana-and-the-risk-of-fatal-car-crashes-what-can-we-learn-from-fars-and-nrs-data
#5
Eduardo Romano, Pedro Torres-Saavedra, Robert B Voas, John H Lacey
Lab studies have shown that marijuana can severely impair driving skills. Epidemiological studies, however, have been inconclusive regarding the contribution of marijuana use to crash risk. In the United States, case-control studies based on the merging of comparable crash Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and non-crash National Roadside Survey (NRS) data have been applied to assess the contribution of drugs to crash risk, but these studies have yielded confusing, even contradictory results. We hypothesize that such a divergence of results emanates from limitations in the databases used in these studies, in particular that of the FARS...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477299/the-new-cannabis-policy-taxonomy-on-apis-making-sense-of-the-cannabis-policy-universe
#6
Michael D Klitzner, Sue Thomas, Jonathan Schuler, Michael Hilton, James Mosher
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is, for the first time, adding legal data pertaining to recreational cannabis use to its current offerings on alcohol policy. Now that Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia have legalized aspects of recreational cannabis, and more states are considering it, there is an urgency to provide high-quality, multi-dimensional legal data to the public health community. This article introduces the Cannabis Policy Taxonomy recently posted on APIS, and explores its theoretical and empirical contributions to the substance abuse literature and its potential for use in policy research...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456861/early-impacts-of-marijuana-legalization-an-evaluation-of-prices-in-colorado-and-washington
#7
Priscillia Hunt, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula
Following the legalization and regulation of marijuana for recreational purposes in states with medical markets, policymakers and researchers seek empirical evidence on how, and how fast, supply and demand changed over time. Prices are an indication of how suppliers and consumers respond to policy changes, so this study uses a difference-in-difference approach to exploit the timing of policy implementation and identify the impacts on marijuana prices 4-5 months after markets opened. This study uses unique longitudinal survey data of prices paid by consumers and a web-scraped dataset of dispensary prices advertised online for three U...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455643/evaluating-the-change-in-medical-marijuana-dispensary-locations-in-los-angeles-following-the-passage-of-local-legislation
#8
Crystal Thomas, Bridget Freisthler
In May 2013, Los Angeles voters approved Proposition D, a regulatory measure that set zoning restrictions and capped the number of dispensaries at those that opened before 2007. Specifically, Proposition D stated that only 135 dispensaries were allowed to be in operation and set zoning restrictions prohibiting dispensaries from operating in certain areas. We first assessed whether the legislation changed the physical availability of medical marijuana via dispensaries in Los Angeles. We then used two data points 1 year prior to and 1 year following the implementation of Proposition D to determine if the locations of where the dispensaries are located changed after the enactment of Proposition D...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451984/from-medical-to-recreational-marijuana-sales-marijuana-outlets-and-crime-in-an-era-of-changing-marijuana-legislation
#9
Bridget Freisthler, Andrew Gaidus, Christina Tam, William R Ponicki, Paul J Gruenewald
A movement from medical to recreational marijuana use allows for a larger base of potential users who have easier access to marijuana, because they do not have to visit a physician before using marijuana. This study examines whether changes in the density of marijuana outlets were related to violent, property, and marijuana-specific crimes in Denver, CO during a time in which marijuana outlets began selling marijuana for recreational, and not just medical, use. We collected data on locations of crimes, marijuana outlets and covariates for 481 Census block groups over 34 months (N = 16,354 space-time units)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409260/the-impact-of-teen-court-on-rural-adolescents-improved-social-relationships-psychological-functioning-and-school-experiences
#10
Paul R Smokowski, Roderick A Rose, Caroline B R Evans, James Barbee, Katie L Cotter, Meredith Bower
Teen Court is a prevention program aimed at diverting first time juvenile offenders from the traditional juvenile justice system and reintegrating them into the community. Few studies have examined if Teen Court impacts adolescent functioning. We examined how Teen Court participation impacted psychosocial functioning, social relationships, and school experiences in a sample of 392 rural Teen Court participants relative to two comparison samples, one from the same county as Teen Court (n = 4276) and one from a neighboring county (n = 3584)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405831/demographic-characteristics-components-of-sexuality-and-gender-and-minority-stress-and-their-associations-to-excessive-alcohol-cannabis-and-illicit-noncannabis-drug-use-among-a-large-sample-of-transgender-people-in-the-united-states
#11
Cesar A Gonzalez, Joseph D Gallego, Walter O Bockting
The current study examined demographics, sexual orientation, gender characteristics, and gender minority stress and their association to excessive alcohol, cannabis, and illicit (noncannabis) drug use among 1210 transgender adults living in the United States. The authors conducted a secondary analysis of data that included 680 transgender women (M age = 32.63, SD age = 12.29) and 530 transgender men (M age = 26.14, SD age = 7.42). A modified version of the Risk Behavioral Assessment quantified participants' alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drug use in the past 3 months...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378117/variations-in-influenza-and-pneumonia-immunizations-for-medicare-beneficiaries-served-by-rural-health-clinics
#12
Thomas T H Wan, Yi-Ling Lin, Judith Ortiz
The availability of a rural health clinic (RHC) database over the period of 6 years (2008-2013) offers a unique opportunity to examine the trends and patterns of disparities in immunization for influenza and pneumonia among Medicare beneficiaries in the southeastern states. The purpose of this exploratory study was twofold. First, it examined the rural trends and patterns of immunization rates before (2008-2009) and after (2010-2013) the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enactment by state and year. Second, it investigated how contextual, organizational, and aggregate patient characteristics may influence the variations in immunization for influenza and pneumonia of Medicare beneficiaries served by RHCs...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243960/a-mixed-methods-approach-examining-illicit-prescription-stimulant-use-findings-from-a-northern-california-university
#13
Niloofar Bavarian, Jaimie McMullen, Brian R Flay, Cathy Kodama, Melissa Martin, Robert F Saltz
Preventing the illicit use of prescription stimulants, a particularly high-risk form of substance use, requires approaches that utilize theory-guided research. We examined this behavior within the context of a random sample of 554 undergraduate students attending a university in northern California. Approximately 17% of students self-reported engaging in this behavior during college; frequency of misuse per academic term ranged from less than once to 40 or more times. Although most misusers reported oral ingestion, a small proportion reported snorting and smoking the drug...
August 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224349/mapping-the-health-information-landscape-in-a-rural-culturally-diverse-region-implications-for-interventions-to-reduce-information-inequality
#14
A Susana Ramírez, Erendira Estrada, Ariana Ruiz
The media is an important source of health information, especially critical in rural communities with geographically-dispersed populations that are harder to reach through other channels. Yet health information is unequally distributed; these information disparities are compounded in rural areas, which may contribute to health disparities. We identify and describe health-related news in a culturally-diverse rural California county characterized by high levels of poverty, unemployment, low educational attainment, and over half of Mexican-origin...
August 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484894/medical-marijuana-legalization-and-marijuana-use-among-youth-in-oregon
#15
Mallie J Paschall, Joel W Grube, Anthony Biglan
While the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use has raised concerns about potential influences on marijuana use and beliefs among youth, few empirical studies have addressed this issue. We examined the association between medical marijuana patients and licensed growers per 1000 population in 32 Oregon counties from 2006 to 2015, and marijuana use among youth over the same period. We obtained data on registered medical marijuana patients and licensed growers from the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and we obtained data on youth marijuana use, perceived parental disapproval, and demographic characteristics from the Oregon Healthy Teens Survey...
June 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470448/use-of-marijuana-edibles-by-adolescents-in-california
#16
Bettina Friese, Michael D Slater, Robynn S Battle
We explored how adolescent marijuana edible users differ in regards to marijuana use and related beliefs from marijuana users who do not use edibles. We analyzed California Healthy Kids Survey data collected in one Northern California school district with a racially and ethnically diverse student population. Survey respondents were youth in grades 9-12. Overall, 33% of respondents reported having used marijuana in their lifetime, and 50% of lifetime marijuana users reported using marijuana in the past 30 days...
June 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995538/promoting-optimal-native-outcomes-pono-by-understanding-women-s-stress-experiences
#17
May Okihiro, Lisa Duke, Deborah Goebert, Lauren Ampolos, Casandra Camacho, Natasha Shanahan, Earl Hishinuma, J Keawe Kaholokula
A growing body of evidence links stress with mental illness and chronic disease. Existing scales of women's stress fail to capture the daily stressors of low-income, rural women. We explored the psychosocial stressors of local women residing in a rural Hawaii community with a large Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population. We recruited women, aged 18-35 years, at a community health center. We convened four focus groups to elicit information about women's stress. We identified key themes from the focus group data to generate questions that target concerns raised by participants...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943031/substance-use-prevention-for-urban-american-indian-youth-a-efficacy-trial-of-the-culturally-adapted-living-in-2-worlds-program
#18
Stephen S Kulis, Stephanie L Ayers, Mary L Harthun
This article describes a small efficacy trial of the Living in 2 Worlds (L2W) substance use prevention curriculum, a culturally adapted version of keepin' it REAL (kiR) redesigned for urban American Indian (AI) middle school students. Focused on strengthening resiliency and AI cultural engagement, L2W teaches drug resistance skills, decision making, and culturally grounded prevention messages. Using cluster random assignment, the research team randomized three urban middle schools with enrichment classes for AI students...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913907/development-of-a-culturally-informed-child-safety-curriculum-for-american-indian-families
#19
Ryan M Berns, Emily J Tomayko, Kate A Cronin, Ronald J Prince, Tassy Parker, Alexandra K Adams
American Indian (AI) children are disproportionately affected by unintentional injuries, with injury mortality rates approximately 2.3 times higher than the combined rates for all children in the United States. Although multiple risk factors are known to contribute to these increased rates, a comprehensive, culturally informed curriculum that emphasizes child safety is lacking for this population. In response to this need, academic and tribal researchers, tribal community members, tribal wellness staff, and national child safety experts collaborated to develop a novel child safety curriculum...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838858/american-indian-and-alaska-native-cancer-patients-perceptions-of-a-culturally-specific-patient-navigator-program
#20
Carol Grimes, Jenine Dankovchik, Megan Cahn, Victoria Warren-Mears
Lack of access to care, funding limitations, cultural, and social barriers are challenges specific to tribal communities that have led to adverse cancer outcomes among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). While the cancer navigator model has been shown to be effective in other underserved communities, it has not been widely implemented in Indian Country. We conducted in-depth interviews with 40 AI/AN patients at tribal clinics in Idaho and Oregon. We developed the survey instrument in partnership with community members to ensure a culturally appropriate semi-structured questionnaire...
April 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
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