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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425087/peer-connect-for-african-american-breast-cancer-survivors-and-caregivers-a-train-the-trainer-approach-for-peer-support
#1
Marlyn Allicock, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, La-Shell Johnson, William R Carpenter, Anissa I Vines, Denise G Belle, Ray Phillips, Michele W Cherry
Racial disparities in breast cancer survivorship are a major concern nationally. How survivors cope with cancer and re-frame their lives is a critical part of survivorship. Community-academic research partnerships may facilitate access to much-needed psychosocial support for African American survivors and caregivers in rural areas, but drivers of successful intervention implementation are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the training and evaluation of Community Coaches and Guides (i...
April 19, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417426/telehealth-delivery-of-the-diabetes-prevention-program-to-rural-communities
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Liane M Vadheim, Katherine Patch, Sarah M Brokaw, Dorota Carpenedo, Marcene K Butcher, Steven D Helgerson, Todd S Harwell
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State and Local Health Departments, and other organizations in the USA are working to increase population access to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention. Delivering the DPP through telehealth videoconference may increase access to this intervention, particularly in rural communities. The purpose of this study was to compare participation, monitoring of diet and physical activity, and weight loss in participants receiving the intervention on-site and those participating virtually through telehealth...
April 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405905/implementation-strategies-to-promote-community-engaged-efforts-to-counter-tobacco-marketing-at-the-point-of-sale
#3
Jennifer Leeman, Allison Myers, Jennifer C Grant, Mary Wangen, Tara L Queen
The US tobacco industry spends $8.2 billion annually on marketing at the point of sale (POS), a practice known to increase tobacco use. Evidence-based policy interventions (EBPIs) are available to reduce exposure to POS marketing, and nationwide, states are funding community-based tobacco control partnerships to promote local enactment of these EBPIs. Little is known, however, about what implementation strategies best support community partnerships' success enacting EBPI. Guided by Kingdon's theory of policy change, Counter Tools provides tools, training, and other implementation strategies to support community partnerships' performance of five core policy change processes: document local problem, formulate policy solutions, engage partners, raise awareness of problems and solutions, and persuade decision makers to enact new policy...
April 12, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397160/implementation-of-a-tobacco-free-workplace-program-at-a-local-mental-health-authority
#4
Virmarie Correa-Fernández, William T Wilson, Deborah A Shedrick, Bryce Kyburz, Hannah L Samaha, Timothy Stacey, Teresa Williams, Cho Y Lam, Lorraine R Reitzel
Tobacco-free workplace policies that incorporate evidence-based practices can increase the reach and effectiveness of tobacco dependence treatment among underserved populations but may be underutilized due to limited knowledge about implementation processes. This paper describes the implementation of a comprehensive tobacco-free workplace program at a behavioral healthcare community center in Texas. The center participated in a tobacco-free workplace program implementation project that provided guidance and resources and allowed center autonomy in implementation...
April 10, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397159/the-science-of-stakeholder-engagement-in-research-classification-implementation-and-evaluation
#5
Melody S Goodman, Vetta L Sanders Thompson
In this commentary, we discuss the science of stakeholder engagement in research. We propose a classification system with definitions to determine where projects lie on the stakeholder engagement continuum. We discuss the key elements of implementation and evaluation of stakeholder engagement in research posing key questions to consider when doing this work. We commend and critique the work of Hamilton et al. in their multilevel stakeholder engagement in a VA implementation trial of evidence-based quality improvement in women's health primary care...
April 10, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397158/factors-related-to-lifestyle-goal-achievement-in-a-diabetes-prevention-program-dissemination-study
#6
Yvonne L Eaglehouse, Elizabeth M Venditti, M Kaye Kramer, Vincent C Arena, Karl K Vanderwood, Bonny Rockette-Wagner, Andrea M Kriska
The U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) showed that lifestyle participants who achieved ≥7% weight loss and ≥150 min/week physical activity experienced the greatest reduction in type 2 diabetes incidence. Demographic, clinical, and program factors that are related to achieving both these lifestyle goals have seldom been explored in community-delivered DPP programs. The purpose of this investigation is to examine factors associated with concurrent achievement of weight loss and physical activity goals in a 12-month community DPP lifestyle intervention...
April 10, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397157/the-dynamics-of-de-adoption-a-case-study-of-policy-change-de-adoption-and-replacement-of-an-evidence-based-hiv-intervention
#7
Virginia R McKay, M Margaret Dolcini, Lee D Hoffer
Evidence-based intervention (EBI) de-adoption and its influence on public health organizations are largely unexplored within public health implementation research. However, a recent shift in support for HIV prevention EBIs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an opportunity to explore EBI de-adoption. The current mixed-method study examines EBI de-adoption and the subsequent impact on a community-based organization (CBO) dedicated to HIV prevention. We conducted a case study with a CBO implementing RESPECT, an HIV prevention EBI, over 5 years (2010-2014), but then de-adopted the intervention...
April 10, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382582/building-practitioner-networks-to-support-dissemination-and-implementation-of-evidence-based-programs-in-community-settings
#8
Shoba Ramanadhan, Sara Minsky, Vilma Martinez-Dominguez, Kasisomayajula Viswanath
Insufficient capacity to use evidence-based programs (EBPs) limits the impact of community-based organizations (CBOs) to improve population health and address health disparities. PLANET MassCONECT was a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project conducted in three Massachusetts communities. Researchers and practitioners co-created an intervention to build capacity among CBO staff members to systematically find, adapt, and evaluate EBPs. The project supported development of trainee social networks and this cross-sectional study examines the association between network engagement and EBP usage, an important goal of the capacity-building program...
April 5, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374212/bridging-the-divide-building-infrastructure-to-support-community-academic-partnerships-and-improve-capacity-to-conduct-patient-centered-outcomes-research
#9
Jennifer Huang, Paula Darby Lipman, C Daniel Mullins
For research to be useful, trustworthy, and ultimately lead to greater dissemination of findings to patients and communities, it is important to train and mentor academic researchers to meaningfully engage community members in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). Thus, it is necessary for research institutions to strengthen their underlying infrastructure to support PCOR. PATIENTS-PATient-centered Involvement in Evaluating effectiveNess of TreatmentS-at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, focuses on improving PCOR methods and addressing health disparities...
April 3, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374211/engagement-of-young-adult-cancer-survivors-within-a-facebook-based-physical-activity-intervention
#10
Carmina G Valle, Deborah F Tate
Few studies have examined how young adult cancer survivors use online social media. The objective of this study was to characterize Facebook engagement by young adult cancer survivors in the context of a physical activity (PA) intervention program. Young adult cancer survivors participated in one of two Facebook groups as part of a 12-week randomized trial of a PA intervention (FITNET) compared to a self-help comparison (SC) condition. A moderator actively prompted group discussions in the FITNET Facebook group, while social interaction was unprompted in the SC group...
April 3, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364213/sources-of-practice-knowledge-among-australian-fitness-trainers
#11
Jason A Bennie, Glen H Wiesner, Jannique G Z van Uffelen, Jack T Harvey, Stuart J H Biddle
Few studies have examined the sources of practice knowledge fitness trainers use to inform their training methods and update knowledge. This study aims to describe sources of practice knowledge among Australian fitness trainers. In July 2014, 9100 Australian fitness trainers were invited to complete an online survey. Respondents reported the frequency of use of eight sources of practice knowledge (e.g. fitness magazines, academic texts). In a separate survey, exercise science experts (n = 27) ranked each source as either (1) 'high-quality' or (2) 'low-quality'...
March 31, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341897/researcher-readiness-for-participating-in-community-engaged-dissemination-and-implementation-research-a-conceptual-framework-of-core-competencies
#12
Christopher M Shea, Tiffany L Young, Byron J Powell, Catherine Rohweder, Zoe K Enga, Jennifer E Scott, Lori Carter-Edwards, Giselle Corbie-Smith
Participating in community-engaged dissemination and implementation (CEDI) research is challenging for a variety of reasons. Currently, there is not specific guidance or a tool available for researchers to assess their readiness to conduct CEDI research. We propose a conceptual framework that identifies detailed competencies for researchers participating in CEDI and maps these competencies to domains. The framework is a necessary step toward developing a CEDI research readiness survey that measures a researcher's attitudes, willingness, and self-reported ability for acquiring the knowledge and performing the behaviors necessary for effective community engagement...
March 24, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337722/advancing-understanding-of-the-sustainability-of-lay-health-advisor-lha-programs-for-african-american-women-in-community-settings
#13
Rachel C Shelton, Thana-Ashley Charles, Sheba King Dunston, Lina Jandorf, Deborah O Erwin
Lay health advisor (LHA) programs have made strong contributions towards the elimination of health disparities and are increasingly being implemented to promote health and prevent disease. Developed in collaboration with African-American survivors, the National Witness Project (NWP) is an evidence-based, community-led LHA program that improves cancer screening among African-American women. NWP has been successfully disseminated, replicated, and implemented nationally in over 40 sites in 22 states in diverse community settings, reaching over 15,000 women annually...
March 23, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337721/erratum-to-feasibility-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-telephone-based-weight-loss-program-delivered-via-a-hospital-outpatient-setting
#14
M E Whelan, A D Goode, E G Eakin, J L Veerman, E A H Winkler, I J Hickman, M M Reeves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321706/evaluation-of-a-statewide-dissemination-and-implementation-of-physical-activity-intervention-in-afterschool-programs-a-nonrandomized-trial
#15
Michael W Beets, R Glenn Weaver, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Ruth P Saunders, Collin A Webster, Justin B Moore, Keith Brazendale, Jessica Chandler
In 2015, YMCA-operated afterschool programs (ASPs) across South Carolina pledged to achieve the national standard that calls for every child to accumulate 30 min/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during program time. This study shares the first-year findings related to the dissemination, implementation, and outcomes associated with the statewide intervention to achieve the MVPA Standard. Twenty ASPs were sampled from all YMCA-operated ASPs (N = 97) and visited at baseline (spring 2015) and first-year follow-up (spring 2016)...
March 20, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315201/user-characteristics-of-a-smartphone-app-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption
#16
Claire Garnett, David Crane, Robert West, Susan Michie, Jamie Brown, Adam Winstock
Digital interventions are available to help people reduce their alcohol consumption, but it is not known who uses these interventions and how this treatment-seeking group compares with the general population of drinkers. The study objective was to compare the socio-demographic and drinking characteristics of users of the 'Drinks Meter' smartphone app with the general population of drinkers in England and website users of the same intervention. Data were used from the Drinks Meter app and website, and a nationally representative cross-sectional survey in England (Alcohol Toolkit Study)...
March 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303532/enhancing-the-role-of-faith-based-organizations-to-improve-health-a-commentary
#17
Nancy E Schoenberg
Researchers, policymakers, and community members increasingly recognize the potential to leverage faith-based organizations (FBOs) to improve health. This commentary complements Leyva and colleagues' article on whether and how members of FBOs view such a role. The commentary draws on our 13+ years operating a faith-based and community-based research organization, Faith Moves Mountains, in the Appalachian context. Issues to be addressed in the further development of faith-based health promotion include sustainability; adherence to the evidence-based operations of interventions, training, and privacy and protection protocols; and understanding the changing landscape of American public life...
March 16, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290144/the-effects-of-framed-messages-for-engaging-adolescents-with-online-smoking-prevention-interventions
#18
Darren Mays, Kirsten B Hawkins, Christine Bredfeldt, Hilary Wolf, Kenneth P Tercyak
Messages emphasizing the harms of smoking (loss-framed) or the benefits of not smoking (gain-framed) may be effective for engaging adolescents with tobacco prevention resources. This novel approach could help to close a gap in tobacco prevention intervention delivery in the pediatric primary care setting. To examine the effects of framed messages for engaging adolescents with an evidence-based smoking prevention website, adolescents ages 12 to 17 presenting for primary care well-visits were recruited for a three-arm experiment...
March 13, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290143/brookings-supports-breastfeeding-using-public-deliberation-as-a-community-engaged-approach-to-dissemination-of-research
#19
Jenn Anderson, Rebecca A Kuehl, Sara A Mehltretter Drury, Lois Tschetter, Mary Schwaegerl, Julia Yoder, Heidi Gullickson, Jamison Lamp, Charlotte Bachman, Marilyn Hildreth
Empirical evidence demonstrates myriad benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child, along with benefits to businesses that support breastfeeding. Federal and state legislation requires workplace support for pumping and provides protections for public breastfeeding. Yet, many are unaware of these laws, and thus, support systems remain underdeveloped. We used a community-based approach to spread awareness about the evidence-based benefits of breastfeeding and breastfeeding support. We worked to improve breastfeeding support at the local hospital, among local employers, and throughout the broader community...
March 13, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281217/-during-early-implementation-you-just-muddle-through-factors-that-impacted-a-statewide-arthritis-program-s-implementation
#20
Kathleen P Conte, S Marie Harvey, R Turner Goins
The need to scale-up effective arthritis self-management programs is pressing as the prevalence of arthritis increases. The CDC Arthritis Program funds state health departments to work with local delivery systems to embed arthritis programs into their day-to-day work. To encourage organizational ownership and sustainability of programs, funding is restricted to offset program start-up costs. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that impacted the success of implementing an evidence-based arthritis self-management program, funded by the CDC Arthritis Program, into the Oregon Extension Service...
March 9, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
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