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VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability. – 1987
This leaflet discusses alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for individuals with hidden disabilities such as cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, kidney failure, hemophilia, hypertension, early stages of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or heart disease. Their increased risk for alcohol and other drug abuse and reasons for increased risk are…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Chronic Illness
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Winter, C. F.; Hermans, H.; Evenhuis, H. M.; Echteld, M. A. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2015
Background: Depression, anxiety, diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors are frequent health problems among older people with intellectual disability (ID). These conditions may be bidirectionally related. Depression and anxiety may have biological effects causing glucose intolerance, fat accumulation and also lifestyle changes causing metabolic…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Correlation
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Morrow, James R., Jr.; Krzewinski-Malone, Jeanette A.; Jackson, Allen W.; Bungum, Timothy J.; FitzGerald, Shannon J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2004
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and some cancers. Approximately 950,000 Americans die annually from cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether American adults know which traditional and lifestyle physical activities affect…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Individual Characteristics
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Jason, Leonard A.; Danielewicz, Jennifer; Mesina, Anna – Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 2005
American children spend an average of 6 hours and 32 minutes each day using various forms of media. Research has suggested that this high level of exposure has a negative impact on children's attitudes and behaviors. For example, media violence increases aggression in children, especially video games which allows children to be the aggressor and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Violence, Video Games, Rewards
Eller, James D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The general problem is Native American tribes have high prevalence rates of diabetes. The specific problem is the failure of IHS sites to adopt EHR may cause health care providers to miss critical opportunities to improve screening and triage processes that result in quality improvement. The purpose of the quantitative correlational study was to…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Correlation, Records (Forms), Information Systems
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Overdorf, Virginia – Quest, 2005
This article presents the author's presentation on the 13th Delphine Hanna Commemorative Lecture in 2004. The presentation examines some of the problems and issues that must be addressed in order to promote physical activity in the academy and beyond. While there is no all embracing prescription, the author hopes to offer some suggestions that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Diseases
Kucha, Deloros H. – 1977
A feasibility study was conducted to examine in detail, analyze, and describe the development and operation (system effectiveness and efficiency) of a patient learning center in a MEDDAC, and to provide such information to the Surgeon General for use in planning future health care delivery to military-care eligible beneficiaries. Study objectives…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Programs, Feasibility Studies, Health Facilities
Ramirez, Amelie G.; Cousins, Jennifer C. – 1983
According to recent research, Hispanic women are a "mosaic" population, being characterized not only according to subethnic group (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Spanish speakers from other countries) and social dimension (educational attainment, linguistic facilities, cultural and ethnic self-identification), but also…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Educational Attainment, Females, Geographic Location
Ackerman, Alan; Simkovic, Jeff – 1983
A northern Colorado survey investigated whether migrants have better or worse health than the local poor population. An availability sample of migrants (202 adults, 101 children) was obtained by contacting migrants who had used Sunrise Community Health Center (Greeley, Colorado) within 24 months and by asking them to indicate other migrant…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Dental Evaluation, Diabetes, Economically Disadvantaged
Gary, Lawrence E.; And Others – 1983
This study concerns the help-seeking behavior of black males as it relates to mental health and attempts to identify the day-to-day concerns and problems of black males, describe their help seeking patterns, and make suggestions for future research and policy development to improve black males' mental health. The sample was 142 black males, ages…
Descriptors: Blacks, Emotional Problems, Employment Problems, Family Involvement
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. – 1979
Because ill-clothed, sick, or hungry migrant children learn poorly, the Task Force has emphasized the migrant health situation in 1979. Migrant workers have a 33% shorter life expectancy, a 25% higher infant mortality rate, and a 25% higher death rate from tuberculosis and other communicable diseases than the national average. Common among…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Communicable Diseases
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging. – 1986
Three panels appearing before the Senate Special Committee on Aging discuss the sensitivity of the Administration on Aging to Native Americans, coordination of services between Title II and Title VI of the Older Americans Act, and availability of services under the act. Witnesses recommend language be included in the reauthorization of the Older…
Descriptors: American Indians, Delivery Systems, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Programs
Ramirez, Amelie G.; And Others – 1983
Because of the higher-than-average risk of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes among Hispanics, researchers selected these three health problems as the focus of a "radio novela" intended to increase the health knowledge and awareness of a Hispanic target audience and to stimulate their response to the problems. The replicable health…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Cardiovascular System, Diabetes, Females
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Lamichhane, Archana P.; Mayer-Davis, Elizabeth J.; Puett, Robin; Bottai, Matteo; Porter, Dwayne E.; Liese, Angela D. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: To evaluate the associations of supermarket and fast-food outlet accessibility and availability with dietary intake among youth with diabetes. Design: Subjects' residential location and dietary intake was obtained from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. Food outlet data obtained from the South Carolina Department of Health and…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Nutrition, Diabetes, Food
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Hanni, K. D.; Ahn, D. A.; Winkleby, M. A. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2013
Signal detection analysis was used to evaluate a combination of sociodemographic, acculturation, mental health, health care, and chronic disease risk factors potentially associated with diabetes in a sample of 4,505 semirural Mexican American adults. Overall, 8.9% of adults had been diagnosed with diabetes. The analysis resulted in 12 mutually…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Risk, Mental Health, Hypertension
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