1. Development and validation of the comprehensive health activities scale: a new approach to health literacy measurement.

    Journal of Health Communication 20(2):157 (2015) PMID 25375025 PMCID PMC4346471

    Current health literacy measures have been criticized for solely measuring reading and numeracy skills when a broader set of skills is necessary for making informed health decisions, especially when information is often conveyed verbally and through multimedia video. The authors devised 9 health...
  2. The prostate gland: a review of its anatomy, pathology, and treatment.

    JAMA 312(5):562 (2014) PMID 25096708

  3. The prostate gland: a review of its anatomy, pathology, and treatment.

    JAMA 312(5):562 (2014) PMID 25096708

  4. Transformational teaching and adolescent physical activity: multilevel and mediational effects.

    International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 21(3):537 (2014) PMID 23760732

    Regular physical activity is associated with a range of physical and psychological health benefits. In North America the majority of adolescents are insufficiently active. The purpose of this study was to examine the prospective relationship between adolescents' perceptions of transformational l...
  5. Transformational teaching and adolescent physical activity: multilevel and mediational effects.

    International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 21(3):537 (2014) PMID 23760732

    Regular physical activity is associated with a range of physical and psychological health benefits. In North America the majority of adolescents are insufficiently active. The purpose of this study was to examine the prospective relationship between adolescents' perceptions of transformational l...
  6. The association of health literacy with illness and medication beliefs among older adults with asthma.

    Patient Education and Counseling 92(2):273 (2013) PMID 23523196 PMCID PMC3720706

    Suboptimal health literacy (HL) and asthma beliefs are associated with poor asthma self-management and outcomes. We tested the hypothesis that low HL is associated with inaccurate beliefs. Asthmatics ≥60 were recruited from hospital and community practices in New York, NY and Chicago, IL (n=420)...
  7. Depressive symptoms, low adherence, and poor asthma outcomes in the elderly.

    Journal of Asthma 50(3):260 (2013) PMID 23294120

    To examine the impact of depressive symptoms on asthma outcomes and medication adherence in inner-city elderly patients with asthma. Cohort study of elderly asthmatics receiving primary care at three clinics in New York City and Chicago from 1 January 2010 to 1 January 2012. Depressive symptoms ...
  8. Literacy and race as risk factors for low rates of advance directives in older adults.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(3):403 (2013) PMID 23379361 PMCID PMC3891653

    To examine the effect of the relationship between literacy and other individual-level factors on having an advance directive (AD). Face-to-face structured interview. Participants were recruited from an academic general internal medicine clinic and one of four federally qualified health centers i...
  9. Asthma beliefs are associated with medication adherence in older asthmatics.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 28(1):67 (2013) PMID 22878848 PMCID PMC3539042

    Empirical research and health policies on asthma have focused on children and young adults, even though asthma morbidity and mortality are higher among older asthmatics. To explore the relationship of asthma-related beliefs and self-reported controller medication adherence in older asthmatics. A...
  10. Usability of FDA-approved medication guides.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 27(12):1714 (2012) PMID 22566170 PMCID PMC3509312

    Medication guides are required documents to be distributed to patients in order to convey serious risks associated with certain prescribed medicines. Little is known about the effectiveness of this information to adequately inform patients on safe use. To examine the readability, suitability, an...
  11. The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55(10):1074 (2012) PMID 22965407 PMCID PMC3891652

    Successful bowel preparation is important for safe, efficacious, cost-effective colonoscopy procedures; however, poor preparation is common. We sought to determine whether there was an association between health literacy and comprehension of typical written instructions on how to prepare for a c...
  12. Literacy, cognitive function, and health: results of the LitCog study.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 27(10):1300 (2012) PMID 22566171 PMCID PMC3445686

    Emerging evidence suggests the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes could be explained by cognitive abilities. To investigate to what degree cognitive skills explain associations between health literacy, performance on common health tasks, and functional health status. Two fa...
  13. The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55(10):1074 (2012) PMID 22965407 PMCID PMC3891652

    Successful bowel preparation is important for safe, efficacious, cost-effective colonoscopy procedures; however, poor preparation is common. We sought to determine whether there was an association between health literacy and comprehension of typical written instructions on how to prepare for a c...
  14. The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55(10):1074 (2012) PMID 22965407 PMCID PMC3891652

    Successful bowel preparation is important for safe, efficacious, cost-effective colonoscopy procedures; however, poor preparation is common. We sought to determine whether there was an association between health literacy and comprehension of typical written instructions on how to prepare for a c...
  15. Literacy, cognitive function, and health: results of the LitCog study.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 27(10):1300 (2012) PMID 22566171 PMCID PMC3445686

    Emerging evidence suggests the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes could be explained by cognitive abilities. To investigate to what degree cognitive skills explain associations between health literacy, performance on common health tasks, and functional health status. Two fa...
  16. The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55(10):1074 (2012) PMID 22965407 PMCID PMC3891652

    Successful bowel preparation is important for safe, efficacious, cost-effective colonoscopy procedures; however, poor preparation is common. We sought to determine whether there was an association between health literacy and comprehension of typical written instructions on how to prepare for a c...
  17. The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55(10):1074 (2012) PMID 22965407 PMCID PMC3891652

    Successful bowel preparation is important for safe, efficacious, cost-effective colonoscopy procedures; however, poor preparation is common. We sought to determine whether there was an association between health literacy and comprehension of typical written instructions on how to prepare for a c...
  18. The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55(10):1074 (2012) PMID 22965407 PMCID PMC3891652

    Successful bowel preparation is important for safe, efficacious, cost-effective colonoscopy procedures; however, poor preparation is common. We sought to determine whether there was an association between health literacy and comprehension of typical written instructions on how to prepare for a c...
  19. The influence of health literacy on comprehension of a colonoscopy preparation information leaflet.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 55(10):1074 (2012) PMID 22965407 PMCID PMC3891652

    Successful bowel preparation is important for safe, efficacious, cost-effective colonoscopy procedures; however, poor preparation is common. We sought to determine whether there was an association between health literacy and comprehension of typical written instructions on how to prepare for a c...
  20. Comparative analysis of print and multimedia health materials: a review of the literature.

    Patient Education and Counseling 89(1):7 (2012) PMID 22770949

    Evaluate the evidence regarding the relative effectiveness of multimedia and print as modes of dissemination for patient education materials; examine whether development of these materials addressed health literacy. A structured literature review utilizing Medline, PsycInfo, and the Cumulative I...