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Peter S. Houts
Pennsylvania State University
74Publications
31H-index
3,851Citations
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#1Robert E. GrossH-Index: 64
#2Scarlett L. BellamyH-Index: 38
Last.Brian L. StromH-Index: 96
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#1Robert E. GrossH-Index: 64
#2Scarlett L. Bellamy (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 38
Last.James C. Coyne (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 77
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Depression and depressive symptoms predict poor adherence to medical therapy, but the association is complex, nonspecific, and difficult to interpret. Understanding this association may help to identify the mechanism explaining the results of interventions that improve both medical therapy adherence and depressive symptoms as well as determine the importance of targeting depression in adherence interventions. We previously demonstrated that Managed Problem Solving (MAPS) focused on HIV medicatio...
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#1Robert E. GrossH-Index: 64
#2Scarlett L. Bellamy (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 38
Last.Brian L. Strom (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 96
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Background Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is critical to successful treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Few interventions have been demonstrated to improve both adherence and virologic outcomes. We sought to determine whether an intervention derived from problem solving theory, Managed Problem Solving (MAPS), would improve antiretroviral outcomes. Methods We conducted a randomized investigator blind trial of MAPS compared with usual care in HIV-1 infected individuals at 3 HIV c...
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#1Julia A. BucherH-Index: 7
#2Peter S. HoutsH-Index: 31
Last.Terri AdesH-Index: 1
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Offers manageable solutions to the many conditions and situations caregivers may face, from physical and emotional conditions, to dealing with health care providers and insurance carriers, to taking care of their own needs. It offers thorough, concise checklists, questions to ask the doctor, signs and symptoms to note, and where and when to turn for more help.
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#1Peter S. Houts (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 31
#2Vernon McDougallH-Index: 2
This study compared the mental health, attitudes, and smoking behaviors of 133 workers who had been informed of health risks from exposure to toxic materials on the job with 137 workers who worked in similar conditions but who had not been told that their health was at risk because of exposure to toxic materials. The informed workers reported more health problems than controls, but there were no significant differences between the informed and uninformed groups in mental health, attitudes toward...
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#1Ann C. Klassen (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 25
#2Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 46
Last.Celeste Marie Torio (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 3
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We examined participation and dietary change among women participants in a community-based nutrition education program, to determine whether intervention results differed by participant body size. Four dietary indicators (daily servings of fruits and vegetables, total calories, calories from fat, and Healthy Eating Index score) were assessed from 24-h recalls taken before, immediately after, and 4 months after a seven-session nutritional education program, from 156 African-American women age 20–...
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#1Frances K. BargH-Index: 33
#2Peter F. Cronholm (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 21
Last.Steven C. Palmer (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 23
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BACKGROUND. The purpose of the current study was to identify unmet psychosocial needs of cancer survivors, understand the distribution of needs across subgroups, and compare unmet needs in 2005 with those identified by Houts et al. in 1986. METHODS. Using a sequential mixed methods design, qualitative interviews were conducted with 32 cancer survivors or family members to identify the psychosocial needs of people from the time of cancer diagnosis through survivorship. These data were used to mod...
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#1Peter S. Houts (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 31
#2Cecilia C. DoakH-Index: 6
Last.Matthew Loscalzo (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 18
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#1Peter S. Houts (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 31
#2Sharada Shankar (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 9
Last.Ellen B. Robinson (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 2
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Dietary patterns among low-income African Americans are associated with high cancer incidence and mortality. Dietary fiber consumption, especially from fruits and vegetables sources, is low in this population, and intakes of fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt are high. Consequently, there is a need for effective nutrition education programs for this population. But changing eating behaviors is difficult in any population, and 2 problems that make change especially difficult for this group...
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#1Sharada Shankar (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 9
#2Ann C. Klassen (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 25
Last.Lei Zhang (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 1
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We designed, implemented and evaluated an educational intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among urban African-American women. Women aged 20-50 years (n = 212) from 11 public housing communities participated in seven 90-min classes with a professional nutritionist. Our prospective pre- and post-test design, with 4-month follow-up, assessed the relationship between attendance and dietary change, using three 24-hour recalls per time point. Mean change in average daily dietary v...
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