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Rebecca N. Dudovitz
University of California, Los Angeles
PsychologyAdolescent healthJuvenile delinquencyMedicineSocial psychology
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#1Samantha H. Chung (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)
#2Christopher Biely (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 3
Last. Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Access to firearms and perceived unsafe school environments are associated with negative adolescent health outcomes. Whether widespread acceptance of firearms alters these associations, however, is unknown. To address this literature gap, we examined whether peer acceptance of firearms moderates associations between personal firearm access and health outcomes. In 2018–2019, we analyzed Wave I of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (collected 1994–1995) to asses...
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#1Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
#2Carol Teutsch (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 3
Last. Ariella Herman (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 5
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OBJECTIVES: Parental low oral health literacy is thought to contribute to child oral health disparities. Few large-scale interventions can improve oral health literacy for diverse, high-risk populations. We sought to determine whether an oral health literacy intervention aimed at parents of children attending Head Start programs improved oral health literacy and behaviors. METHODS: Staff from 29 Head Start agencies across the country were trained to deliver a parent oral health literacy interven...
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#1Melanie Venegas (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)
#2Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
Last. Sande O. Okelo (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 13
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ABSTRACT Objective Although national asthma guidelines recommend use of validated questionnaires to improve asthma care, little is known about the extent to which these questionnaires are patient-centered. This qualitative study evaluated parent perceptions of a validated asthma questionnaire. Methods We administered the Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument for the Emergency Department (PACCI-ED) to parents of children 2-17 years old presenting to a large urban pediatric ED for ...
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#1Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
#2Myung Shin Sim (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 14
Last. Paul J. Chung (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 26
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ABSTRACT Introduction Untreated vision problems are associated with poor school performance. Whether providing glasses alone improves performance, however, remains unknown. We sought to test whether receiving glasses was associated with improved school performance for low-income minority students in Los Angeles. Methods From 2017-2018, we analyzed achievement marks in mathematics and language arts from 406 1st-5th grade students attending 24 public elementary schools who received glasses through...
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#1Molly C. Easterlin (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 1
#2Paul J. ChungH-Index: 26
Last. Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
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#1Peter Bergman (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 3
#2Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
Last. Mitchell D. Wong (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 26
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Objectives. To test whether providing information to parents about their child’s academic performance and behavior in school will lead to lower rates of adolescent substance use.Methods. We perform...
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#1Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
#2Paul J. ChungH-Index: 26
* Abbreviation: ACE — : adverse childhood experience In the article “Adverse Childhood Experiences and Protective Factors with School Engagement,” Robles et al1 identify several key family and neighborhood protective factors that might help mitigate the effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on school outcomes. Academic performance is 1 of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health, both during childhood2 and throughout the life course.3 There is also increasing evidence that...
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#1Molly C. Easterlin (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 1
#2Paul J. ChungH-Index: 26
Last. Rebecca N. Dudovitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 9
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Importance Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with long-term poor mental health. Less is known about factors that improve long-term mental health among those with ACEs. Objective To evaluate, among those exposed to ACEs, whether team sports participation during adolescence is associated with better mental health in adulthood and whether the association between team sports participation and mental health varies by sex. Design, Setting, and Participants This study used data from 9...
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