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Irena Stepanikova
University of Alabama at Birmingham
20Publications
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#1Gabriela R. Oates (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 6
#2Irena Stepanikova (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 7
Last.COPDGene InvestigatorsH-Index: 4
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#1Gabriela R. Oates (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 6
#2Irena Stepanikova (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 7
Last.William T. Harris (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 13
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BACKGROUND: Historically, studies of adherence to airway clearance therapy in cystic fibrosis (CF) have relied on self-reporting. We compared self-reported airway clearance therapy adherence to actual usage data from home high-frequency chest wall compressions (HFCWC) vests and identified factors associated with overestimation of adherence in self-reports. METHODS: Pediatric patients who perform airway clearance therapy with a HFCWC vest were eligible to participate. Objective adherence data wer...
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#1Irena Stepanikova (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 7
#2Karen Powroznik (Stanford University)H-Index: 1
Last.Ginna LaportH-Index: 1
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Introduction This study examines caregiver quality of life (CQOL) 3–26 years after autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for patients with lymphoma. Using a framework that views the patient-caregiver dyad as a system of mutual influence, we argue that CQOL is associated with survivor functional health status and sense of personal control.
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#1Irena Stepanikova (Masaryk University)H-Index: 7
#2Elizabeth H. Baker (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 9
Last.Lubomír Kukla (Masaryk University)H-Index: 10
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AbstractThere is evidence of transmission of stress-related dysregulation from parents to offspring during early developmental stages, leading to adverse health outcomes. This study investigates whether perinatal stress is linked to the risk of infectious diseases in children aged 7–11 years. We hypothesize that stress exposure during pregnancy and the first 6 months after birth independently predict common infectious diseases. Data are obtained from ELSPAC-CZ, a prospective birth cohort. Matern...
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#1Gabriel S. Tajeu (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 10
#2Jewell H. Halanych (UA: University of Alabama)H-Index: 18
Last.Andrea Cherrington (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Background Racial bias is associated with suboptimal healthcare treatment for minorities. Research focuses on bias among physicians rather than non-physician healthcare staff (e.g., receptionists). Patients spend considerable amounts of time with non-physician staff. Therefore, we investigate differences in implicit and explicit racial bias by healthcare staff race and occupation using the Implicit Association Test and Modern Racism Scale, respectively. Methods Staff (n = 107) were recr...
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#1Gabriela R. Oates (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 6
#2Bryant W. Hamby (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 4
Last.Mark T. Dransfield (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 41
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ABSTRACTAdherence to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is low. Previous studies have focused on clinical predictors of PR completion. We aimed to identify social determinants of adherence to PR. A cross-sectional analysis of a database of COPD patients (N = 455) in an outpatient PR program was performed. Adherence, a ratio of attended-to-prescribed sessions, was coded as low ( 85%). Individual-level measures included age, sex, race, BMI, smoking status, pack-years, baseline 6-minute walk distance (6...
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#1Irena Stepanikova (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 7
#2Karen Powroznik (Stanford University)H-Index: 1
Last.Ginna LaportH-Index: 1
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Abstract Objective Little is known about how long-term cancer survivors adapt in the realm of work and finances, and whether there are differences in these adaptations based on overall health status. We hypothesize that survivors with better health-related quality of life (HQL) have better work and financial outcomes. Study design Cross-sectional study with 200 adult recipients of autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) 3–26 years after transplant using self-administered questionnair...
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#1Irena Stepanikova (UA: University of Alabama)H-Index: 7
#2Lubomír Kukla (Masaryk University)H-Index: 10
Objectives The role of perceived discrimination in postpartum depression is largely unknown. We investigate whether perceived discrimination reported in pregnancy contributes to postpartum depression, and whether its impact varies by education level. Methods Prospective data are a part of European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood, the Czech Republic. Surveys were collected in mid-pregnancy and at 6 months after delivery. Depression was measured using Edinburgh Postnatal Depression S...
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#1Irena Stepanikova (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 7
#2Gabriela R. Oates (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 6
Last.Lori Brand Bateman (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 4
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ABSTRACTObjective: This study investigates the associations of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with markers of systemic inflammation in midlife by race and gender.Design: Data were obtained from the Survey of Midlife in the United States, a cross-sectional, observational study of Americans 35 years old or older (White men: N = 410; White women: N = 490; Black men: N = 58; Black women: N = 117). Inflammation was measured by concentrations of fibrinogen and C-reactive protein (C...
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