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Publication Title: 
American Journal of Surgery

BACKGROUND: Interest in complementary therapies in the United States is rising. We sought to characterize the use of complementary therapies among our cancer patients in our community and analyze differences in use between patients with breast versus those with other primary tumor sites. METHODS: A survey of 1,935 randomly selected patients from the tumor registry was performed. A questionnaire was mailed to 935 breast cancer patients and 1,000 patients with other primary site diagnoses. RESULTS: There were 617 responses (288 breast, 329 other).

Author(s): 
Morris, K. T.
Johnson, N.
Homer, L.
Walts, D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Past studies have suggested that weight loss history is associated with subsequent weight loss. However, questions remain whether method and amount of weight lost in previous attempts impacts current weight loss efforts. This study utilized data from the Weight Loss Maintenance Trial to examine the association between weight loss history and weight loss outcomes in a diverse sample of high-risk individuals. Multivariate regression analysis was conducted to determine which specific aspects of weight loss history predict change in weight during a 6-month weight loss intervention.

Author(s): 
Myers, Valerie H.
McVay, Megan A.
Champagne, Catherine M.
Hollis, Jack F.
Coughlin, Janelle W.
Funk, Kristine L.
Gullion, Christina M.
Jerome, Gerald J.
Loria, Catherine M.
Samuel-Hodge, Carmen D.
Stevens, Victor J.
Svetkey, Laura P.
Brantley, Phillip J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to implement and evaluate a course on "wellness concepts" for chiropractic students, emphasizing national goals and evidence-based practices for health promotion and prevention. METHODS: Teaching methods included traditional lecture discussions and experiential activities, including objectives described in Healthy People 2010. Evaluation included pre- and posttests of students' familiarity with and intention to use key concepts, resources, and practices; item analysis of multiple choice exams; and a qualitative survey.

Author(s): 
Hawk, Cheryl
Rupert, Ronald L.
Hyland, John K.
Odhwani, Anjum
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to implement and evaluate a course on "wellness concepts" for chiropractic students, emphasizing national goals and evidence-based practices for health promotion and prevention. METHODS: Teaching methods included traditional lecture discussions and experiential activities, including objectives described in Healthy People 2010. Evaluation included pre- and posttests of students' familiarity with and intention to use key concepts, resources, and practices; item analysis of multiple choice exams; and a qualitative survey.

Author(s): 
Hawk, Cheryl
Rupert, Ronald L.
Hyland, John K.
Odhwani, Anjum
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the familiarity with and stated advocacy of Healthy People 2010 objectives by member doctors of the Mississippi Chiropractic Association. METHODS: Peer experts established face validity of a questionnaire regarding the Leading Health Indicators. This survey was distributed to 157 Mississippi Chiropractic Association members in 2009 during a conference and a follow-up by postal mail. RESULTS: Most doctors of chiropractic in the sample (n = 68, or 43% response) consider themselves wellness-oriented health care providers.

Author(s): 
Leach, Robert A.
Cossman, Ronald E.
Yates, Joyce M.
Publication Title: 
Perceptual and Motor Skills

The relations of achievement goal theory constructs and physical self-perceptions were explored with 225 students (91 men, 109 women, and 25 nonindicators; M age=23.5 yr., SD=9.2), enrolled in basic physical activity classes (aerobics, weight training, modern dance, badminton, yoga, tai chi, basketball, racquetball, gymnastics, bowling, aquatone, and step aerobics) in a university setting.

Author(s): 
Newton, Maria
Detling, Nicole
Kilgore, Jennifer
Bernhardt, Paul
Publication Title: 
Journal of Palliative Medicine

Although dyspnea is frequently encountered in the palliative care setting, its optimal management remains uncertain. Clinical approaches begin with accurate assessment, as delineated in part one of this two-part series. Comprehensive dyspnea assessment, which encompasses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of this complex symptom, guide the clinician in choosing therapeutic approaches herein presented as part two.

Author(s): 
Kamal, Arif H.
Maguire, Jennifer M.
Wheeler, Jane L.
Currow, David C.
Abernethy, Amy P.

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