Department of Family and Community Medicine

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17 Citations (Scopus)

Excess weight gain prevention in adolescents: Three-year outcome following a randomized controlled trial

Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Shomaker, L. B., Wilfley, D. E., Young, J. F., Sbrocco, T., Stephens, M., Brady, S. M., Galescu, O., Demidowich, A., Olsen, C. H., Kozlosky, M., Reynolds, J. C. & Yanovski, J. A., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 85, 3, p. 218-227 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychotherapy
Weight Gain
Social Adjustment
Anxiety
Randomized Controlled Trials

Executive Function Impairments in Adolescents With Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Watach, A. J., Radcliffe, J., Xanthopoulos, M. S., Novick, M. & Sawyer, A. M., Jul 1 2019, In : Biological Research For Nursing. 21, 4, p. 377-383 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Executive Function
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep
Exercise
9 Citations (Scopus)

Exercise and Secondary Amenorrhoea Linked Through Endogenous Opioids

Ruffin, M., Hunter, R. E. & Arendt, E. A., Jan 1 1990, In : Sports Medicine. 10, 2, p. 65-71 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endorphins
Amenorrhea
Opioid Analgesics
3 Citations (Scopus)

Exercise for patients with COPD: An integral yet underutilized intervention

Butts, J. F., Belfer, M. H. & Gebke, K. B., Jul 25 2013, In : Physician and Sportsmedicine. 41, 1, p. 49-57 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Exercise
Exercise Tolerance
Rehabilitation
Quality of Life

Exploring the impact of a pedometer on body composition and physical fitness in a Cohort of U.S. military medical students: A pilot study

Lystrup, R., West, G. F., Ward, M., Hall, J. & Stephens, M., Jan 1 2015, In : Military medicine. 180, 1, p. 23-25 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Benchmarking
Physical Fitness
Body Composition
Medical Students
Life Style
63 Citations (Scopus)
Equipment and Supplies
Tobacco Products
Electronic Cigarettes
Nicotine
17 Citations (Scopus)

Factors associated with human papillomavirus infection in women encountered in community-based offices.

Reed, B. D., Zazove, P., Gregoire, L., Gorenflo, D. W., Lancaster, W. D. & Ruffin, M., Dec 1 1993, In : Archives of Family Medicine. 2, 12, p. 1239-1248 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Infections
Sexual Partners
Pruritus
Infection
Human papillomavirus 18
37 Citations (Scopus)
triangulation
Caucasian
Early Detection of Cancer
African Americans
Colorectal Neoplasms
82 Citations (Scopus)

Familial Risk for Common Diseases in Primary Care. The Family Healthware™ Impact Trial

O'Neill, S. M., Rubinstein, W. S., Wang, C., Yoon, P. W., Acheson, L. S., Rothrock, N., Starzyk, E. J., Beaumont, J. L., Galliher, J. M. & Ruffin IV, M. T., Jun 1 2009, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 36, 6, p. 506-514 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Coronary Disease
Colorectal Neoplasms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Stroke
50 Citations (Scopus)

Family history and perceptions about risk and prevention for chronic diseases in primary care: A report from the family healthware™ impact trial

Acheson, L. S., Wang, C., Zyzanski, S. J., Lynn, A., Ruffin, M., Gramling, R., Rubinstein, W. S., O'Neill, S. M. & Nease, D. E., Apr 1 2010, In : Genetics in Medicine. 12, 4, p. 212-218 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Chronic Disease
Medical History Taking
Ovarian Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
30 Citations (Scopus)

Family history assessment: Impact on disease risk perceptions

Wang, C., Sen, A., Ruffin, M., Nease, D. E., Gramling, R., Acheson, L. S., O'Neill, S. M. & Rubinstein, W. S., Oct 1 2012, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 43, 4, p. 392-398 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ovarian Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
Stroke
Breast Neoplasms
Health Behavior
5 Citations (Scopus)

Family physicians' knowledge of commonly overused treatments and tests

Maurer, D., Stephens, M., Reamy, B., Crownover, B., Crawford, P. & Chang, T., Sep 1 2014, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 27, 5, p. 699-703 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Physicians
Medicine
Sinusitis
Therapeutics
Papanicolaou Test
6 Citations (Scopus)

Family physicians' knowledge of risk factors for cervical cancer

Ruffin IV, M. T., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Women's Health. 12, 6, p. 561-567 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Physicians
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Physicians
Papanicolaou Test
Geographic Locations
19 Citations (Scopus)

Family practice patients' attitudes toward firearm safety as a preventive medicine issue: A HARNET study

Shaughnessy, A. F., Cincotta, J. A. & Adelman, A., Dec 1 1999, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 12, 5, p. 354-359 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preventive Medicine
Family Practice
Firearms
Safety
Ownership
2 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility of using maternal cancer screening visits to identify adolescent girls eligible for human papillomavirus vaccination

Carlos, R. C., Dempsey, A. F., Resnicow, K., Ruffin, M., Patel, D. A., Straus, C. M., Kure, A. & Dalton, V. K., Dec 1 2010, In : Journal of Women's Health. 19, 12, p. 2271-2275 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear Family
Early Detection of Cancer
Vaccination
Mothers
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
11 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities

Luque, J. S., Roy, S., Tarasenko, Y. N., Ross, L., Johnson, J. & Gwede, C. K., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Cancer Education. 30, 4, p. 623-628 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feasibility Studies
African Americans
Prostatic Neoplasms
Education
Interviews

Fecal short-chain fatty acids are not predictive of colonic tumor status and cannot be predicted based on bacterial community structure

Sze, M. A., Topçuoğlu, B. D., Lesniak, N. A., Ruffin, M. & Schloss, P. D., Jul 1 2019, In : mBio. 10, 4, e01454-19.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bacterial Structures
Volatile Fatty Acids
Neoplasms
Metagenomics
Colorectal Neoplasms
9 Citations (Scopus)

Fellowship training in family medicine: Results of a national survey

Elward, K. S., Goldstein, A. O. & Ruffin, M., 1994, In : Family Medicine. 26, 6, p. 376-381 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicine
Sports Medicine
Geriatrics
Obstetrics
Adolescent Medicine
37 Citations (Scopus)

Fibrolamellar Hepatoma

Ruffin, M., Jan 1 1990, In : The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 85, 5, p. 577-588 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma
Incidence
Neoplasms
48 Citations (Scopus)

First- vs second-trimester ultrasound: the effect on pregnancy dating and perinatal outcomes

Caughey, A. B., Nicholson, J. & Washington, A. E., Jan 1 2008, In : American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 198, 6, p. 703.e1-703.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Second Pregnancy Trimester
Pregnancy
Obstetrics
Pregnancy Rate
First Pregnancy Trimester
25 Citations (Scopus)

Flaxseed-derived enterolactone is inversely associated with tumor cell proliferation in men with localized prostate cancer

Azrad, M., Vollmer, R. T., Madden, J., Dewhirst, M., Polascik, T. J., Snyder, D. C., Ruffin, M. T., Moul, J. W., Brenner, D. E. & Demark-Wahnefried, W., Apr 1 2013, In : Journal of Medicinal Food. 16, 4, p. 357-360 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flax
Prostatic Neoplasms
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
Cell Proliferation
NF-kappa B
108 Citations (Scopus)

Flaxseed supplementation (not dietary fat restriction) reduces prostate cancer proliferation rates in men presurgery

Demark-Wahnefried, W., Polascik, T. J., George, S. L., Switzer, B. R., Madden, J. F., Ruffin IV, M. T., Snyder, D. C., Owzar, K., Hars, V., Albala, D. M., Walther, P. J., Robertson, C. N., Moul, J. W., Dunn, B. K., Brenner, D., Minasian, L., Stella, P. & Vollmer, R. T., Dec 1 2008, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 17, 12, p. 3577-3587 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flax
Dietary Fats
Fat-Restricted Diet
Prostatic Neoplasms
Diet
7 Citations (Scopus)

fmCASES: Collaborative Development of Online Cases to Address Educational Needs.

Leong, S. L., Jan 1 2009, In : Annals of family medicine. 7, 4, p. 374-375 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Clerkship
Computer-Assisted Instruction
Distance Education
Program Development
Clinical Competence

Forward feeding in graduate medical education: Results of a national survey

Decastro, A. O., Mims, L. D., Stephens, M. & Chessman, A. W., Apr 1 2019, In : Family medicine. 51, 4, p. 326-330 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Graduate Medical Education
Fear
Confidentiality
Aptitude
Information Dissemination
2 Citations (Scopus)

Four-year training in family medicine: Strength through versatility using the uniformed services as a model

Stephens, M., Lennon, R., Saguil, A. & Reamy, B. V., Oct 1 2011, In : Family medicine. 43, 9, p. 664-666 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicine
Family Physicians
Internship and Residency
Military Medicine
Primary Health Care
22 Citations (Scopus)
Medical Students
Longitudinal Studies
medical student
longitudinal study
Students
28 Citations (Scopus)

Gas gangrene: Potential for hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Stephens, M., Jan 1 1996, In : Postgraduate medicine. 99, 4, p. 217-224 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas Gangrene
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Debridement
Therapeutics
Oxygen
4 Citations (Scopus)

Gay and Bisexual Men's Willingness to Use a Self-Collected Anal Cancer Screening Test

Thompson, J. A., Reiter, P. L., McRee, A. L., Moss, J. L. & Brewer, N. T., Oct 29 2015, In : Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 19, 4, p. 354-361 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anus Neoplasms
Early Detection of Cancer
Odds Ratio
Sexual Minorities
Cross-Sectional Studies
20 Citations (Scopus)

Gene expression profile of cervical tissue compared to exfoliated cells: Impact on biomarker discovery

Steinau, M., Lee, D. R., Rajeevan, M. S., Vernon, S. D., Ruffin, M. & Unger, E. R., Jan 1 2005, In : BMC genomics. 6, 64.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transcriptome
Biomarkers
Genes
Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzymes
Gene Expression
76 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic taste markers and preferences for vegetables and fruit of female breast care patients

Drewnowski, A., Henderson, S. A., Hann, C. S., Berg, W. A. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2000, In : Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 100, 2, p. 191-197 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

propylthiouracil
Propylthiouracil
patient care
Genetic Markers
Vegetables

Geographic disparities in cancer screening and fatalism among a nationally representative sample of US adults

Moss, J. L., Ehrenkranz, R., Perez, L. G., Hair, B. Y. & Julian, A. K., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 73, 12, p. 1128-1135 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
United States Department of Agriculture
Architectural Accessibility

Getting injured runners back on track

Butts, J. & Gebke, K. B., Oct 1 2011, In : Journal of Family Practice. 60, 10, p. 646-652 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metatarsalgia
Plantar Fasciitis
Foot Injuries
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Tendinopathy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Glycated hemoglobin differences among blog-reading adults with type 1 diabetes compared with those who do not read blogs: Cross-sectional study

Oser, S. M., Stuckey, H. L., Parascando, J. A., McGinley, E. L., Berg, A. & Oser, T. K., Apr 2019, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 21, 4, e13634.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Blogging
Glycosylated Hemoglobin A
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Reading
Cross-Sectional Studies
63 Citations (Scopus)

Glycoprotein biomarker panel for pancreatic cancer discovered by quantitative proteomics analysis

Nie, S., Lo, A., Wu, J., Zhu, J., Tan, Z., Simeone, D. M., Anderson, M. A., Shedden, K. A., Ruffin, M. T. & Lubman, D. M., Apr 4 2014, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 13, 4, p. 1873-1884 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomarkers
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Proteomics
Glycoproteins
Area Under Curve
11 Citations (Scopus)

Has diversity increased in orthopaedic residency programs since 1995? General

Daniels, E. W., French, K., Murphy, L. A. & Grant, R. E., Jan 1 2012, In : Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 470, 8, p. 2319-2324 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internship and Residency
Orthopedics
Health Communication
Hispanic Americans
Research
11 Citations (Scopus)

Hazards associated with sitting and carrying devices for children two years and younger

Batra, E., Midgett, J. D. & Moon, R. Y., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 167, 1, p. 183-187 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies
Asphyxia
Consumer Product Safety
Chin
Caregivers
26 Citations (Scopus)

Health Behaviors Associated With Use of Body Building, Weight Loss, and Performance Enhancing Supplements

Kao, T. C., Deuster, P. A., Burnett, D. & Stephens, M., May 1 2012, In : Annals of Epidemiology. 22, 5, p. 331-339 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
Weight Loss
Body Weight
Dietary Supplements
Logistic Models
18 Citations (Scopus)

Health beliefs among individuals at increased familial risk for type 2 diabetes: Implications for prevention

Dorman, J. S., Valdez, R., Liu, T., Wang, C., Rubinstein, W. S., O'Neill, S. M., Acheson, L. S., Ruffin, M. & Khoury, M. J., May 1 2012, In : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 96, 2, p. 156-162 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Coronary Disease
Stroke
Health
Blood Vessels
1 Citation (Scopus)

Health characteristics of the Wayuu indigenous people

Lennon, R., Lopez, K. C. O., Socha, J. A. M., Montealegre, F. E. G., Chandler, J. W., Sweet, N. N., Hawley, L. A., Smith, D. K. & Sanchack, K. E., Jul 1 2019, In : Military medicine. 184, 7-8, p. E230-E235 usz021.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health
Population
Primary Health Care
Weights and Measures
Colombia
9 Citations (Scopus)

Health perceptions and levels of attachment: Owners and pets exercising together

Stephens, M., Wilson, C. C., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H. & Byers, C. G., Nov 1 2012, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 25, 6, p. 923-926 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pets
Health Status
Dogs
Social Support
Canidae
Cyclooxygenase 2
Dietary Supplements
Dinoprostone
Fatty Acids
Genes
101 Citations (Scopus)
Hockey
Hip
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Groin
Pelvis
50 Citations (Scopus)

High school soccer players with concussion education are more likely to notify their coach of a suspected concussion

Bramley, H., Patrick, K., Lehman, E. & Silvis, M., Apr 1 2012, In : Clinical Pediatrics. 51, 4, p. 332-336 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soccer
Education
Athletes
Sports
Wounds and Injuries
32 Citations (Scopus)

High vegetable and fruit diet intervention in premenopausal women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Rock, C. L., Moskowitz, A., Huizar, B., Saenz, C. C., Clark, J. T., Daly, T. L., Chin, H., Behling, C. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2001, In : Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 101, 10, p. 1167-1174 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
homocysteine
Vegetables
Fruit
carotenoids
6 Citations (Scopus)

History of weight control attempts among adolescent girls with loss of control eating

Vannucci, A., Shomaker, L. B., Field, S. E., Sbrocco, T., Stephens, M., Kozlosky, M., Reynolds, J. C., Yanovski, J. A. & Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Jan 1 2014, In : Health Psychology. 33, 5, p. 419-423 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eating
Weights and Measures
History
Obesity
Psychopathology
19 Citations (Scopus)

House call practices: A comparison by specialty

Adelman, A., Fredman, L. & Knight, A. L., 1994, In : Journal of Family Practice. 39, 1, p. 39-44 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

House Calls
Physicians
Family Physicians
Pediatrics
Family Practice
8 Citations (Scopus)

House call practices among young family physicians

Knight, A. L., Adelman, A. & Sobal, J., Dec 1 1989, In : Journal of Family Practice. 29, 6, p. 638-642 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

House Calls
Family Physicians
Internship and Residency
Physicians
Family Practice
38 Citations (Scopus)

How Well Do Customers of Direct-to-Consumer Personal Genomic Testing Services Comprehend Genetic Test Results? Findings from the Impact of Personal Genomics Study for the PGen Study Group

Ostergren, J. E., Gornick, M. C., Carere, D. A., Kalia, S. S., Uhlmann, W. R., Ruffin, M. T., Mountain, J. L., Green, R. C. & Roberts, J. S., Jul 25 2015, In : Public health genomics. 18, 4, p. 216-224 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Services
Genomics
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Hispanic Americans
Phenylketonurias
9 Citations (Scopus)

HPV Prevalence among Women from Appalachia: Results from the CARE Project

Reiter, P. L., Katz, M. L., Ruffin, M., Hade, E. M., DeGraffenreid, C. R., Patel, D. A., Paskett, E. D. & Unger, E. R., Aug 30 2013, In : PloS one. 8, 8, e74276.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appalachian Region
Appalachian region
Papillomaviridae
education
Education
12 Citations (Scopus)

HPV vaccine for teen boys: Dyadic analysis of parents' and sons' beliefs and willingness

Moss, J., Reiter, P. L. & Brewer, N. T., Sep 1 2015, In : Preventive Medicine. 78, p. 65-71 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Vaccines
Nuclear Family
Parents
Papillomavirus Infections
Emotions