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National patterns of physician management of sleep apnea and treatment among patients with hypertension

colleague, Dr. Stephen Williams, for his feedback on later stages of the manuscript. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Rebecca Robbins, Azizi Seixas, Girardin Jean-Louis, David M. Rapoport, Joseph A

Tailored approach to sleep health education (TASHE): study protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial

. Allegrante Alwyn Cohall Gbenga Ogedgebe 0 Girardin Jean-Louis 0 0 Department of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior, Center for Healthful Behavior Change, NYU Medical Center , New York, NY 10016

Differential increase in prevalence estimates of inadequate sleep among black and white Americans

Background The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) was used to ascertain whether increases in inadequate sleep differentially affected black and white Americans. We tested the hypothesis that prevalence estimates of inadequate sleep were consistently greater among blacks, and that temporal changes have affected these two strata differentially. Methods NHIS is an ongoing cross...

Effect of birthplace on cardiometabolic risk among blacks in the Metabolic Syndrome Outcome Study (MetSO)

Background Metabolic syndrome poses an increased global burden of disease and causes immense financial burden, warranting heightened public health attention. The present study assessed the prevalence and severity of cardiometabolic risk among foreign-born versus US-born blacks, while exploring potential gender-based effects. Methods A total of 1035 patients from the Metabolic...

Associations between inadequate sleep and obesity in the US adult population: analysis of the national health interview survey (1977–2009)

Background Epidemiologic studies show a curvilinear relationship between inadequate sleep (< 7 or > 8 hours) and obesity (Body Mass Index > 30 kg/m2), which have enormous public health impact. Methods Using data from the National Health Interview Survey, an ongoing nationally representative cross-sectional study of non-institutionalized US adults (≥18 years) (1977 through 2009...

Excessive daytime sleepiness and adherence to antihypertensive medications among Blacks: analysis of the counseling African Americans to control hypertension (CAATCH) trial

Girardin Jean-Louis,1 Abhishek Pandey,2 Joseph Ravenell,1 Carla Boutin-Foster,3 Gbenga Ogedegbe1 1Center for Healthful Behavior Change, Division of Internal Medicine, NYU Medical Center, New York ... girardin Jean-louis 1 Joseph ravenell 1 carla Boutin-Foster 3 gbenga Ogedegbe 1 Background: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) often occurs as a result of insufficient sleep, sleep apnea, illicit substance

Association between visual impairment and sleep duration: analysis of the 2009 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Background Visual impairment (VI) is associated with increased mortality and health factors such as depression and cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologic studies consistently show associations between sleep duration with adverse health outcomes, but these have not systematically considered the influence of VI. The aim of this study was to ascertain the independent association...

Telephone-delivered behavioral intervention among blacks with sleep apnea and metabolic syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Background Lack of adherence to recommended treatment for obstructive sleep apnea remains an ongoing public health challenge. Despite evidence that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective and improves overall quality of life, adherence with the use of CPAP in certain racial/ethnic groups, especially blacks, is suboptimal. Evidence indicates that the incidence and...

Comparative effectiveness of home blood pressure telemonitoring (HBPTM) plus nurse case management versus HBPTM alone among Black and Hispanic stroke survivors: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

for a randomized controlled trial Tanya M Spruill 0 Olajide Williams Jeanne A Teresi Susan Lehrer Liliana Pezzin Salina P Waddy Ronald M Lazar Stephen K Williams 0 Girardin Jean-Louis 0 Joseph

Ethnicity, sleep, mood, and illumination in postmenopausal women

Background This study examined how ethnic differences in sleep and depression were related to environmental illumination and circadian rhythms. Methods In an ancillary study to the Women's Health Initiative, 459 postmenopausal women were recorded for one week in their homes, using wrist monitors. Sleep and illumination experience were estimated. Depression was self-rated with a...