Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Spring/Summer 2012 Return to Outlook Main page »

Newest Articles from Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine

SBM's two journals, Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine (TBM), continuously publish articles online, many of which become available before issues are printed.

SBM members who have paid their 2012 membership dues are able to access the full text of all Annals and TBM articles via the SBM website by following the steps below.

  1. Go to the Members Only section of the SBM website: https://www.sbm.org/membership/members
  2. Log in with your username and password
  3. Click on the Journals link (listed fourth in the list of Member Benefits)
  4. Click on the title of the journal which you would like to electronically access

To check if you are a current member of SBM, or if you are having trouble accessing the journals online, please contact the national office at info@sbm.org or 414-918-3156.

The Five most recently published Annals and TBM articles online are listed below.

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Social Influence and Adolescent Health-Related Physical Activity in Structured and Unstructured Settings: Role of Channel and Type
Authors: Kevin S. Spink, Kathleen S. Wilson and Jocelyn Ulvick
Abstract: Social influence channels (e.g., parents) and types (e.g., compliance) have each been related to physical activity independently, but little is known about how these two categories of influence may operate in combination. This study examined the relationships between various combinations of social influence and physical activity among youth across structured and unstructured settings. Adolescents (N = 304), classified as high or low active, reported the social influence combinations they received for being active. Participants identified three channels and three types of influence associated with being active. For structured activity, compliance with peers and significant others predicted membership in the high active group (values of p < .001). In the unstructured setting, peer compliance (p = .009) and conformity (p = .019) were associated with active group membership. These findings reinforce considering both setting, as well as the channel/type combinations of social influence, when examining health-related physical activity.

Erratum to: Predicting Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake in Young Adult Women: Comparing the Health Belief Model and Theory of Planned Behavior
Authors: Mary A. Gerend and Janet E. Shepherd
Abstract: None. See full article.

Childhood Abuse and Inflammatory Responses to Daily Stressors
Authors: Jean-Philippe Gouin, Ronald Glaser, William B. Malarkey, David Beversdorf and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser
Abstract: Childhood abuse leads to greater morbidity and mortality in adulthood. Dysregulated physiological stress responses may underlie the greater health risk among abused individuals. This study evaluated the impact of childhood abuse on inflammatory responses to naturalistically occurring daily stressors. In this cross-sectional study of 130 older adults, recent daily stressors and childhood abuse history were evaluated using the Daily Inventory of Stressful Events and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. Blood samples provided data on circulating interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and C-reactive protein (CRP). Childhood abuse history moderated IL-6 levels but not TNF-α and CRP responses to daily stressors. Individuals with a childhood abuse history who experienced multiple stressors in the past 24 h had IL-6 levels 2.35 times greater than those of participants who reported multiple daily stressors but no early abuse history. Childhood abuse substantially enhances IL-6 responses to daily stressors in adulthood.

You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye (to Physical Inactivity!): A Comment on Irwin et al.
Authors: Paul A. Estabrooks and Mark R. Beauchamp
Abstract: None. See full article

Multisystemic Therapy Compared to Telephone Support for Youth with Poorly Controlled Diabetes: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Authors: Deborah A. Ellis, Sylvie Naar-King, Xinguang Chen, Kathleen Moltz and Phillippe B. Cunningham, et al.
Abstract: Few interventions have effectively improved health outcomes among youth with diabetes in chronic poor metabolic control. This study aims to determine whether multisystemic therapy (MST), an intensive, home-based, tailored family treatment, was superior to weekly telephone support for improving regimen adherence and metabolic control among adolescents with chronic poor metabolic control. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 146 adolescents with types 1 or 2 diabetes. Data were collected at baseline, 7 months (treatment termination), and 12 months (6 months follow-up). Adolescents receiving MST had significantly improved metabolic control at 7 (1.01 % decrease) and 12 months (0.74 % decrease) compared to adolescents in telephone support. Parents of adolescents receiving MST reported significant improvements in adolescent adherence. However, adolescent-reported adherence was unchanged. MST improved health outcomes among adolescents with chronic poor metabolic control when compared to telephone support. Home-based approaches may provide a viable means to improve access to behavioral interventions for such youth.

Translational Behavioral Medicine

News from the CDC: Integrating Behavioral Health into the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Authors: Farah M Chowdhury, Michael Kulcsar, Siobhan Gilchrist and Nikki A Hawkins
Abstract: None. See full article

News from NIH: the patient-centered medical home
Authors: Bradford W Hesse, Wendy J Nilsen and Christine M Hunter
Abstract: None. See full article

Mental health, substance abuse, and health behavior intervention as part of the patient-centered medical home: a case study
Authors: Jessica Young, Jennifer Gilwee, Melissa Holman, Randall Messier and Mark Kelly, et al.
Abstract: Currently integrating mental health, substance abuse, and health behavior into Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) is being advocated with increasing frequency. There are no current reports describing efforts to accomplish this. A theory-based project was developed to integrate mental health, substance abuse, and health behavior services into the fabric and culture of an NCQA-certified level-three PCMH using funding from the Vermont legislature. A mixed methods case report of data from the first 34 months reviews planning, development, implementation, care model, information technology (IT), and data collection, and reports results using the elements of a RE-AIM framework. Early accomplishment of most RE-AIM dimensions is observed. Implementation remains a struggle, specifically the questions of role responsibilities, form, and financing. This effort is a successful pilot implementation of the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model in the PCMH with the potential for dissemination toward additional implementation and a model for a comparative effectiveness trial.

Integrating behavioral health services within military health system: a model for opportunities and challenges
Authors: Amy A. Eyler
Abstract: Policy Brief. See full article.

Process of diffusing cancer survivorship care into oncology practice
Authors: Irene Tessaro, Marci K Campbell, Shannon Golden, Mindy Gellin and Mary McCabe, et al.
Abstract: The LIVESTRONG Centers of Excellence were funded to increase the effectiveness of survivorship care in oncology practice. This study describes the ongoing process of adopting and implementing survivorship care using the framework of the diffusion of innovation theory of change. Primary data collection included telephone interviews with 39 members from the eight centers and site visits. Organizational characteristics, overall progress, and challenges for implementation were collected from proposals and annual reports. Creating an awareness of cancer survivorship care was a major accomplishment (relative advantage). Adoption depended on the fit within the cancer center (compatibility), and changed over time based on trial and error (trialability). Implementing survivorship care within the existing culture of oncology and breaking down resistance to change was a lengthy process (complexity). Survivorship care became sustainable as it became reimbursed, and more new patients were seen (observability). Innovators and early adopters were crucial to success. Diffusion of innovation theory can provide a strategy to evaluate adoption and implementation of cancer survivorship programs into clinical practice.