Carl Fertman

Carl Fertman
University of Pittsburgh | Pitt · Department of Health and Human Development

Ph.D., MCHES

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The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) proudly announces the availability of the third edition of its textbook, Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice. The 432-page textbook is an essential reference for undergraduate and graduate students in health education, public health, nursing, allied health, and other medical professions...
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Purpose: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is underutilized with only 8-31% of eligible patients participating. Lack of referral and lack of physician endorsement are well-known barriers to participation. Physicians who lack insights regarding CR are less likely to refer patients and recommend it. Cardiology fellows are early career physicians who spend...
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Background. Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS or “hookah”) is common among adolescents and college students in the United States. However, there has not yet been a large-scale, nationally-representative study independently examining WTS among young adults who are not in college. Objective. This study sought to examine associations between attitudes, n...
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Becoming adept at crafting scholarly writing is an important aspect of a doctoral student’s development. Presented in this article is an EdD course, embedded writing scaffold that engages students and faculty to develop students’ scholarly inquiry projects. That scaffold is the Applied Inquiry Plan (AIP). The AIP creates a programmatic pathway to g...
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Background: Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS or 'hookah') is common among adolescents and college students in the USA. However, there has not yet been a large-scale, nationally representative study independently examining WTS among young adults who are not in college. Objective: This study sought to examine associations between attitudes, normativ...
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Background: While active transportation has health, economic and environmental benefits, participation within the USA is low. The purpose of this study is to examine relationships of demographic and workplace factors with health-enhancing active transportation and commuting. Methods: Participants in the 2009 National Household Travel Survey repo...
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Demographic Factors, Workplace Factors, And Active Commuting In The United States: A Secondary Analysis Of 2009 Nhts Data: 2754 Board #277 June 3, 11: 00 AM - 12: 30 PM
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Self-efficacy and enjoyment were examined among 34 middle school children (M age = 12.5 yr.) performing the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER). Exercise self-efficacy (running) and physical activity enjoyment were measured after viewing a video illustrating the PACER, and subsequently following a PACER test. Significantly grea...
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Tobacco use using a waterpipe is an emerging trend among college students. Although cigarette smoking is low among college athletes, waterpipe tobacco smoking may appeal to this population. The purpose of this study was to compare cigarette and waterpipe tobacco smoking in terms of their associations with organized sport participation. In the sprin...
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The purpose of this study was to use a match-mismatch paradigm to examine children's exercise discomfort during an aerobic shuttle run. Thirty-four middle school females (n = 18) and males (n = 16) aged 11-14 yr participated. An Exercise Discomfort Index (EDI) was calculated as a rating of perceived exertion for the overall body (Children's OMNI Sc...
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Research findings indicate a relationship between weight perception and depression in adolescents. This study explored the relationship between weight perception, gender, and depressive symptoms in rural adolescents. Among 623 rural adolescents who completed a health inventory and a depression scale, 75 participants (n = 62 females; n = 13 males) h...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of a child self efficacy scale for learning, peer interactions, and resisting pressure to use drugs, to use in an elementary school drug prevention education program based on social cognitive theory. A diverse cohort of 392 4th and 5th grade students completed the 20-item self...
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The Public Health Training Center (PHTC) national program was first established at accredited schools of public health in 2000. The PHTC program used the US Health Resources and Services Administration's grants to build workforce development programs, attracting schools as training providers and the workforce as training clients. This article is a...
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It is essential to train health care providers to deliver care sensitive to the needs of diverse individuals with varying degrees of health literacy. We aimed to evaluate an innovative, theory-based, educational intervention involving social marketing and health literacy. In 2006 at a large medical school, all first-year students were exposed to th...
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Integrating health education and health promotion into practice is routinely done by nurses. According to a national survey, the need for mental health services has increased in over two thirds of school districts.This article describes the screening of 193 adolescents in Rural Western Pennsylvania's 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for depressive sympt...
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Integrating health education and health promotion into practice is routinely done by nurses. According to a national survey, the need for mental health services has increased in over two thirds of school districts. This article describes the screening of 193 adolescents in Rural Western Pennsylvania’s 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for depressive symp...
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In the Fall of 2004, the SOPHE Publications Committee surveyed SOPHE members to solicit feedback on the three SOPHE publications: Health Promotion Practice, Health Education & Behavior, and News & Views. For each publication, members were asked to provide insight as to how they use the publication, to evaluate its content and application, and to ma...
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Meeting the health needs of individuals in rural communities involves addressing the challenges of complex multifaceted health problems, limited local health resources and services, isolation, and distance. Interdisciplinary collaboration can create solutions to health care problems that transcend conventional, discipline-specific methods, procedur...
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Evaluating workforce development for public health is a high priority for federal funders, public health agencies, trainees, trainers, and academic researchers. But each of these stakeholders has a different set of interests. Thus, the evolving science of training evaluation in the public health sector is being pulled simultaneously in a number of...
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Evaluating workforce development for public health is a high priority for federal funders, public health agencies, trainees, trainers, and academic researchers. But each of these stakeholders has a different set of interests. Thus, the evolving science of training evaluation in the public health sector is being pulled simultaneously in a number of...
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Each of the certified health education specialist responsibilities and competencies for health educators has a leadership element. Health educators demonstrate leadership in a variety of roles with individuals, organizations, and programs. In this article, transformational and transactional leadership qualities are presented as reflection points on...
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To examine the use of a school-based mental health program that works to prevent drug and alcohol problems and promote student mental health. Students' presenting concerns, services used, service format and people to whom students were referred for services were investigated. Student use among schools was compared using chi-square analyses. The pro...
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This paper shares the contribution of adolescent development research to service learning research with the goal of strengthening service learning. The paper discusses four areas of research on adolescent development and considers three implications for service learning program development and research. It discusses in detail the following research...
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The capacity mapping approach can be used to identify existing community resources. As part of this approach, inventories are used to provide information for a capacity map. The authors describe the development of two inventories and a capacity map for public health workforce development. For the first inventory, the authors contacted 754 instituti...
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The Healthy People 2010 Objectives and the Taskforce on Public Health Workforce Development both have recognized the important roles of state and local agencies in the education and training of their employees. This article describes an initial step in the development of a tool to assess agencies' training readiness using five factors derived from...
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: The Healthy People 2010 Objectives and the Taskforce on Public Health Workforce Development both have recognized the important roles of state and local agencies in the education and training of their employees. This article describes an initial step in the development of a tool to assess agencies' training readiness using five factors derived fro...
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This article presents data from an evaluation of the Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP). Focusing on both program process and effectiveness, the evaluation was conducted to determine the overall efficacy of SAPs in Pennsylvania and, more specifically, how SAP is currently being implemented. Five data collection strategies were employed:...
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A training needs assessment project tested the use of "universal" competencies for establishing a model training agenda for the public health workforce. Agency supervisors selected competencies for training priorities. Regional and national public health leaders used these selections to design the model training agenda. The competencies given high...
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Character education in schools involves formal instruction in honesty, trust, cooperation, respect, responsibility, hope, determination, and loyalty; it also lays the foundation for positive leadership development. The values mentioned are important to leaders regardless of their race, religion, economic status, or other defining characteristics, t...
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The questions of whether self-esteem and locus of control change during the high school years, and whether gender differences exist in these variables were considered in this study. Participants consisted of 174 students who were ninth graders in 1989 and who were surveyed each spring for four years. Two-way ANOVAs were used to measure changes in s...
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A wave of the future in education is the inclusion of service activities in the school program with the accompanying expansion of school/community relationships. This book considers how to incorporate aspects of service into the ongoing academic program in middle school. The book contends that all middle school educators should become knowledgeable...
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Reviews the progress of 62 state-funded service-learning programs in Pennsylvania schools during 1992-95. Each site completed an extensive annual program profile, tracked student service and hours, and was visited by an evaluation team member who observed actual implementation. Success depends on organizational commitment, service-learning variety,...
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A well-constructed student health survey can provide administrators with the in formation they need to develop policy and curriculum materials and to refine existing services.
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Since its creation in 1988, the sole mission of the agency PennSERVE has been to make community service the common expectation of all Pennsylvania's citizens. Using state funds, PennSERVE initiated a school service learning (SL) grant program and funded a total of 35 school and community-based SL programs between 1989 and 1991 in grades K-12, the P...
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This document provides an overview of service learning (SL) and shows how teachers can incorporate SL into elementary, middle, and high school curricula. First, SL is differentiated from community service and volunteerism. The four basic elements of SL (preparation, service, reflection, and celebration) are explained along with strategies for incor...
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Schools and community agencies are working together to find new ways to meet the needs of students and their families. Given the increasing complexity of children's and adolescents' lives, collaboration to address their needs makes sense. Key elements of successful school-community agency collaborations are goals; roles; balance; equality; trust; c...
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Explored the differences between 236 9th-grade adolescents who have a sense of belonging (SBL) in their families and those who do not. The 6 outcome variables were 2 personality constructs, self-esteem and locus of control; 2 measures of subjective perceptions, sense of belonging in school and sense of belonging in the community; and 2 behavioral m...
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Adolescents' participation in extracurricular activities is related to a number of variables, such as higher grade point average, increased self-esteem, and lower absenteeism. This research, part of a larger longitudinal study, was designed to determine whether a short, psychoeducational intervention, the personal empowerment program, would affect...
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The ecological perspective holds that community and school activities are a rare product of interaction among adolescents, communities, families, and schools. This study was designed to assess the outcomes of a personal empowerment program. The sample consisted of 25 male and 27 female ninth grade students. Students took a pretest and received a to...
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Investigated how a drug and alcohol aftercare case management service for 15 adolescents (aged 15–19 yrs) contributed to 3 expected service outcomes: (1) maintenance of the Ss" drug- and alcohol-free behavior, (2) adherence to the Ss" aftercare plans, and (3) participation of the schools and families as stipulated in the aftercare plans. Ss, parent...
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Describes a leadership (LDP) training program for 8th- and 9th-grade students that targets students who may or may not perceive themselves as leaders. The program introduces the concepts that (1) LDP involves a range of knowledge, attitudes, and skills, many of which the students already possess and (2) many students are already leaders in certain...
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Schools can take the initiative in dealing with community agencies, says this writer, who offers some suggestions on how schools can help such agencies develop programs to meet student needs.
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pittsburgh, 1986. Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-82). Photocopy.

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To gain the perspectives of nursing home residents regarding self-determination and meal choice.