Rhonda Belue

Rhonda Belue
Saint Louis University | SLU · Department of Health Management and Policy

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It is important to understand how to frame the formats for promoting HIV self-testing to increase uptake among young people. In this study, we used a culture-centered model to understand the narratives of HIV self-testing preferences among young people in Nigeria. We conducted a crowdsourcing contest to solicit ideas surrounding HIV self-testing pr...
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Background Life course perspectives suggest that optimizing men’s health before conception is requisite to equitably improve population health, an area of increasing public health focus. Although scholarship on the social determinants of health (SDOH) suggests that men’s health and health behaviors do not occur in a vacuum, preconception health stu...
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Background: African American (AA) families are disproportionately burdened by COVID-19 resulting in morbidity and death. How pandemic risks and impacts are communicated to parents and in turn translated to children can have implications for familial mental wellbeing. Because culture shapes how information is received, processed, and utilized, ther...
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The objectives of this study were to rapidly explore the perceptions of female-headed African American families on "stressors," "stress reactions," and "opportunities" amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown mandates. Semistructured telephone interviews were conducted with 9 African American women in a rural Midwestern (US) community, who were single p...
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Although HIV self-testing (HIVST) has expanded in many regions, a few HIVST services have been tailored for and organized by youth. Innovative HIVST models are needed to differentiate testing services and generate local demand for HIVST among youth. The current pilot study aimed at examining the feasibility and efficacy of crowdsourced youth-led st...
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Background: Human immunodeficiency virus risk-reduction interventions that include income-generating activities are garnering attention as effective strategies to engage adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) toward HIV risk reduction. To sustain and promote the uptake of these interventions, researchers must understand factors that may encourage...
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This study explores African American parents’ experiences with using technology to engage their children in meaningful activities (e.g., e-learning) during COVID-19 and its impact on family health. Eleven African American families were recruited through a local health department program from a rural Midwestern community to participate in semi-struc...
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Background Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may be an important factor in understanding sport participation in youth. Yet, very little research has examined this relationship directly using nationally representative data from the United States. Objective This study aimed to examine the associations between ACEs and sport participat...
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Background Young people in low- and middle-income countries are often neglected in designing youth-friendly health services, especially HIV testing and preventive services. Designathons, which are time-bounded co-creation events where individuals gather in teams to develop solutions to a problem, could promote youth participation and ownership of h...
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The School-Based Health Centre (SBHC) model of healthcare delivery in community health is designed to address the unique needs of adolescents. Through a collaborative interprofessional approach, they aim to provide comprehensive care with the goal of reducing health disparities in underserved, at-risk adolescents. Integration of sports medicine hea...
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This stimulating open access volume details the innovative work of the Pan Institution Network for Global Health in creating collaborative research-based answers to large-scale health issues. Equitable partnerships among member universities representing North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe reverse standard cross-national dynamics to develop loca...
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Objective This study examines how socio-demographic and clinical characteristics influence suicide risk among a large, urban sample of children (ages 12 and younger) receiving Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). Methods Bivariate and binomial logistic regression analyses were employed to analyze data for a sample of 951 urban children presenting...
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The purpose of this study was to identify cultural enablers and barriers to dietary management of type 2 diabetes in M'Bour, Senegal. This qualitative study used the PEN-3 cultural model to explore diabetes dietary management within a cultural framework. Content analysis identified emergent themes based on the PEN-3 model. Forty-one individuals com...
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In the current United Nations efforts to plan for post 2015-Millennium Development Goals, global partnership to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has become a critical goal to effectively respond to the complex global challenges of which inequity in health remains a persistent challenge. Building capacity in terms of well-equipped local rese...
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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease risk factors such as diabetes (DM) and hypertension (HTN), are becoming an increasing burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA); by 2030, NCDs are expected to eclipse communicable diseases as the leading causes of death. DM and HTN require daily management to prevent stroke, myocardial inf...
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Background: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) including Senegal is faced with a significant and increasing burden of type 2 diabetes. However, little information is available about diabetes management among Senegalese diabetics. Purpose: The current study aims to describe the level of glycemic control among a convenience sample of diabetics who receive c...
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The inclusion of biomarkers in studies of stress and health outcomes is of growing interest, including for community-based participatory research (CBPR) studies. Yet the perspectives of participants and communities have been infrequently consulted to inform the biomarker collection process. The objective of this paper is to describe the process and...
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Background The burden of non-communicable diseases is rising, particularly in low and middle-income countries undergoing rapid epidemiological transition. In sub-Saharan Africa, this is occurring against a background of infectious chronic disease epidemics, particularly HIV and tuberculosis. Consequently, multi-morbidity, the co-existence of more t...
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Thesis supervisor: Marianne M. Hillemeier, Rhonda Belue. Thesis (B.S.)--Pennsylvania State University, 2006. Library holds archival microfiche negative and service copy.
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Cornell University, 2001. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107-112).
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Thesis (M.S.)--Cornell University, Aug., 1999. Includes bibliographical references.

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