Deborah J. Toobert, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B.A., 1971
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Psychology

Teaching Certificate, 1973
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Teaching

M.A., 1977
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Special Education

Ph.D., 1991
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Educational Psychology/Measurement and Statistics

As a career scientist focused on lifestyle assessment and interventions, Dr. Toobert has conducted research and published numerous articles related to multiple-health-risk behavior self-management, including healthful eating and weight management, physical activity, smoking cessation, problem solving, stress management, and the challenges of assessing, changing, and maintaining improvements in multiple health-risk behaviors. She has extensive experience in conducting randomized clinical trials with at-risk populations, including older adults with type 2 diabetes who are depressed and obese, underserved populations, Latinas with type 2 diabetes, adults with CHD, healthy female HMO members, and overweight adults. Dr. Toobert has helped create culturally sensitive research procedures to promote participation and retention, and developed instruments to measure key aspects of multiple-behavior self-management, including the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities questionnaire (SDSCA), which is used by hundreds of investigators worldwide, and has been translated into 21 languages.

Current Projects

Comparing Strategies for Translating Self-Management Support into Primary Care

PROJECT PERIOD

07/05/12 - 06/30/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Deborah Toobert

Co-Investigators
Lisa Strycker

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Linking Self-Management and Primary Care for Diabetes

PROJECT PERIOD

01/01/01 - 12/31/12

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Deborah Toobert

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Publications

Ausili, D., Bezze, S., Canizzaro, C., Bulgheroni, M., Toolbert, D. J., Genovese, S., & Di Mauro, S. (2015). [Self-care assessment in type-2 diabetes: the Italian translation and validation of the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities]. Professioni Infermieristiche, 68, 9-18. doi: 10.7429/pi.2015.681009

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Barrera, M, Toobert, D. J., & Strycker L. A. (2014). Relative Contributions of Naturalistic and Constructed Support: Two Studies of Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Volume 37, Issue 1 (2014), Page 59-69.

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Glasgow, R. E., Fisher, L., Strycker, L. A., Hessler, D., Toobert, D. J., King, D. K., Jacobs, T. (2013). Minimal Intervention Needed for Change: Definition, Use, and Value for Improving Health and Health Research. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 3 (2).

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Barrera, M, Toobert, D. J., Strycker, L. A., & Osuna, D. (2012). Health Psychology in Practice: Adaptation of a Lifestyle Change Intervention for Latinas with Type 2 Diabetes. In G. Bernal and M. M. Rodriguez (Eds.), Cultural adaptations: Tools for evidence-based practice with diverse populations. Washington, DC: APA.

Toobert DJ, Glasgow RE. Strycker LA, Barrera M Jr, King DK (2012). Adapting and RE-aiming a Heart Disease Prevention Program for Older Women with Diabetes. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2012; 2:180–187.

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Barrera, M. J., Castro, F. G., Strycker, L. A., & Toobert, D. J. (2013). Cultural adaptations of behavioral health interventions: A progress report. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(2), 196–205. doi:10.1037/a0027085

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Barrera, M., Jr., Toobert, D., Strycker, L., & Osuna, D. (2012). Effects of acculturation on a culturally adapted diabetes intervention for Latinas. Health Psychology, 31(1):51-4.

Toobert, D. J., Strycker, L. A., Smith, M. L., Barrera, M., Duncan, Terry E., Klesges, L. M., Resnicow, K., Elliot, D. L., Ory, M. G., Williams, G., Greene, G. W., Nebeling, L., Peterson, K. E., & Yaroch, A. L. (2012). Social resources as a mediator of dietary and physical activity change in a multi-site sample. Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health, 2(3): 15-26.

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Glasgow, R. E., Kurz, D., King, D., Dickman, J. M., Faber, A. J., Halterman, E., Wooley, T., Toobert, D. J., Strycker, L. A., Estabrooks, P. A., Osuna, D. & Ritzwoller, D. (2012). Twelve-month outcomes of an Internet-based diabetes self-management support program. Patient Education and Counseling, 87, 81–92.

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King DK, Toobert DJ, Dickman Portz J, Strycker LA, Doty A, Martin C, Boggs,JM, Faber AJ, Geno CR, Glasgow RE. (2012). What patients want: relevant health information technology for diabetes self-management. Health and Technology, 2 (3), 147-157.

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Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, Barrera M Jr, Glasgow RE. (2011). 7-year follow-up of a multiple health behavior intervention for diabetes. American Journal of Health Behavior. 34(6), 680-694. NIHMS 182399

Toobert, D. J., Strycker, L. A., Hampson, S. E., Westling, E., Christiansen, S. M., Hurley, T. G., & Hebert, J. R. (2011). Computerized portion-size estimation compared to multiple 24-hour dietary recalls for measurement of fat, fruit, and vegetable intake in overweight adults. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111, 1578-1583.

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Glasgow, R., Christansen, S.M., Kurz, D., King, D.K., Woolley, T., Faber, A. J., Estabrooks, P.A., Strycker, L., Toobert, D., & Dickman, J. (2011). Engagement in a diabetes self-management website: usage patterns and generalizability of program use. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(1).

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Ritzwoller, D. P., Sukhanova, Glasgow, R. E., Strycker, L.A., King, D. K., Gaglio, B. A., Toobert, D. J. Intervention costs and cost-effectiveness for a multiple-risk-factor diabetes self-management trial for Latinas: Economic analysis of ¡Viva Bien, Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2011;1:427–435.

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Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, King DK, Barrera M Jr, Osuna D, Glasgow RE. (2011). Long-term outcomes from a multiple-risk-factor diabetes trial for Latinas: ¡Viva Bien! Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2011;1:416-426.

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Osuna D, Barrera M Jr, Strycker LA, Toobert DJ, Glasgow RE, Geno CR, Almeida F, Perdomo M, King D, & Doty, AT. (2011). Methods for the cultural adaptation of a diabetes lifestyle intervention for Latinas: An illustrative project . Health Promotion Practice. 12 (3), 341-348.

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Barrera M., Jr., Toobert, D. J., Strycker, L. A., Osuna, D., King, D.K., Glasgow, R.E. (2011). Multiple behavior change interventions for women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum, 24(2), 75-80.

Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, Barrera M Jr, Osuna D, King DK, Glasgow RE. (2011). Outcomes from a multiple-risk-factor diabetes self-management trial for Latinas: ¡Viva Bien! Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41, 310- 323. Online First™.

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Glasgow RE, Dickinson P, Fisher L, Christiansen S, Toobert DJ, Bender BG, Dickinson LM Jortberg B, Estabrooks PA. Patient-centered assessment, communication, and outcomes in the primary care medical home: Use of RE-AIM to develop a multi-media facilitation tool. Implementation Science 6, 118-148.

Glasgow RE, Dickinson P, Fisher L, Christiansen S, Toobert DJ, Bender BG, Dickinson LM Jortberg B, Estabrooks PA. Patient-centered assessment, communication, and outcomes in the primary care medical home: Use of RE-AIM to develop a multi-media facilitation tool. Implementation Science 2011, 6, 118-148.

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Eun Jin Choi; So Hun Kim; Moonsuk Nam; Chang Gi Park; Deborah J Toobert; Ji Soo Yoo; Sang Hui Chu. Psychometric properties of a Korean version of the summary of diabetes self-care activities measure. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2011; 48(3):333-7.

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Paxton, AE, Lisa A. Strycker, LA, Toobert, DJ, Ammerman, AS, Glasgow, RE, (2011). Starting the Conversation: Performance of a Brief Dietary Assessment and Intervention Tool for Health Professionals, American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 40(1):67–71.

Westling, E. H. Hampson, S. E., Strycker, L.A., & Toobert, D. J. (2011). Use of Voter Registration Records to Recruit a Representative Sample, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34, (5), 321-329.

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Mier, N., Ory, M. G., Toobert, D. J., Smith, M. L., Osuna, D., McKay, J. R., Villarreal, E. K., et al. (2010). A Qualitative Case Study Examining Intervention Tailoring for Minorities. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34(6), 822-832. Abstract

Glasgow, R.E., Kurz, D., King, D., Dickman, J.M., Faber, A.J., Halterman, E., Woolley, T., Toobert, D.J., Strycker, L.A., Estabrooks, P.A., Osuna, D., & Ritzwoller, D. (2010). Outcomes of minimal and moderate support versions of an Internet-based diabetes self-management support program. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2010 Dec; 25(12):1315-22.

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Lindberg, N., Stevens, V., Smith, K., Glasgow, R., & Toobert, D. (2009). A brief intervention designed to increase breast cancer self-screening. American Journal Of Health Promotion: AJHP, 23(5), 320-323. doi:10.4278/ajhp.071009106

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Toobert DJ, Glasgow RE, Strycker LA, Barrera M Jr, Ritzwoller DP, Weidner G. (2007). Long-term effects of the Mediterranean lifestyle program: a randomized clinical trial for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 4:1. Abstract

Strycker, L. A., Duncan, S. C., Chaumeton, N. R., Duncan, T. E., & Toobert (D.) (2007). Reliability and validity of pedometer data in youth and older adult populations. International Journal of Behavior, Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4:4.

Toobert, D.J., Glasgow, R.E., Strycker, L.A., Barrera, M., Radcliffe, J.L., Wander, R.C., & Bagdade, J.D. (2003). Biologic and quality of life outcomes from the Mediterranean Lifestyle Program: A randomized clinical trial, Diabetes Care, 26, 2288-2293.

Toobert, D.J., Strycker, L.A., Glasgow, R.E., Barrera, M., & Angell, K. (2005). Effects of the Mediterranean Lifestyle Program on multiple risk behaviors and psychosocial outcomes among women at risk for heart disease. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29, 128–137. Abstract

Stevens, V.J., Glasgow, R.E., Toobert, D.J., Karanja, N., & Smith, K.S. (2003). One-year results from a brief, computer-assisted intervention to decrease consumption of fat and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Preventive Medicine, 36, 594-600.

Toobert, D.J., Strycker, L.A., Glasgow, R.E., Barrera, M., & Bagdade, J.D. (2002). Enhancing support for health behavior change among women at risk for heart disease: The Mediterranean Lifestyle Trial. Health Education Research, 17, 574-585.

Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, Glasgow RE, Bagdade JD. (2002) If you build it, will they come? Reach and adoption associated with a comprehensive lifestyle management program for women with type 2 diabetes. Patient Education and Counseling, 48, 1-7.

Glasgow, R.E., Toobert, D.J., Hampson, S.E., Strycker, L.A., (2002). Implementation, Generalization, and Long-Term Results of the “Choosing Well” Diabetes Self-Management Intervention, Patient Education and Counseling, 48, 115.

Stevens VJ, Glasgow RE, Toobert DJ, Karanja N, Smith KS. (2002) Randomized trial of a brief dietary intervention to decrease consumption of fat and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. American Journal of Health Promotion, 16, 129-135.

Glasgow, R. E., Strycker, L. A., Toobert, D. J., & Eakin E. (2000). A social-ecologic approach to assessing support for disease self-management: The Chronic Illness Resource Survey. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 943-950.

Glasgow R E, Toobert, D J: (2000) Brief, Computer-Assisted Diabetes Dietary Self-Management Counseling: Effects on Behavior, Physiologic Outcomes, and Quality of Life. Medical Care, 38(11) 1062-1073.

Toobert, D.J., Glasgow, R. E., & Radcliffe, J. L. (2000). Physiologic and related behavioral outcomes from the Women’s Lifestyle Heart Trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 1-9.

Glasgow RE, Toobert DJ, Gillette, CD: (2000) Psychosocial barriers to diabetes self-management and Quality of Life. Diabetes Spectrum, 14, 33-41.

Toobert, D.J., Hampson, S. E., & Glasgow, R. E. (2000). The Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Measure: Results from seven studies and revised scale. Diabetes Care, 23, 943-950.

Toobert, D.J., Hampson, S.E., & Glasgow, R.E. (2000). The Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities measure: Results from seven studies. Diabetes Care, 23, 943-950.

Toobert, D. J. Glasgow, R. E., Nettekoven, L., & Brown, J. E. (1998). Behavioral and psychosocial effects of intensive lifestyle management for women with coronary heart disease. Patient Education and Counseling, 35, 177-188.

Toobert, D. J., Glasgow, R. E., DeSalvo, M. A., & Strycker, L. A. (1998). Computerized touchscreen vs. paper and pencil assessment of dietary behavior. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 1, 257-261.

Toobert, D. J., Strycker, L. A., Glasgow, R. E. (1998). Lifestyle change in women with coronary heart disease: What do we know? Journal of Women’s Health, 7(6): 685-699.

Glasgow, R. E., La Chance, P., Toobert, D. J., Brown, J., Hampson, S. E., & Riddle, M. C. (1997). Long term effects and costs of brief behavioral dietary intervention for patients with diabetes delivered from the medical office. Patient Education and Counseling.

Glasgow, R. E., Perry, J. D., Toobert, D. J., & Hollis, J. F. (1996). Brief assessments of dietary behavior in field settings. Addictive Behaviors, 2, 239-247.

Glasgow, R. E., Toobert, D. J., & Hampson, S. E. (1996). Effects of a brief office-based intervention to facilitate diabetes dietary self-management, Diabetes Care, 19, 835-842.

Glasgow, R. E., Eakin, E. G., & Toobert, D. J. (1996). How generalizable are the results of diabetes self-management research? The impact of participation and attrition. Diabetes Educator, 22, 573-585.

Brown, J. E., Glasgow, R. E., & Toobert, D. J. (1996). Integrating dietary self-management counseling into the regular office visit. Practical Diabetology, 15, 16-22.

Glasgow, R. E., Toobert, D. J., Hampson, S. E., & Noell, J. W. (1995). A brief office-based intervention to facilitate diabetes self-management. Health Education Research, 10.

Glasgow, R. E., Toobert, D. J., Hampson, S. E., & Wilson, W. (1995). Behavioral research on diabetes at the Oregon Research Institute. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 17, 32-40.

Toobert, D. J., & Osteen, V. (1995). Importance of measuring psychosocial or behavioral outcomes in diabetes education evaluations. On the Cutting Edge: Diabetes Care and Education, 16, 19-20.

Experience

1993-Present
Principal Investigator Women with Coronary Heart Disesae,
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1991-Present
Co-Investigator Diabetes Self-Care Project
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1982-91
Project Coordinator Diabetes Self-Care Project
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1978-82
Researcher III/Department Chair,
Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR

1977-78
Research Assistant
Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR

SDSCA

Summary of Diabetes Self Care Activities (SDSCA).  Access the SDSCA questionnaire here