Jill Armstrong Shultz, Ph.D.
Dr. Jill Shultz's research focuses on sociocultural factors that influence dietary practices with an emphasis on minority and understudied groups. Primary research areas are diabetes education, food insecurity, and cultural issues in community nutrition programs. Recent research projects include understanding goal setting experiences of patients with Type 2 diabetes, determining coping strategies of food bank clients, and evaluating the impact of 5-A-Day For Better Health educational materials on WIC clientele.
Related to Diabetes Self-Management Education:
Swift, C., Armstrong, J.E., Beerman, K.A., Campbell, R.K., and Pond-Smith, D. (1995). Attitudes and Beliefs About Exercise Among Persons With Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. The Diabetes Educator, 21(6):533-540.
Swift, C., Armstrong, J.E., Campbell, R.K., Beerman, K.A., and D. Pond-Smith. (1997). Dietary Habits and Barriers Among Exercising and Non-Exercising Persons with Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 12(2): 145-152.
Sprague, M.A., Shultz, J.A., Branen, L.J., and Lambeth, S. (1999). Diabetes Educators' Perspectives on Barriers for Patients and Educators in Diabetes Education. The Diabetes Educator, 25(6):907-916.
Shultz, J.A., Sprague, M.A., Branen, L.J., and Lambeth, S. (2001). A Comparison of Views of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients and Diabetes Educators About Barriers to Diet and Exercise. Journal of Health Communication, 6:99-115.
Ahlgren, S.S., Armstrong Shultz, J., Massey, L.K., Hicks, B.C., and Wysham, C. (2004). Development of a Preliminary Diabetes Dietary Satisfaction and Outcomes Measure for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. Quality of Life Research, 13:819-832.
Related to Cultural and Family Issues in Health Care:
Hancock, T., Armstrong, J.E., Marcelynas, B., Gardner, J., Pond-Smith, D., & Luedecke, L. (1995). Issues in Providing Nutritionally and Culturally Appropriate Food Services in the Public Schools. School Food Service Research Review, 19(1):32-35.
Mtika, A., and Armstrong, J.E. (1997). Issues in the Cultural Competency of Head Start's Food and Nutrition Services. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 89(1):2-5, 15.
Armstrong Shultz, J., Liu, Y.T., Banerjee, K., Mtika, A. and Ach, K. (1998). What Head Start Families Need From Nutrition Services: Aspects Related to Cultural Diversity. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 90(1):11-17.
Armstrong, J.E., and Mtika, A. (1999). Attitudes of Head Start Staff Toward Cross-Cultural Issues Related to Food and Nutrition Services. Family and Community Health, 22(2):83-95.
Related to Diet and Exercise:
Armstrong, J.E., Gilliam, J., and Stem, Jr., D.E. (1992). Behaviors to Reduce Dietary Fat and Related Factors in the Over 45 Population. Home Economics Research Journal, 30(3):207-218.
Armstrong, J.E., Lange, E., and Mishra, S. (1992). Reported Exercise Practices and Self-Image of Adult Male and Female Recreational Exercisers. Journal of Family and Community Health, 14(4):20-28.
Armstrong, J.E., Gilliam, J., and Stem, Jr., D.E. (1991). Investigating Dietary Behaviors Related to Reducing Dietary Fat in the Over 45 Population: A Case Study in the American Pacific Northwest. Journal of Consumer Studies and Home Economics, 15:307-319.
Related to Nutrition Services to Minority or At-Risk Groups:
Armstrong, J.E., and Weijohn, T. T. (1991). Body weight concerns and dietary quality of low-income pregnant women. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 91(10):1280-1282.
Armstrong, J.E., and Butkus, S.N. (1992). Using patterns of attrition to evaluate the changing characteristics of the EFNEP audience. Home Economics Research Journal, 20(3):198-206.
Armstrong, J.E., Butkus, S.N., Movius, M. and Crowley, D. (1992). The effect of changes in recruitment and instruction of EFNEP enrollees and graduates. Journal of Nutrition Education, 24(2):97-90.
Hoisington, A., Armstrong Shultz, J., and Butkus, S. (2002). Coping strategies and nutrition education needs among food pantry users. Journal of Nutrition Education, 34(6):326-333.
Human Nutrition, WSU Extension, CAHNRS
Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6378