Perceptions of Community Integration in an Ethnically Diverse Sample. Sander AM, Pappadis MR, Clark AN, Struchen MA. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine (Drs Sander, Clark, and Struchen); Harris County Hospital District (Dr Sander); Brain Injury Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann (Drs Sander, Clark, and Struchen and Ms Pappadis); and Graduate… Read More »»
Racial and ethnic differences in diabetes mellitus among people with and without psychiatric disorders: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
OBJECTIVE: This study examined racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a nationally representative sample of adults with and without common psychiatric disorders. METHOD: Data were drawn from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (N=34,653). Logistic regression models adjusting for sociodemographic variables and diabetes risk factors were… Read More »»
Relationship of race/ethnicity and income to community integration following traumatic brain injury: investigation in a non-rehabilitation trauma sample.
The purpose of the current study was to determine the contribution of race/ethnicity and income to community integration at approximately 6 months following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants were 151 persons with mild to severe TBI (38% Black; 38% Hispanic; 24% White) recruited from consecutive admissions to the Neurosurgery service of a county Level I… Read More »»
Racial/ethnic disparities in self-rated health status among adults with and without disabilities–United States, 2004-2006.
Self-rated health status has been found to be an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality, and racial/ethnic disparities in self-rated health status persist among the U.S. adult population. Black and Hispanic adults are more likely to report their general health status as fair or poor compared with white adults. In addition, the prevalence of disability… Read More »»
BACKGROUND: Early identification of developmental delay is important for ensuring that children receive the early intervention services they need. Racial disparities exist for a number of childhood conditions, but it is not known whether there are racial disparities in the age of diagnosis with developmental delay. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to determine the mean age of diagnosis with… Read More »»
Ethnicity, control appraisal, coping, and adjustment to chronic pain among black and white Americans.
OBJECTIVE: To identify similarities and differences among non-Hispanic black and white patients in pain appraisal, beliefs about pain, and ways of coping with pain. We also examined the association between these factors (i.e., appraisals, beliefs, coping) and patient perception or subjective experience of their functioning in each ethnic group. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of patients with… Read More »»