In this project, researchers examined access to health care by individuals with developmental disabilities in Kansas from low-income populations and from minority backgrounds (i.e., African American, Hispanic, and American Indian). Four criteria for determining access were: availability, accessibility, affordability, and appropriateness of care. Factors that pose barriers and facilitate access are described and recommendations are… Read More »»
This brief report presents an overview of the third biannual National Multicultural Conference and Summit held in Hollywood, CA, highlighting the experiences of one of your representatives. The conference title was “The Psychology of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability: Celebrating our Children, Families and Seniors”. One keynote was given by Dr. Martha Banks, The… Read More »»
Barriers to exercise in African American women with physical disabilities. Rimmer JH, Rubin SS, Braddock D. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2000 Feb;81(2):182-8. OBJECTIVE: To examine what factors African American women with one or more physical disabilities perceive as barriers to exercise and how they rank them. SETTING: Department of Disability and Human Development at a… Read More »»
The acceptability of treatment for depression among African-American, Hispanic, and white primary care patients.
BACKGROUND: Ethnic minority patients are less likely than white patients to receive guideline-concordant care for depression. It is uncertain whether racial and ethnic differences exist in patient beliefs, attitudes, and preferences for treatment. METHODS: A telephone survey was conducted of 829 adult patients (659 non-Hispanic whites, 97 African Americans, 73 Hispanics) recruited from primary care… Read More »»
Exercise training for African Americans with disabilities residing in difficult social environments.
Objective: To examine the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a structured 12-week exercise training program for a predominantly African-American group of adults with multiple health conditions who reside in difficult social environments. Methods: A total of 37 females and 7 males (mean age, 54.1 years) participated in an exercise training regimen 3 days per week… Read More »»
Format Article in Psychiatric Times, March 2002, Vol. XIX Issue 3 This report stresses the importance of addressing the mental health care needs of mentally ill minorities. It also discusses two important points which emerged from a 2002 supplement to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher’s 1999 Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General: 1)… Read More »»
Providing services for minority group children with mental retardation and other disabilities can challenge the abilities of any dental practitioner. The added challenge, however, is for the practitioner to recognize and understand the different cultures which can and do affect the relationships between the practitioner, the patient, the family, and the care that is provided.… Read More »»
Passage of policy statement on the high risk of blindness, lower-extremity amputations, and oral health consequences in minority populations due to diabetes.
Background: People with disabilities are a minority group. Ethnic minorities with disabilities reflect an even smaller group. According to the Census, there are 260 million people in the U.S. of which, 71 million (27%) are racial/ethnic minorities, 54 million (20%) have a disability, and 7.3 million are ethnic minorities with disabilities ages 15-64. In 1989,… Read More »»
Background: Low-income, racial and ethnic minority, and populations with disabilities are more likely to be sedentary than the general population. Increasing physical activity in these groups is an important public health challenge. This report summarizes interventions that have targeted populations at risk for inactivity. Methods: Computer and manual searches were performed to identify manuscripts published… Read More »»