Independent Web edition, Monday, January 31, 2005 Format Web article This article discusses the changes made to Julia Denetsosie’s life since she was involved in an automobile accident and became a quadriplegic. Denetsosie, a single mom living in Kayenta, Arizona with three children, finds that because leaving her house has to be planned… Read More »»
A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness Annie Steinberg, M.D., Lisa Bain, M.A., Yuelin Li, Ph.D., Louise Montoya, M.A., N.C.C., C.S.C., and Vivian Ruperto of the Children’s Seashore House at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Copyright © 2002 by Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.… Read More »»
“A Community-Based Intervention To Improve The Quality Of Life Of Navajo Patients Living With Spinal Cord Injuries In Indian Country”
IHS Primary Care Provider, Dec 2004;29(12):273-276 Format Web Journal article This article reviews the 2003 report by the National Council on Disability (NCD) which found that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people have higher rates of physical and mental disability than the general population. Several features of reservation life, which include poverty, geographic isolation,… Read More »»
Perception of health and quality of life in minorities after mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury.
Much has been reported of the influence of age, affective symptoms, and satisfaction on self-ratings of health functioning, but little is known about the extent that race-based perceptions may have on influencing behavior or adjustment after a mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (MTBI). We investigated differences in perception of health functioning by race for mental and… Read More »»
The recognition that children and adolescents suffer from mental health problems and disabilities is a recent phenomenon, not arising until the late 19th century. Because of the increasing numbers and importance of ethnic minority children and youth to the vitality of the United States, their mental health and disabilities can no longer be overlooked. Mental… Read More »»
This paper provides a rationale for, and overview of, procedures used to develop the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). The NLAAS is nationally representative community household survey that estimates the prevalence of mental disorders and rates of mental health service utilization by Latinos and Asian Americans in the US. The central aims of… Read More »»
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 »»