Minorities

Paying for assistive technology: a study of Hispanics

Guzman A.   Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2009 Jan;4(1):9-16. doi: 10.1080/17483100802338473. Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA. aguzma1@uic.edu PURPOSE:  The purpose of this study is to learn about the methods that Hispanics utilise to pay for assistive technology (AT) and how these compare with a National sample […]

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Paying for assistive technology: a study of Hispanics

Guzman A. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2009 Jan;4(1):9-16. doi: 10.1080/17483100802338473. SOURCE:  Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA. aguzma1@uic.edu PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to learn about the methods that Hispanics utilise to pay for assistive technology (AT) and how these compare with a National […]

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Minority Research: African American Population

Correlates of physical activity levels in a sample of urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Pearte CA, Gary TL, Brancati FL.  Ethn Dis. 2004 Spring;14(2):198-205. Comment in: Ethn Dis. 2004 Spring;14(2):185-8. BACKGROUND: Although regular physical activity is recommended for all adults and is vital in the management of diabetes, activity levels among African Americans […]

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Minority Research: Latino Population

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. […]

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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 […]

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Mental health and disabilities: what we know about racial and ethnic minority children.

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 […]

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Considering context, place and culture: the National Latino and Asian American Study.

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 […]

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Access to Health Care for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities From Minority Backgrounds

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 […]

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Multiculturalism in Action and Practice: Report on the National Multicultural Conference and Summit

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 […]

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Minority Research: Women

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 […]

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