Hispanics

Perspectives on use of mobility aids in a diverse population of seniors: Implications for intervention

Linda Resnik, P.T., Ph.D., Susan Allen, Ph.D., Deborah Isenstadt, M.B.A., Melanie Wasserman, Ph.D., Lisa Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Harvard University and Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02114, USA Beth Israel University […]

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Association between parental nativity and autism spectrum disorder among US-born non-Hispanic white and Hispanic children, 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health

Laura A. Schieve, Ph.D., Sheree L. Boulet, Dr.P.H., Stephen J. Blumberg, Ph.D., Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, M.D., Coleen A. Boyle, Ph.D., Susanna N. Visser, M.S., Catherine Rice, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 18–25, January 2012 Published Online: November 04, 2011 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.09.001   Abstract Background Limited studies suggest the […]

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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. 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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A community integration approach to social determinants of health in New Mexico.

Lifestyle and Values Impacting Diabetes Awareness (LA VIDA), a community-based diabetes intervention program targeting Hispanics in southwestern New Mexico, addresses social determinants of health by utilizing promotores and collaborating with community partners and health care providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, a program evaluation documented the promotores’ crucial role in providing social support, contributing to social […]

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Health disparities among Latinas aging with disabilities.

Latinas with disabilities report greater levels of disablement than non-Hispanic, White women with disabilities. Over the life course, Latinas experience increased numbers of functional limitations, more difficulties with activities of daily living, and more unemployment due to impairments. The reasons for this health disparity are unclear. The purpose of this article is to explore the […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Pesticides

The conundrum of unmeasured confounding: Comment on: “Can some of the detrimental neurodevelopmental effects attributed to lead be due to pesticides? by Brian Gulson”. Lanphear BP, Hornung RW, Khoury J, Dietrich KN, Cory-Slechta DA, Canfield RL. Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health Center, Department of Pediatrics and of Environmental Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, The University […]

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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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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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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 […]

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