Community Integration Research: Traumatic Brain Injury & Ethnic Differences

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 […]

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The role of public health in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in mental health and mental illness.

Racial/ethnic minority populations are underserved in the American mental health care system. Disparity in treatment between whites and African Americans has increased substantially since the 1990s. Racial/ethnic minorities may be disproportionately affected by limited English proficiency, remote geographic settings, stigma, fragmented services, cost, comorbidity of mental illness and chronic diseases, cultural understanding of health care […]

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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 […]

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