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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321649/adolescent-participation-in-hpv-vaccine-clinical-trials-are-parents-willing
#1
Jennifer Cunningham Erves, Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble, Pamela C Hull, Lauren Duke, Stephania T Miller
Approximately one-quarter of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are acquired by adolescents, with a higher burden among racial/ethnic minorities. However, racial/ethnic minorities have been underrepresented in previous HPV vaccine trials. Ongoing and future HPV vaccine optimization trials would benefit from racially- and ethnically-diverse sample of adolescent trial participants. This study examined factors influencing parental willingness to consent to their adolescents' participation in HPV vaccine clinical trials and tested for possible racial differences...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321648/a-comparison-of-alternative-tobacco-product-usage-knowledge-and-beliefs-between-the-new-york-city-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgendered-community-and-heterosexuals
#2
Deanna P Jannat-Khah, Simone A Reynolds, LeConté J Dill, Michael A Joseph
Within the United States, alternative tobacco product (ATP) and varies by geographic region, gender and age. Few articles have been published on the usage of these products among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) population. A web-based anonymous survey administered through Google Forms, was used to collect data on current tobacco usage, knowledge and beliefs from adult heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgendered persons residing in New York City from May 2014 to July 2014...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316037/early-impacts-of-a-healthy-food-distribution-program-on-the-availability-and-price-of-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-in-small-retail-venues-in-los-angeles
#3
Amelia R DeFosset, Lauren N Gase, Eliza Webber, Tony Kuo
Healthy food distribution programs that allow small retailers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices may increase the profitability of selling produce. While promising, little is known about how these programs affect the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved communities. This study examined the impacts of a healthy food distribution program in Los Angeles County over its first year of operation (August 2015-2016). Assessment methods included: (1) a brief survey examining the characteristics, purchasing habits, and attitudes of stores entering the program; (2) longitudinal tracking of sales data examining changes in the volume and variety of fruits and vegetables distributed through the program; and (3) the collection of comparison price data from wholesale market databases and local grocery stores...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315111/neighborhood-socioeconomic-status-and-health-a-longitudinal-analysis
#4
Jennifer W Robinette, Susan T Charles, Tara L Gruenewald
Higher income neighborhoods are associated with better health, a relation observed in many cross-sectional studies. However, prior research focused on the prevalence of health conditions, and examining the incidence of new health conditions may provide stronger support for a potential causal role of neighborhoods on health. We used the 2004 and 2014 waves of the Midlife in the United States Study (n = 1726; ages 34-83) to examine health condition incidence as a function of neighborhood income. Among participants who had lived in the same neighborhood across the time period, we hypothesized that higher neighborhood income would be associated with a lower incidence of health conditions ten years later...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303431/gender-inequalities-in-remote-settings-analysis-of-105-025-medical-records-of-a-rural-hospital-in-ethiopia-2005-2015
#5
Sandro Accorsi, Edgardo Somigliana, Pasquale Farese, Tsegaye Ademe, Yonas Desta, Giovanni Putoto, Fabio Manenti
Gender inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa are deemed relevant but data to support this view are scanty. Retrospective analysis of a large dataset of 105,025 patients admitted to an Ethiopian rural private, non-for-profit hospital over a 11 years period (2005-2015). Since 2001, the hospital and the local community are involved in a long-term, comprehensive and externally-supported health care intervention. The total number of admissions was higher for females (61.9% of the total) mainly because of the high frequency of admissions for obstetrics conditions...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289913/the-impacts-of-exposure-to-environmental-risk-on-physical-and-mental-health-in-a-small-geographic-community-in-houston-tx
#6
Garett Sansom, Juan Parras, Ana Parras, Yudith Nieto, Yvette Arellano, Philip Berke, Thomas McDonald, Eva Shipp, Jennifer A Horney
Previous research has shown that communities with low average socioeconomic status (SES) and majority minority populations are more likely to be exposed to industrial buildings, waste facilities, and poor infrastructure compared to white communities with higher average SES. While some studies have demonstrated linkages between exposures to specific environmental contaminates within these communities and negative health outcomes, little research has analyzed the effects of environmental contaminants on the mental and physical health of these populations...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260144/susceptibility-to-food-advertisements-and-sugar-sweetened-beverage-intake-in-non-hispanic-black-and-non-hispanic-white-adolescents
#7
Meredith M Cervi, Tanya Agurs-Collins, Laura A Dwyer, Chan L Thai, Richard P Moser, Linda C Nebeling
Obesity among adolescents in the United States has risen by 16% in the past 30 years. One important contributing factor may be the increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs), which is encouraged by advertisements for unhealthy foods and drinks that are targeted to adolescents. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the association between susceptibility to food and drink advertisements and sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in non-Hispanic black (NHB) and non-Hispanic white (NHW) adolescents and to examine if BMI is associated with SSB consumption...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260143/insurance-enrollment-at-a-student-run-free-clinic-after-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act
#8
Megan McGeehan, Rebecca DeMaria, Pamela Charney, Ashita S Batavia
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to increase insurance coverage through government subsidies. Medical student-run free clinics (SRFC) are an important entry point into the healthcare system for the uninsured. SRFCs do not have a standardized approach for navigating the complexities of enrollment. The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC) developed a unique enrollment model that may inform other SRFCs. Our objective is to describe enrollment processes at SRFCs throughout New York City, and to evaluate enrollment outcomes and persistent barriers to coverage at WCCC...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247067/state-of-hiv-in-the-us-deep-south
#9
Susan Reif, Donna Safley, Carolyn McAllaster, Elena Wilson, Kathryn Whetten
The Southern United States has been disproportionately affected by HIV diagnoses and mortality. To inform efforts to effectively address HIV in the South, this manuscript synthesizes recent data on HIV epidemiology, care financing, and current research literature on factors that predispose this region to experience a greater impact of HIV. The manuscript focuses on a specific Southern region, the Deep South, which has been particularly affected by HIV. Epidemiologic data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the Deep South had the highest HIV diagnosis rate and the highest number of individuals diagnosed with HIV (18,087) in 2014...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243774/attitudes-and-behaviors-related-to-sun-safety-in-college-students
#10
Corey H Basch, Valerie Cadorett, Sarah A MacLean, Grace C Hillyer, William D Kernan
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of sun safe behaviors, as well as to measure knowledge and attitudes toward being tan in a sample of college students. The sample was comprised of 315 college students attending a personal health course. During Fall of 2016, a survey was distributed to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of university students regarding skin cancer related behaviors. Students with a friend or family member with skin cancer more often reported thinking that they were at risk for developing skin cancer (48...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238029/differences-in-perceived-severity-of-zika-virus-infection-and-dengue-fever-and-its-influence-on-mosquito-control-practices-in-malaysia
#11
Li Ping Wong, Haridah Alias, Nasrin Aghamohammadi, I-Ching Sam, Sazaly AbuBakar
The aims of this study were to explore the differences in (1) the perception of severity towards ZIKV infection and dengue fever, and (2) mosquito control practices before and after the ZIKV outbreak were declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Data were collected between February 2015 and May 2016 using a computer-assisted telephone interviewing system. The median scale score for perceived severity of ZIKV was 3 (interquartile range [IQR] 1-5) versus 4 (IQR 3-5) for dengue (P < 0...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229264/diabetes-outcome-and-process-measures-among-patients-who-require-language-interpreter-services-in-minnesota-primary-care-practices
#12
Jane W Njeru, Deborah H Boehm, Debra J Jacobson, Laura M Guzman-Corrales, Chun Fan, Scott Shimotsu, Mark L Wieland
Immigrants and refugees are less likely to meet diabetes management goals than the general US population. Those with limited English proficiency (LEP) and who need interpreter services (IS) for health care encounters, maybe at higher risk for encountering barriers to optimal diabetes management, and while most receive diabetes care in primary care settings, little is known about the association between IS need and diabetes outcomes. This study aims to determine adherence with diabetes process and outcomes measures among LEP patients in primary care settings, and is a retrospective cohort study of patients with type II diabetes at two large primary care networks in Minnesota from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210915/determining-childhood-blood-lead-level-screening-compliance-among-physicians
#13
Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Erika R Marquez, Shawn L Gerstenberger
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs throughout the U.S. have addressed childhood lead poisoning by implementing primary and secondary prevention efforts. While many programs have helped increase screening rates, in some states children under the age of six still have not been tested for lead. This study aims to identify the barriers to childhood blood lead testing and develop a strategy to increase the number of children tested. Clark County physicians who work with children six and under were surveyed about blood lead level (BLL) testing practices, particularly, adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and parental compliance with orders to have their children tested to determine their blood lead levels...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194680/parental-knowledge-of-cardiovascular-screening-and-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-youth-athletes
#14
Madison A Wagener, Alex B Diamond, Ashley Rowatt Karpinos
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in youth athletes. Survival from out- of-hospital SCA depends on prompt initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). This study evaluated parental knowledge, experience, and attitudes related to cardiovascular screening, SCA, and CPR/AED use in youth athletes and made comparisons between parents who are employed in healthcare and parents who are not employed in healthcare. We conducted a cross-sectional survey to evaluate knowledge, experiences, and attitudes of 91 parents of youth athletes who attended a community-based cardiovascular screening event...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168395/barriers-to-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-a-racially-diverse-population-served-by-a-safety-net-clinic
#15
Elizabeth Nagelhout, Kristen Comarell, N Jewel Samadder, Yelena P Wu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, yet screening rates remain low among minority populations. The purpose of the current study was to identify differences in the endorsement of barriers to CRC screening and to evaluate the association between provider recommendation and CRC screening adherence among Hispanic, Pacific Islander and White patients. This study utilized a cross sectional survey design to identify patient-reported barriers to CRC screening. Logistic regression was utilized to evaluate the association between patient demographic characteristics (race/ethnicity, gender, age), having received provider recommendation, and patient awareness of CRC screening...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168394/understanding-falls-risk-and-impacts-in-chinese-american-older-patients-at-a-community-health-center
#16
Susan Huang, Thomas Duong, Liss Ieong, Thu Quach
While falls are highly prevalent and costly for older adults, little is known about falls for Asian Americans. Using a custom, evidence-based, bilingual fall risk assessment and management tool, our study examined the prevalence of falls among older Chinese-speaking patients at a community health center. We identified the risks for falls and explored an association of fall risk with emergency room (ER) and hospital use in this population. The setting was at a community health center in Oakland, CA. Participants included 839 older Asian American adults (ages 65-80 years) who spoke Cantonese/Mandarin...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161775/risk-assessment-and-prevention-of-hypertension-in-filipino-americans
#17
Grace X Ma, Minsun Lee, Aisha Bhimla, Yin Tan, Crystal A Gadegbeku, Ming Chin Yeh, Hermie Aczon
Despite that Filipino Americans represent an important target group for hypertension, health behaviors associated with hypertension in this population have not been well studied. Two hundred Filipino Americans from eight community-based organizations completed the study. Information was collected to determine whether modifiable behavioral factors, as well as acculturation and demographic characteristics, were associated with hypertension status in Filipino Americans. Approximately 67% of Filipino Americans were hypertensive...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155005/cervical-cancer-screening-barriers-and-risk-factor-knowledge-among-uninsured-women
#18
Marvellous Akinlotan, Jane N Bolin, Janet Helduser, Chinedum Ojinnaka, Anna Lichorad, David McClellan
A steady decline in cervical cancer incidence and mortality in the United States has been attributed to increased uptake of cervical cancer screening tests such as Papanicolau (Pap) tests. However, disparities in Pap test compliance exist, and may be due in part to perceived barriers or lack of knowledge about risk factors for cervical cancer. This study aimed to assess correlates of cervical cancer risk factor knowledge and examine socio-demographic predictors of self-reported barriers to screening among a group of low-income uninsured women...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150176/health-hazards-in-the-home-an-assessment-of-a-southern-nevada-community
#19
Amanda Sokolowsky, Erika Marquez, Erin Sheehy, Casey Barber, Shawn Gerstenberger
As a sub-grantee of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Department of Environmental and Occupational Health performed lead and Healthy Homes investigations and collected data regarding conditions in the home environment in Henderson, Nevada. The purpose of this research is to characterize housing conditions in southern Nevada, compare data to census data, and to highlight the health outcomes associated with adverse housing conditions...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144769/the-adolescent-health-care-broker-adolescents-interpreting-for-family-members-and-themselves-in-health-care
#20
Jennifer R Banas, James W Ball, Lisa C Wallis, Sarah Gershon
Parents with limited English proficiency might rely on their adolescent children to interpret health information. We call this adolescent healthcare brokering. Using a mixed-methods, transformative research approach rooted in grounded theory, we sought to answer these questions: (a) "What is happening? What are people doing?" and (b) "What do these stories indicate? What might they suggest about social justice?" High school students from a community in which 53.4% speak another language at home were invited to participate in a survey and focus groups...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Community Health
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