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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550424/depression-and-antidepressant-use-among-asian-and-hispanic-adults-association-with-immigrant-generation-and-language-use
#1
Ping Chen, Jon M Hussey, Timothy O Monbureau
This research investigates the psychological well-being and usage of medical treatments by Asian and Hispanic immigrant descendants. Using data from all four waves of Add Health study, this paper focuses on two outcomes: (1) depression and (2) levels of antidepressant use by race/ethnicity, immigrant generation, and linguistic acculturation levels during adulthood. Findings reveal that depression is prevalent among Mexican Americans, other Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Furthermore, Mexican Americans and Asian Americans have reported a lower level of antidepressant use than whites, with Asian Americans attaining the lowest level when immigrant generation, language acculturation levels, and other socioeconomic factors are held constant...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536759/psychosocial-determinants-of-adherence-to-preventive-dental-attendance-for-preschool-children-among-filipino-immigrants-in-edmonton-alberta
#2
Parvaneh Badri, Ruth Wolfe, Anna Farmer, Maryam Amin
Barriers to accessing oral healthcare are public health concerns faced by minorities and immigrants due to socioeconomic marginalization. Therefore, we explored how immigrant parents in Alberta-Edmonton's Filipino community experience adherence to preventive dental attendance (PDA) for their preschool children and the psychosocial factors influencing parental adherence. METHODS: We employed a qualitative focused ethnography design. Data were collected through interviews and focus groups...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528462/acculturation-versus-cultural-retention-the-interactive-impact-of-acculturation-and-co-ethnic-ties-on-substance-use-among-chinese-students-in-the-united-states
#3
Xiaozhao Yousef Yang, Fenggang Yang
Acculturation is often found to increase substance use among immigrants in the U.S., but such effect may depend on how immigrants are attached to their co-ethnic community. Meanwhile, the high socioeconomic status of some new immigrant groups also challenges the classical assumption that ties to co-ethnic community are associated with deviance. With a sample (n = 960) collected from a population of Chinese students in a large public university in the U.S., we tested how do the interplays between acculturation and co-ethnic ties affect substance use...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497298/erratum-to-changing-places-changing-plates-a-binational-comparison-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-healthful-eating-among-central-american-communities
#4
Melissa Fuster, Uriyoán Colón-Ramos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493116/general-and-ethnic-biased-bullying-among-latino-students-exploring-risks-of-depression-suicidal-ideation-and-substance-use
#5
Jodi Berger Cardoso, Hannah Selene Szlyk, Jeremy Goldbach, Paul Swank, Michael J Zvolensky
Using a cross-sectional sample of 534 Latino students from middle and high schools in a large North Carolina school district, we examined the relation of general and ethnic-biased bullying to depression and the indirect pathways through depression to suicidal ideation and substance use outcomes. A structural equation model tested the direct and indirect paths. The final model fit was excellent, χ(2)(90) = 127.6, p = .0056, RMSEA = 0.028, CFI = 0.974, TLI = 0.961. Ethnic-biased and verbal or relational bullying had a direct effect on depression, but general and physical bullying did not...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493115/cardiovascular-disease-cancer-risk-among-south-asians-impact-of-sociocultural-influences-on-lifestyle-and-behavior
#6
Namratha Kandula, Munerah Ahmed, Sunita Dodani, Leena Gupta, Paromita Hore, Alka Kanaya, Aijaz Khowaja, Ashish Mathur, Darshan Mehta, Ranjita Misra, Muhammad Paracha, Nazleen Bharmal, Mira Aghhi, Jennifer Leng, Francesca Gany
A comprehensive literature review revealed cultural beliefs, societal obligations, and gender roles within the South Asian community to be indirect contributors to the health of South Asian immigrants (SAIs). Health professionals need to increase their work with SAI communities to change less beneficial cultural elements such as misconceptions about health and exercise, and lack of communication when using alternative medicines. Community engaged efforts and continuing medical education are both needed to improve the health of the South Asian immigrant population in a culturally appropriate manner...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474198/seroprevalence-of-histoplasmosis-in-somali-burmese-and-hmong-refugees-residing-in-thailand-and-kenya
#7
Nathan C Bahr, Deborah Lee, William M Stauffer, Michelle Durkin, Martin S Cetron, L Joseph Wheat, David R Boulware
Histoplasmosis is known to be endemic to the Midwestern United States, but cases have been reported throughout much of the world. Somali, Hmong, and Burmese (ethnically Karen) persons make up some of the largest refugee populations coming the United States in recent years. Yet, information about risk of Histoplasma capsulatum infection amongst these populations is limited. This study used the CDC Migrant Serum Bank to test ~100 samples from each of Somali, Burmese, and Hmong U.S.-bound refugees. Samples were tested by enzyme immunoassay for Histoplasma capsulatum IgG...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470338/psychological-distress-in-iranian-international-students-at-an-australian-university
#8
Shizar Nahidi, Ilse Blignault, Andrew Hayen, Husna Razee
This study investigated psychological distress in Iranian international students at UNSW Australia, and explored the psychosocial factors associated with high levels of distress. A total of 180 Iranian international students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees during 2012/2013 completed an email questionnaire containing socio-demographic items and five standardized and validated scales. Multivariable logistic regression was used to analyse the predictors of psychological distress. Compared to domestic and international students at two other Australian universities, a significantly smaller proportion of Iranian international students scored as distressed on the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466390/the-influence-of-hispanic-ethnicity-and-nativity-status-on-2009-h1n1-pandemic-vaccination-uptake-in-the-united-states
#9
Andrew E Burger, Eric N Reither, Erin Trouth Hofmann, Svenn-Erik Mamelund
Previous research suggests Hispanic vaccination rates for H1N1 were similar to non-Hispanic whites. These previous estimates do not take into account nativity status. Using the 2010 National Health Interview Survey, we estimate adult H1N1 vaccination rates for non-Hispanic whites (n = 8780), U.S.-born Hispanics (n = 1142), and foreign-born Hispanics (n = 1912). To test Fundamental Cause Theory, we estimate odds of H1N1 vaccination while controlling for flexible resources (e.g., educational and economic capital), ethnicity, and nativity status...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455761/women-s-decision-making-autonomy-and-their-attitude-towards-wife-beating-findings-from-the-2011-ethiopia-s-demographic-and-health-survey
#10
Nasser B Ebrahim, Madhu S Atteraya
The study examined the extent of wife-beating acceptance and factors that influence women's attitude towards wife-beating in Ethiopia from a nationally representative sample of 11,658 participants in the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey. Multivariate logistic regressions were fitted to investigate the relationships between women's attitude towards wife-beating and women's decision-making autonomy after controlling for socio-demographic factors. The majority (56%) of women agreed that wife-beating is justified when wife neglects children, 53% when wife burns the food, 50% when wife argues with husband, 48% when wife goes out without telling husband, and nearly 45% when wife refuses to have sex with husband...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455760/adapting-meaning-centered-psychotherapy-in-advanced-cancer-for-the-chinese-immigrant-population
#11
Jennifer Leng, Florence Lui, Angela Chen, Xiaoxiao Huang, William Breitbart, Francesca Gany
The Chinese immigrant community faces multiple barriers to quality cancer care and cancer survivorship. Meaning-centered psychotherapy (MCP) is an empirically-based treatment shown to significantly reduce psychological distress while increasing spiritual well-being and a sense of meaning and purpose in life in advanced cancer patients. However, it has not yet been adapted for racial and ethnic minority populations for whom the concept of "meaning" may likely differ from that of westernized White populations...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434135/son-preference-of-immigrants-to-the-united-states-data-from-u-s-birth-certificates-2004-2013
#12
Embry M Howell, Huanjun Zhang, Dudley L Poston
Son preference has existed for centuries in many cultures and societies. In some Asian countries, including China and India, the sex ratio at birth (SRB, number of male infants divided by number of female infants times 100) is elevated above the worldwide biological norm of about 105. We investigate whether this ratio is elevated in the U.S. for immigrant women. We analyze U.S. birth certificates for 2004-2013 and categorize births by mother's and father's race/ethnicity; mother's place of birth, and birth order of the child...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432502/erratum-to-sex-differences-and-predictors-of-changes-in-body-weight-and-noncommunicable-diseases-in-a-random-newly-arrived-group-of-refugees-followed-for-two-years
#13
K-L Catherine Jen, Hikmet Jamil, Kequan Zhou, Karen Breejen, Bengt B Arnetz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425000/medical-care-screening-and-regularization-of-sub-saharan-irregular-migrants-affected-by-hepatitis-b-in-france-and-italy
#14
Cecilia Santilli
Both in France and in Italy hepatitis B is present mostly among the migrant population coming from sub-Saharan Africa and mainly among those migrants having a poor socio-economic background. This article is aimed at assaying the impact of public policies adopted by France and Italy for migrants' health on the treatment of migrants with HBV. The article is based on semi-structured interviews conducted with 30 immigrant adults taken into care by two associations dealing with medical, psychological and social issues of immigrants applying for a residence permit, mainly asylum seekers...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424999/alcohol-use-exacerbates-acculturative-stress-among-recently-immigrated-young-adult-latinas
#15
Melissa M Ertl, Frank R Dillon, Jessica L Martin, Rosa Babino, Mario De La Rosa
Associations between theorized sociocultural factors and acculturative stress were examined among Latina immigrants (aged 18-23 years) during their initial months in the US. Participants' quantity of alcohol use was hypothesized to be linked with more acculturative stress. Using respondent-driven sampling, 530 Latinas who recently immigrated to Miami-Dade County, Florida, were recruited from community activities, Latino health fairs, advertisements at community agencies, and online postings. A path analysis revealed associations between acculturative stress and more time in the US and greater commitment to ethnic identity...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424998/correlates-and-predictors-of-mobility-limitation-in-community-dwelling-hispanic-older-adults-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Jane Chung, Angelina Flores-Montoya
This article presents a systematic review of the literature on correlates/predictors of mobility limitation among community-dwelling U.S. Hispanic older adults. A search of scientific databases (PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) was conducted. After abstract and full text review, 20 epidemiologic studies that met all eligibility criteria were included. The theoretical framework of mobility was used to categorize factors related to mobility limitation. The majority of the studies reviewed (n = 17) examined some aspect of physical factors in relation to mobility limitation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424997/changing-places-changing-plates-a-binational-comparison-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-healthful-eating-among-central-american-communities
#17
Melissa Fuster, Uriyoán Colón-Ramos
To understand the process by which immigrants adopt dietary practices, this study offers a binational comparison of factors that predispose, enable, and reinforce healthful eating in the sending and receiving countries. Data are from two qualitative studies that examined barriers and facilitators to healthful eating in El Salvador (four focus groups, n = 28 adults) and in the US (30 in-depth interviews n = 15 mothers recently migrated from Central America). There was a strong emphasis on hygiene and vitamin-content of foods among participants in El Salvador...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417319/cognitive-function-and-vascular-risk-factors-among-older-african-american-adults
#18
Ishan C Williams, Moon Ho Park, Siny Tsang, Scott A Sperling, Carol Manning
To evaluate the association between vascular risk factors and cognitive impairment among older African American (AA) adults in a primary care clinic. Participants included 96 AA adults aged 60 years or older who were evaluated for global and domain-specific cognition. Participants were interviewed using the Computerized Assessment of Memory and Cognitive Impairment (CAMCI). The relationship between CAMCI cognitive domain scores and vascular risk factors were examined using hierarchical regression models. Patients who smoked, those with higher SBP/DBP values had lower accuracy rates on CAMCI cognitive domains (attention, executive, memory)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409294/self-management-following-a-cardiac-event-in-people-of-chinese-ethnicity-living-in-western-countries-a-scoping-review
#19
REVIEW
Ling Zhang, Robyn Gallagher, Ding Ding, Lis Neubeck
Health outcomes and impact of cardiovascular disease vary between populations, where ethnic minorities and immigrant groups are more likely to be disadvantaged. Compared with the majority residents, health outcomes, especially short-term mortality from coronary heart disease event are worse in people of Chinese ethnicity, potentially due to poor self-management and experiences with the healthcare system in host countries. A scoping review was conducted. Four overarching themes were found: (1) understanding of heart disease, risk factors and symptom recognition, (2) adherence to medication and lifestyle modification, (3) health service/information choice, and (4) family role in disease self-management and decision making...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405871/racial-ethnic-differences-in-those-accompanying-medicare-patients-to-the-doctor-insights-from-the-2013-medicare-current-beneficiary-s-survey
#20
Tetine Lynn Sentell, Chengli Shen, Doug Landsittel, Mary Helen Mays, Janet Southerland, Marshaleen Henriques King, Deborah A Taira
Surprisingly little current, population-level detail exists regarding companion accompaniment for health care among Medicare beneficiaries, particularly by race/ethnicity. For respondents in the 2013 Medicare Current Beneficiary's Survey Access to Care public use data (N = 12,253), multivariable models predicted accompaniment to the doctor by race/ethnicity, adjusting for confounders. Chi square analyses compared, by race/ethnicity, who was accompanying and why. Overall, 37.5% of beneficiaries had accompaniment...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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