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November 29, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898269/corrigendum
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November 29, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880090/the-differential-impact-of-alcohol-and-interpersonal-violence-on-the-severity-of-violent-traumatic-brain-injuries-among-american-indians
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Kristen F Linton, Paul B Perrin
Research shows connections between substance use and traumatic brain injury (TBI), high rates of substance use and interpersonal violence (IPV) in American Indians with TBI, and connections between IPV and TBI. This study assessed the effects of substance use at the time of a violent TBI and possible mediators such as American Indian race on injury severity (injury severity score [ISS]). A secondary data analysis of 3,351 individuals who experienced a TBI due to violence was conducted. American Indians with TBI were more likely to experience IPV (χ(2) = 4...
November 23, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719508/public-knowledge-of-hiv-aids-in-three-rural-communities-of-nigeria
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Bankole Henry Oladeinde, Richard Omoregie, Ikpomwonsa Odia, Eguagie Osareniro Osakue
This study aimed at assessing knowledge of HIV/AIDS among residents of three rural communities in Nigeria. A total of 371 persons residing in selected rural communities were recruited for this study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from all participants. Results of the study showed a generally high level of awareness of HIV/AIDS in all communities surveyed. However, among study participants, knowledge of mode of prevention and management of HIV infection was poor as was knowledge of HIV status and readiness to utilize free voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS services...
October 8, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719380/linking-traumatic-childhood-experiences-to-the-physical-health-of-korean-adolescents-in-out-of-home-care-through-depression-and-anxiety
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Hyunah Kang, Ick-Joong Chung, JongSerl Chun, Choong Rai Nho, Seokjin Woo
The main purpose of this study is to assess whether the physical health of Korean adolescents in out-of-home care is affected directly by traumatic childhood experiences and/or indirectly through depression and anxiety. Study participants are 460 adolescents who are included in the first and second wave of the Panel Study on Korean Children in Out-of-Home Care. The data are analyzed using structural equation modeling. Our structural model finds no direct effects of traumatic experiences on physical health. Among the two types of trauma experiences, namely, family instability and violence experiences, only violence experiences affect physical health indirectly through depression and anxiety...
October 8, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715771/surviving-violence-in-everyday-life-a-communicative-approach-to-homelessness
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Elaine Hsieh
In this narrative review, the author synthesizes the literature on homelessness across various disciplines (e.g., public health, social work, sociology, and communication) to demonstrate how the experiences of homelessness can be created, maintained, and reinforced through communication, including interpersonal interactions and public discourse. By conceptualizing homelessness as a culturally constructed and socially situated phenomenon, the author examines (a) the complex conceptualization of homelessness, (b) everyday violence faced by people who are homeless, and (c) coping strategies of people who are homeless...
October 7, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662114/the-impacts-of-social-support-and-cognitive-function-on-depression-among-community-dwelling-older-japanese-americans
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Bum Jung Kim, Susan Nakaoka, Charna Underwood
Research has demonstrated a relationship between social support, cognitive function, and depression among older adults, yet fewer studies have explored this association with Japanese American elders. This study aims to examine depression and describe its relationship with social support, cognitive function, and socioeconomic condition among Japanese American elders. A cross-sectional study of 205 Japanese American elders was conducted in Honolulu and Los Angeles County. A hierarchical regression model was used with depression as a dependent variable and with independent variables such as social support, cognitive function, and socioeconomic status...
September 23, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559769/regional-disparities-in-china-in-the-prevalence-of-children-who-are-obese-or-overweight
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Yichao Wu, Di Qi
China has experienced rapid socioeconomic transitions during the last three decades, which may result in a rising prevalence of overweight and obese children in China. This article aims to fill in the existing knowledge gap by an analysis of the China Health and Nutrition Survey data to study the national prevalence of children who are overweight and obese as well as how the regional disparities and age differences in prevalence have changed between 1989 and 2009.
January 2, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467596/adapting-to-life-after-hurricane-katrina-and-the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-an-examination-of-psychological-resilience-and-depression-on-the-mississippi-gulf-coast
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Bret J Blackmon, Joohee Lee, David M Cochran, Bandana Kar, Timothy A Rehner, Alvin M Baker
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among depression, psychological resilience, and other sociodemographic factors of individuals who were highly exposed to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010. A spatially stratified random sample of 294 Mississippi Gulf Coast residents living in close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico were surveyed. Findings indicated that low education attainment, financial hardship, and disaster-related damages increased the likelihood of depression, whereas psychological resilience and having health insurance reduced the odds of depression...
January 2, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429205/hiv-transmission-myths-about-casual-contact-and-fear-about-medical-procedures-persist-among-older-adults
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Anne K Hughes, Kristen R Alford
HIV infection among older adults is increasing. Previous research suggests that many older adults do not see themselves as at risk for HIV and that many subscribe to myths related to HIV transmission. In this focus group study (N = 48) we solicited the beliefs that older adults held about HIV. The older adults in this study were knowledgeable about how HIV is typically transmitted. However, we also identified that they subscribed to misconceptions regarding casual contact transmission and were fearful of transmission from the medical system...
January 2, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27410387/hiv-knowledge-risk-behavior-stigma-and-their-impact-on-hiv-testing-among-asian-american-and-pacific-islanders-a-review-of-literature
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Soma Sen, Hoang Dung Nguyen, So Yung Kim, Jemel Aguilar
Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing population in the United States with documented increases in HIV rates. AAPIs are as likely as other racial/ethnic groups to engage in HIV-related risk behaviors, while being concomitantly less likely to have been HIV tested. Testing is a critical step in HIV prevention. Research points to various barriers to HIV-related testing including HIV knowledge and attitude and stigma. However, these factors and their impact among AAPIs are poorly understood...
January 2, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392331/learning-to-work-with-trauma-survivors-lessons-from-tbilisi-georgia
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James T Decker, Jodi L Constantine Brown, Jessica Tapia
Survivors of armed conflict may experience traumatic stress, psychological symptoms, distress, or other behavioral health issues related to the disaster of war. This article outlines the historical background of the Russian-Georgian war, details the implementation of social work in the developing country of Georgia, and describes the training and application of social work knowledge and values using macro and micro examples of interventions that provide Masters of social work students and social workers with tools to address the needs of refugees affected by disaster...
January 2, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392315/health-literacy-among-youth-in-guatemala-city
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Steven Hoffman, Flavio F Marsiglia, Lucinda Nevarez, Maria Porta
Health literacy (HL) is recognized as an important health construct that is correlated with various health-related outcomes, but outside of the United States there is limited HL research available, particularly among youth. This study looked at the HL and harmful health behavior (i.e., substance use) of 210 youth across 10 schools in Guatemala City. Based on results from the Newest Vital Sign (NVS) HL assessment, fewer than one third of youth sampled had adequate HL. Training/education to improve adolescent HL is needed in Guatemala City, and the unique skillset of social workers could be an idea method of reaching at-risk youth...
January 2, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392167/an-analysis-of-the-recruitment-and-participation-of-african-american-men-in-type-2-diabetes-self-management-research-a-review-of-the-published-literature
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Ledric D Sherman, Jaclynn Marie Hawkins, Timethia Bonner
Research studies have shown that African American men have experienced higher rates of serious complications of type 2 diabetes, due in part to poor disease management. Although type 2 diabetes research among minority populations is consistently advancing, there still remains a scarcity of African American male representation within these studies. It is unclear if this scarcity stems from lack of interest among men, location of recruitment, or ways in which these men are motivated to participate in research studies...
January 2, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705724/editorial-board-eov
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November 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366988/a-comparison-of-opioid-and-nonopioid-substance-users-in-residential-treatment-for-co-occurring-substance-use-and-mental-disorders
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Brian E Bride, Samuel A Macmaster, Siobhan A Morse, Cayce M Watson, Sam Choi, John Seiters
The past decade has seen a marked increase in the illicit use of opioids, as well as a doubling of the percentage of individuals seeking treatment for opioid use disorders. However, little is known about the differences between opioid users and nonopioid users in residential treatment. Further, no studies have been published that compare opioid users and nonopioid users in treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. To address this gap, this study examined differences between opioid and nonopioid substance users in residential treatment for co-occurring disorders...
November 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27331866/child-abuse-and-neglect-among-children-who-drop-out-of-school-a-study-in-izmir-turkey
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Zeynep Sofuoğlu, Görkem Sariyer, Fulya Aydin, Sinem Cankarde, Birsu Kandemirci
Child abuse and neglect (CAN), and dropping out of school have long been recognized as pervasive social problems globally, and Turkey is no exception. This study aims to explore the prevalence and incidence of CAN in children who drop out of school of Turkey, using the ISPCAN Child abuse Screening Tool, Children's Version, which is an appropriate tool for multinational comparisons. Data from a convenience sample of children who drop out of school age 11, 13, and 16 from Izmir were collected either by interviews or by self-completion...
October 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315054/urban-rural-and-provincial-disparities-in-child-malnutrition-in-china
#18
Yichao Wu, Di Qi
This article investigates how the nutritional deprivation and inequality among children in China by provinces and urban/rural areas has changed over time from 1991 to 2009 using the China Health and Nutrition Survey data. The children who were undernourished in stunting and underweight have declined over years, but provincial disparities were significant and urban children performed better than the rural peers. The nutritional deprivation of children has been alleviated in China over time, but more efforts should be made by the government to improve the nutritional condition in less developed provinces and for those children who are severely undernourished...
October 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27295132/behavioral-interventions-to-reduce-alcohol-use-among-patients-with-hepatitis-c-a-systematic-review
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Omar T Sims, Quentin R Maynard, Pam A Melton
Alcohol use is a barrier to pharmacologic treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is advantageous for medical and clinical social workers engaged in HCV care to be knowledgeable of behavioral interventions that can be used to reduce alcohol use among patients with HCV. This article identifies and describes studies that designed and implemented behavioral interventions to reduce alcohol use among patients with HCV in clinical settings. To achieve this goal, this article conducts a rigorous systematic review to identify peer-reviewed articles, describes each behavioral intervention, and reports primary outcomes of each study included in the review...
October 2016: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27286463/prenatal-depression-screening-and-referral-for-women-who-are-low-income-during-antenatal-care
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Renee Mestad, Sandra D Lane, Meghan Hall, Carrie J Smith, D Bruce Carter, Robert A Rubinstein, Robert H Keefe, Chevelle Jones-Moore
This study uses prenatal clinical chart reviews of 245 women who were screened for depression while receiving antenatal care services at an urban hospital-based clinic in Syracuse, New York. The results indicate that more than one half of the mothers who screened positive are not being adequately referred and followed-up on to ensure they are receiving proper treatment. Among the mothers who are not being successfully referred are women who are non-English speaking, facing multiple life stressors, and inadequately insured...
October 2016: Social Work in Public Health
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