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Jana Patricia M Valdez, Weipeng Yang, Jesus Alfonso D Datu
Most studies have assessed the psychometric properties of the Gratitude Questionnaire - Six-Item Form (GQ-6) in the Western contexts while very few research has been generated to explore the applicability of this scale in non-Western settings. To address this gap, the aim of the study was to examine the factorial validity and gender invariance of the Gratitude Questionnaire in the Philippines through a construct validation approach. There were 383 Filipino high school students who participated in the research...
October 11, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
Imelu G Mordeno, Brian J Hall
An increasing number of studies investigated the latent factor structure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology following the new fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). To date, there is no consensus on the best representation of PTSD. This study examined six latent PTSD models in a sample of Filipino post-disaster relocatees (N = 523). Further investigation on the relationship of the best-fitting model to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in the latent level was conducted...
September 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
Rebecca J Schweitzer, Thomas A Wills, Elizabeth Tam, Ian Pagano, Kelvin Choi
There is minimal evidence from epidemiological studies on how e-cigarette use is related to health indices in adolescence. We hypothesized that e-cigarette use would be associated with asthma, controlling for demographics and cigarette smoking. The hypothesis was tested with cross-sectional data from a statewide sample of school students. Surveys were administered in classrooms in 2015 to adolescents in 33 high schools throughout the State of Hawaii. The sample (N=6089) was 50% female and mean age was 15.8years...
September 28, 2017: Preventive Medicine
Sarah H Alfaraj, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Talal A Altuwaijri, Marzouqa Alanazi, Nojoom Alzahrani, Ziad A Memish
BACKGROUND: Many outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have occurred in health care settings and involved health care workers (HCWs). We describe the occurrence of an outbreak among HCWs and attempt to characterize at-risk exposures to improve future infection control interventions. METHODS: This study included an index case and all HCW contacts. All contacts were screened for MERS-CoV using polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: During the study period in 2015, the index case was a 30-year-old Filipino nurse who had a history of unprotected exposure to a MERS-CoV-positive case on May 15, 2015, and had multiple negative tests for MERS-CoV...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
Annette E Maxwell, Catherine M Crespi, Anthony A Arce, Roshan Bastani
While sustained academic and community partnerships can improve relationships between research partners, they could also influence study outcomes. Research on this issue is limited. We conducted a trial (2010-15) to test two implementation strategies for an evidence-based intervention to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening at community organizations in Los Angeles (N = 17). For both strategies, trained community health advisors (CHAs) recruited Filipino Americans (N = 673) who were non-adherent to CRC screening guidelines...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
Maria Elinor Grace Sison, Eileen Cubillan, Bernard U Tansipek
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are nevi that are present at birth or arise within the first few weeks of life. They are often found on the trunk, head and neck and extremities. We report herein an unusual presentation of a CMN as a cerebriform tumour presenting as secondary cutis verticis gyrata on the scalp of an 18-year-old Filipino male.
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Sean D Tallman, Matthew C Go
The optimized summed scored attributes (OSSA) method was recently introduced and validated for nonmetric ancestry estimation between American Black and White individuals. The method proceeds by scoring, dichotomizing, and subsequently summing ordinal morphoscopic trait scores to maximize between-group differences. This study tests the applicability of the OSSA method for sex estimation using five cranial traits given the methodological similarities between classifying sex and ancestry. A large sample of documented crania from Japan and Thailand (n = 744 males, 320 females) are used to develop a heuristically selected OSSA sectioning point of ≤1 separating males and females...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
A Deimel, J Sturm, T Vielfort, T Zöpf
A 44-year-old Filipino woman presented with abdominal pain and fever. Clinical examination and blood tests revealed no pathological results; however, (cross-sectional) imaging showed saccular cystic bile duct dilatation in the right liver with solid intraductal masses. Due to the clinical presentation the patient was admitted for surgical intervention with the diagnosis of Caroli disease. During the surgical procedure histopathology showed an intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB). The planned segmentetomy was extended to hemihepatectomy...
September 22, 2017: Der Internist
Shervin Assari
AIM: This study aimed to explore cross-ethnic variation in the pattern of the associations between psychiatric disorders and self-rated mental health (SRMH) in the USA. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), 2001-2003, a national household probability sample. The study enrolled 18,237 individuals who were either Non-Hispanic White (n = 7587), African American (n = 4746), Mexican (n = 1442), Cuban (n = 577), Puerto Rican (n = 495), Other Hispanic (n = 1106), Vietnamese (n = 520), Filipino (n = 508), Chinese (n = 600) or Other Asian (n = 656)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Clarita R Magsadia, Grant J Aaron, Beate B Lloyd, David C Hilmers, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
This study evaluated the effects of a multi-micronutrient fortified juice drink given in different frequencies of consumption on hemoglobin (Hb) concentration of schoolchildren. Hb was measured in 2423 schoolchildren aged 6- to 9-years-old at baseline. All anemic children (n = 246) were randomly allocated into groups: Daily dose (HD: high dose), 5X/week (MD: Moderate Dose), 3X/week (LD: Low Dose) and unfortified (Control). Pre- and post-study measurements of micronutrients were collected from 228 children. At the endpoint, significant Hb increases were observed in all groups, but there was no significant difference between groups...
September 12, 2017: Nutrients
Tetine Sentell, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Jill Miyamura, Deborah A Taira
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) 30-day potentially preventable readmissions (PPRs) are understudied. Hawaii Health Information Corporation data from 2007-2012 statewide adult hospitalizations ( N = 495,910) were used to compare API subgroup and White PPRs. Eight percent of hospitalizations were PPRs. Seventy-two percent of other Pacific Islanders, 60% of Native Hawaiians, and 52% of Whites with a PPR were 18 to 64 years, compared with 22% of Chinese and 21% of Japanese. In multivariable models including payer, hospital, discharge year, residence location, and comorbidity, PPR disparities existed for some API subpopulations 65+ years, including Native Hawaiian men (odds ratio [OR] = 1...
November 1, 2016: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
Michelle-Linh T Nguyen, Jiaqi Hu, Katherine G Hastings, Eric J Daza, Mark R Cullen, Lisa A Orloff, Latha P Palaniappan
BACKGROUND: Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma has a favorable prognosis, but patients with multiple recurrences have drastically lower survival. Filipinos in the United States are known to have high rates of thyroid cancer incidence and disease recurrence. To the authors' knowledge, it is unknown whether Filipinos also have higher thyroid cancer mortality rates. METHODS: The authors studied thyroid cancer mortality in Filipino, non-Filipino Asian (NFA), and non-Hispanic white (NHW) adults using US death records (2003-2012) and US Census data...
September 7, 2017: Cancer
M L Medina, C Saroca
Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in which haemorrhage occurs from the ampulla of vater via the pancreatic duct, mostly from ruptured pseudoaneurysms. Our patient is a 25-year-old Filipino male who presented with intermittent epigastric pain associated with melena and decreasing haemoglobin despite multiple blood transfusions. EGD showed erythematous gastric and duodenal mucosa with no evidence of active bleeding. Whole abdominal CT scan with IV contrast showed diffusely prominent pancreas with areas of non-enhancement suggestive necrosis...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
Melissa R Garabiles, Mira Alexis P Ofreneo, Brian J Hall
Many Filipinos experience poverty and poor employment opportunities. In order to alleviate poverty and provide sufficient resources for their families, numerous mothers leave the Philippines to become domestic workers. The present study aimed to build a model of family resilience for transnational families. A total of 33 participants consisting of Filipino transnational families, domestic workers, and key informants participated in a series of focus group discussions and interviews. A new model of resilience among transnational families of Filipina domestic helpers was created using a constructivist grounded theory approach...
2017: PloS One
Maria L G Bayog, Catherine M Waters
INTRODUCTION: Nearly half of Americans have a chronic health condition related to unhealthful behavior. One in four Americans is an immigrant; yet immigrants' health has been studied little, particularly among Asian American subpopulations. METHODOLOGY: Years lived in United States, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, walking, adiposity, and fruit/vegetable variables in the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey were analyzed to examine the influence of nativity on chronic health conditions and health behaviors in 555 adult Filipinos, the second largest Asian American immigrant subpopulation...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
Nak-Eun Chung, Anton Castilani, Wilfredo E Tierra, Philip Beh, Mohd Shah Mahmood
On December 1st, 2014, the sinking of Oryong 501 occurred in the Bering Sea off the east coast of Russia. A total of 60 crew members, including 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South Koreans and 1 Russian inspector were on board out of which only seven survived. Through an international rescue operation, the dead bodies of 27 were found and the remaining 26 crew are still missing. After transferring the dead bodies to the Busan Harbor in South Korea, the operation to identify the deceased began involving DVI teams from three countries: Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
Gail Sondermeyer Cooksey, Alyssa Nguyen, Kirsten Knutson, Farzaneh Tabnak, Kaitlin Benedict, Orion McCotter, Seema Jain, Duc Vugia
Coccidioidomycosis, or Valley Fever, is an infectious disease caused by inhalation of Coccidioides spp. spores (1). This soil-dwelling fungus is endemic in the southwestern United States, with most (97%) U.S. cases reported from Arizona and California (1,2). Following an incubation period of 1-3 weeks, symptomatic patients most often experience self-limited, influenza-like symptoms, but coccidioidomycosis also can lead to severe pulmonary disease and to rare cases of disseminated disease, including meningitis (1)...
August 11, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Maria Lg Bayog, Catherine M Waters
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among all racial and ethnic populations in the USA. Cardiovascular risks and cardioprotective factors have been disparately estimated among Asian American subpopulations. AIMS: The study's purpose was to describe the cardiometabolic risks and lifestyle health behaviors associated with cardiovascular disease, considering age and gender, in Filipinos, the second largest Asian American population. METHODS: Secondary analysis was conducted of behavioral (smoking, walking, body mass index and soda, fast food and fruit/vegetable consumption), cardiometabolic (hypertension and diabetes) and heart disease variables in the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey...
August 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Elisa Monette R Factor, Evangeline T Matienzo, Allan B de Guzman
Previous studies suggest that theory-practice gap has remained to be a formidable task and a challenge to the nursing profession. While efforts to understand the nature and dynamics of theory-practice gap have been undertaken across the globe, a dearth in literature exists in the context of a developing country like the Philippines. Seemingly, no research has ventured yet to explore the theory-practice gap experiences of Filipino student nurses. Hence, the major intent of this qualitative investigation is to describe and capture how theory-practice gap is viewed by a select group of senior nursing students (n=10) in a comprehensive university in the Philippines...
October 2017: Nurse Education Today
John Robert Bautista, Trisha T C Lin
AIM: To explore how and why mobile instant messaging applications are used by Filipino nurses as part of their work. METHODS: Guided by the uses and gratifications theory, in-depth interviews with 20 staff nurses working in 9 hospitals (ie, 4 private and 5 public hospitals) in the Philippines were conducted in July 2015. Interview data were analysed through a phenomenological perspective to thematic analysis. RESULTS: Results show that mobile instant messaging applications such as Facebook Messenger and Viber were mostly used by staff nurses and these were accessed using their own smartphones...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
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