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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213902/professional-identity-of-korean-nurse-practitioners-in-the-united-states
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Kumsook Seo, Miyoung Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite nurse practitioners' (NPs) professional identity having important implications for the confirmation of nursing practice characteristics, few studies have examined the professional identity of NPs overlaid with the immigrant experience. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the career characteristics of Korean nurse immigrants who became NPs in the United States. METHODS: Seven Korean NPs in the United States underwent in-depth interviews from August 2013 to May 2015...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207676/segmented-assimilation-an-approach-to-studying-acculturation-and-obesity-among-latino-adults-in-the-united-states
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Karen R Flórez, Ana Abraído-Lanza
Segmented assimilation theory posits that immigrants experience distinct paths of assimilation. Using cluster analysis and data from the National Latino and Asian American Survey, this study sought to apply this theory in relation to obesity among Latinos. Four clusters emerged: a "second-generation classic," a "third-generation classic," an "underclass," and a "segmented assimilation" pattern. In analyses controlling for sociodemographic confounders (eg, age), second-generation classic individuals had higher odds of obesity (odds ratio = 2...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207675/acculturation-and-self-management-perceptions-among-mexican-american-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Julie Plasencia, Sharon Hoerr, Marsha Carolan, Lorraine Weatherspoon
Because type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is disproportionately high among Mexican Americans in the United States, this study examined how acculturation influences T2DM self-management, a critical component for disease outcome. Qualitative interviews of 24 low-income Mexican American patients with T2DM were matched to their biomedical and dietary data and degree of acculturation. Greater acculturation to the United States was associated with less favorable diabetes control, fiber density, leisure-time physical activity, and more physical disability...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207674/latino-acculturation-and-periodontitis-status-among-mexican-origin-adults-in-the-united-states-nhanes-2009-2012
#4
Dina Garcia, Sergey Tarima, Laura Glasman, Laura D Cassidy, John Meurer, Christopher Okunseri
This study examined the association between Latino acculturation indicators (language and citizenship/nativity status) and periodontitis using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2012. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analyses were performed and all analyses were adjusted for the complex survey design. Results showed that 63.2% of participants had periodontitis: 9.4% mild, 37.9% moderate, and 16% severe. Language was significantly associated with periodontitis after adjusting for age, educational level, gender, usual source of care, flossing, smoking, and glycohemoglobin level (P = ...
April 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206779/the-role-of-minority-stress-in-second-generation-black-emerging-adult-college-students-high-risk-drinking-behaviors
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Delishia M Pittman, Sara Cho Kim, Carla D Hunter, Ezemenari M Obasi
OBJECTIVE: This study used a minority stress framework to investigate the relationships between multiple stressors (e.g., general life stress, race related stress, and acculturative stress) and high-risk drinking behaviors in a sample of second-generation Black emerging adult college students across the United States. METHOD: Participants (n = 148) were recruited from U.S. colleges and universities as part of a large, multiwave cross-sectional study. RESULTS: Findings from this study mirrored those in the extant literature: the positive relationship between race-related stress and high-risk drinking behaviors found in other marginalized groups...
February 16, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197862/influences-of-economic-social-and-cultural-marginalization-on-the-association-between-alcohol-use-and-sexual-risk-among-formerly-incarcerated-latino-men
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Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, Omar Martínez, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Jeffrey Draine, Karin Eyrich Garg, Ethan Levine, Alexandra Ripkin
Formerly incarcerated Latino men (FILM) have been significantly impacted by the HIV/AIDS and alcohol abuse epidemics in the United States. In this analysis, we examine the role of social, economic and cultural marginalization in the likelihood of alcohol-related sexual risk taking behavior among FILM. We recruited a non-random sample of FILM, ages 18-49 (n = 259). We performed logistic regression modeling to test four hypotheses examining the direct and moderating effects of socio-cultural factors. Drinking before sex was strongly associated with high likelihood of condomless intercourse (adjusted odds ratio, AOR = 2...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194268/filipino-women-s-diet-and-health-study-filwhel-design-and-methods
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Grace P Abris, Sangmo Hong, Sherlyn Mae P Provido, Jung Eun Lee, Chang Beom Lee
BACKGROUND: Immigration to South Korea from neighboring Asian countries has risen dramatically, primarily due to marriage between Korean men and foreign women. Although Filipino women rank fourth among married immigrant women, little is known about the health condition of this population. This manuscript focuses on the design and methods of Filipino women's diet and health study (FiLWHEL). SUBJECTS/METHODS: FiLWHEL is a cohort of Filipino women married to Korean men, aged 19 years old or over...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170406/youth-as-contested-sites-of-culture-the-intergenerational-acculturation-gap-amongst-new-migrant-communities-parental-and-young-adult-perspectives
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Andre M N Renzaho, Nidhi Dhingra, Nichole Georgeou
BACKGROUND: Immigration often results in changes in family dynamics, and within this process of dynamic relational adjustment youth can be conceptualised as contested sites of culture and associated intergenerational conflicts. This paper considers the experiences of migrant youth in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia using conflict as a useful lens through which to view issues of migrant youth identity and their sense of social connectedness, belonging, and agency. The aim of this study was twofold: 1) to explore how migrant youth cope with acculturative stress and intergenerational conflicts, and 2) to better understand the systemic and family-related factors that facilitate positive settlement experiences for migrant youth...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168719/acculturation-and-its-impact-on-the-oral-health-status-of-pacific-children-in-new-zealand-findings-from-the-pacific-islands-families-study
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Philip J Schluter, Sathananthan Kanagaratnam, Steve Taylor, El-Shadan Tautolo
OBJECTIVES: Immigration and acculturation are increasingly recognized as important explanatory factors for health disparities, although their impact on oral health is less well understood. This study investigates the relationship between Pacific children's cultural orientation and oral health, after adjusting for potentially moderating and confounding variables. METHODS: The Pacific Islands Families (PIF) study follows a cohort of Pacific infants born in 2000. PIF study participants' data from their last dental examination were extracted from service records, and matched to the cohort...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161775/risk-assessment-and-prevention-of-hypertension-in-filipino-americans
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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/28160188/disparities-in-hypertension-associated-with-limited-english-proficiency
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Eun Ji Kim, Taekyu Kim, Michael K Paasche-Orlow, Adam J Rose, Amresh D Hanchate
BACKGROUND: Limited English proficiency (LEP) is associated with poor health status and worse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine disparities in hypertension between National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) respondents with LEP versus adequate English proficiency. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of multi-year survey data. PARTICIPANTS: Adults 18 years of age and older who participated in the NHANES survey during the period 2003-2012...
February 3, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158990/ethnic-minority-women-prefer-strong-recommendations-to-be-screened-for-cancer
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Laura A V Marlow, Susanne F Meisel, Jane Wardle
BACKGROUND: Cancer screening invitations can explicitly recommend attendance or encourage individuals to consider the risks and benefits before deciding for themselves. Public preferences for these approaches might vary. We explored ethnic minority women's preferences for a strong recommendation to be screened. METHODS: Women aged 30-60 years from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Caribbean, African and white British backgrounds (n = 120 per group) completed face-to-face interviews with a multi-lingual interviewer...
February 3, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152870/recurrence-risk-perception-and-quality-of-life-after-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Nancy K Janz, Reshma Jagsi, Kent A Griffith, Christopher Ryan Friese, Allison W Kurian, Monica Morrow, Lauren P Wallner, Steven J Katz
: 175 Background: Many breast cancer patients overestimate their risk of distant recurrence after treatment. We explored risk perception in a large, diverse population of breast cancer patients with favorable prognosis and assessed associations between overestimation and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: As part of the iCanCare Study, we surveyed a weighted random sample of newly diagnosed patients with early-stage breast cancer treated in 2013-14, identified through the population-based SEER registries of Los Angeles & Georgia about 3 months after surgical treatment (N = 2632, RR = 70%)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135890/factors-associated-with-drinking-behavior-among-immigrant-women-in-taiwan
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Yi-Chun Liu, Hung-Hui Chen, Jia-Fu Lee, Kuei-Hui Chu, Li-Yin Chien
BACKGROUND: Transnational marriage-based immigrant women in Taiwan have moved to a country where alcohol use is prevalent and they face the challenge of adaptation into a new society, which could influence their drinking behavior. OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of alcohol drinking and examine factors associated with drinking patterns among immigrant women in Taiwan. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional questionnaire survey and data were collected from June through November in 2013...
January 31, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135691/assessment-of-acculturation-in-minority-health-research
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REVIEW
Molly Fox, Zaneta Thayer, Pathik D Wadhwa
Acculturation represents an important construct in the context of health disparities. Although several studies have reported relationships between various aspects of acculturation and health in minority populations, crucial inconsistencies remain. One likely reason for these inconsistencies may relate to limitations in the conceptualization and operationalization of acculturation, particularly in the context of health research. The acculturation construct underwent major conceptual and operational change when it was adapted from anthropology to psychology, and we argue another major shift is now required for use of this construct in health research...
January 21, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116925/ethnic-newspapers-and-low-income-spanish-speaking-adults-influence-of-news-consumption-and-health-motivation-on-cancer-prevention-behaviors
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Andy J King, Jakob D Jensen, Lisa M Guntzviller, Debora Perez Torres, Melinda Krakow
OBJECTIVE: Ethnic newspapers have the potential to reach and influence various cultural and ethnic subpopulations traditionally underserved in the United States. The current study sought to explore how ethnic news consumption interacts with health motivation to predict cancer prevention behaviors in a sample of Spanish-speaking adults. DESIGN: Participants (N = 100) completed a survey in Spanish, with items measuring demographics, acculturation, health literacy, health motivation, ethnic newspaper consumption (for two papers: La Viva and La Raza), and cancer prevention behaviors...
January 24, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108844/cultural-identity-among-afghan-and-iraqi-traumatized-refugees-towards-a-conceptual-framework-for-mental-health-care-professionals
#17
Simon P N Groen, Annemiek Richters, Cornelis J Laban, Walter L J M Devillé
Cultural identity in relation with mental health is of growing interest in the field of transcultural psychiatry. However, there is a need to clarify the concept of cultural identity in order to make it useful in clinical practice. The purpose of this study is to unravel the complexity and many layers of cultural identity, and to assess how stress and acculturation relate to (changes in) cultural identity. As part of a larger study about cultural identity, trauma, and mental health, 85 patients from Afghanistan and Iraq in treatment for trauma-related disorders were interviewed with a Brief Cultural Interview...
January 20, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104469/culturally-grounded-diabetes-prevention-program-for-obese-latino-youth-rationale-design-and-methods
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Allison N Williams, Yolanda P Konopken, Colleen S Keller, Felipe Gonzalez Castro, Kimberly J Arcoleo, Estela Barraza, Donald L Patrick, Micah L Olson, Gabriel Q Shaibi
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) disproportionately impacts Latino youth yet few diabetes prevention programs address this important source of health disparities. OBJECTIVES: To address this knowledge gap, we describe the rationale, design, and methodology underpinning a culturally-grounded T2D prevention program for obese Latino youth. The study aims to: 1) to test the efficacy of the intervention for reducing T2D risk, 2) explore potential mediators and moderators of changes in health behaviors and health outcomes and, 3) examine the incremental cost-effectiveness for reducing T2D risk...
March 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099445/prevalence-of-diabetes-among-migrant-women-and-duration-of-residence-in-the-united-arab-emirates-a-cross-sectional-study
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Syed M Shah, Raghib Ali, Tom Loney, Faisal Aziz, Iffat ElBarazi, Salma Al Dhaheri, M Hamed Farooqi, Iain Blair
BACKGROUND: The prevalence rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the highest in United Arab Emirates (UAE), however data for the expatriate population is limited. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of T2DM amongst migrant women and test the hypothesis that acculturation (measured by years of residency) is associated with an increased risk of T2DM. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study and we recruited a representative sample (n = 599, 75% participation rate) of migrant women aged 18 years and over in Al Ain, UAE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098504/effects-of-culturally-adaptive-walking-intervention-on-cardiovascular-disease-risks-for-middle-aged-korean-chinese-female-migrant-workers
#20
Hyeonkyeong Lee, Sunghye Cho, JoEllen Wilbur, Jung Hee Kim, Chang-Gi Park, Young-Me Lee, Haryong Lee
The purpose was to examine the effects of a standard treatment (ST) walking program compared to a ST walking program enhanced (Enhanced Treatment, ET) on cardiovascular health outcomes among Korean-Chinese female migrant workers in Korea. A quasi-experimental sequential design was used. A total of 132 Korean-Chinese women without contraindications to physical activity participated in the study. Both ST and ET groups had monthly goal settings and the ET group received text messages to encourage walking adherence and acculturation...
January 18, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
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