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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077059/ignorance-is-not-bliss-the-effect-of-systematic-information-on-immigrants-knowledge-of-and-satisfaction-with-the-danish-healthcare-system
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Signe Smith Jervelund, Thomas Maltesen, Camilla Lawaetz Wimmelmann, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Allan Krasnik
AIMS: Suboptimal healthcare utilisation and lower satisfaction with the patient-doctor encounter among immigrants has been documented. Immigrants' lack of familiarity with the healthcare system has been proposed as an explanation for this. This study investigated whether a systematic delivery of information affected immigrants' knowledge of and satisfaction with the Danish healthcare system. METHODS: A prospective, randomised intervention study of 1158 adult immigrants attending two language schools in Copenhagen was conducted...
January 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068537/the-immigrant-paradox-on-internalizing-symptoms-among-immigrant-adolescents
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Anica G Bowe
Understanding the immigrant paradox on health outcomes among UK's immigrant adolescents will greatly complement the research on immigrants that has already been established there by economists and interdisciplinary fields. This study used the first Longitudinal Study of Young People in England 2004-2010 database (N = 15,770) to determine a) whether there was evidence of the immigrant paradox on internalizing mental health symptoms between first generation (n = 753) and second plus generation (n = 3042) 14/15 year old immigrant adolescents in England and b) whether differences (if any) were moderated by ethnicity group membership (Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Asian Other, White Immigrant)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045307/the-effects-of-economic-and-sociocultural-stressors-on-the-well-being-of-children-of-latino-immigrants-living-in-poverty
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Marina M Mendoza, Julia Dmitrieva, Krista M Perreira, Eliana Hurwich-Reiss, Sarah Enos Watamura
OBJECTIVE: This article explored whether preschoolers' physical (body mass index [BMI] and salivary cortisol levels) and psychological (internalizing/externalizing behaviors) well-being were predicted by economic hardship, as has been previously documented, and further, whether parental immigration-related stress and/or acculturation level moderated this relationship in low-income Latino families. METHOD: The sample for the current study included 71 children of Latino immigrants (M = 4...
January 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045288/examining-the-impact-of-differential-cultural-adaptation-with-latina-o-immigrants-exposed-to-adapted-parent-training-interventions
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J Rubén Parra-Cardona, Deborah Bybee, Cris M Sullivan, Melanie M Domenech Rodríguez, Brian Dates, Lisa Tams, Guillermo Bernal
OBJECTIVE: There is a dearth of empirical studies aimed at examining the impact of differential cultural adaptation of evidence-based clinical and prevention interventions. This prevention study consisted of a randomized controlled trial aimed at comparing the impact of 2 differentially culturally adapted versions of the evidence-based parenting intervention known as Parent Management Training, the Oregon Model (PMTOR). METHOD: The sample consisted of 103 Latina/o immigrant families (190 individual parents)...
January 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032738/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-imported-eosinophilia-in-travellers-and-immigrants-recommendations-of-the-spanish-society-of-tropical-medicine-and-international-health-semtsi
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J Salas-Coronas, G Ramírez-Olivencia, J L Pérez-Arellano, M Belhassen-García, C Carranza-Rodríguez, M García-Rodríguez, J Villar-Garcia, B Treviño-Maruri, N Serre-Delcor, R López-Vélez, F Norman, J Gómez-Junyent, M J Soriano-Pérez, G Rojo-Marcos, E Rodríguez de Las Parras, M M Lago-Núñez, A Muro, J Muñoz
According to published data, prevalence of imported eosinophilia among travellers and immigrants is set between 8% and 28.5%. Etiological diagnosis is often troublesome, and depending on the depth of the study and on the population analyzed, a parasitic cause is identified in 17% to 75.9% of the individuals. Among the difficulties encountered to compare studies are the heterogeneity of the studied populations, the type of data collection (prospective/retrospective) and different diagnostic protocols. In this document the recommendations of the expert group of the Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health (SEMTSI) for the diagnosis and treatment of imported eosinophilia are detailed...
December 29, 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931270/a-powerful-protector-of-the-japanese-people-the-history-of-the-japanese-hospital-in-steveston-british-columbia-canada-18961942
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Helen Vandenberg
From 1896 to 1942, a Japanese hospital operated in the village of Steveston, British Columbia, Canada. For the first 4 years, Japanese Methodist missionaries utilized a small mission building as a makeshift hospital, until a larger institution was constructed by the local Japanese Fishermen's Association in 1900. The hospital operated until the Japanese internment, after the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. This study offers important commentary about the relationships between health, hospitals, and race in British Columbia during a period of increased immigration and economic upheaval...
January 2017: Nursing History Review: Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891555/the-epidemiologic-transition-of-thalassemia-and-associated-hemoglobinopathies-in-southern-taiwan
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Hui-Ching Wang, Li-Ling Hsieh, Yi-Chang Liu, Hui-Hua Hsiao, Shu-Kai Lin, Wen-Chan Tsai, Ta-Chih Liu
Since 1993, following the National Thalassemia Major Prevention Program and an increase in immigration and interracial marriages, especially in southern Taiwan, the distribution of hemoglobinopathies may have changed. This study investigates the epidemiologic transition of hemoglobinopathies. We analyzed 1870 specimens collected between 2003 and 2012 in southern Taiwan, used gap-polymerase chain reaction and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism-based methods, and confirmed genotypes of hemoglobinopathies by DNA sequencing...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884406/-clinical-approach-to-imported-eosinophilia
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Elías Cañas García-Otero, Julia Praena-Segovia, Maite Ruiz-Pérez de Pipaón, Xerach Bosh-Guerra, Magdalena Sánchez-Agüera, Daniel Álvarez-Martínez, José Miguel Cisneros-Herreros
Eosinophilia is a common finding in international travelers and immigrants, being an helmintic infection its main etiology. The positive predictive value of eosinophilia for an helmintosis is low in travellers. Eosinophilia may be an incidental finding, or symptomatic, and it represents a clinical challenge due to the low sensitivity and specificity of direct and indirect parasitological diagnostic tests, respectively. It requires a structured approach based on geographical areas, environmental exposures and behavioral risks, and associated symptoms...
December 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860141/diversifying-the-midwifery-workforce-inclusivity-culturally-sensitive-bridging-and-innovation
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Holliday Tyson, Karline Wilson-Mitchell
Midwifery educators and regulators in Canada have begun to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in admission processes and program curricula. Populations served by midwives value internationally educated midwives from their countries of origin. The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, provides assessment, midwifery workplace orientation, and accelerated education for internationally educated midwives on behalf of the regulatory College of Midwives of Ontario...
November 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855325/-not-human-dead-already-perceptions-and-experiences-of-drug-related-stigma-among-opioid-using-young-adults-from-the-former-soviet-union-living-in-the-u-s
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Alana Gunn, Honoria Guarino
BACKGROUND: Young people from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in the U.S. are engaging in opioid and injection drug use (IDU) in substantial numbers, paralleling nationwide trends. Yet opioid-using FSU immigrants face distinctive acculturation challenges, including perceived stigmatisation as drug users within their immigrant communities, which may exacerbate the negative health and psychosocial consequences of such use. METHODS: This qualitative study draws on semi-structured interviews with 26 FSU immigrant young adults (ages 18-29) living in New York City who reported opioid use in the past month and/or were currently in treatment for opioid use disorder...
December 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853251/internationally-educated-nurses%C3%A2-and-their-contributions-to-the-patient-experience
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Ndolo Njie-Mokonya
Internationally educated nurses (IEN) are a group who reflect Canada’s diverse population as a result of rising immigration trends. There is increasing diversity of the general population in Canada and health service disparities exist. Reducing these disparities among the healthcare workforce and the patients they care for is important to meet language and other cultural needs of patients from different ethnic backgrounds. This article describes a study that examined internationally educated nurses’ transition experiences in the field of nursing with the objective of describing their unique contributions to the patient care experience...
January 31, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828610/-health-workers-place-in-studies-on-international-migratory-processes-and-health
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Cássio Silveira, Alejandro Goldberg, Tatiane Barbosa da Silva, Mara Helena de Andrea Gomes, Denise Martin
Studies on the health-disease-healthcare process in immigrants settled in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, have revealed a complex web of relations in the demands by immigrants and the actions conceived and planned by health services. In this context, intermediation by health workers in the relationship between immigrants and researchers has constituted an important form of access by the latter to South American immigrants, especially Bolivians. During research, access to immigrants occurs within the context of health actions, facilitating the researchers' access to immigrants' homes, workplaces, and even associations...
November 3, 2016: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790171/academic-performance-of-native-and-immigrant-students-a-study-focused-on-the-perception-of-family-support-and-control-school-satisfaction-and-learning-environment
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Miguel A Santos, Agustín Godás, María J Ferraces, Mar Lorenzo
The international assessment studies of key competences, such as the PISA report of the OECD, have revealed that the academic performance of Spanish students is significantly below the OECD average. In addition, it has also been confirmed that the results of immigrant students are consistently lower than those of their native counterparts. Given the context, the first objective of this work is to observe the variables (support, control, school satisfaction, and learning environment) which distinguish between retained and non-retained native and immigrant students...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770158/recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis-a-review-of-imaging-findings-and-clinical-management
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Kenneth Eng Ling Kwan, Vishalkumar G Shelat, Cher Heng Tan
Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) is an infective process involving the biliary tree typified by pigmented intraductal calculi with dilatation of the intra- and extrahepatic biliary tree. Previously endemic to South-east Asia, RPC can now be seen in Western countries with the increasing access to international travel and immigration. Affected patients are often plagued by recurrent bouts of cholangitis, and commonly suffer from complications such as abscess formation and biliary strictures. In severe cases, cirrhosis with portal hypertension may develop...
January 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749109/recommendations-for-developing-contextually-relevant-hiv-aids-prevention-strategies-targeting-african-born-immigrants-and-refugees-in-the-united-states
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Caroline Kingori, Camila LeMaster Esquivel, Qorsho Hassan, Abdul Elmi, Bakali Mukasa, Michael Reece
African-born immigrants and refugees have HIV infection rates six times higher than any other minority groups in the United States. Despite the increase in the population size and diversity of Somali immigrants and refugees in the United States, Somalis are one of the medically underserved population subgroups in this region. The lack of aggregate HIV infection rates among African-born immigrants, for example, Somali refugees, is a cause for alarm and calls for more research to be conducted in this subgroup...
October 2016: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718889/masculinities-on-transnational-journeys-sexual-practices-and-risk-management-among-male-chinese-immigrants-to-canada
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Wei Wei
Recent critical studies of men and masculinities have encouraged greater consideration of global, international and transnational perspectives and processes. Drawing on interview data from a larger research study of transnationalism and HIV risk through the experiences of recent male Chinese immigrants to Canada, this article examines the intersection of masculinity, sexual practice and the HIV risk in a transnational context. As a gendered strategy, transnational mobility is not only employed by men to cope with the challenges of masculinity enactment encountered in Canada, but also to facilitate sexual activities back in China...
October 10, 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706251/risk-factors-for-non-adherence-to-cart-in-immigrants-with-hiv-living-in-the-netherlands-results-from-the-rotterdam-adherence-road-project
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Sabrina K Been, David A M C van de Vijver, Pythia T Nieuwkerk, Inês Brito, Sarah E Stutterheim, Arjan E R Bos, Mireille E G Wolfers, Katalin Pogány, Annelies Verbon
In the Netherlands, immigrant people living with HIV (PLWH) have poorer psychological and treatment outcomes than Dutch PLWH. This cross-sectional field study examined risk factors for non-adherence to combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART) among immigrant PLWH. First and second generation immigrant PLWH attending outpatient clinics at two HIV-treatment centers in Rotterdam were selected for this study. Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics for all eligible participants were collected from an existing database...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631145/association-between-stigma-and-depression-outcomes-among-chinese-immigrants-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Justin A Chen, Benjamin G Shapero, Nhi-Ha T Trinh, Trina E Chang, Susannah Parkin, Jonathan E Alpert, Maurizio Fava, Albert S Yeung
OBJECTIVE: Stigma has been proposed to be a major underlying factor contributing to lower rates of mental health service utilization among racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. Yet, surprisingly little research has specifically explored associations between stigma, race/ethnicity, and psychiatric morbidity. This study aims to assess the impact of stigmatizing attitudes on depression outcomes among a psychiatrically underserved, immigrant Chinese population. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 190 Chinese immigrants with major depressive disorder as diagnosed by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview were enrolled in a trial of culturally sensitive collaborative care for depression...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613058/finding-a-sense-of-home-across-the-pacific-in-old-age-chinese-american-senior-s-report-of-life-satisfaction-in-a-foreign-land
#19
Heying Jenny Zhan, Qi Wang, Zoe Fawcett, Xiaoqing Li, Xiying Fan
Finding a sense of home for international migrants is challenging. It is even more so for older adults who migrate to a foreign country later in life to follow their adult children. This study examines Chinese immigrant elders' report of their sense of home and life-satisfaction. Based on 21 intensive interviews and107 surveys with elderly immigrants of Chinese descent, this research finds that a comfortable living condition in a natural and built environment contribute to Chinese elders' narrative of a sense of home...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597319/characterizing-the-international-migration-barriers-with-a-probabilistic-multilateral-migration-model
#20
Xiaomeng Li, Hongzhong Xu, Jiawei Chen, Qinghua Chen, Jiang Zhang, Zengru Di
Human migration is responsible for forming modern civilization and has had an important influence on the development of various countries. There are many issues worth researching, and "the reason to move" is the most basic one. The concept of migration cost in the classical self-selection theory, which was introduced by Roy and Borjas, is useful. However, migration cost cannot address global migration because of the limitations of deterministic and bilateral choice. Following the idea of migration cost, this paper developed a new probabilistic multilateral migration model by introducing the Boltzmann factor from statistical physics...
2016: Scientific Reports
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