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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755052/lessons-learned-from-data-collection-as-health-screening-in-underserved-farmworker-communities
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Joan Flocks, J Antonio Tovar, Eugenia Economos, Valerie Vi Thien Mac, Abby Mutic, Katherine Peterman, Linda McCauley
BACKGROUND: Girasoles is an academic-community partnership investigating heat-related illness (HRI) among farm-workers. An unexpected outcome is health screening and intervention for participants without access to health care. OBJECTIVES: We present a case of renal failure in a farmworker, detected during data collection, to illustrate how academic-community collaboration can result in clinical benefits for study participants. METHODS: Girasoles is examining physiologic responses to heat stress, associated vulnerability factors, and HRI symptoms...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745264/providing-health-education-to-mixtec-farmworkers-in-california-via-workshops-and-radio-a-feasibility-study
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Sandra Young, Norma Gomez, Annette E Maxwell
Originating from one of the poorest areas in Mexico, Mixtecs are one of the largest indigenous groups of workers in California. Providing health education to this group is challenging because many do not speak English or Spanish, and indigenous languages are mainly oral, not written. We explored the feasibility of conveying health information through the radio and in promotora-led workshops. The study included an evaluation of the workshops through surveys before the workshop and 4 to 6 months later in a subsample of 96 indigenous women...
May 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702273/effectiveness-of-occupational-safety-and-health-training-for-migrant-farmworkers-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
F Caffaro, M Micheletti Cremasco, G Bagagiolo, L Vigoroso, E Cavallo
OBJECTIVES: Migrant farmworkers report higher rates of work-related illnesses, injuries and fatalities compared with local workers. Language and cultural barriers represent a relevant source of risk, which can be reduced by means of targeted training interventions. However, very little evidence is available about the effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training programmes addressing migrant farmworkers. STUDY DESIGN: We carried out a scoping review...
April 24, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662130/application-of-improved-approach-to-evaluate-a-community-intervention-to-reduce-exposure-of-young-children-living-in-farmworker-households-to-organophosphate-pesticides
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William C Griffith, Eric M Vigoren, Marissa N Smith, Tomomi Workman, Beti Thompson, Gloria D Coronado, Elaine M Faustman
The take-home pathway is a significant source of organophosphate pesticide exposure for young children (3-5 years old) living with an adult farmworker. This avoidable exposure pathway is an important target for intervention. We selected 24 agricultural communities in the Yakima Valley of Washington State and randomly assigned them to receive an educational intervention (n = 12) to reduce children's pesticide exposure or usual care (n = 12). We assessed exposure to pesticides in nearly 200 adults and children during the pre and post-intervention periods by measuring metabolites in urine...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648953/field-sanitation-in-u-s-agriculture-evidence-from-naws-and-future-data-needs
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Anita Alves Pena, Edward R Teather-Posadas
OBJECTIVES: We studied relationships between demographic and work-related characteristics and exposure to health-related risk associated with field sanitation within the population of U.S. farmworkers while critically examining adequacy of existing data toward understanding patterns. METHODS: We used statistical and econometric large-sample data methods to analyze correlations between observable variables and access to field sanitation as measured by responses to the nationally and regionally representative National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS)...
2018: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597873/hpv-knowledge-and-vaccine-initiation-among-mexican-born-farmworkers-in-north-carolina
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Katherine F Furgurson, Joanne C Sandberg, Fang-Chi Hsu, Dana C Mora, Sara A Quandt, Thomas A Arcury
The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is an effective but underused cancer prevention tool. This study assessed knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccine initiation among Mexican-born farmworkers in North Carolina. Interviewer-administered questionnaires were conducted with 100 Latino farmworkers and 100 nonfarmworker Latino North Carolina residents in 2015 as part of an ongoing community-based participatory research project. Farmworkers had low levels of knowledge about HPV and the HPV vaccine. They had a similar amount of HPV and HPV vaccine knowledge compared to nonfarmworkers...
March 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503352/-the-development-of-care-farming-for-elderly-people-with-cognitive-impairment-to-enhance-social-inclusion-a-feasibility-study-of-rice-farming-care-for-elderly-people-with-cognitive-impairment
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Chiaki Ura, Tsuyoshi Okamura, Sachiko Yamazaki, Taichi Ishiguro, Masumi Ibe, Mayako Miyazaki, Keisuke Torishima, Yu Kawamuro
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of rice-farming care among elderly people with cognitive impairment as a tool for social inclusion. METHODS: Eight elderly individuals with cognitive impairment (7 men, 1 woman, mean age 68.3 years old) participated in the program over 25 weeks. The cognitive function, well-being, and depression were assessed before and after the program period. The degree of participants' independence during the program was also assessed...
2018: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147814/health-care-service-utilization-of-documented-and-undocumented-hired-farmworkers-in-the-u-s
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Tianyuan Luo, Cesar L Escalante
This article analyzes issues related to U.S. hired farmworkers' utilization of health care services and their specific choices among health care provider and health bill payment method options. Using data from the National Agricultural Workers Surveys for the years 2000-2012, this article employs propensity score matching and probit estimation techniques to examine the health care utilization of hired farmworkers. This study's results indicate that undocumented hired farmworkers are 10.7 and 3% less likely to use U...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140633/the-impact-of-work-demand-and-gender-on-occupational-and-psychosocial-stress-in-hispanic-farmworkers
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Megan TePoel, Diane Rohlman, Meagan Shaw
Hispanic farmworkers experience hazardous work conditions, language barriers, poverty, and limited healthcare access that increase their risk for health problems. We sought to characterize occupational and lifestyle stressors in farmworker couples and to examine the impact of seasonal work demand and gender on health outcomes. We administered surveys to 31 couples (N = 62) in May (low work demand) and September (high work demand) of 2012. Measures included acculturation, perceived stress, depressive symptoms, quality of life, decision latitude, support (supervisor, co-worker), and work-family conflict...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058017/are-work-demands-associated-with-mental-distress-evidence-from-women-in-rural-india
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Robin A Richardson, Arijit Nandi, Surinder Jaswal, Sam Harper
PURPOSE: High work demands might be a determinant of poor mental health among women in low- and middle-income countries, especially in rural settings where women experience greater amounts of labor-intensive unpaid work. Research originating from such settings is lacking. METHODS: We estimated the cross-sectional association between work demands and mental distress among 3177 women living in 160 predominantly tribal communities in southern Rajasthan, India. A structured questionnaire captured the number of minutes women spent on various activities in the last 24 h, and we used this information to measure women's work demands, including the total work amount, nature of work (e...
December 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024370/classification-of-heat-related-illness-symptoms-among-florida-farmworkers
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Abby D Mutic, Jacqueline M Mix, Lisa Elon, Nathan J Mutic, Jeannie Economos, Joan Flocks, Antonio J Tovar-Aguilar, Linda A McCauley
BACKGROUND: Farmworkers working in hot and humid environments have an increased risk for heat-related illness (HRI) if their thermoregulatory capabilities are overwhelmed. The manifestation of heat-related symptoms can escalate into life-threatening events. Increasing ambient air temperatures resulting from climate change will only exacerbate HRI in vulnerable populations. We characterize HRI symptoms experienced by farmworkers in three Florida communities. METHODS: A total of 198 farmworkers enrolled in 2015-2016 were asked to recall if they experienced seven HRI symptoms during the previous work week...
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023343/pesticide-urinary-metabolites-among-latina-farmworkers-and-nonfarmworkers-in-north-carolina
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Thomas A Arcury, Paul J Laurienti, Jennifer W Talton, Haiying Chen, Timothy D Howard, Dana B Barr, Dana C Mora, Sara A Quandt
OBJECTIVES: This paper compares detections and concentrations of pesticide urinary metabolites for Latina farmworkers and nonfarmworkers in North Carolina. METHODS: Thirty-one farmworkers and 55 nonfarmworkers provided urine samples in 2012 and 2013. Urine samples were analyzed for detections and concentrations of organophosphate insecticide, bis-dithiocarbamate fungicide, and pyrethroid insecticide urinary metabolites. RESULTS: Detections for several organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticide urinary metabolites were present for substantial proportions of the farmworkers and nonfarmworkers...
January 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975501/understanding-factors-that-influence-health-care-utilization-among-mixtec-and-zapotec-women-in-a-farmworker-community-in-california
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Annette E Maxwell, Sandra Young, Emily Moe, Roshan Bastani, Emily Wentzell
This paper examines health care utilization among indigenous immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, who have settled in a farmworker community in southern California. In 2016, two trained Spanish-Mixteco and Spanish-Zapoteco bi-lingual interviewers conducted in-depth interviews with 44 indigenous women residing in Oxnard, California on issues that affect health care utilization. Interviews were conducted in Mixteco, Zapoteco and Spanish and were coded to identify structural, cultural, and provider-related barriers to health care utilization...
April 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949873/a-human-rights-based-approach-to-farmworker-health-an-overarching-framework-to-address-the-social-determinants-of-health
#14
Athena K Ramos
Migrant and seasonal workers have a right to the highest attainable standard of health. Unfortunately, these farmworkers face a multitude of challenges. They are employed in one of the most dangerous industries and face serious occupational health risks, while positioned at the bottom of the social hierarchy. They often lack formal education and training, English language proficiency, legal status, access to information, and equitable opportunities to health and healthcare. This article will explore the international human rights conventions that support farmworkers' right to health and healthcare in the United States...
2018: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844239/personal-samplers-of-bioavailable-pesticides-integrated-with-a-hair-follicle-assay-of-dna-damage-to-assess-environmental-exposures-and-their-associated-risks-in-children
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Pierre-Alexandre Vidi, Kim A Anderson, Haiying Chen, Rebecca Anderson, Naike Salvador-Moreno, Dana C Mora, Carolyn Poutasse, Paul J Laurienti, Stephanie S Daniel, Thomas A Arcury
Agriculture in the United States employs youth ages ten and older in work environments with high pesticide levels. Younger children in rural areas may also be affected by indirect pesticide exposures. The long-term effects of pesticides on health and development are difficult to assess and poorly understood. Yet, epidemiologic studies suggest associations with cancer as well as cognitive deficits. We report a practical and cost-effective approach to assess environmental pesticide exposures and their biological consequences in children...
October 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806486/farmworker-vulnerability-to-heat-hazards-a-conceptual-framework
#16
REVIEW
Valerie Vi Thien Mac, Linda A McCauley
PURPOSE: To review factors that impact the effect of hot environments on the human body in order to develop a conceptual model of human biological response. METHODS: The organizing concept for the model development was the multilevel integration of three major factors, exposure to heat, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, and the heat stress response. Exposure of a vulnerable occupational group was used to illustrate the components of the model. FINDINGS: Components of this framework include the hazard (environmental heat stress), vulnerability factors (workplace exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity), and the heat stress response...
November 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762882/acute-pesticide-related-illness-among-farmworkers-barriers-to-reporting-to-public-health-authorities
#17
REVIEW
Joanne Bonnar Prado, Prakash R Mulay, Edward J Kasner, Heidi K Bojes, Geoffrey M Calvert
Farmworkers are at high risk of acute occupational pesticide-related illness (AOPI) and AOPI surveillance is vital to preventing these illnesses. Data on such illnesses are collected and analyzed to identify high-risk groups, high-risk pesticides, and root causes. Interventions to address these risks and root causes include farmworker outreach, education, and regulation. Unfortunately, it is well known that AOPI is underreported, meaning that the true burden of this condition remains unknown. This article reviews the barriers to reporting of farmworker AOPI to public health authorities and provides some practical solutions...
2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736406/using-policy-briefs-to-present-scientific-results-of-cbpr-farmworkers-in-north-carolina
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Thomas A Arcury, Melinda F Wiggins, Carol Brooke, Anna Jensen, Phillip Summers, Dana C Mora, Sara A Quandt
BACKGROUND: Using scientific results to inform policy that improves health and well-being of vulnerable community members is essential to community-based participatory research (CBPR). OBJECTIVES: We describe "policy briefs," a mechanism developed to apply the results of CBPR projects with migrant and seasonal farmworkers to policy changes. LESSONS LEARNED: Policy briefs are two-page summaries of published research that address a single policy issue using language and graphics to make the science accessible to diverse audiences...
2017: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728349/occupational-risk-factors-among-iranian-farmworkers-a-review-of-the-available-evidence
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REVIEW
Mahin Ghafari, Zahra Cheraghi, Amin Doosti-Irani
Farming is one of the most important components of most economies. No comprehensive picture exists of the health status of Iranian farmers and the work-related hazards that affect them. We aimed to determine the gaps in the current knowledge regarding the occupational health of Iranian farmworkers. Electronic databases including Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, and Embase, as well as national databases including the Scientific Information Database, MagIran, and Barakat Knowledge System, were searched for articles published through March 2017...
2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704143/north-carolina-state-agencies-working-to-prevent-agricultural-injuries-and-illnesses
#20
Ricky Langley, Anne Hirsch, Regina Cullen, John Allran, Renee Woody, Derrick Bell
Over the past 25 years, the North Carolina Departments of Labor, Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Health and Human Services have worked with farmers, farmworkers, commodity and trade associations, universities, and cooperative extension agents to develop programs to decrease the occurrence of injuries and illnesses among agricultural workers and their families. The Bureau of Agricultural Safety and Health in the North Carolina Department of Labor helped craft the Migrant Housing Act, created the Gold Star program, and developed numerous projects promoting rural highway safety and farm safety...
2017: Journal of Agromedicine
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