HEALTH INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG EDUCATED HISPANIC WOMEN
- Development of a Tool to Assess Past Food Insecurity of Immigrant Latino Mothers. Kuyper, Edith M.; Espinosa-Hall, Gloria; Lamp, Catherine L.; Martin, Anna C.; Metz, Diane L.; Smith, Dorothy; Townsend, Marilyn S.; Kaiser, Lucia L. // Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p378
Objective: The purpose is to describe the development and validation of a tool to measure the degree of past food insecurity in an immigrant US population. Design: Focus group discussions and a structured interview. As a first step, focus group discussions were conducted among immigrant Latino...
- Feasibility and Acceptability of Using Pedometers as an Intervention Tool for Latinas. Pekmezi, Dorothy; Dunsiger, Shira; Gaskins, Ronnesia; Barbera, Brooke; Marquez, Becky; Neighbors, Charles // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Mar2013, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p451
Background: Due to high rates of inactivity and related chronic illnesses among Latinas,1 the current study examined the feasibility and acceptability of using pedometers as an intervention tool in this underserved population. Methods: Data were taken from a larger randomized, controlled trial2...
- Community health worker intervention to decrease cervical cancer disparities in Hispanic women. O'Brien, Matthew J.; Halbert, Chanita Hughes; Bixby, Rebecca; Pimentel, Susana; Shea, Judy A. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Nov2010, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p1186
Introduction:U.S. Hispanic women suffer a disproportionate burden of cervical cancer, with incidence and mortality rates almost twice that of whites. Community health workers, or promotoras, are considered a potential strategy for eliminating such racial and ethnic health...
- Introduction to Special Section on Health Disparities. Whitfield, Keith; Bogart, Laura; Revenson, Tracey; France, Christopher // Annals of Behavioral Medicine;Feb2012, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p1
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the racial or ethnic health disparities, the risk factors for worse health outcomes and behaviors, and interventions to improve health outcomes.
- English- and Spanish-speaking Latina MothersÃ¢Â€Â™ Beliefs about Food, Health, and Mothering. Jessica Gomel; Angela Zamora // Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health;Oct2007, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p359
AbstractÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Parent beliefs regarding food, health, and child feeding behaviors among Latinos have not been well-documented. A series of eight focus groups were conducted with English-speaking and Spanish-speaking low-income Latina mothers of preschoolers to investigate their...
- CARE CAMPAIGN CAN STRENGTHEN GLOBAL NURSE SOLIDARITY. Simon, Olga // Nursing Standard;1/18/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 20, p33
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the journal's Care campaign and the need to build a global communication base so to decrease health disparities and ensure positive patient outcomes.
- Health inequality gap is widening. // Independent Nurse;9/3/2012, p7
The article addresses the issue of a widening gap between higher socio-economic groups and lower socio-economic groups concerning unhealthy lifestyle behaviours.
- Factors Affecting Patient-Physician Communication for Abused Latina and Asian Immigrant Women. Rodriguez, Michael A.; Bauer, Heidi M.; Flores-Ortiz, Yvette; Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline // Journal of Family Practice;Oct1998, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p309
BACKGROUND. Domestic violence is one of today's most serious health issues. Abused Latina and Asian immigrant women face unique barriers to the discussion of abuse with health care providers. This research was undertaken to identify any provider-related factors that may affect patient-provider...
- Developing and pre-testing research tools. Awunyo-Akaba, Joan; Govidan, Beena; Khanal, Saraswati; Nyavor, Emmanuel; Rai, Renuka; Zachariah, Suma // Waterlines;Jan2004, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p10
Research into the sustainability of hygiene promotion activities carried out several years earlier should not itself alter people's behaviour. This article describes the techniques that were chosen -- focus group discussions, pocket voting and direct observation -- to record people's hygiene...