04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Mental health services use among school-aged children with disabilities: the role of sociodemographics, functional limitations, family burdens, and care coordination

Mental health services use among school-aged children with disabilities: the role of sociodemographics, functional limitations, family burdens, and care coordination

OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of mental health services and correlates of receiving services among community-dwelling children with disabilities, ages 6 to 17 years. STUDY DESIGN: Data are from the 1994 and 1995 National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplements (NHIS-D), conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. The study sample is 4,939 children with […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Aging in introductory and life cycle nutrition textbooks

Aging in introductory and life cycle nutrition textbooks

The aging content in 11 undergraduate nutrition textbooks (8 introductory, 3 life cycle) was evaluated using content analysis. Repeated measures ANOVAs with Bonferroni post hoc procedures and t- tests were used. The 259 relevant pages largely focused on geriatrics (physiological decline, chronic diseases). Gerontological aspects were underemphasized. Mean number of pages on aging was significantly […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Moving toward cultural competence in the transplant milieu

Moving toward cultural competence in the transplant milieu

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Self-reported prevalence and health correlates of functional limitation among Massachusetts elderly Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and non-Hispanic white neighborhood comparison group

Self-reported prevalence and health correlates of functional limitation among Massachusetts elderly Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and non-Hispanic white neighborhood comparison group

BACKGROUND: Limited data suggest that Puerto Ricans experience greater disability than other ethnic groups, but few studies have examined the factors associated with this apparent difference. METHODS: We describe the prevalence of functional limitation and disability in a representative sample of Puerto Rican and Dominican elders in Massachusetts, and in a neighborhood comparison group of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on An English-language clinic-based literacy program is effective for a multilingual population

An English-language clinic-based literacy program is effective for a multilingual population

OBJECTIVE:To assess the effectiveness of a clinic-based pediatric literacy intervention on a multilingual population. BACKGROUND:Clinic-based literacy interventions are effective among English- and Spanish-speaking children. No data exist for multilingual populations. SETTING:Pediatric clinic in an urban county hospital. Design/Methods.Reading practices of 2 cross-sectional groups were assessed by standardized interview before and after the intervention. The intervention […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Understanding the excess of psychosis among the African-Caribbean population in England. Review of current hypotheses

Understanding the excess of psychosis among the African-Caribbean population in England. Review of current hypotheses

BACKGROUND: Increased rates of schizophrenia continue to be reported among the African-Caribbean population in England. AIMS: To evaluate the competing biological, psychological and social explanations that have been proposed. METHOD: Literature review. RESULTS: The African-Caribbean population in England is at increased risk of both schizophrenia and mania; the higher rates remain when operational diagnostic criteria […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The association of sexual behaviors with socioeconomic status, family structure, and race/ethnicity among US adolescents

The association of sexual behaviors with socioeconomic status, family structure, and race/ethnicity among US adolescents

OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the relation of socioeconomic status (SES), family structure, and race/ethnicity to adolescent sexual behaviors that are key determinants of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). METHODS: The 1992 Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey provided family data from household adults and behavioral data from adolescents. RESULTS: Among […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Can traumatic brain injury surveillance systems be used to link individuals with TBI to services?

Can traumatic brain injury surveillance systems be used to link individuals with TBI to services?

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Surveillance System data to link individuals to information and services in their communities. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Using a qualitative exploratory approach, the investigators conducted focus groups of individuals with TBI and family members (n = 29) and individual […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Literature review and implications for social work practice with Hispanic dialysis patients

Literature review and implications for social work practice with Hispanic dialysis patients

Many renal social workers are uncertain about what to expect when providing services to Hispanic patients. The Hispanic dialysis population is a growing minority with a diverse culture. The Hispanic patient’s family members are a source of natural support and strength. This article profiles a review of the literature available regarding working with Hispanic patients […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Selection of topics and questions for the 2001 Census

Selection of topics and questions for the 2001 Census

The Government’s proposals for questions to be asked in the 2001 Census were published in a White Paper in March this year. The wide range of topics proposed for inclusion represent the culmination of extensive user consultation and testing. Questions have been shown to meet specified criteria in relation to user need, availability of alternative […]

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