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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (112 journals)                     

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AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Industrial Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 236)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 172)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
British Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 236)
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 186)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
ergopraxis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Health Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Hygiene     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C : Toxicology and Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Global Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Interprofessional Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Occupational Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Religion and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Safety Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Vocational Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karaelmas İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Dergisi / Karaelmas Journal of Occupational Health and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Musik- Tanz und Kunsttherapie     Hybrid Journal  
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies     Open Access  
Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Occupational Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Occupational Therapy in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
Occupational Therapy International     Open Access   (Followers: 102)
Perspectives in Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
PinC | Prevenzione in Corso     Open Access  
Population Health Metrics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Preventing Chronic Disease     Free   (Followers: 3)
Psychology & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
QAI Journal for Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Qualitative Health Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Reabilitacijos Mokslai : Slauga, Kineziterapija, Ergoterapija     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Herediana de Rehabilitacion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Inspirar     Open Access  
Revue Francophone de Recherche en Ergothérapie RFRE     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Safety and Health at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 75)
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Sociology of Health & Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
System Safety : Human - Technical Facility - Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Work, Employment & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Workplace Health and Safety     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie. Mit Beiträgen aus Umweltmedizin und Sozialmedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

           

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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.735
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 8  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1557-1920 - ISSN (Online) 1557-1912
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2467 journals]
  • Evaluation of an Audio-Visual Novela to Improve COVID-19 Knowledge and
           Safe Practices Among Spanish-Speaking Individuals with Schizophrenia

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      Abstract: Abstract In the United States, the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately affected the Latinx community. Within the Latinx community, people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders are more susceptible to exposure to the virus. Given their increased risk of contracting and getting sick from the virus, efforts targeting the Latinx population should focus on increasing knowledge and safe practices associated with COVID-19. We developed a 10 min animated, Spanish-language audio-visual novela designed to improve knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding COVID-19. Latinx adults with schizophrenia (N = 100) at a community mental health center in Los Angeles were randomly assigned to watch the novela or a non-COVID video (control group). Participants completed surveys immediately before and one month after viewing the material. One month after watching the audio-visual novela, subjects endorsed a greater likelihood of seeking a COVID-19 vaccine than control subjects. No other significant differences were observed between the two conditions. The findings of this study suggest that the presentation of health information in a relevant, engaging, and appealing manner may be useful way to improving salutary health behaviors of Latinx people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
      PubDate: 2023-02-04
       
  • Stage-Specific Risk of Breast Cancer among Canadian Immigrant and
           Non-Immigrant Women

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      Abstract: Abstract Background: Breast cancer screening utilization varies across immigrant and non-immigrant populations. Recent studies have also suggested that some immigrant populations in Canada present with a higher frequency of later-stage breast cancer compared to non-immigrants. Our study aimed to augment prior research by presenting breast cancer stage distributions and stage-specific breast cancer incidence rates for immigrant and non-immigrants in British Columbia, Canada. Methods: We utilized a population-based cohort of more than 1.3 million women built from linked administrative health and immigration data sets. Age-standardized incidence rate ratios were generated to compare immigrant and non-immigrant groups. Poisson regression was used to assess the relative frequency of later stage diagnosis among immigrant groups compared to non-immigrants. Results: Indian and Chinese immigrants both showed significantly lower stage I and stage II-IV incidence rates compared to non-immigrants. However, Indian immigrants showed a higher frequency of later stage tumours at diagnosis compared to non-immigrants, while in contrast Chinese immigrants showed a lower frequency of later stage tumours. Filipino immigrants showed similar stage-specific rates and stage at diagnosis compared to non-immigrants. Conclusions: Our findings highlight a need for continued surveillance of cancer among immigrant and non-immigrant populations and inquiry into reasons for differences in stage at diagnosis across groups.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • English-Spanish Gap in Poor/Fair Self-Reported Health Increased for
           Hispanic Adults in the United States Between 1997 and 2018

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      Abstract: Abstract Historically, Hispanic adults that answer health surveys in Spanish report worse health than those who answer in English. This paper documents a growing English-Spanish gap in self-reported health (SRH) among Hispanic adults in the United States between 1997 and 2018. Data are from the 1997–2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The analytic sample consisted of 189,024 Hispanic adults older than 18 with valid information for the variables considered in the study. Descriptive analyses indicate that Hispanic adults who answer the NHIS in Spanish report worse health than English respondents do across the period of analysis. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to study the English-Spanish gap in SRH and to track its evolution over the last 22 years. At baseline, Spanish respondents exhibited significantly worse levels of SRH than those who answered in English and this gap persisted across time and older cohorts. The gap was still present when demographic/socioeconomic characteristics and assimilation are considered. In the majority of the cases, there is a significant interaction between language of interview, and period and cohort indicators. The English-Spanish gap in self-reported health is not explained by demographic/socioeconomic characteristics or assimilation. It may be possible that there are differences in how Hispanic adults understand health categories items across different languages with differences observed depending on how self-reported health is operationalized.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Structural Racism and Its Influence On Sexual and Reproductive Health
           Inequities Among Immigrant Youth

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      Abstract: Abstract This community-based participatory research study explores the influence of structural racism on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) inequities among immigrant, including refugee, youth. We conducted interviews with emerging youth and youth service providers living in two communities in Massachusetts. Our results detail three major themes illustrating how structural racism influences SRH inequities among immigrant youth: (1) lack of culture-centered SRH supports for recently immigrated youth; (2) immigration enforcement and fear impacting access to adolescent SRH (ASRH) education and services; and (3) perceived ineligibility related to tenuous legal status as a barrier to accessing ASRH services. Conclusions: Findings illustrate the importance of rooting sexuality education curricula in a culture centered framework that recognizes local cultural understandings, acknowledges structural constraints faced by young people, and prioritizes youth agency and voice when engaging in this work. Raising awareness of SRH resources available to immigrant youth may expand access for this underserved population.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Experiences of Migrants Living with HIV from HIV-Endemic Sub-Saharan
           African Countries: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research Studies

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      Abstract: Abstract The aim of this qualitative systematic review was to explore the experiences of migrants living with HIV from HIV endemic sub-Saharan African countries who migrated to high-income countries. In this systematic review of qualitative research studies, we focused on the experiences of migrants living with HIV and the intersections between living with HIV, migration, settlement, culture, race relations, access to health services and HIV care, treatment, and support during migration and settlement in a new host country. We searched 12 electronic databases from database inception for English-language publications. A thematic analysis of qualitative studies [n = 10] was conducted. Complexities exist across the migration and settlement trajectories of migrants living with HIV, which influenced people’s level of engagement in the HIV care cascade as well as social determinants of health and social wellbeing.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • A comparison of resource use of insured and uninsured venezuelan migrants:
           evidence from the hospital setting

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      Abstract: Background There is no characterization of resource use in the hospital setting for immigrants in Colombia, we aimed to describe the resource use by Venezuelan immigrants, comparing those enrolled in the national health insurance system with those with and without the ability to pay. Methods Retrospective review in the billing data system of our Hospital from 2011 to 2020. We collected information for 6,837 hospital episodes associated with 1,022 Venezuelan patients, hospital’s billing information for all services rendered was extracted. Results The mean cost per patient event were 4,595 USD for those without the ability to pay, costing 2.37 times more than a legal resident insured. Care in the ICU, inpatient days, surgery, and OB-GYN department consume most resources provided to vulnerable migrants. Discussion Enrolment in the national health insurance may allow better access to health services by vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and thus reduce resource use for the health system.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Ang Ating Mata: Disparities in Eye Health Knowledge, Attitudes and
           Practices among Older Adult Filipino-Americans in the San Francisco Bay
           Area Counties

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      Abstract: Abstract Filipino-Americans are the third largest Asian-American population, with a median age of 44. However, there is limited literature focusing on the group’s ophthalmic care engagement. Timely eye examinations and outreach are necessary to reduce visual impairment in this older community. To assess eye care knowledge, attitudes, and practices, we conducted a cross-sectional study surveying Filipino-Americans within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. Associations between primary outcomes and sociodemographic factors were analyzed using chi-squared analysis and student’s T-test. In our convenience sample of 256 surveys, a majority of participants are receiving appropriate eye care; those that lacked health and eye insurance, immigrated and are lower income did not receive optimal eye care. Study participants also demonstrated a lack of awareness of eye diseases and risk factors. Our results suggest that culturally sensitive eye health education materials are lacking and should be made accessible for this large and rapidly growing population.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: A
           Cross-Sectional Study

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      Abstract: Abstract FGM/C is a harmful practice that involves injury of the external female genitalia without medical purpose. It is mainly practiced in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. However, with the migratory flows, women and girls with FGM/C and its consequences live all over the world. The lack of knowledge on how to care for women and girls living with FGM/C extends among all categories of health professionals involved in women’s health, including infectious disease specialists. This is a national, exploratory descriptive cross-sectional study aimed to generate descriptive statistics about FGM/C among HIV-infected migrant women included in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS). Among the 387 women interviewed about FGM/C and who provided an answer, 80 (20.7%) reported to have undergone FGM/C. Fifty-six of the 80 women (70.0%) who reported having undergone FGM/C, also reported that they had never discussed their cutting with a health professional before. Our study demonstrates how common female genital mutilation is in women living with HIV and who have migrated to Switzerland and suggest how care and prevention could be improved significantly.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Identifying the Social Determinants of Treated Hypertension in New and
           Established Latino Destination States

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      Abstract: Abstract Little is known about the influence of social and environmental contexts on Latino hypertension-related disparities. This study examined the influence of social determinants of cardiovascular health on medically treated hypertension, contrasting established vs. new Latino destination states. Logistic regression models were fitted to analyze 2017 Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey data from 8,999 Latinos. Overall, 70.4% indicated having treated hypertension. History of diabetes (OR = 2.60) and access to healthcare (OR = 2.38) were associated with treated hypertension, regardless of destination state. In established destinations, Latinos who graduated high school (OR = 1.19) or attended college (OR = 1.32) had higher odds of treated hypertension; whereas those who completed college were less likely to have treated hypertension (OR = 0.80). In contrast, in both new and non-destination states, the odds of treated hypertension were consistently lower across levels of educational attainment. Results highlight the need for cardiovascular-risk reduction interventions to incorporate the social and environmental context in the development process.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • The Need to Adjust the Informed Consent for Jewish Patients for Treatments
           Involving Porcine Medical Constituents

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      Abstract: Abstract In order to obtain full informed consent for medical treatments, it is imperative to provide patients of diverse ethnic backgrounds with all relevant information. Since the pig is considered an impure animal in Judaism, Jewish patients may wish to be informed of porcine-derived substances used in treating. The present study is the first to explore the level of knowledge of Jewish participants as to whether the medical use of pig is permitted by their religion, and the extent to which they believe it should be permitted. 714 Jewish participants completed a study questionnaire that included 15 medical uses of pigs. Findings indicated that the knowledge of Jewish law regarding these uses is a significant mediator in predicting the attitude toward the permissibility of these uses. I conclude with practical recommendations as to how to enhance cultural competence and improve the informed consent process when treating Jewish patients with porcine-derived constituents.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Mental Health in Indigenous Children and Adolescents: The Contribution of
           Cultural Backgroud

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      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the prevalence of mental health problems in Aymara and non-Aymara children and adolescent. The study sample comprised 1839 students from 8 to 19 years, from educational institutions of Northern Chile. Forty-nine percent of students identified with the Aymara ethnic group. The Child and Adolescent Evaluation System was used to evaluate internal and external problems. In Elementary school, Aymara students showed significantly lower scores in externalized problems and in high school, there were significantly lower scores in interiorized, exteriorized and other problems than Non-Aymara students. It seems that the legacy of the Aymara culture has favored the development of protective factors in relation to the mental health of these students. In a context of growing recognition and appreciation of this culture, greater involvement with Aymara culture could promote better mental health of school children.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Pregnancy Complications Among Resettled Refugees in Illinois

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      Abstract: Abstract Newly resettled refugee populations often have significant health care needs including pregnancy complications; yet research is lacking on pregnancy complications among refugees in Illinois. This was a retrospective analysis of the 2016–2017 hospital discharge data of refugee women of childbearing age (15–44 years) in Illinois. There were 3,355 hospital encounters by refugee women in our analysis, and 19.1% (n = 640) were associated with complications mainly related to pregnancy. The majority of hospital encounters associated with complications mainly related to pregnancy occurred after the first 8 months of US arrival (85.2%) and were among women who had Medicaid insurance (90.3%), ≥ 5 hospital encounters (60.2%), and who were most commonly from Iraq (23.3%) or Burma (19.4%). Refugee women may benefit from increased awareness and education about prenatal care, support in access, and prompt referrals.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Length of Residency in the United States and Obesity Across Race/Ethnicity

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      Abstract: Abstract We examined whether the association between length of US residency (LUSR) and obesity is dependent on race/ethnicity and sex, among foreign-born individuals. Adult’s body mass index (N = 151,756) were analyzed using the 2013–2017 National Health Interview Surveys. Among foreign-born adults living in the US < 5 years, non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics had the highest obesity prevalence compared to non-Hispanic Whites and Asians. Blacks and Hispanics also had the highest incremental percentage point increase in obesity (13%) between < 5 years and ≥ 15 years LUSR. Foreign-born black men had the lowest obesity prevalence among men in the US < 5 years (5.3%) but had the sharpest percentage point increase in obesity among men in the US ≥ 15 years (21%). Foreign-born black women in the US < 5 years had a 30.1% obesity prevalence. Obesity prevention interventions should account for differences in LSUR among foreign-born individuals.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Promoting an Understanding of Forced Migration Among Host Country Children
           and Exploring Their Views on Refugee Children’s Needs

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      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • The Relationship Between Nature and Immigrants’ Integration, Wellbeing
           and Physical Activity: A Scoping Review

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      Abstract: Abstract Exposure to nature has been suggested to promote immigrants’ health and facilitate adaptation. This review summarizes previous research focusing on the relationship between nature and immigrants’ integration, wellbeing and physical activity. A search strategy was developed and adapted to seven databases. After removing duplicates, 4861 records were screened, 81 met inclusion criteria. Community gardens and urban parks were the most studied environments. In these settings, embodied experiences (the interactive processes of sensing and cognition) can foster new memories that facilitate adaptation and attachment to new natural environments. Social interaction and reconnecting with pre-migration experiences through specific use patterns can promote cultural continuation, sense of belonging and wellbeing. Other health benefits such as physical activity, disease management and improved nutrition were less frequently studied. Barriers to participation and recommendations for research and practice were also identified. Use of stronger study designs and greater inclusion of immigrant groups in research, design and evaluation of nature-based initiatives is needed.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker Communities and Access to Mental Health Support:
           A Local Case Study

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      Abstract: Abstract The complex mental health needs of refugee and asylum seeker (RAS) communities, often resulting from past trauma, are not met by overburdened and inadequate service provision. Pre-displacement, in-transit, and post-settlement traumas create a specific set of mental health needs which underfunded mental health services often cannot meet, despite the illusion of access to a range of services. This paper aims to explore how a range of stakeholders responded to inadequate provision at the local level. Interviews and focus groups with regional stakeholders, charities and RAS community groups, which were conducted as part of wider mixed-methods project on international migration in Northern England, revealed several gaps in provision. Findings indicate that charities and community groups are often left to fill the gap and provide signposting and liaison with local authorities. However, these groups are often ill-equipped to provide sufficient support but the absence of commissioned services leaves limited options. We conclude by suggesting that further research is necessary on trauma, RAS communities, and the pathways to mental health support.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Awareness and knowledge of Colorectal Cancer Screening among Latinos in
           Omaha, Nebraska

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      Abstract: Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates remain low in Latino communities. We sought to determine the screening awareness and attitudes in Omaha, Nebraska. Methods We interviewed 150 Latinos at an urban Federally Qualified Health Center, June-October 2017. Chi-square or Fisher-exact tests and multiple logistic regression models were used for data analysis. Results Participants reported low educational attainment, low income, and limited access to insurance or a primary provider. Less than one-third of participants aged 50 + had ever heard of FOBT (32.6%) or colonoscopy (30.4%). For individuals 50+, access to a primary care provider (p = .03) and knowing the screening initiation age (p = .03) were associated with ever having a colonoscopy. Higher knowledge score was a strong predictor of any CRC screening. Discussion Knowledge predicted screening, suggesting interventions should aim to educate this population regarding CRC screening guidelines and options and work with stakeholders to make CRC screening more accessible.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • An Examination of Psychological Stress, Fatigue, Sleep, and Physical
           Activity in Chinese Americans

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      Abstract: Abstract Chinese Americans comprise the largest Asian subgroup in the U.S. Yet, little research has focused on the well-being of this population. This study aimed to (1) examine psycho-physiological health (psychological stress and fatigue) and lifestyle behaviors (sleep and physical activity) between Chinese Americans and whites, and (2) investigate whether race and lifestyle behaviors were independent predictors of psycho-physiological health. This study included 87 middle-aged healthy adults (41 Chinese Americans, 46 whites). Each participant underwent a two-night actigraphy-based sleep assessment. Chinese Americans reported higher psychological stress and fatigue, had poorer objective sleep outcomes (shorter sleep duration, lower sleep efficiency, and longer sleep onset), and engaged in lower physical activity levels than whites. Race and poor perceived sleep quality were independently associated with high psychological stress and fatigue. The findings warrant further exploration of social and cultural determinants of health in this minority group to reduce health disparities.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Context Matters: A Qualitative Study About the Perinatal Experiences of
           Latina Immigrant Women

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      Abstract: Abstract Although immigrants’ health is better compared to their native-born counterparts, their wellbeing starts to deteriorate as they spend more time in the United States. To date, few qualitative studies investigate how migration can influence the perinatal period. This study qualitatively assesses Latina immigrant mothers’ perinatal experiences. Thirty Latina women were recruited in 2015 to participate in interviews, all of which were conducted in Spanish. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Latina mothers' experiences during the perinatal period were impacted by the cultural expectations that may or may not depend on the context where they are located. Context-independent themes included: (1) Cravings and (2) Body dissatisfaction. Context-dependent themes included: (1) Breastfeeding and (2) Loss of extended social ties. In order to reduce health disparities in the perinatal period among Latina immigrant mothers and their children, it is necessary to provide interventions that promote healthy behaviors and increase social capital and peer support.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Unpacking the Association Between Length of Residence and Health Among
           Immigrants in Canada: A Moderated Mediation Approach

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      Abstract: Abstract The present study examines (1) whether perceived life stress mediates the associations between length of residence in Canada and self-rated mental health and general health and (2) how these processes differ across levels of perceived local community belonging. Data are from the 2017–2018 Canadian Community Health Survey (N = 14,570)—a nationally representative survey collected by Statistics Canada. Simple mediation and moderated mediation models are employed. The simple mediated associations are evaluated first and found to be statistically significant for both self-rated mental health (b = 0.046, 95% PBCI = 0.035, 0.058) and general health (b = 0.045, 95% PBCI = 0.034, 0.056). Moderated mediation analysis then reveals that while perceived local community belonging does not moderate the effects of length of residence on perceived life stress, it does moderate the effects of perceived life stress on self-rated mental health (b = − 0.042, 95% PBCI = − 0.057, − 0.028) and general health (b = − 0.026, 95% PBCI = − 0.042, − 0.011), suggesting that the adverse associations between perceived life stress and self-rated mental health and general health are weaker among immigrants with greater perceived local community belonging. Consistent with the predictions, the indirect effects are significant at all levels of local community belonging. Findings from this study highlight the need to focus more research and policy interventions on community-based coping resources.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
 
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