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ACI Open     Open Access  
Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 22)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Healthcare Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Dual Diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Medical Education and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Advances in Nursing Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Advances in Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
American Journal of Managed Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Analytical Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Health Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Primary Health     Hybrid Journal  
Australian Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 350)
Avicenna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BJR     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Leader     Hybrid Journal  
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
British Journal of Healthcare Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
British Journal of Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 298)
British Journal of School Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bruce R Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Building Better Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Medical Record English Edition     Hybrid Journal  
CIN : Computers Informatics Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Audit     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinics and Practice     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Community Based Medical Journal     Open Access  
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Nurse : A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Critical Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Das Gesundheitswesen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Dental Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
DoctorConsult - The Journal. Wissen für Klinik und Praxis     Full-text available via subscription  
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
East and Central African Journal of Surgery     Open Access  
Éducation thérapeutique du patient     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
eGEMs     Open Access  
Emergency Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Enfermería Clínica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Escola Anna Nery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Research in Telemedicine / La Recherche Européenne en Télémédecine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidence-Based Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family Practice Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Focus on Health Professional Education : A Multi-disciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future Hospital Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gastrointestinal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Geron     Full-text available via subscription  
Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Action     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Health Management Journal (GHMJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Journal of Hospital Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Handbook of Practice Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health and Interprofessional Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Care Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Health Expectations     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Facilities Management     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health Informatics Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health Information Science and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Reform Observer : Observatoire des Réformes de Santé     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Science Journal of Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare : The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Management Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Healthcare Risk Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
HealthcarePapers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hospital     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hospital a Domicilio     Open Access  
Hospital Medicine Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Peer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Hospital Pharmacy     Partially Free   (Followers: 18)
Hospital Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Practices and Research     Open Access  
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Factors : The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
ICU Director     Hybrid Journal  
Ids Practice Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Pulse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Independent Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Index de Enfermeria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Indian Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informatics for Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INQUIRY : The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Care Coordination     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Health Economics and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Planning and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Hospital Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Palliative Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
International Journal of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Research in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Disability and Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Irish Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JAAPA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Jaffna Medical Journal     Open Access  
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal for Healthcare Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Advanced Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 252)
Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Aging and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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Hispanic Health Care International
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ISSN (Print) 1540-4153 - ISSN (Online) 1938-8993
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  • We Are the Future of Health Care Leadership in the United States
    • Authors: Adrianna Nava
      Pages: 4 - 4
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 4-4, March 2021.

      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-03-08T05:09:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415321994362
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2021)
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    • Pages: 69 - 69
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 69-69, March 2021.

      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-03-08T05:09:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415321993590
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2021)
  • Gender Differences and Their Influences on T2DM Self-Management Among
           Spanish-Speaking Latinx Immigrants
    • Authors: Cheryl A. Smith-Miller, Diane C. Berry, Cass T. Miller
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Evidence suggests that gender may influence many aspects of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) self-management (SM) and we posit that limited English language–proficient Latinx immigrants face additional challenges.Methods:Instruments and semi-structured interviews were used to examine gender differences on health literacy, diabetes knowledge, health-promoting behaviors, diabetes, eating and exercise self-efficacy (SE), and T2DM SM practices among a cohort of limited English language–proficient Latinx immigrants. Statistical and qualitative analysis procedures were performed comparing males and females.Results:Thirty persons participated. Males tended to be older, have higher educational achievement, and more financial security than females. Physiologic measures tended worse among female participants. Health literacy and exercise SE scores were similar, but females scored lower on Eating and Diabetes SE. Forty-seven percent (n= 9) of the women reported a history of gestational diabetes mellitus and a majority of men (n = 7) cited difficulty with excessive alcohol.Consumption:Males appeared to receive more SM support compared to females. Females more frequently noted how family obligations and a lack of support impeded their SM. Work environments negatively influenced SM practices.Conclusion:Men and women have unique SM challenges and as such require individualized strategies and support to improve T2DM management.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-04-28T07:35:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/15404153211011727
  • A Culturally Relevant Care Model to Reduce Health Disparities Among
           Medicaid Recipients
    • Authors: Andrew Johnson, Anita Murcko, Anabell Castro Thompson, Chandra Merica, Mark Stephan
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Health disparities among Hispanics are associated with poorer health status across multiple health conditions, greater use of high-acuity services, and lower use of care continuity and preventive services. A new integrated delivery organization (IDO) designed around culturally responsive care aims to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes among the Hispanic community by deploying a multifeatured approach. The IDO combines the universal administration of a culturally sensitive health risk screening tool, the delivery of culturally appropriate medical, behavioral and spiritual health, and creative support of provider practices with training and informational resources, financial incentives, actionable data, technology, and cultural sensitivity training for providers and staff. The IDO further distinguishes its unique approach by partnering with a university informatics program to establish a local learning health care system destined to enrich the evidence base for culturally appropriate interventions that reduce health disparities. Longitudinal research is currently underway that focuses on the impact of culturally motivated interventions on resource utilization, retention, and quality.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-04-26T08:14:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/15404153211005403
  • Application of the Spanish-Language Consultation and Relational Empathy
           (CARE) Measure to Assess Patient-Centered Care Among Latino Populations
    • Authors: Lareina N. La Flair, Anna L. Christensen, Jonathan D. Brown, Lawrence S. Wissow
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Reliable and valid measures are needed to assess the patient-centeredness of clinical care among Latino populations.Methods:We translated the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) measure from English to Spanish and assessed its psychometric properties using data from 349 Latino parents/guardians visiting a pediatric clinic. Using confirmatory factor analysis, we examined the psychometric properties of the Spanish CARE measure.Results:Internal reliability of the Spanish CARE measure was high (Omega coefficient = 0.95). Similar to the English-language CARE measure, factor analysis of the Spanish CARE measure yielded a single domain of patient-centeredness with high item loadings (factor loadings range from 0.79 to 0.96).Conclusion:This preliminary analysis supports the reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the CARE measure among Latinos in pediatric care settings. With further testing, the Spanish CARE measure may be a useful tool for tracking and improving the health care delivered to Latino populations.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-04-22T07:36:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/15404153211010674
  • Attitude and Acceptability of the Self-Sampling in HPV Carrier Women
    • Authors: Gloria Maricela Guerra Rodríguez, Octavio Augusto Olivares Ornelas, Héctor Manuel Gil Vázquez, Dalia Sarahí Silguero Esquivel, Jane Dimmitt Champion
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a primary cause of cervical cancer. Multiple strains of HPV lead to cervical intraepithelial injuries that later progress to cervical cancer. The purpose of this study was to assess attitudes toward and acceptability of self-sampling among Mexican women who have HPV.Methods:The descriptive, cross-sectional design included a convenience sample of Mexican women with a previous diagnosis of cervical dysplasia.Results:Women (n = 61) were young adults (M = 27 years, SD = 6.92) reporting single marital status (55%) and sexually active (93%). Mean age at onset of sexual activity was 17 years; a majority of women (78.8%) had more than one sexual partner in their lifetime with 56.6% reporting between two and five partners. All (100%) of the women indicated that they would “choose self-sampling for HPV detection” and would recommend it to other women. Concerning “attitudes toward HPV,” the women responded that it is necessary to comply with HPV treatment and understand that preventative measures can avoid HPV transmission.Conclusion:Women reported high acceptability for self-sampling and positive attitudes toward HPV diagnostic procedures. Women indicated substantial interest in learning more about HPV, its transmission, preventive measures, routine testing, and recommended self-sampling for HPV detection.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-04-19T08:14:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/15404153211001577
  • Translation of the Pediatric Nausea Assessment Tool (PeNAT) Into Spanish
           and Evaluating Understandability Among Spanish-Speaking Hispanic American
           Children and Adolescents Receiving Chemotherapy
    • Authors: Erica Garcia Frausto, Araby Sivananthan, Carla Golden, Molly Szuminski, Luz N Pérez Prado, Mercedes Paloma Lopez, Virginia Diaz, Dominica Nieto, Erin Plenert, Anne-Marie Langevin, L. Lee Dupuis
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:We aimed to create a Spanish-language version of the Pediatric Nausea Assessment Tool (PeNAT) and examine its understandability among Spanish-speaking, Hispanic American children.Methods: Translation: Forward and backward translations of the PeNAT documents were performed and verified by a bilingual panel. Four monolingual, Spanish-speaking dyads (child/parent) and four bilingual dyads piloted the Spanish-language PeNAT documents. Four additional bilingual dyads read both versions and completed the PeNAT using their preferred version. These were reviewed for errors due to misunderstanding.Understandability:Children aged 4–18 years about to receive chemotherapy who spoke Spanish at home and were without impairments precluding PeNAT use were eligible. Participants used the Spanish-language PeNAT during a chemotherapy block. Parents gave feedback on the PeNAT documents. Recruitment continued until 10 consecutive participants offered no substantive suggestions for revision.Results: Translation: All child/parent dyads completed the PeNAT without errors attributable to misunderstanding. The Spanish-language PeNAT was preferred by three of four bilingual dyads. Understandability: Ten cancer patients (mean age: 10.6 years) used the Spanish-language PeNAT. All parents felt their child understood the PeNAT; none felt the documents were hard or very hard to use.Conclusion:The Spanish-language PeNAT was understood by Spanish-speaking Hispanic American children. Further psychometric testing is warranted.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-04-15T07:44:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/15404153211003341
  • Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic Adolescents and Effect on Neonatal
    • Authors: Cheryl Ann Anderson, Jocelyn Ruiz
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Hispanics have the highest birth rate among adolescents and may be vulnerable to experience depression. The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence of perinatal depression and effects upon neonatal outcomes among Hispanic adolescents 13–19 years old.Methods:Available data from a previously conducted study examining the prevalence of adolescent depression and post-traumatic stress were used for the current secondary analysis. Perinatal data reflected a rating of prenatal depression and scores from the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS). Adverse infant outcomes included preterm birth, low birth weight, and neonatal complications.Results:Over 20% of adolescents reported an adverse infant outcome. About one third of adolescents reported perinatal depression: prenatally (14%) and postnatally (14% minor depression/12.7% major depression). Significant associations were found between EPDS scores, gestational age, and feelings during pregnancy; however, perinatal depression was not found to predict adverse infant outcomes.Conclusion:Prenatally depressed adolescents are vulnerable to postpartum depression and if experience an adverse infant outcome, postpartum depression may be more likely reported. Therefore, prenatal- and afterbirth-focused assessments and care, including plans for follow-up, are essential.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-04-05T07:29:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/15404153211003223
  • Cancer Survivorship Care in Colombia: Review and Implications for Health
    • Authors: Oscar Yesid Franco-Rocha, Gloria Mabel Carillo-Gonzalez, Alexandra Garcia, Ashley Henneghan
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:The number of cancer survivors is increasing in Colombia, and health policy changes are necessary to meet their unmet needs and improve their health outcomes. Similar trends have been identified in developed countries, and positive changes have been made.Methods:We conducted a narrative review to provide an overview of Colombia’s social structure, health care system, and health care delivery in relation to cancer, with recommendations for improving cancer survivorship in Colombia based on the model of survivorship care in the United States.Results:We proposed general recommendations for improving cancer survivors’ care including (1) recognizing cancer survivorship as a distinct phase of cancer, (2) strengthening methods and metrics for tracking cancer survivorship, (3) assessing and monitoring cancer symptoms and quality of life of cancer survivors, (4) publishing evidence-based guidelines considering the social, economic, and cultural characteristics of Colombian population and cancer survivors’ specific needs.Conclusion:These recommendations could be used to inform and prioritize health policy development in Colombia related to cancer survivorship outcomes.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-03-23T09:03:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/15404153211001578
  • National Institute of Nursing Research Grant Funding Recipients: Hispanic
           and Nurses of Color Are Lagging
    • Authors: Thomas Kippenbrock, Jan Emory
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:National Institute of Health (NIH) stated in their strategic plan that a diverse research workforce is an important goal for the advancement of health care science; however, there is little evidence to show funding goes to National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) minority nurse scientists. The study’s aim was to determine NINR grant recipients’ race/ethnicity, gender, and licensed nurse status.Methods:A descriptive research design was used with NIH providing NINR award recipients’ names and employing organizations. An online survey with questions about their gender, race, ethnicity, and being a licensed nurse was sent to 619 award recipients.Results:Survey responses were collected from 135 NINR recipients receiving awards. Almost 50% NINR grant recipients were non-nurses. With licensed nurse recipients, White female was the dominate race and gender. Hispanic licensed nurses were 6.8% of the NINR grant recipients over the 3-year period. In addition, Asians and Blacks were the lowest race categories at 4.1% award percentage over the 3-year period.Conclusions:NIH strategic plan is for a diverse research workforce in order to advance health care science. NINR must lead the efforts to grow a diverse nursing workforce including Hispanic and underrepresented nurses in order to successfully compete in NINR grants and funding.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-03-15T09:13:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415321998722
  • Association of Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Cardiovascular
    • Authors: Priscilla M. Vásquez, Ramon A. Durazo-Arvizu, David X. Marquez, Maria Argos, Melissa Lamar, Angela Odoms-Young, Linda C. Gallo, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Sheila F. Castañeda, Krista M. Perreira, Denise C. Vidot, Carmen R. Isasi, Marc D. Gellman, Martha L. Daviglus
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Evidence regarding the associations between accelerometer-measured moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and cardiovascular health (CVH) indicators among Hispanic/Latino adults are unavailable.Methods:Examined cross-sectional data from 12,008 Hispanic/Latino adults aged 18–74 years participating in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Accelerometer-measured MVPA was assessed categorically and dichotomously per 2008 PA guidelines. Adverse and ideal CVH indicators were determined by standard cut-points for blood glucose, total cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and smoking. A composite of low CV risk, defined as achieving all ideal CVH indicators, was included. Adjusted Poisson regression models and complex survey design methods were used for all analyses.Results:Compared to high MVPA, lower MVPA categories were associated with higher prevalence of all adverse CVH indicators, except hypertension, and with lower prevalence of low CV risk and ideal blood glucose, blood pressure, and BMI. Similarly, non-adherence to PA guidelines was associated with a higher prevalence of diabetes (16%), hypercholesterolemia (9%), obesity (28%), and smoking (9%); and lower prevalence of low CV risk (24%), ideal blood glucose (6%), ideal blood pressure (6%), and ideal BMI (22%).Conclusion:Overall, high accelerometer-measured MVPA and meeting PA guidelines were associated with favorable CVH in Hispanic/Latino adults.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-03-09T09:22:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320985581
  • Cafecitos Supporting Nurses in the Time of COVID-19: A Commentary From the
           NAHN-Westchester and NAHN–New York Chapters
    • Authors: Mirian Zavala, Michele Crespo-Fierro, Caroline Ortiz, Marisol Montoya, Patricia Rojas, Sylvia Collado Gonzalez, Debbie Ilarraza Gruber
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Nurses have been called superheroes during this pandemic because of our compassion for our patients, but we need compassion, too. Through this state of emergency, quarantine, and isolation, the Cafecitos in the virtual world let us navigate this shared experience together.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-03-05T08:41:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415321990622
  • Negative Correlation Between Health Care Coverage and Postpartum
           Depression Among Hispanic Women
    • Authors: Sneha Rajendran, Melanie Lutenbacher, Mary S. Dietrich
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Postpartum depression (PPD) affects women across all races with serious health consequences for mothers and infants. Maternal factors may increase PPD risk, but research in exclusive Hispanic populations is limited. This secondary analysis evaluated the associations between maternal sociodemographic characteristics and reliable decrease in depressive symptoms in Hispanic women between prenatal study enrollment and 2 months postpartum. Data from all women (n = 178) who completed a randomized control trial assessing the efficacy of a home-visitation program were included. Most women were from Mexico (66.9%), had incomes
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-02-24T09:26:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415321993428
  • Cooling Interventions Among Agricultural Workers: Qualitative Field-Based
    • Authors: Roxana Chicas, Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli, Nathan Eric Dickman, Joan Flocks, Madeleine K. Scammell, Kyle Steenland, Vicki Hertzberg, Linda McCauley
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Agricultural workers perform intense labor outside in direct sunlight and in humid environmental conditions exposing them to a high risk of heat-related illness (HRI). To implement effective cooling interventions in occupational settings, it is important to consider workers’ perceptions. To date, an analysis of agricultural workers’ experience and perception of cooling devices used in the field while working has not been published.Methods:Qualitatively data from 61 agricultural workers provided details of their perceptions and experiences with cooling interventions.Results:The participants in the bandana group reported the bandana was practical to use at work and did not interfere with their work routine. Cooling vest group participants agreed that the vest was effective at cooling them, but the practicality of using the vest at work was met with mixed reviews.Conclusion:The findings of this qualitative study support and extend existing research regarding personal cooling and heat prevention research interventions with vulnerable occupational groups. Personal cooling gear was well received and utilized by the agricultural workers. Sustainable heat prevention studies and governmental protection strategies for occupational heat stress are urgently needed to reduce the risk of heat-related morbidity, mortality, and projected climate change health impacts on outdoor workers.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-02-19T09:19:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415321993429
  • Factors Impacting Management of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (BCRL) in
           Hispanic/Latina Breast Cancer Survivors: A Literature Review
    • Authors: Elizabeth A. Anderson, Jane M. Armer
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a treatment sequela with negative physical and psychological implications. BCRL is a lifetime concern for survivors and is currently incurable. With the increase in the Latino population in the United States, it is critical for the cancer care community to address factors that increase BCRL risk and negatively impact long-term quality of life. This literature review undertook to identify successful intervention strategies for BCRL among Latina survivors.Methods:Multiple databases were searched for published articles from 2006 to 2020. PRISMA guidelines were utilized. Data were extracted related to physical activity, diet, and psychosocial stress concerns of Latinas at risk for or living with BCRL.Results:Eleven interventions combined education and skill-building techniques to address physical activity, diet, and stress management for BCRL. Family involvement, peer-mentoring, culturally tailored education, and self-care skill development were identified as important for Latina survivors.Conclusion:Latina survivors may benefit from culturally tailored BCRL education programs and self-management interventions. Health care professionals and researchers should consider cultural influences when developing clinical intervention strategies to enhance outcomes for Latinas at risk for living with BCRL. In addition, including family members and/or peers in such strategies may be helpful to Latina survivors.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-02-08T08:38:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415321990621
  • Teen Dating Violence and the Acceptability of a Safety Decision Aid:
           Perspectives of Puerto Rican Youth
    • Authors: Noemy Diaz-Ramos, Carmen Alvarez, Katrina Debnam
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:The purpose of this study was to describe Puerto Rican adolescents’ perspectives about an application “app” to prevent further injury from teen dating violence (TDV).Methods:We conducted three semistructured focus group interviews.Results:Participants (N = 16) were 14–20 years old. Most (63%) were not currently in a relationship; three participants reported a history of TDV, and seven reported that they “did not know” whether they had ever experienced TDV. We identified four themes: (a) clarifying dating violence, (b) psychological abuse–the reality of TDV, (c) silence around dating violence, and (d) youth need a different tool. Adolescents thought that the app was beneficial for educating the user about dating violence behaviors. They also identified that the app should be modified to better suit adolescents, in part by, focusing more on psychological abuse and using other visuals to relay information rather than text. Adolescents also questioned the utility of the app as a bystander because TDV is often concealed and not discussed.Conclusion:Puerto Rican adolescents in our study expressed the need for information that could be presented in a more concise and dynamic format and highlighted the cultural barriers of silence around issues of dating violence.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-01-13T11:50:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320985588
  • Provider Perspectives on Latino Immigrants’ Access to Resources for
           Syndemic Health Issues
    • Authors: Kristin R. Giordano, Nishita Dsouza, Elizabeth McGhee-Hassrick, Omar Martinez, Ana P. Martinez-Donate
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Latino immigrants to the United States experience disproportionate impacts from the syndemic formed by substance abuse, violence victimization, HIV/AIDS, and mental health (SAVAME). This study characterizes resource access for Latino immigrants living in Philadelphia, as perceived by staff at Latino-serving organizations.Methods:An online cross-sectional survey of staff at key Latino-serving Philadelphia organizations assessed access to their organization and citywide access to each type of service (substance use, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence [DV], and mental health) for Latino immigrants. Descriptive statistics for organizational access indicators and citywide access scores across four syndemic domains (availability, accessibility, adequacy, and quality) and by syndemic condition were computed.Results:Organizational access and citywide access across HIV/AIDS (mean = 1.94, SD = 0.83), mental health (mean = 1.37, SD = 0.95), substance use (mean = 1.11, SD = 0.74), and DV (mean = 1.49, SD = 0.97) services were perceived as far from optimal. Domain scores were highest for accessibility (mean = 1.66, SD = 1.03), followed by quality (mean = 1.44, SD = 0.79), availability (mean = 1.41, SD = .81), and adequacy (mean = 1.24, SD = .75).Conclusion:Based on findings from a survey of staff working at Latino-serving organizations, this study highlights the lack of support and resources for Latino immigrants, in particular those related to mental health and substance use. Programs and interventions are needed to improve service delivery in Latino immigrant communities.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-01-13T11:50:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320985590
  • COVID-19 Risk Perceptions and Social Distancing Practice in Latin America
    • Authors: Jessica Alicea-Planas, Jennifer M. Trudeau, William F. Vásquez Mazariegos
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Objectives:Many developing countries use social distancing as part of their mitigation strategy during epidemics. This study aimed to understand individual decisions to practice different social distancing measures in the immediate emergence of COVID-19.Study design:Utilizing social media advertising and snowball sampling, a web-based survey was administered in 16 Latin American countries.Methods:We estimated seemingly unrelated Probit models to identify factors associated with the decision to implement social distancing practices.Results:From 5,480 respondents, estimated marginal effects indicate that risk perceptions are positively related to distancing from friends or relatives and avoiding public places but do not seem to influence the decision to stay home. Results also indicate that risk perceptions are related to household income, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the country, and perceived preparedness of the health care system.Conclusions:Our findings support the notion that people will follow social distancing measures if there is a clear understanding of risk. Providing the public ways to access accurate numbers of confirmed cases can inform perception of disease severity. Since household income was a determinant of practicing social distancing, without financial assistance, some will be forced to break regulations in order to procure food or resources for their survival.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2021-01-12T10:25:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320985141
  • Every Year Is the “Year of the Nurse”
    • Authors: Maithe Enriquez
      Pages: 2 - 3
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 2-3, March 2021.

      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-12-17T09:16:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320979451
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • Discrimination and Latino Health: A Systematic Review of Risk and
    • Authors: Nadia Andrade, Athena D. Ford, Carmen Alvarez
      Pages: 5 - 16
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 5-16, March 2021.
      Introduction:As anti-immigrant hostility toward Latino populations grows, more fervent attention is needed to consider strength-based approaches to attenuate the effects of perceived discrimination. This systematic review synthesizes the evidence about the effects of racial/ethnic discrimination on mental, physical, and health behaviors of Latinos and examines the coping mechanisms and cultural factors that attenuate the negative association between discrimination and health among adult Latinos living in the United States.Method:The search criteria included articles that (a) examined ethnic/racial discrimination in relationship to a health outcome, (b) had study samples composed of least 25% Latino adults, and (c) were written in English.Results:A total of 33 studies were included in the review. Our findings demonstrated the negative relationship between perceived discrimination, mental health, and health behaviors. The evidence for the relationship between perceived discrimination and physical health was less robust. For mental health, greater feeling of ethnic pride and belonging attenuated the negative relationship between perceived discrimination and mental health.Conclusions:Our findings highlight the potential for building on ethnic identity for addressing mental health and perceived discrimination. Future research directions are outlined to address identified gaps.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-05-08T08:44:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320921489
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • Evidence-Based Approach to Healthy Food Choices for Hispanic Women
    • Authors: Beth A. McVey, Raul Lopez, Blanca Iris Padilla
      Pages: 17 - 22
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 17-22, March 2021.
      Obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions in the United States and Hispanic women, particularly Mexican American women, are disproportionately affected. This quality improvement project, which took place at a clinic in East Los Angeles, California, implemented body mass index calculation, an eight-item starting the conversation (STC) tool, and culturally sensitive nutrition education in an effort to change the overweight/obesity status of these women. There were 36 female Hispanic patients who participated in this study. There was a significant decrease in body mass index percentile from pre implementation to 2-months post implementation. The total STC score decreased significantly from pre implementation to 2-months post implementation, indicating a positive change in dietary behavior. Dietary screening and intervention tools can assist health care providers with early identification of overweight/obesity status and prevention of overweight/obesity-related diseases. The STC tool will allow the health care provider to start the conversation about healthy food choices and provide for further culturally sensitive nutrition education.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-05-21T05:02:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320921471
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • Gender-Based Violence, Perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Authors: Daphne Tsapalas, Morgan Parker, Lilian Ferrer, Margartia Bernales
      Pages: 23 - 37
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 23-37, March 2021.
      Introduction:To address the phenomenon of gender-based violence in Latin America and the Caribbean is an issue of epic proportion that reflects the unequal power dynamics created within the binary gender system and is often perpetrated by those with more physical, cultural, or social power and inflicted upon those without.Method:Each database was comprehensively searched for MeSH keyword combinations of gender violence (violence against women) or (gender-based violence) with the region of interest (Latin America and the Caribbean) in addition to a third word or phrase regarding health care (health care training, training, health care curricula, curricula, health care professionals).Results:After completing this scope review, we have found a widespread call for more comprehensive preparation for health care professionals involved in identifying and addressing gender-based violence.Conclusions:Though some research has been conducted documenting the ways in which gender-based violence is managed or not managed by health care providers, Latin America and the Caribbean in particular represent a gap in research on health care tools and their effectiveness in these situations. There is a distinct need for the creation of context-specific protocols for vulnerable and underrepresented groups.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-06-09T11:51:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320924768
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • A Comparison of Psychosocial Factors, Substance Use Behaviors, and Sexual
           Behaviors by Self-Reported HIV Status Among Middle-Aged Hispanic Men Who
           Have Sex With Men
    • Authors: Beatriz Valdes, Deborah Salani, Joseph P. De Santis
      Pages: 38 - 46
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 38-46, March 2021.
      Introduction:Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a significant health issue among Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM). Despite existing research, no studies have compared psychosocial factors by self-reported HIV antibody status.Method:Participants (n = 150) completed measures of social support, loneliness, depressive symptoms, substance use, and sexual behaviors.Results:Participants with a self-reported HIV-antibody positive status reported lower levels of social support and higher levels of illicit substance use. Hispanic MSM with an unknown HIV antibody status reported more sexual partners.Conclusion:More research is needed to address psychosocial factors (social support, loneliness, depressive symptoms), substance use, and sexual behaviors among Hispanic MSM.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-05-15T12:20:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320923568
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • Development of a Group-Based Community Health Worker Intervention to
           Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Latinos
    • Authors: C. L. De La Torre, J. N. Dumbauld, J. Haughton, S. Gupta, J. Nodora, R. Espinoza Giacinto, C. Ramers, B. Bharti, K. Wells, J. Lopez, M. Díaz, J. Moody, Elva M. Arredondo
      Pages: 47 - 54
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 47-54, March 2021.
      Introduction:Latinos are at higher risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality than non-Hispanic Whites due, in part, to disparities in cancer screening. There is a need to evaluate community-based CRC interventions as they may reach underinsured communities and those at highest risk for CRC. This article describes the development of a group-based CRC intervention (Juntos contra el Cancer).Method:Purposive sampling was used to recruit Latino men and women aged 50 to 75 years not-up-to-date with CRC screening. The development of the intervention was guided by the socioecologic framework, a community needs assessment, literature reviews, five focus groups (n = 39) from the target community and feedback from a Community Advisory Board.Results:Findings from focus groups suggested that a group-based, promotor or community health worker (CHW) led, cancer prevention education with linkages to care would address barriers to CRC screening.Conclusion:Development of community-based CRC screening interventions should be informed by early and sustained community engagement. Interventions led by CHWs with linkages to care are feasible and can reach populations not connected to health care settings.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-05-29T08:44:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320923564
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Acceptability in Hispanic Males Living
           on the U.S./Mexico Border
    • Authors: Gabriel Frietze, Raymond Oliva, Jessica M. Shenberger-Trujillo
      Pages: 55 - 62
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 55-62, March 2021.
      The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and the prevalence rate of infections is approximately 79 million. Research investigating HPV vaccine acceptability has primarily focused on female populations. The current study investigates factors associated with HPV vaccine acceptability in an underrepresented population within the literature, Hispanic males. Ninety-seven male participants (M age = 21.68 years; SD = 3.97) were recruited from a large urban university along the U.S./Mexico border to complete a 15- to 20-minute survey. More than half of the sample reported to have had a sexual experience within the past 12 months and a fifth of these participants reported that they never use protection such as condoms. Furthermore, about half of the sample reported that they did not receive the HPV vaccine or were unaware if they received the HPV vaccine. A strong correlation emerged between individual vaccine risk perceptions and family vaccine risk perceptions (r = .82; p < .001). The following factors emerged as predictors of vaccine acceptability: having recommendations from health care providers, having a family with positive attitudes toward vaccines, and having a family that perceives less risks associated with vaccines. Implications of the findings are discussed.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-05-15T12:15:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320921479
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • Factors Associated With the Role of Parents for the Prevention of Human
           Papillomavirus in Mexican Adolescents
    • Authors: Sandra Paloma Esparza Dávila, Raquel Alicia Benavides-Torres, María Guadalupe Moreno Monsiváis, Reyna Torres-Obregón, Jane Dimmitt Champion
      Pages: 63 - 68
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 63-68, March 2021.
      Background:The parental role is key for the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) in adolescents; however, there are factors that can facilitate or inhibit its performance. For this reason, the purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence the role of parents for prevention of HPV in their adolescent children.Method:A descriptive correlational study design included a convenience sample of 582 Mexican parents, whose son or daughter, 13 to 15 years of age, was in either the second or third year of high school. Data analyses included multiple linear regression.Results:Factors related to the role of parents included knowledge about HPV (rs = 0.180, p < .01), perceived risk to contract HPV (rs = 0.148, p < .01), self-efficacy for sexual communication with adolescents (rs = 0.507, p < .01), and attitude toward prevention of HPV (rs = 0.272, p < .01). Self-efficacy for sexual communication with adolescents and attitude toward prevention of HPV positively influenced the parental role, explaining 28.8% of the variance, F(4, 577) = 59.80, p < .001.Conclusions:Parents with positive attitudes regarding prevention of HPV and who perceive self-efficacy in communicating sexuality issues with their adolescent children, develop a preventative role.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-05-14T12:32:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320923569
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2020)
  • The President’s Message
    • Authors: Alana Cueto
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-12-30T09:09:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320979449
  • Religiosity, Acculturation, and Preterm Birth in Mexican-Origin Women: A
           Pilot Study
    • Authors: Robin L. Page, Maria Perez-Patron, Gang Han, Amy M. Burdette, Megan Badejo
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      IntroductionExplanations for racial disparities in preterm birth (PTB) are elusive, especially when comparing high rates in some racial groups with low rates in Mexican-immigrant women. The purpose of this study was to examine potential protective factors against PTB such as religiosity and acculturation.MethodsThis study was a prospective investigation of Mexican- and U.S.-born pregnant women. Women were recruited from a low-income-serving prenatal clinic in Texas. Survey instruments included socioeconomic variables, acculturation, and religiosity/spirituality (R/S). Logistic regression was used to examine the associations between acculturation, religiosity, and PTB. Because of the low prevalence of PTB in our sample, we were not able to adjust for confounding characteristics.ResultsNinety-one low-income women, mostly Mexican immigrants, participated in the study. PTB in our sample was lower than the national average in the United States (5.5% vs. 9.9%) and was positively but moderately associated with high R/S. R/S scores were high, particularly for frequency of attendance, prayer, and religious coping. Women with lower acculturation had higher scores on the religiosity measures.ConclusionFurther research is needed with a larger sample to include other ethnic and racial minorities to more fully understand the relationships between acculturation, religiosity, and PTB.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-12-08T09:34:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320976643
  • Acceptability of the “Love, Sex, & Choices” HIV Prevention
           Intervention by Hispanic Female College Students
    • Authors: Sandra Gracia Jones, Rachel Jones, Eric A. Fenkl, Lorraine Lacroix-Williams, Sharon Simon, Katherine Chadwell
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Hispanic women are affected by HIV. “Love, Sex & Choices” (LSC) is an innovative 12-episode urban soap opera video series targeting young adult Black women streamed to smartphones. This study purpose was to determine whether LSC is an acceptable HIV prevention intervention for female Hispanic college students in South Florida.Method:After institutional review board approval, female Hispanic college students were recruited from two campuses to watch the LSC video series and complete an online evaluation survey.Results:Study participants (n =101) evaluated LSC as definitely/probably important for women (97.0%), helpful for making relationship decisions (86.2%), changing attitudes about having sex (79.2%), asking partners to use a condom (80.2%), leaving partners who won’t use condoms (74.2%), handling oneself in tough situations in a relationship (79.2%), and getting an HIV test (83.2%). Participants liked/related to LSC and thought their friends would also like the series.Conclusions:Results indicated that young Hispanic women related to the video series, were likely to get HIV tested after watching the video series, found the story lines realistic, and thought their friends would like the series. The next step is to test the effectiveness of LSC to change behaviors of young Hispanic women at risk of HIV.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-12-01T09:46:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320976644
  • Developing the Juramento into an Evidence-Based Brief Intervention: A
           Brief Report
    • Authors: Victor Garcia, Emily Lambert, Alex Heckert, Nahomy Hidalgo Pinchi
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:This brief report recommends how the effectiveness of the juramento, a practice found in Mexican Catholicism, can be enhanced by combining it with Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. The juramento is a grassroots intervention around a sacred pledge made to Our Lady of Guadalupe to abstain from alcohol from 6 months to 1 year.Method:The recommendations are made possible from an ongoing qualitative study on the use of the juramento among Mexican immigrant farmworkers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The subsample for this report is 15 Mexican immigrant farmworkers who made a juramento and two priests who administer the intervention.Results:Adding the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test and a referral to treatment in the counseling session of the juramento keeps its religious and cultural appeal. The core of the intervention—the ritualized pledge to Our Lady of Guadalupe—remains intact.Conclusion:Approaching the juramento with an evidence-based brief intervention lens will expand the availability of culturally based interventions to include a grassroots intervention in the Mexican immigrant community. The juramento is organic, rooted in culture and religion, making it more likely that it will help in reducing alcohol use disorders, especially those with strong religiosity.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-11-27T06:07:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320971577
  • Motivation for Critical Thinking in Nursing Students in Chile
    • Authors: Kareen Berger, Rosina Cianelli, Jorge Valenzuela, Natalia Villegas, Carola Blazquez, Christine Toledo, Ricardo Ramírez-Barrantes
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Nursing education includes a constant challenge regarding the competencies that nurses must possess to provide high-quality nursing care. One of these competencies is critical thinking (CT), and motivation for critical thinking (MCT) has been identified as an element necessary to develop CT. Expectancy and value are important components of the MCT. This study aimed to analyze sociodemographic and academic factors related to MCT in Chilean nursing students. This study is an analytical–correlational, cross-sectional study conducted with 478 nursing students in Chile. The data were collected using an online questionnaire. The Critical Thinking Motivation Scale was used to measure MCT. Pearson’s square, Chi-square, means comparison test, and binomial logistic regression were used to analyze the data. The expectancy component of the MCT had the lowest scores on the scale. Age was associated with the cost subcomponent (p < .03), and high school was associated with the interest subcomponent (p < .01). Academic factors contributing to MCT were problem-based learning, professor motivation, and the inclusion of MCT in nursing disciplinary subjects. Strategies that improve CT and MCT should be implemented and evaluated periodically from the beginning of a nursing career. Faculty should be trained to motivate students to think critically.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-11-27T06:06:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320970110
  • The Epidemiology of Cocaine Use Among Hispanic Individuals: Findings From
           the 2015–2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Health
    • Authors: Andrew Yockey, Shanna Stryker
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Cocaine use disproportionately affects several social groups, including ethnic and sexual minorities. The present study sought to identify the epidemiology of cocaine use among a national sample of Hispanic young adults using pooled data from the 2015–2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Health. Weighted analyses were used to identify correlates to past-year cocaine use. Results revealed that 4.11% (n = 729) of individuals used cocaine in the past year. Individuals who identified as gay/lesbian or bisexual, who drove under the influence of alcohol in the past year, and who reported prior drug use were at risk of cocaine use. Of concern, nearly 10% of gay/lesbian Hispanic individuals report having used cocaine in the past year. Furthermore, cocaine use was associated with other risky behaviors; 41.1% of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) users also reported cocaine use, and 18.2% of cocaine users reported having driven under the influence of alcohol within the past year. Findings from the present study may inform harm reduction efforts and health prevention messages.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-11-24T09:57:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320971634
  • Barriers to Access to Care in Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic
    • Authors: Sharon K. Titus, Merle Kataoka-Yahiro
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a major cause of death in the United States. Hispanics living in America suffer disproportionally with diabetes and is the fifth cause of death for them. A systematic review was conducted that highlighted barriers to access to care for Hispanics with T2D during the early years of the Affordable Care Act.Method:PubMed and CINAHL databases were searched (2010-2015) using PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis) guidelines. From 84 studies, seven qualitative/mixed methods studies were reviewed based on inclusion/exclusion criteria. Barriers were placed into three categories set a priori.Results:All study samples were from different states, representing barriers across the United States. Persistent barriers were self (100%), provider (100%), and environment (71%). Covariates (culture and genetics), individual resources (cost factors, time, and social support), lack of providers or providers specializing in T2D, and environmental factors (lack of diabetes education, nutrition, and exercise programs) were found to affect Hispanics with T2D access to care.Conclusion:Cost factors, time, lack of social support, providers, and relevant programs remain prevalent barriers. As the Hispanic population increases and changes in the health care system are evolving, additional barriers to access to care are likely to emerge and must be explored.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-10-12T09:34:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320956389
  • Exploring Factors Linked to Weight Status in Salvadoran Infants
    • Authors: Carmen M. Kiraly, Melanie T. Turk, Melissa A. Kalarchian, Cheryl Shaffer
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Potential risk factors of infant overweight/obesity in Salvadoran mother–infant dyads (N = 88) at routine 9- to 12-month wellbaby visits were examined in a correlational study at two pediatric offices on Long Island, New York.Method:Maternal factors and infant feeding practices in the first 5 months were self-reported; infant birth weight, current weight/recumbent length were obtained. Bivariate logistic regression measured the relationship of the variables with infant weight status>85th percentile weight-for-length (WFL) for sex.Results:The majority of mothers were born in El Salvador, with a mean age of 28.5 years (SD = 5.9); 43% of infants had WFL>85th percentile. Infant birth weight was significantly associated with WFL>85th percentile, p = .0007. After controlling for maternal age, insurance type, education, and marital status, no significant associations with infant WFL>85th percentile were found. Feeding practices during infants’ first 5 months, mothers’ pre-pregnancy weight, pregnancy weight gain, and history of gestational diabetes mellitus, were not associated with infant weight status.Conclusion:This was the first study to examine infant weight status in Salvadorans. Future studies should objectively measure infant feeding practices and other potential factors among Salvadoran mother infant dyads, since nearly half of the infants had WFL>85th percentile.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-09-25T01:38:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320959593
  • A Qualitative Exploration of Barriers and Facilitators to Physical
           Activity Among Low-Income Latino Adolescents
    • Authors: Taylor Vasquez, Alicia Fernandez, Julissa Haya-Fisher, Sarah Kim, Amy L Beck
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction:Latino adolescents experience high rates of obesity and physical activity can protect against obesity and obesity comorbidities. Health interventions to promote physical activity are more likely to be successful if they take into account the experiences and perspectives of their target population. Our study objective was to explore barriers and facilitators to physical activity among Latino adolescents with the goal of informing future interventions for this population.Method:Semistructured interviews were conducted with (n = 30) low-income, Latino adolescents. The interviews were analyzed using inductive methods and the Capability–Opportunity–Motivation model of behavior.Results:Adolescents described capability gaps including lacking skills for preferred activities. School physical education and parks provided opportunities for adolescents to be physically active. Adolescents also described opportunity challenges, including age limits, not being able to afford preferred classes, and safety concerns. Families provided role modeling but rarely engaged in activities with adolescents. Adolescents were motivated to engage in physical activity but often lacked the necessary resources.Conclusions:Interventions to increase physical activity among urban Latino adolescents should offer tailored programming, incorporate families, enhance physical education, and improve the safety and appeal of recreational facilities.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T02:40:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320956933
  • Hispanics, Mental Health, and the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of
           Suicide: Brief Report
    • Authors: Francisco Brenes
      Abstract: Hispanic Health Care International, Ahead of Print.
      Suicide is a public health concern in the United States, particularly among Hispanics. Research indicates a number of social factors negatively contribute to the problem, including stigma of psychiatric illness in the Hispanic culture. A paucity of research in this area exists, and if not addressed, then suicide rates could continue to increase among Hispanics. The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide could be used by clinicians and researchers to explore the phenomenon of suicide among Hispanics. Such research could potentially meet national suicide prevention goals and guide clinicians in creating culturally sensitive suicide outreach programs for at-risk Hispanics. Multicultural strategies aimed to serve minority, underserved, and vulnerable populations could also reduce mental health disparities. Recommendations for clinical practice, research, and health care policy are included in this report.
      Citation: Hispanic Health Care International
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T11:48:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1540415320951489
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