Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico
- Does the prevalence of CD and ODD vary across cultures?Glorisa Canino
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR, 00936 5067, USA
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:695-704. 2010..The worldwide prevalence of conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is presented to examine the first of four criteria used in other studies to determine the validity of psychiatric disorders across cultures...
- Factors associated with disparities in emergency department use among Latino children with asthmaGlorisa Canino
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 108:266-70. 2012..Significant disparities in emergency department (ED) rates exist for Latinos; however, few studies have investigated the factors that may account for these disparities...
- Natural disaster and risk of psychiatric disorders in Puerto Rican childrenERIKA FELIX
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106 9490, USA
J Abnorm Child Psychol 39:589-600. 2011..Results were similar across age ranges. Rates of specific internalizing disorders between exposed and unexposed children are provided. Research and clinical implications are discussed...
- Issues and methods in disparities research: the Rhode Island-Puerto Rico asthma centerGlorisa Canino
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pediatr Pulmonol 44:899-908. 2009..Few studies focus on the mechanisms involved in explaining this disparity, and fewer still on the methodological challenges involved in rigorous disparities research...
- Addressing asthma health disparities: a multilevel challengeGlorisa Canino
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:1209-17; quiz 1218-9. 2009....
- ADHD correlates, comorbidity, and impairment in community and treated samples of children and adolescentsJose J Bauermeister
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute BSRI, University of Puerto Rico UPR, San Juan, Puerto Rico
J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:883-98. 2007..The exceptions were associated with conduct disorder, anxiety, impairment in the ADHD comorbid group, and age factors that appeared to be related to selection into treatment...
- The DSM-IV rates of child and adolescent disorders in Puerto Rico: prevalence, correlates, service use, and the effects of impairmentGlorisa Canino
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 5067
Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:85-93. 2004..We present prevalence data for the child and adolescent population of Puerto Rico and examine the relation of DSM-IV diagnoses to global impairment, demographic correlates, and service use in an island-wide representative sample...
- Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of two mental health outcome measures: World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II and Lehman's Quality Of Life InterviewLigia M Chavez
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Ment Health Serv Res 7:145-59. 2005..The Spanish versions of the WHO-DASII and the QOLI lend support to the translation and adaptation process to which these instruments were subjected...
- Gender disparities in mental health service use of Puerto Rican children and adolescentsJosé J Cabiya
Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, Puerto Rico
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:840-8. 2006..The objectives were to understand and identify the factors accounting for gender differences in mental health service utilization in order to develop alternatives to promote equity in service delivery...
- ADHD and gender: are risks and sequela of ADHD the same for boys and girls?Jose J Bauermeister
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:831-9. 2007..Contradictory findings may be associated with differential referral practices or unexplored interactions of gender with ADHD subtypes...
- Short-term persistence of DSM-IV ADHD diagnoses: influence of context, age, and genderJose J Bauermeister
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 50:554-62. 2011..The study compared persistence of DSM-IV ADHD and ADHD not otherwise specified (NOS) over 2 years in two groups of Puerto Rican children...
- Measurement properties of the Adolescent Quality of Life Mental Health Scale (AQOL-MHS)Ligia M Chavez
University of Puerto Rico MSC, San Juan, PR, USA
Qual Life Res 23:1327-35. 2014..Participants were recruited in Puerto Rico to have one of five prevalent mental health disorders. The initial instrument development was achieved through a grounded theory approach with the use of focus groups and in-depth interviews...
- Starting from scratch: the development of the Adolescent Quality of Life-Mental Health Scale (AQOL-MHS)Ligia Chavez
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 00936 5067, USA
Cult Med Psychiatry 36:465-79. 2012....
- Do Puerto Rican youth with asthma and obesity have higher odds for mental health disorders?Edna Acosta-Pérez
Behavioral Science Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Psychosomatics 53:162-71. 2012..S. mainland. Previous research has demonstrated associations of chronic disease with psychiatric disorders...
- Reducing asthma health disparities in poor Puerto Rican children: the effectiveness of a culturally tailored family interventionGlorisa Canino
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Behavioral Sciences Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 5067
J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:665-70. 2008..Island and mainland Puerto Rican children have the highest rates of asthma and asthma morbidity of any ethnic group in the United States...
- The role of caregivers' depressive symptoms and asthma beliefs on asthma outcomes among low-income Puerto Rican childrenKaren G Martinez
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
J Asthma 46:136-41. 2009..To examine the relationship between depressive symptoms and asthma beliefs (self-efficacy and empowerment), child asthma outcomes, and caregiver's quality of life among Puerto Rican caregivers of children with asthma...
- Ethnic differences in perceived impairment and need for careLigia M Chavez
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 5067, USA
J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:1165-77. 2010..At higher severity, vignettes with Anglo names were judged to need service more than vignettes with Latino names, despite the same judged levels of impairment. Results are discussed in the light of the unmet need for Latinos...
- Disparities in asthma medication dispensing patterns: the case of pediatric asthma in Puerto RicoDoryliz Vila
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, Puerto Rico
J Asthma 47:1136-41. 2010..Disparities exist in asthma medication dispensing between children with public insurance and those with private insurance under a Managed Care Medicaid system in Puerto Rico...
- ADHD across cultures: is there evidence for a bidimensional organization of symptoms?Jose J Bauermeister
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00927
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:362-72. 2010..The implications of these findings for further research and classificatory systems in mental health like the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) are discussed...
- Psychiatric diagnosis - is it universal or relative to culture?Glorisa Canino
University of Puerto Rico Medical School, Medical Sciences Campus, Behavioral Research Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 5067, USA
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:237-50. 2008..This controversy continues due to the lack of biological markers, imprecise measurement and the lack of a gold standard for validating most psychiatric conditions...
- Prevalence and victimization correlates of pathological dissociation in a community sample of youthsAlfonso Martinez-Taboas
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute and Department of Graduate Studies in Education, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
J Trauma Stress 19:439-48. 2006..Logistic regression analyses indicated that the risk of pathological dissociation was significant among those participants who reported severe forms of physical abuse and those who were exposed to violence...
- Stimulant and psychosocial treatment of ADHD in Latino/Hispanic childrenJose J Bauermeister
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan 00936 5067, USA
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:851-5. 2003..To examine to what extent Latino/Hispanic children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are receiving treatment and to identify variables that predict treatment with stimulant medication...
- Prevalence and factors associated to sexual behavior in Puerto Rican adolescentsJosé R Pando
Department of Obstetric and Gynecology and Behavioral Science Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan
P R Health Sci J 26:355-66. 2007..Older adolescents are more likely to engage in ASR-I and parent-child relationships emerged as a highly relevant predictor of adolescent sexual behavior. The high correspondence between ASR-I and RSB has important clinical implications...
- The Spanish translation and cultural adaptation of five mental health outcome measuresLeida E Matías-Carrelo
Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cult Med Psychiatry 27:291-313. 2003..Various steps were taken to achieve equivalence in these dimensions, including the use of a bilingual committee, a multi-national bilingual committee, back-translation, and focus groups with mental health patients and their relatives...
- Ethnic differences in caregiver quality of life in pediatric asthmaRobin S Everhart
Bradley Hasbro Children s Research Center, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
J Dev Behav Pediatr 33:599-607. 2012..We also investigated ethnic and site differences in associations between caregiver QOL and indicators of asthma morbidity...
- Understanding hard-core drug use among urban Puerto Rican women in high-risk neighborhoodsMargarita Alegria
Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936 5067, Puerto Rico
Addict Behav 29:643-64. 2004..Therefore, prevention programs for HCD use must consider strategies to promote social mobility and empowerment and to mitigate violence against women...
- Asthma disparities in the prevalence, morbidity, and treatment of Latino childrenGlorisa Canino
University of Puerto Rico, Medical School San Juan, Puerto Rica
Soc Sci Med 63:2926-37. 2006..Finally, several suggestions for future research examining determinants that account for asthma disparities are examined...
- Examining minor and major depression in adolescentsGloria Gonzalez-Tejera
Psychiatry Department of the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, San Juan
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:888-99. 2005....
- Effectiveness of the Engagement and Counseling for Latinos (ECLA) intervention in low-income LatinosMargarita Alegria
Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico Medical School, San Juan, PR Department of Psychology, New York University, NY Department of Psychology, Clark University, MA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY Department of Psychiatry, MSC University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Med Care 52:989-97. 2014..Persistent disparities in access and quality of mental health care for Latinos indicate a need for evidence-based, culturally adapted, and outside-the-clinic-walls treatments...
- 25 years of child and adult psychiatric epidemiology studies in Puerto RicoGlorisa Canino
Behavioral Science Research Institute, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936 5067
P R Health Sci J 26:385-94. 2007....
- Are somatic symptoms and related distress more prevalent in Hispanic/Latino youth? Some methodological considerationsGlorisa Canino
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 33:272-5. 2004..this issue), this commentary discusses methodological considerations for guiding future anxiety research and makes suggestions for clinicians who treat Latino children and adolescents...
- Asthma and suicidal ideation and behavior among Puerto Rican older children and adolescentsFrank C Bandiera
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 201:587-91. 2013..Public health interventions targeting Puerto Rican older children and adolescents with asthma and future studies investigating potential biological and psychological mechanisms of association are warranted. ..
- Methodological challenges in assessing children's mental health services utilizationGlorisa Canino
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
Ment Health Serv Res 4:97-107. 2002..Moderate sensitivity was obtained for last year use of mental health services for both parent and child informants...