L S Morales
Affiliation: University of California
- Item and scale differential functioning of the Mini-Mental State Exam assessed using the Differential Item and Test Functioning (DFIT) FrameworkLeo S Morales
Department of Health Services and Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
Med Care 44:S143-51. 2006..To illustrate the application of the Differential Item and Test Functioning (DFIT) method using English and Spanish versions of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
- Language access services for Latinos with limited English proficiency: lessons learned from Hablamos JuntosShinyi Wu
RAND Corporation, P O Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:350-5. 2007..In particular, it highlights the need for health care organizations to involve physicians in the design and adoption of language services...
- Risk of cardiovascular disease in first and second generation Mexican-AmericansL S Morales
Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 13:61-8. 2011..Future studies of generational differences in risk should consider using pseudocohort comparisons when possible...
- Hablamos Juntos (Together We Speak): interpreters, provider communication, and satisfaction with careGerardo Moreno
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 25:1282-8. 2010..The objective of HJ was to improve doctor-patient communication by increasing access to and quality of interpreter services for Spanish-speaking patients...
- Representativeness of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Internet panelHonghu Liu
UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 63:1169-78. 2010..To evaluate the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), which collected data from an Internet polling panel, and to compare PROMIS with national norms...
- Impact of interpreters on the receipt of new prescription medication information among Spanish-speaking LatinosGerardo Moreno
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Med Care 47:1201-8. 2009..For Latinos, limited English proficiency (LEP) is a barrier to receiving important information about a new medication prescription. Access to interpreters may impact the receipt of important medication-related information...
- Readability estimates for commonly used health-related quality of life surveysSylvia H Paz
Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
Qual Life Res 18:889-900. 2009..To estimate readability of seven commonly used health-related quality of life instruments: SF-36, HUI, EQ-5D, QWB-SA, HALex, Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ), and the NEI-VFQ-25...
- Do physicians with self-reported non-English fluency practice in linguistically disadvantaged communities?Gerardo Moreno
Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:512-7. 2011..It is unclear whether physicians with fluency in non-English languages practice in areas with high concentrations of people with LEP...
- Delays and unmet need for health care among adult primary care patients in a restructured urban public health systemAllison L Diamant
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
Am J Public Health 94:783-9. 2004..We estimated the prevalence and determinants of delayed and unmet needs for medical care among patients in a restructured public health system...
- Socioeconomic, cultural, and behavioral factors affecting Hispanic health outcomesLeo S Morales
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 13:477-503. 2002..Identifying protective factors underlying the epidemiological paradox, while improving access to care and the economic conditions among Hispanics, are important research and policy implications of this review...
- Adolescent participation in preventive health behaviors, physical activity, and nutrition: differences across immigrant generations for Asians and Latinos compared with WhitesMichele L Allen
Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA and the UCLA RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion, Los Angeles, USA
Am J Public Health 97:337-43. 2007....
- The impact of interpreters on parents' experiences with ambulatory care for their childrenLeo S Morales
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Med Care Res Rev 63:110-28. 2006..Increasing use of interpreters could reduce racial/ethnic disparities and improve health plan performance...
- Item response theory and health outcomes measurement in the 21st centuryR D Hays
UCLA, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
Med Care 38:II28-42. 2000..These issues are reviewed, along with a discussion of some of the methodological and practical challenges in applying IRT methods...
- Risk factors for chronic liver disease in Blacks, Mexican Americans, and Whites in the United States: results from NHANES IV, 1999-2004Yvonne N Flores
UCLA Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 103:2231-8. 2008....
- Variation in the readability of items within surveysJosé L Calderón
RCMI Health Services Research Center, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California, CA 90059, USA
Am J Med Qual 21:49-56. 2006..Standards for measuring the readability of surveys are needed...
- Health risks of Latino childrenBeverly Weidmer
JAMA 288:1982-3; author reply 1983. 2002
- Acculturation and Latino health in the United States: a review of the literature and its sociopolitical contextMarielena Lara
UCLA RAND Program on Latino Children with Asthma, RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, 90407, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 26:367-97. 2005..We conclude with a set of general recommendations in two areas-public health practice and research-targeted to public health personnel in academia, community-based settings, and government agencies...
- Do health care ratings differ by race or ethnicity?Mark G Haviland
Department of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:134-45. 2003..This study of differences in health care experiences by race and ethnicity was the first to use nationally representative data...
- Race/ethnicity, language, and patients' assessments of care in Medicaid managed careRobert Weech-Maldonado
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16801, USA
Health Serv Res 38:789-808. 2003..The purpose of this study was to examine whether consumer reports and ratings of care in Medicaid managed care vary by race/ethnicity and language...
- Depression and satisfaction with health coverage and medical care in the 1998 NRC Healthcare Market Guide surveyMark G Haviland
Department of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California 92354 3842, USA
Adm Policy Ment Health 30:511-22. 2003..Although satisfaction ratings, generally, were high and depression effects were small, the authors nevertheless recommend efforts to improve access and quality of mental health care...
- Sociodemographic differences in access to care among Hispanic patients who are HIV infected in the United StatesLeo S Morales
University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1119-21. 2004..Researchers and policymakers should consider sociodemographic factors among Hispanic patients who are HIV positive when designing and prioritizing interventions to improve access to care...
- Evaluating differential item functioning of the PRIME-MD mood module among impoverished black and white women in primary careKimberly A Hepner
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
Womens Health Issues 18:53-61. 2008..The purpose of this study was to determine whether items in the mood module of the PRIME-MD perform similarly in 2 high-risk populations: impoverished black and white women...
- Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and satisfaction with health careMark G Haviland
Department of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 92354 3842, USA
Am J Med Qual 20:195-203. 2005..These findings are consistent with reports of continuing racial/ethnic disparities in both coverage and care. Programs to improve quality of care must specifically address these well-documented, severe, and persistent disparities...
- Evaluating measurement equivalence using the item response theory log-likelihood ratio (IRTLR) method to assess differential item functioning (DIF): applications (with illustrations) to measures of physical functioning ability and general distressJeanne A Teresi
Faculty of Medicine, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Stroud Center, New York, NY, USA
Qual Life Res 16:43-68. 2007..Finally, impact was assessed using expected scale scores, expressed as group differences in the total test (measure) response functions...
- Measurement in a multi-ethnic society. Overview to the special issueJeanne A Teresi
Columbia University Stroud Center and Research Division, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, 5901 Palisade Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471, USA
Med Care 44:S3-4. 2006
- Satisfaction with provider communication among Spanish-speaking Medicaid enrolleesDavid M Mosen
Kaiser Permanente, Care Management Institute, Portland, Oregon 97232, USA
Ambul Pediatr 4:500-4. 2004..To determine if differences between English- and Spanish-speaking parents in ratings of their children's health care can be explained by need for interpretive services...