Affiliation: University of California
- Ethnic differences in clinical presentation of depression in adult womenHector F Myers
Department of Psychology, UCLA, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 8:138-56. 2002..Additional research is needed to validate these results and to investigate their clinical significance...
- Severity of child sexual abuse, post- traumatic stress and risky sexual behaviors among HIV-positive womenHector F Myers
Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
AIDS Behav 10:191-9. 2006..The results support the need for interventions for HIV-positive women that address the full burden of abuse experienced and its sequelae...
- Psychosocial predictors of risky sexual behaviors in African American men: implications for preventionHector F Myers
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
AIDS Educ Prev 15:66-79. 2003..Results confirm previous findings of riskier sexual lifestyle among MSM/W, men with low SES, and men who are experiencing significant psychological distress...
- Trauma and psychosocial predictors of substance abuse in women impacted by HIV/AIDSHector F Myers
Department of Psychology, UCLA, Franz Hall 1285, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 01563, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 36:233-46. 2009..The implications of these findings for alcohol and drug abuse research and services are discussed...
- Ethnicity- and socio-economic status-related stresses in context: an integrative review and conceptual modelHector F Myers
Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
J Behav Med 32:9-19. 2009..Suggestions are offered for future research on the unique role that ethnicity- and SES-related processes are likely to play as contributors to persistent ethnic health disparities...
- Adherence to antiretroviral medications in HIV: differences in data collected via self-report and electronic monitoringAndrew J Levine
Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Health Psychol 25:329-35. 2006..These findings lend support for using both EM and SR methods; however, study design (e.g., length) and other factors (e.g., cognitive status, cost) should be considered...
- Sources and types of social support that influence engagement in HIV care among Latinos and African AmericansSheba George
Biomedical Research Center, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:1012-35. 2009..In contrast, informal networks (family and friends) were crucial for other general subsistence care, such as emotional, household-related, and financial support...
- Aging, neurocognition, and medication adherence in HIV infectionMark L Ettenhofer
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:281-90. 2009..To evaluate the hypothesis that poor adherence to highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) would be more strongly related to cognitive impairment among older than among younger HIV-seropositive adults...
- Ethnicity, serostatus, and psychosocial differences in sexual risk behavior among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative womenKeisha Carr Paxton
Department of Psychiatry, Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California 90059, USA
AIDS Behav 8:405-15. 2004....
- Race, racism and health: disparities, mechanisms, and interventionsElizabeth Brondolo
Department of Psychology, St John s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439, USA
J Behav Med 32:1-8. 2009....
- Social support, stress and social network characteristics among HIV-positive Latino and African American women and men who have sex with menAmy Rock Wohl
HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA
AIDS Behav 14:1149-58. 2010..Interventions are needed to help Latino and African American MSM enhance their support networks to manage a stigmatized illness...
- Independent and mediated contributions of personality, coping, social support, and depressive symptoms to physical functioning outcome among patients in cardiac rehabilitationBiing Jiun Shen
University of Miami, Department of Psychology, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 2070, USA
J Behav Med 27:39-62. 2004..These findings highlighted the importance of addressing psychosocial issues and their interrelationships in cardiac rehabilitation...
- The influence of prenatal trauma, stress, social support, and years of residency in the US on postpartum maternal health status among low-income LatinasLekeisha A Sumner
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Matern Child Health J 15:1046-54. 2011..Health professionals are encouraged to assess these factors in early pregnancy...
- A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depressionAlison Woolery
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 10:60-3. 2004..Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited...
- Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure predict posttraumatic stress symptoms and biomarkers in ethnic minority womenDorie A Glover
Semel Institute for Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 1759, USA
J Trauma Dissociation 11:152-73. 2010..Adult posttraumatic stress symptoms and a biomarker index of current health risk in childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors were investigated in relation to CSA severity, disclosure, and other peri- and post-trauma factors...
- Drug use and medication adherence among HIV-1 infected individualsCharles H Hinkin
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room C8 747, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
AIDS Behav 11:185-94. 2007..These data suggest that it is the acute effects of intoxication, rather than stable features that may be characteristic of the drug-using populace, which leads to difficulties with medication adherence...
- Components of depression in HIV-1 infection: their differential relationship to neurocognitive performanceSteven A Castellon
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:420-37. 2006..The association between disturbance in mood and motivation and neurocognitive compromise may suggest that each are sequelae of disease specific mechanisms...
- Women, Trauma, and HIV: an overviewGail E Wyatt
Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
AIDS Behav 8:401-3. 2004
- The efficacy of an integrated risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive women with child sexual abuse historiesGail E Wyatt
Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 1759, USA
AIDS Behav 8:453-62. 2004....
- Does a history of trauma contribute to HIV risk for women of color? Implications for prevention and policyGail E Wyatt
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza NPI Room C8 871C, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1759, USA
Am J Public Health 92:660-5. 2002..We investigated history of abuse and other HIV-related risk factors in a community sample of 490 HIV-positive and HIV-negative African American, European American, and Latina women...
- Family or friends: who plays a greater supportive role for Latino college students?Norma Rodriguez
Department of Psychology, Pitzer College, 1050 North Mills, Claremont, California 91711, USA
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 9:236-50. 2003..Neither family nor friend support moderated the effects of stress on psychological adjustment. Further examination of these variables that assess common-specific stresses within a culture-specific theoretical framework is recommended...
- Mindfulness meditation training effects on CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infected adults: a small randomized controlled trialJ David Creswell
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3109, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Brain Behav Immun 23:184-8. 2009..These findings provide an initial indication that mindfulness meditation training can buffer CD4+ T lymphocyte declines in HIV-1 infected adults. Clinical Trials Registration: clinicaltrials.gov, Identifier: NCT00600561...
- Exploring the complexities of familism and acculturation: central constructs for people of Mexican originNorma Rodriguez
Department of Psychology, Pitzer College, 1050 N Mills, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
Am J Community Psychol 39:61-77. 2007..The greater relative contribution of Mexican cultural identity to familism and well-being, and the importance of assessing acculturation orthogonally are discussed...
- Relationship between alcohol use/abuse, HIV infection and neuropsychological performance in African American menRamani S Durvasula
Department of Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA 90032, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:383-404. 2006....
- Variations in patterns of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) adherenceAndrew J Levine
Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024 1759, USA
AIDS Behav 9:355-62. 2005..The results of the current study indicate that distinct subgroups of adherers may exist, and suggest that interventions designed to improve adherence can be designed to accommodate this variability in behavior...
- Development of the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory for adults of Mexican originNorma Rodriguez
Department of Psychology, Pitzer College, 1050 North Mills, Claremont, California 91711, USA
Psychol Assess 14:451-61. 2002..Further reliability and validity testing of the MASI is discussed as well as the utility of this measure in assessing acculturative stress among adults of Mexican origin...
- Major depression in Chinese Americans: the roles of stress, vulnerability, and acculturationWei Chin Hwang
Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 850 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:189-97. 2007..This study examined the relationship between recent negative life events, level of acculturation and other psychosocial risk factors in predicting major depression in Chinese Americans...
- African-American sexuality and HIV/AIDS: recommendations for future researchGail E Wyatt
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 100:44-8, 50-1. 2008..Conducting research to better understand African-American sexuality will facilitate the development of behavioral interventions that address health, HIV and mental health risk reduction within the context of African-American life...
- Correlates of suicidal behaviors among Asian American outpatient youthsAnna S Lau
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 8:199-213. 2002..This finding underscores the importance of culture as a context for determining the relevance of stressors for potentiating psychopathology...
- Psychosocial predictors of cardiac rehabilitation quality-of-life outcomesBiing Jiun Shen
Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, United States
J Psychosom Res 60:3-11. 2006..This study investigated hostility, social support, coping, depression, and their contributions to concurrent and posttreatment quality of life (QoL) among a group of patients participating in a 6-week cardiac rehabilitation program...
- A conceptual paradigm for understanding culture's impact on mental health: the cultural influences on mental health (CIMH) modelWei Chin Hwang
Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 850 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711 United States
Clin Psychol Rev 28:211-27. 2008..Implications for clinical research and practice are discussed...
- Ethnic Variations In Anti-Depressant ResponseHector Myers; Fiscal Year: 2005....