Summary: Those factors, such as language or sociocultural relationships, which interfere in the meaningful interpretation and transmission of ideas between individuals or groups.
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- Language barriers and access to careSeonAe Yeo
University of Michigan, School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Annu Rev Nurs Res 22:59-73. 2004..Improvement of communication between patients and providers in relation to health disparity consists of cultural competency and communication skills. Implications of these studies for practice and further research are outlined...
- Hispanic healthcare disparities: challenging the myth of a monolithic Hispanic populationRobin M Weinick
Office of Performance Accountability, Resources, and Technology, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
Med Care 42:313-20. 2004..We examine the association between use of healthcare services and Hispanic Americans'country of ancestry or origin, language of interview, and length of time lived in the United States...
- Overcoming strangeness and communication barriers: a phenomenological study of becoming a foreign nurseH Magnusdottir
Office of Education, Research and Development, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
Int Nurs Rev 52:263-9. 2005..This paper presents a study that explored the lived experience of foreign nurses working at hospitals in Iceland...
- Dentist-patient communication in the multilingual dental settingC Goldsmith
School of Dentistry, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands
Aust Dent J 50:235-41. 2005..The aim of this study was to describe the issues involved in dealing with limited-English speaking patients in order to formulate recommendations on how to improve dental communication...
- Physician overestimation of patient literacy: a potential source of health care disparitiesP Adam Kelly
U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Patient Educ Couns 66:119-22. 2007..To investigate physician overestimation of patient literacy level in a primary care setting...
- Language barriers between nurses and asylum seekers: their impact on symptom reporting and referralAlexander Bischoff
Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
Soc Sci Med 57:503-12. 2003..These results suggest the importance of addressing language barriers in primary care centres in order to adequately detect and refer traumatised refugees. To address this problem, the use of professional interpreters is recommended...
- Health literacy and cancer communicationTerry C Davis
Feist Weiller Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, USA
CA Cancer J Clin 52:134-49. 2002..Based on our own experience, we offer practical communication aids that can help bridge the cancer communication gap...
- English proficiency and physicians' recommendation of Pap smears among HispanicsIsrael De Alba
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
Cancer Detect Prev 30:292-6. 2006..Physician recommendation is one of the most important cues to cancer screening; however, low English proficiency among Hispanics may hinder health providers' recommendation of Pap smears...
- Errors of medical interpretation and their potential clinical consequences: a comparison of professional versus ad hoc versus no interpretersGlenn Flores
Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Ann Emerg Med 60:545-53. 2012..To compare interpreter errors and their potential consequences in encounters with professional versus ad hoc versus no interpreters...
- Communicative and strategic action in interpreted consultations in primary health care: a Habermasian perspectiveTrisha Greenhalgh
University College London, UK
Soc Sci Med 63:1170-87. 2006..We discuss the implications of our findings for communication with limited English speakers in healthcare consultations and for realizing contemporary policy goals such as concordance, shared decision-making, empowerment, and choice...
- Professional interpreters and bilingual physicians in a pediatric emergency department: effect on resource utilizationLouis C Hampers
Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Denver, Colo 80218, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:1108-13. 2002..To determine the impact of interpreters and bilingual physicians on emergency department (ED) resource utilization...
- Cultural competence: a systematic review of health care provider educational interventionsMary Catherine Beach
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
Med Care 43:356-73. 2005..We sought to synthesize the findings of studies evaluating interventions to improve the cultural competence of health professionals...
- Linguistic and cultural barriers to careQuyen Ngo-Metzger
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:44-52. 2003..Primarily because of immigration, Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse minority groups in the United States. However, little is known about their perspectives on health care quality...
- Impact of patient communication problems on the risk of preventable adverse events in acute care settingsGillian Bartlett
Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Que
CMAJ 178:1555-62. 2008..Language barriers and disabilities that affect communication have been shown to decrease quality of care. We sought to assess whether communication problems are associated with an increased risk of preventable adverse events...
- Dimensions of patient-provider communication and diabetes self-care in an ethnically diverse populationJohn D Piette
Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Mich 48113 0170, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:624-33. 2003..However, the relative impact of general versus disease-specific communication on self-management is poorly understood, as are the determinants of these 2 communication dimensions...
- Barriers to colorectal cancer screening among Medicare consumersCarrie N Klabunde
Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Am J Prev Med 30:313-9. 2006..Few studies have examined lack of physician recommendation and other reasons for under-utilization of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in the Medicare population...
- Interpretation in consultations with immigrant patients with cancer: how accurate is it?Phyllis N Butow
University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia
J Clin Oncol 29:2801-7. 2011..This study explored the rate and consequences of nonequivalent interpretation in medical oncology consultations...
- How to use interpreters in general practice: the development of a New Zealand toolkitBen Gray
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
J Prim Health Care 4:52-61, A1-8. 2012..Consequently there are more primary care consultations where patients have insufficient English to communicate adequately. Because effective communication is essential for good care, interpreters are needed in such cases...
- Alterations in medical interpretation during routine primary careJ Carey Jackson
Refugee and Immigrant Health Promotion Program, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:259-64. 2011..Increasing numbers of patients require medical interpretation, yet few studies have examined its accuracy or effect on health outcomes...
- Low health literacy, limited English proficiency, and health status in Asians, Latinos, and other racial/ethnic groups in CaliforniaTetine Sentell
Office of Public Health Studies, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai i, 1960 East West Road, BIOMED, D 104, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
J Health Commun 17:82-99. 2012..Limited English proficiency may carry greater health risk than low health literacy, though important racial/ethnic variations exist...
- Self report in clinical and epidemiological studies with non-English speakers: the challenge of language and cultureSanja M Hunt
Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
J Epidemiol Community Health 58:618-22. 2004..The essence of such modifications entails participatory research with members of the linguistic communities concerned...
- Satisfaction with methods of Spanish interpretation in an ambulatory care clinicD Kuo
Department of Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA
J Gen Intern Med 14:547-50. 1999....
- Language proficiency and adverse events in US hospitals: a pilot studyChandrika Divi
The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 19:60-7. 2007..To examine differences in the characteristics of adverse events between English speaking patients and patients with limited English proficiency in US hospitals...
- Experiences with treating immigrants: a qualitative study in mental health services across 16 European countriesSima Sandhu
Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Newham Centre for Mental Health, Queen Mary University of London, London, E13 8SP, UK
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:105-16. 2013..This study sought to explore professionals' experiences of delivering care to immigrants in districts densely populated with immigrants across Europe...
- The impact of medical interpreter services on the quality of health care: a systematic reviewGlenn Flores
Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Med Care Res Rev 62:255-99. 2005..Evidence suggests that optimal communication, patient satisfaction, and outcomes and the fewest interpreter errors occur when LEP patients have access to trained professional interpreters or bilingual providers...
- Are language barriers associated with serious medical events in hospitalized pediatric patients?Adam L Cohen
Child Health Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Pediatrics 116:575-9. 2005..The objective of this study was to determine whether hospitalized pediatric patients whose families have language barriers are more likely to incur serious medical errors than patients whose families do not have language barriers...
- Clinicians and medical interpreters: negotiating culturally appropriate care for patients with limited English abilityDeborah Dysart-Gale
General Studies Unit, Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Fam Community Health 30:237-46. 2007..Suggestions for a more theoretically complete practice are offered...
- Good practice in health care for migrants: views and experiences of care professionals in 16 European countriesStefan Priebe
Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, London and the Barts School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Newham Centre for Mental Health, UK
BMC Public Health 11:187. 2011....
- Evidence-based medicine in general practice: beliefs and barriers among Australian GPsJ M Young
Centre for Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands WA 6907, Australia
J Eval Clin Pract 7:201-10. 2001..A minority indicated they understood the terms 'relative risk' (23%), 'absolute risk' (28%) and 'number needed to treat' (15%) sufficiently to explain to others. Skills development is crucial to achieve EBM in general practice...
- Barriers and facilitators for colorectal cancer screening practices in the Latino community: perspectives from community leadersAna Natale-Pereira
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103 USA
Cancer Control 15:157-65. 2008..While Latinos represent one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the United States, their participation in cancer prevention and treatment trials is low...
- Functional health literacy and the quality of physician-patient communication among diabetes patientsDean Schillinger
Primary Care Research Center, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, 995 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Patient Educ Couns 52:315-23. 2004..Research is needed to identify strategies to improve communication for this group of patients...
- Research utilization among medical and surgical nurses: a comparison of their self reports and perceptions of barriers and facilitatorsK Parahoo
School of Health Sciences-Nursing, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT52 1SA, UK
J Nurs Manag 9:21-30. 2001..These findings, as well as the need to take research utilization studies further, are discussed...
- Do professional interpreters improve clinical care for patients with limited English proficiency? A systematic review of the literatureLeah S Karliner
Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1701 Divisadero, Suite 500, San Franicsco, CA 94143 1732, USA
Health Serv Res 42:727-54. 2007..To determine if professional medical interpreters have a positive impact on clinical care for limited English proficiency (LEP) patients...
- Assessing medical students' skills in working with interpreters during patient encounters: a validation study of the Interpreter ScaleDesiree Lie
Research Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, California 92868, USA
Acad Med 84:643-50. 2009..The absence of available reliable, valid, and practical measures hinders the assessment of these skills; therefore, the authors aimed to construct and validate the Interpreter Scale (IS)...
- When nurses double as interpreters: a study of Spanish-speaking patients in a US primary care settingV Elderkin-Thompson
Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, University of California, Irvine, USA
Soc Sci Med 52:1343-58. 2001..We conclude that errors occur frequently in interpretations provided by untrained nurse-interpreters during cross-language encounters, so complaints of many non-English-speaking patients may be misunderstood by their physicians...
- "Ne diyor?" (What does she say?): informal interpreting in general practiceLudwien Meeuwesen
Interdisciplinary Social Science Department, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Patient Educ Couns 81:198-203. 2010..The aim of this study was to offer a comparative analysis of informal interpreters during medical consultations with both good and poor mutual understanding between general practitioners (GPs) and patients...
- Health literacy: the gap between physicians and patientsRichard S Safeer
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Baltimore, MD 21201 2707, USA
Am Fam Physician 72:463-8. 2005..All patients prefer reading medical information written in dear and concise language. Physicians should be alert to this problem because most patients are unwilling to admit that they have literacy problems...
- Delivering services to the Bangladeshi community: the views of healthcare professionals in East LondonStephen Abbott
City University Institute of Health Sciences, London, UK
Public Health 121:935-41. 2007..To explore the views of primary care staff about delivering services to the local Bangladeshi community...
- Limited English proficient Asian Americans: Threshold language policy and access to mental health treatmentLonnie R Snowden
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States
Soc Sci Med 72:230-7. 2011....
- Bridging the divide: a survey of nurses' opinions regarding barriers to, and facilitators of, research utilization in the practice settingAlison Margaret Hutchinson
Victorian Centre for Nursing Practice Research, School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia
J Clin Nurs 13:304-15. 2004..Many researchers have explored the barriers to research uptake in order to overcome them and identify strategies to facilitate research utilization. However, the research-practice gap remains a persistent issue for the nursing profession...
- The importance of teaching clinicians when and how to work with interpretersElizabeth A Jacobs
John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, USA
Patient Educ Couns 78:149-53. 2010....
- That I won't translate! Experiences of a family medical interpreter in a multicultural environmentRhona D Seidelman
The Moshe Prywes Center for Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Mt Sinai J Med 77:389-93. 2010..After discussing the various interpreting options, we suggest that the perspective of the family-member interpreter strengthens assertions that professional interpretation is the best option for multilingual medical environments...
- A comparison of the influence of hospital-trained, ad hoc, and telephone interpreters on perceived satisfaction of limited English-proficient parents presenting to a pediatric emergency departmentEstevan A Garcia
Mary Bridge Children s Hospital, Tacoma, WA, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 20:373-8. 2004..Latinos are the fastest growing minority group in the United States with a significant percentage of this population having limited English proficiency...
- Reducing clinical errors in cancer education: interpreter trainingFrancesca M Gany
Center for Immigrant Health, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
J Cancer Educ 25:560-4. 2010..It is important to train medical interpreters and to ensure their availability in cancer education encounters to minimize the risk for errors...
- Health literacy among Spanish-speaking Latino parents with limited English proficiencyMelissa Leyva
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Children s Hospital at Montefiore, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
Ambul Pediatr 5:56-9. 2005..Health literacy measures the degree to which individuals understand health information. It has not been studied among parents with limited English proficiency (LEP)...
- Colorectal cancer test use among Californians of Mexican origin: influence of language barriersMarilyn Johnson-Kozlow
School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
Ethn Dis 19:315-22. 2009....
- Community participatory research with deaf sign language users to identify health inequitiesSteven Barnett
Department of Family Medicine, Rochester Prevention Research Center National Center for Deaf Health Research, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Am J Public Health 101:2235-8. 2011..g., a low prevalence of current smokers) and 3 glaring health inequities: obesity, partner violence, and suicide. This collaborative work represents the first time a deaf community has used its own data to identify health priorities...
- Development of intervention materials for individuals with limited English proficiency: lessons learned from "Colorectal Cancer Screening in Chinese Americans"Shin Ping Tu
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Med Care 46:S51-61. 2008..Colorectal cancer (CRC) ranks among the top 3 most common cancers for several Asian ethnic groups, yet screening remains underutilized by Asian Americans...
- Effectiveness of videos improving cancer prevention knowledge in people with profound hearing lossPhilip Zazove
Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 1213, USA
J Cancer Educ 27:327-37. 2012Deaf persons have a poorer understanding of cancer prevention, which is felt to be partly due to communication barriers. One hundred ninety-seven d/Deaf persons completed a survey and video on cancer prevention...
- The use of Spanish by medical students and residents at one university hospitalDaniel Yawman
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA
Acad Med 81:468-73. 2006..To describe how medical trainees report communication with Spanish-speaking patients, and to assess trainees' desire to improve their language skills and have those skills formally evaluated...
- Lowering communication barriers in operating room technologyJessica L Webster
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Hum Factors 48:747-58. 2006..This paper examines the effects of new technology on team communication and information flow in a complex work environment, and offers design suggestions for improved team performance...
- Patient-provider language concordance and colorectal cancer screeningAmy Linsky
General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, GIM, Boston, MA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:142-7. 2011..Multivariate logistic regression assessed the association of language concordance with colorectal cancer screening...
- Colorectal cancer screening: language is a greater barrier for Latino men than Latino womenJ A Diaz
Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Pawtucket, RI, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 15:472-5. 2013..2%). Compared to non-Latino White men, LEP Latino men were 0.47 times as likely to report receiving CRC screening tests (AOR 0.47; 95% CI 0.35-0.63). Disparities in CRC screening are most dramatic for LEP Latino men...
- Access to multilingual prescription labels and verbal translation services in CaliforniaAmir H Zargarzadeh
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, 309 E, Second St, Pomona, CA 91766, USA
Res Social Adm Pharm 7:338-46. 2011..The number of patients with limited English proficiency is on the rise in the United States, and conveying medication information to these individuals in an effective manner is crucial to improve adherence and reduce medication errors...
- Conflicts in how interpreters manage their roles in provider-patient interactionsElaine Hsieh
University of Oklahoma, 610 Elm Ave Room 135, Norman, OK, USA
Soc Sci Med 62:721-30. 2006..This study highlights the importance of speaker and contextual factors on interpreters' communicative strategies and management of role conflicts...
- Arranging and negotiating the use of informal interpreters in general practice consultations: experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the west of IrelandAnne MacFarlane
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Soc Sci Med 69:210-4. 2009..Overall, they state a clear preference for the use of professional, trained interpreters in general practice consultations which is currently unavailable to them in routine Irish general practice consultations...
- The cultural gap delivering health care services to Arab American populations in the United StatesBasil H Aboul-Enein
United States Air Force, USA
J Cult Divers 17:20-3. 2010....
- Eliminating barriers for patients with limited English proficiencyJoshua S Coren
Department of Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, USA
J Am Osteopath Assoc 109:634-40. 2009....
- The impact of language barriers on the health care of Latinos in the United States: a review of the literature and guidelines for practiceCaraway L Timmins
Yale University, USA
J Midwifery Womens Health 47:80-96. 2002..This article is intended to supply basic knowledge for providers and institutions in devising effective strategies for bridging the language barrier...
- Improving access for Latino immigrants: evaluation of language training adapted to the needs of health professionalsDeborah E Bender
Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7411, USA
J Immigr Health 6:197-209. 2004..The authors make recommendations for replication of the integrated language and culture-training model in other new settlement areas, especially those in the southeast of the United States...
- Problems and consequences in the use of professional interpreters: qualitative analysis of incidents from primary healthcareEmina Hadziabdic
School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden
Nurs Inq 18:253-61. 2011....
- [General practitioners' experiences with refugee patients]Lisbet Grut
SINTEF Helse, Postboks 124 Blindern, 0314 Oslo
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 126:1318-20. 2006..The symptoms may persist several years after the individual has fled his or her homeland. Knowledge of refugees' health condition in their receptive countries is insufficient...
- Ethnic matching of clients and clinicians and use of mental health services by ethnic minority clientsStephen Ziguras
Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit, St Vincent s Hospital, Bolte Wing, Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia
Psychiatr Serv 54:535-41. 2003..This study assessed the effects of matching clients from a non-English-speaking background with bilingual, bicultural clinicians in a mental health system in Australia that emphasizes community-based psychiatric case management...
- General practitioners' views on consultations with interpreters: a triad situation with complex issuesNabi Fatahi
Department of Radiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
Scand J Prim Health Care 26:40-5. 2008..To study a group of general practitioners' (GPs) views on cross-cultural consultations through interpreters in primary healthcare in Sweden...
- Patient-physician communication barriers regarding fertility preservation among newly diagnosed cancer patientsGwendolyn P Quinn
College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Soc Sci Med 66:784-9. 2008..Social, interaction and behavioral research studies are well poised to address the communication barriers and provide possible solutions to problems in understanding fertility preservation, for patients, family ..
- Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter useQuyen Ngo-Metzger
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Research, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:324-30. 2007..Provider-patient language discordance is related to worse quality care for limited English proficient (LEP) patients who speak Spanish. However, little is known about language barriers among LEP Asian-American patients...
- Accuracy of self-assessed Spanish fluency in medical studentsDaniel S Reuland
Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and the Center for Latino Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7110, USA
Teach Learn Med 21:305-9. 2009..Non-English language fluency is increasingly important in patient care. Fluency self-assessment is easily obtained, but its accuracy is unknown...
- The meaning of 6.8: numeracy and normality in health information talksV Adelswärd
Department of Communication Studies, University of Linkoping, Sweden
Soc Sci Med 43:1179-87. 1996....
- Deaf women: experiences and perceptions of healthcare system accessAnnie G Steinberg
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 11:729-41. 2002..The authors investigated the knowledge, attitudes, and healthcare experiences of Deaf women...
- Why do Chinese Canadians not consult mental health services: health status, language or culture?Alice W Chen
Children s Health Policy Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 2431 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B5K3, Canada
Transcult Psychiatry 46:623-41. 2009..Notwithstanding lower levels of mental illness in ethnic Chinese communities, culture emerged as a major factor explaining differences in mental health consultation between Chinese and non-Chinese Canadians...
- Illness and treatment perceptions of Ethiopian immigrants and their doctors in IsraelM Reiff
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
Am J Public Health 89:1814-8. 1999..This study assessed the extent of disagreement and identified the salient problems of communication between Israeli doctors and Ethiopian immigrant patients...
- Errors in medical interpretation and their potential clinical consequences in pediatric encountersGlenn Flores
Center for the Advancement of Urban Children, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
Pediatrics 111:6-14. 2003..About 19 million people in the United States are limited in English proficiency, but little is known about the frequency and potential clinical consequences of errors in medical interpretation...
- The impact of language barriers on documentation of informed consent at a hospital with on-site interpreter servicesYael Schenker
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:294-9. 2007..Informed consent is legally and ethically required before invasive non-emergent procedures. Language barriers make obtaining informed consent more complex...
- Homeless people's perceptions of welcomeness and unwelcomeness in healthcare encountersChuck K Wen
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Gen Intern Med 22:1011-7. 2007..Homeless people face many barriers to obtaining health care, and their attitudes toward seeking health care services may be shaped in part by previous encounters with health care providers...
- South Asian participation in clinical trials: the views of lay people and health professionalsMah Hussain-Gambles
Centre for Research in Primary Care, Institute of Health Sciences and Public Health Research, University of Leeds, 71 75 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9PL, UK
Health Policy 77:149-65. 2006..At the same time, caution is advocated against using ethnicity as the only form of discrimination facing minority ethnic populations...
- Limited English proficiency and breast and cervical cancer screening in a multiethnic populationElizabeth A Jacobs
John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Am J Public Health 95:1410-6. 2005..We examined the relationship between ability to speak English and receipt of Papanicolaou tests, clinical breast examinations, and mammography in a multiethnic group of women in the United States...
- Culturally competent healthcare systems. A systematic reviewLaurie M Anderson
Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Am J Prev Med 24:68-79. 2003....
- Working with interpreters: an interactive Web-based learning moduleAdina Kalet
Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
Acad Med 77:927. 2002....
- The effect of English language proficiency on length of stay and in-hospital mortalityAva John-Baptiste
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Gen Intern Med 19:221-8. 2004..In ambulatory care settings, patients with limited English proficiency receive lower quality of care. Limited information is available describing outcomes for inpatients...
- Assessing dual-role staff-interpreter linguistic competency in an integrated healthcare systemMaria R Moreno
Sutter Health Institute for Research and Education, San Francisco, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:331-5. 2007..Bilingual staff are often used to interpret, without any assessment of their skills. Assessing interpreters' linguistic competence and setting standards for testing is a priority...
- The silent epidemic--the health effects of illiteracyErin N Marcus
Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA
N Engl J Med 355:339-41. 2006
- "The Happy Migrant Effect": perceptions of negative experiences of healthcare by patients with little or no English: a qualitative study across seven language groupsP W Garrett
Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, The University of New South Wales, Liverpool Health Service, Locked Bag 7103, Liverpool BC NSW 1871, Australia
Qual Saf Health Care 17:101-3. 2008..The subjective experiences of patients with little or no English who either attended the Emergency Department or were admitted to the wards of a tertiary referral hospital were explored...
- Navigating language barriers under difficult circumstancesYael Schenker
University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
Ann Intern Med 149:264-9. 2008..This conceptual and practical approach can help clinicians to improve the quality of care provided to patients with limited English proficiency...
- Self-reported fluency in non-english languages among physicians practicing in CaliforniaGerardo Moreno
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Fam Med 42:414-20. 2010..We sought to compare the non-English language fluency of practicing physicians by physician race/ethnicity and location of medical school education...
- Patient satisfaction with different interpreting methods: a randomized controlled trialFrancesca Gany
Center for Immigrant Health, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, OBV, CD 401, New York, NY, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:312-8. 2007..Innovative medical interpreting strategies, including remote simultaneous medical interpreting (RSMI), have arisen to address the language barrier. This study evaluates the impact of interpreting method on patient satisfaction...
- Quality of diabetes care for non-English-speaking patients. A comparative studyT M Tocher
Community Health Center of Snohomish County, Everett, WA 98201, USA
West J Med 168:504-11. 1998..Physicians may be achieving these results through more frequent visits and laboratory testing...
- Getting by: underuse of interpreters by resident physiciansLisa C Diamond
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:256-62. 2009..Research suggests that physicians underuse interpreters despite evidence of benefits and even when services are readily available. The reasons underlying the underuse of interpreters are poorly understood...
- Language barriers among patients in Boston emergency departments: use of medical interpreters after passage of interpreter legislationAdit A Ginde
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 11:527-30. 2009..Since 2001, Massachusetts state law dictates that emergency department (ED) patients with limited English proficiency have the right to a professional interpreter...
- Meeting and treating cultural difference in primary care: a qualitative interview studyCaroline Wachtler
Institution for Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Department of Primary Care, Lund University, Sweden, Malmo University Hospital, SE 20502 Malmo, Sweden
Fam Pract 23:111-5. 2006..Primary care doctors see patients from diverse cultural backgrounds and communication plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. Communication problems can arise when patient and doctor do not share the same cultural background...
- A comparison of general practice encounters with patients from English-speaking and non-English-speaking backgroundsStephanie A Knox
General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, Acacia House, Westmead Hospital, PO Box 533, Wentworthville, NSW 2145, Australia
Med J Aust 177:98-101. 2002....
- The legal framework for language access in healthcare settings: Title VI and beyondAlice Hm Chen
Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:362-7. 2007..We conclude with an analysis of key policy initiatives that would substantively improve health care for LEP patients...
- Non-English speakers consulting with the GP in their own language: a cross-sectional surveyGeorge K Freeman
Centre for Primary Care and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London
Br J Gen Pract 52:36-8. 2002..We therefore conclude that these patients derive particular benefit from general practice consultations in their own language. Enablement may have a different meaning for patients speaking languages other than English...
- Patients' evaluation of quality of care in general practice: what are the cultural and linguistic barriers?J A M Harmsen
Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Patient Educ Couns 72:155-62. 2008....
- A definition and operational framework for health numeracyAmanda L Golbeck
Am J Prev Med 29:375-6. 2005..This paper proposes such a definition, as well as a set of clarifying categories in hopes of helping researchers both to advance the field of health numeracy and to focus their topics within the realm of health numeracy...
- Why are ethnic minorities under-represented in US research studies?Aziz Sheikh
Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
PLoS Med 3:e49. 2006
- A qualitative study of barriers to mental health services utilisation among migrants from mainland China in south-east SydneyIlse Blignault
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Int J Soc Psychiatry 54:180-90. 2008..Chinese-language speakers comprise the largest non-English speaking population in Australia but they have among the lowest rates of mental health services utilisation...
- Interpreter services, language concordance, and health care quality. Experiences of Asian Americans with limited English proficiencyAlexander R Green
Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Gen Intern Med 20:1050-6. 2005..Both interpreter- and language-concordant clinicians may help overcome these problems but few studies have compared these approaches...
- Effect of Spanish interpretation method on patient satisfaction in an urban walk-in clinicLinda J Lee
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:641-5. 2002..To examine the effect of Spanish interpretation method on satisfaction with care...
- Overcoming language barriersM E Levin
S Afr Med J 96:1058-60. 2006
- Impact of interpreter services on delivery of health care to limited-English-proficient patientsE A Jacobs
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care and Collaborative Research Unit, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Gen Intern Med 16:468-74. 2001..To determine whether professional interpreter services increase the delivery of health care to limited-English-proficient patients...
- Glycemic control in English- vs Spanish-speaking Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitusL M Lasater
Denver Health, 777 Bannock St, Mail Code 0148, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Arch Intern Med 161:77-82. 2001..The primary objective of this study was to determine whether the inability to speak English adversely affected glycemic control in Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
- Language, Literacy, Culture: Communication of Health ConceptsDOUGLAS BRUGGE; Fiscal Year: 2006..conceptual framework that can be applied to future intervention studies designed to overcome spoken health communication barriers. The first phase of the study will consist of key informant interviews with medical experts, some of whom ..
- Perinatal Nurse Home Visiting Enhanced with mHealth TechnologyPhyllis W Sharps; Fiscal Year: 2013..The use of mHealth technology may increase the sensitivity of screening instruments and reduce communication barriers between HVs and clients regarding IPV, as well as enhance implementation of IPV interventions and allow ..
- Patient-provider communication for patients with communication disordersCAROLYN RAE BAYLOR; Fiscal Year: 2013..Because of the communication barriers these patients face, they are at a higher risk for medical errors, poor health outcomes, low satisfaction ..
- Medication Summary Guides for Vulnerable Populations with Rheumatoid ArthritisEdward H Yelin; Fiscal Year: 2010..Together, these findings suggest that communication barriers between patients from vulnerable groups and physicians may account for differences in patient knowledge, ..
- Pilot Testing the Signs of Health Intervention (SoHi)ELAINE GAIL JONES; Fiscal Year: 2012..Culturally Deaf adults have limited access to health related information due mainly to communication barriers, and Deaf adults'socioeconomic status is generally much lower than that of the hearing society...
- Bedside Interpreter Intervention, Hospital Outcomes of Older LEP PatientsLeah S Karliner; Fiscal Year: 2013..These patients experience significant communication barriers, which lead to disparities in access, utilization, outcomes and satisfaction...
- Meals on Wheels Volunteers as Health Literacy Coaches for Older AdultsVicki S Freimuth; Fiscal Year: 2010..the medical assessment and orders, (b) intention to comply with recommendations and orders, and (c) fewer communication barriers. The MOW volunteers/health literacy coaches will likewise gain in (i) satisfaction with providers, (ii) ..
- Harnessing Health IT for Self-Management Support and Medication Activation in a MDean Schillinger; Fiscal Year: 2009..Engagement with ATSM was especially high among participants with communication barriers, such as limited literacy and limited English proficiency, and among Medicaid recipients and the uninsured...
- A Surviorship Planning Tool for Head and Neck Cancer Patients and CaregiversKatherine Regan Sterba; Fiscal Year: 2013..The SNAP tool will use touch-screen tablet technology to address communication barriers faced by patients and will systematically assess and address the specialized needs of head and neck cancer ..
- Shared Decision Making in Diverse, Disadvantaged Populations;Addressing Health DSuzanne Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2013..driven, interactive shared decision making intervention with the goal of reducing healthcare access and communication barriers that limit full participation in the shared decision making processes for culturally diverse vulnerable ..
- International Conference on Malignant Bowel ObstructionRobert Krouse; Fiscal Year: 2004..There are many reasons for this, including ethical dilemmas in conducting such trials, communication barriers between specialties, and unclear standards for best care practices...
- Improving Diabetes Efforts Across Language and LiteracyDean Schillinger; Fiscal Year: 2005..care for populations with a high prevalence of limited health literacy and limited English proficiency, communication barriers that contribute to disparities in chronic disease outcomes...
- TISLR 9: Enabling ASL Access for Deaf and Hearing AmericansTed Supalla; Fiscal Year: 2006..In particular, communication barriers are most often encountered at scientific conferences...
- COMMUNITY TRIAL TO INCREASE CANCER SCREENING ADHERENCESarah Fox; Fiscal Year: 2002..about barriers to breast cancer screening relative to other cancers, we know far less about cultural and communication barriers to breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening...
- PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: QUALITY OF CARE/SERVICE USELisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001..ranging from short times available to address complex issues with clinicians to sensory and cognitive communication barriers to limited financial resources to physically inaccessible care sites...
- Telehealth Symptom Management in Head and Neck CancerMark Pfeifer; Fiscal Year: 2006..Using a telehealth monitoring system, the study will address and attempt to overcome communication barriers common to this patient population in an effort to bridge the gap between established symptom management ..
- Pilot Testing the Deaf Heart Health InterventionElaine Jones; Fiscal Year: 2003..For Deaf community members, communication barriers frequently exist in combination with low income, limited education, secondary disabilities, and membership ..
- Working with the Urban Underserved in the UCSF CRNAndrew Bindman; Fiscal Year: 2003..In the IDEALL Study, we will develop and test two forms of disease management to overcome communication barriers and promote self-management in diabetic patients with low language and literacy levels...
- Providers' Views of the Roles of Medical InterpretersI LING HSIEH; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Trust and Cancer Screening in African American WomenElizabeth Jacobs; Fiscal Year: 2006..During the final year of funding, Dr Jacobs will seek external funding to further study how trust in physicians and health care institutions might contribute to current models of health belief and health behavior. ..
- Cancer Pain in Elders: Promoting EBPs in HospicesKeela A Herr; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- Refining and Standardizing Health Literacy AssessmentElizabeth Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Language and Cardiovascular Risk Factor Screening and Control in U.S. HispanicsPRACHA EAMRANOND; Fiscal Year: 2008..These two combined projects will serve to identify possible areas for future interventions to improve cardiovascular health for the U.S. Hispanic population. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- CANCER AWARENESS NETWORK FOR IMMIGRANT MINORITY POPULATIFrancesca Gany; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIAJiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006..In that way, it presents an exciting prospect for improving the quality of life in demented persons, thereby reducing their caregivers' burden. ..
- Improving Systems for Colorectal Cancer ScreeningJohn Ayanian; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- A Pilot Smoking Cessation Study for Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer PatientsElyse Park; Fiscal Year: 2008..We propose to assess the efficacy and potential feasibility of a combined behavioral and pharmacological treatment program that is integrated into the thoracic oncology setting. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOMEJiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
- Colorectal Cancer Screening in Chinese AmericansShin Ping Tu; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Prognosis and Effectiveness of Advanced Lung Cancer Treatment in the ElderlyJuan P Wisnivesky; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study will provide information regarding the efficacy of several therapies and may help resolve several controversies regarding the staging and treatment of elderly patients with advanced stage lung cancer. ..
- Ethnic Minority Children in Public Mental HealthLonnie Snowden; Fiscal Year: 2006..Similarly, we test the effect of clients' outpatient/linkage-brokerage use on ethnic disparities in crisis care use. ..
- Improving the Care of Frequently Hospitalized Urban PoorAlicia Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment in the ElderlyJuan Wisnivesky; Fiscal Year: 2009..The findings from this project will provide information that can directly impact the care of elderly patients with NSCLC and inform the design of future trials of lung cancer treatment strategies. ..
- Policies Improving Non-English Speakers' Access & CareLonnie Snowden; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Cultural Competency Training in Latino HealthDesiree Lie; Fiscal Year: 2008..A central web resource will disseminate case-based instruction and relevant pertinent research on health disparities. ..
- Socio-Ecological Variables/Cancer Screening Behaviors?Ninez Ponce; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Improving Surveillance for Colorectal PolypsJohn Ayanian; Fiscal Year: 2006..This study will provide a model for evaluating how data from electronic medical records can be used to improve screening of patients with prior colorectal polyps who are at increased risk of developing recurrent polyps or cancer. ..
- Comparative Effectiveness of Comprehensive Care for Adults with SMITODD PATRICK GILMER; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- MGED 9&10 Student Travel AwardsCatherine Ball; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- A Panel Study of Quit Smoking Processes in Low-SES WomenClara Manfredi; Fiscal Year: 2004..We will repeat the analyses with the two merged data sets, to assess the individual and area SES effects on smoking cessation processes on a total sample with greater variation on these variables. ..
- Oral Health and Quality of Life in ChildrenMARITA INGLEHART; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Parental Illness Representations and Asthma ManagementHANNELORE YOOS; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Balancing Hope & Truth-Telling for Patients with Ca/COPDJ Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2005..These strategies will be described and translated into interventions targeting nurses, physicians, and teams who provide care for patients with cancer, COPD, and other life-limiting diseases. ..
- ELDER ABUSE, ETHNICITY, AND HEALTHCARE SETTINGSMichael Rodriguez; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Internet-Based Stress Management for College StudentsEmil Chiauzzi; Fiscal Year: 2004..The final product will be marketed as part of a comprehensive college health website. ..
- Barriers to Recommending Colorectal Cancer ScreeningCarmen Guerra; Fiscal Year: 2006..Understanding the barriers to CRCS recommendation is an essential step in developing and implementing effective physician CRCS interventions that will significantly reduce CRC incidence, morbidity and mortality. ..
- Clinicians' Concepts of Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Management of Chronic IlLinda M Hunt; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)John Elder; Fiscal Year: 2005..Assessment of hypothesized intervention mediators and quality of implementation of all intervention components will enhance understanding of intervention effects. ..
- Feasibility of Diabetes Prevention in Arab AmericansLinda Jaber; Fiscal Year: 2008..Adherence to scheduled activities and changes in body weight, diet and physical activity will also be assessed. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Medical Students, Cancer Control and The Deaf CommunityGeorgia Sadler; Fiscal Year: 2007..This could be medical students internship at a summer camp for deaf children or an internship at the Student Health Center of the Mental Health Center at Gallaudet University. ..
- Stigma & Behavioral Health in Urban Employers from China & USPatrick Corrigan; Fiscal Year: 2007..Data from this study will be especially important for the development of future stigma-change programs. ..
- Measuring Cultural Competence and Racial Bias Among PhysiciansSomnath Saha; Fiscal Year: 2008..These tools are needed to inform and evaluate future interventions to reduce pervasive racial disparities in health care quality and outcomes. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- OPTICAL ASSESSMENT OF DERMAL EXPOSURE AND ABSORPTIONRichard Fenske; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- PRETREATMENT FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CRACK ABUSERSWendee Wechsberg; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- HIV/STDs CD-ROM for Hispanic Substance AbusersEmil Chiauzzi; Fiscal Year: 2003..If Seguro y Sobrio ultimately enhances HIV/STDs prevention in Hispanic drug abusers, its national commercial potential would be significant. ..
- Woman-Focused HIV Prevention with Pregnant African-Americans in TreatmentWendee Wechsberg; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., HIV status, age, stage of pregnancy, relationships with men) that may influence response to the treatment. ..
- Critical Factors Impacting Family Transition to Preschool Special Health ServicesLinda Caley; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Developing a Score of Communicative ParticipationKathryn Yorkston; Fiscal Year: 2006..Finally, the PIs will generate a long-term research plan to continue the validation process. This plan will serve as a proposal for a research project grant (R01) funding by NIH. ..
- Developing a Tool to Improve the Quality of Breast Cancer Treatment DecisionsSarah Hawley; Fiscal Year: 2008..This project has direct relevance for improving the quality of cancer care for all women. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Promoting Sleep in Mothers of Low Birth Weight Infants: a Pilot StudyShih Yu Lee; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Oral Health Disparities in Publicly Insured ChildrenTEGWYN BRICKHOUSE; Fiscal Year: 2008..Benefit: This mix of quantitative techniques and a clinical study will be utilized to address the NIDCR Priority Research Area of eliminating oral health disparities. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- NLAAS II: Unraveling Differences for Clinical ServicesMargarita Alegria; Fiscal Year: 2008....
- HIV Testing as a Structural InterventionWilliam Woods; Fiscal Year: 2005..The results could support designing a controlled clinical trial to test the efficacy of an on-site HIV testing program as a structural intervention to reduce high-risk behavior in clubs. ..
- MEASURING PATIENT SATISFACTION: LOW LITERACY POPULATIONSJudy Shea; Fiscal Year: 2001..Finally, we will randomize eligible enrollees to receive the standard form or one of the alternative versions, to determine how the instruments perform in the typical way in which they would be used. ..
- Impact of CPAP on Functional Outcomes in Milder OSATerri Weaver; Fiscal Year: 2006..Secondary aims of the study are: 1) to examine whether CPAP also improves daytime sleepiness; 2) to determine whether CPAP can reduce nocturnal blood pressure to lower the risk for stroke and hypertension linked to OSA. ..
- Community Prevention Policy & Programs in Risk SettingsWilliam Woods; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Impact of Culture on Cancer Screening in Chinese WomenWenchi Liang; Fiscal Year: 2006..I. to develop critical research skills to become an independent cancer control researcher. ..
- PREVENTIVE ONCOLOGY AWARDAnita Kinney; Fiscal Year: 2003..The University of Utah is a major academic institution with many distinguished scientists, and offers an excellent environment for Dr. Kinney to develop her skills and gain additional expertise to accomplish her goals. ..
- Exercise for Bone Health: Young Breast Cancer SurvivorsJoan Bloom; Fiscal Year: 2009..Program dissemination will be facilitated by the stable nationwide infrastructure of community-based Y facilities. ..