Genomes and Genes
cross cultural comparison
Summary: Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
Publications300 found, 100 shown here
- The Composite International Diagnostic Interview. An epidemiologic Instrument suitable for use in conjunction with different diagnostic systems and in different culturesL N Robins
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110
Arch Gen Psychiatry 45:1069-77. 1988..If all goes well, the CIDI will allow investigators reliably to assess mental disorders according to the most widely accepted nomenclatures in many different populations and cultures...
- Religious and cultural distance in beliefs about health and illness in women with diabetes mellitus of different origin living in SwedenKatarina Hjelm
Department of Community Medicine, University of Lund, Sweden
Int J Nurs Stud 40:627-43. 2003..Cultural and religious distance are essential for understanding self-care practice and care-seeking behaviour, and need to be considered in the planning of diabetes care...
- The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) outcome questionnaire: reliability and validity of the Swedish version evaluated in 176 patientsI Atroshi
Department or Orthopedics, Hassleholm Kristianstad Hospitals, Sweden
Acta Orthop Scand 71:613-8. 2000..The Swedish version of the DASH is a reliable and valid instrument that can provide a standardized measure of patient-centered outcomes in upper-extremity musculoskeletal conditions...
- Determinants of self-medication with antibiotics in Europe: the impact of beliefs, country wealth and the healthcare systemLarissa Grigoryan
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
J Antimicrob Chemother 61:1172-9. 2008..We studied the impact of predisposing factors (e.g. attitudes and knowledge concerning antibiotic use and self-medication) and enabling factors (country wealth and healthcare system factors) on self-medication with antibiotics in Europe...
- People with schizophrenia in five countries: conceptual similarities and intercultural differences in family caregivingBob van Wijngaarden
Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Schizophr Bull 29:573-86. 2003..As long as cultural bias cannot be ruled out, researchers are advised to compose their own national norm groups and use these as a local standard...
- Dementia diagnosis in developing countries: a cross-cultural validation studyMartin Prince
Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London, UK
Lancet 361:909-17. 2003..We aimed to develop and test a culturally and educationally unbiased diagnostic instrument for dementia...
- Gender, poverty, and postnatal depression: a study of mothers in Goa, IndiaVikram Patel
Sangath Centre for Child Development and Family Guidance, Goa, India
Am J Psychiatry 159:43-7. 2002....
- Revisiting the developed versus developing country distinction in course and outcome in schizophrenia: results from ISoS, the WHO collaborative followup project. International Study of SchizophreniaK Hopper
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY 10962, USA
Schizophr Bull 26:835-46. 2000..We conclude with suggestions for further research, with particular attention to the need for close documentation of everyday practices in the local moral worlds that "culture" refers to...
- The World Health Organization's WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment: psychometric properties and results of the international field trial. A report from the WHOQOL groupS M Skevington
WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK
Qual Life Res 13:299-310. 2004..These results indicate that overall, the WHOQOL-BREF is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of QOL, as reflected by its four domains: physical, psychological, social and environment...
- Cross-cultural assessment of neuropsychological performance and electrical brain function measures: additional validation of an international brain databaseRobert H Paul
Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Missouri, St Louis, Missouri 63121, USA
Int J Neurosci 117:549-68. 2007..These findings indicate a high degree of similarity in neurocognitive and electrophysiological function among individuals residing in developed Western cultures, consistent with a traitlike status and the high heritability of the EEG...
- Cross-national difference in the prevalence of depression caused by the diagnostic thresholdSung Man Chang
Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital, 28 Yongon Dong, Chongno Gu, Seoul 110 744, South Korea
J Affect Disord 106:159-67. 2008..According to published reports, the prevalence rates of major depressive disorder (MDD) in East-Asian countries are lower than in the West, but the reasons for this difference have not been fully investigated...
- Relationship between antidepressant sales and secular trends in suicide rates in the Nordic countriesSvein Reseland
KD G Consulting, Hosletoppen 56, 1362 Hosle, Norway
Br J Psychiatry 188:354-8. 2006..The effect of recent increases in antidepressant prescribing on population suicide rates is uncertain...
- The WHO quality of life assessment instrument (WHOQOL-Bref): the importance of its items for cross-cultural researchS Saxena
Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Qual Life Res 10:711-21. 2001..Most items were rated as more important by women compared to men and by younger compared to older persons. The results are discussed for their relevance in cross-cultural research on quality of life assessment...
- Issues in cross-cultural validity: example from the adaptation, reliability, and validity testing of a Turkish version of the Stanford Health Assessment QuestionnaireAyse A Kucukdeveci
Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
Arthritis Rheum 51:14-9. 2004..However, invariance across cultures must also be demonstrated through analysis of Differential Item Functioning (DIF). This is tested in the context of a Turkish adaptation of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)...
- Cross-national epidemiology of major depression and bipolar disorderM M Weissman
Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, USA
JAMA 276:293-9. 1996..To estimate the rates and patterns of major depression and bipolar disorder based on cross-national epidemiologic surveys...
- Healthy life expectancy in 191 countries, 1999C D Mathers
Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1211 27, Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 357:1685-91. 2001..Although women live longer, they spend a greater amount of time with disability. As average levels of health expenditure per capita increase, healthy life expectancy increases at a greater rate than total life expectancy...
- The generalizability of the Youth Self-Report syndrome structure in 23 societiesMasha Y Ivanova
Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
J Consult Clin Psychol 75:729-38. 2007..The findings provide initial support for the taxonomic generalizability of the 8-syndrome model across very diverse societies, both genders, and 2 age groups...
- The International HIV Dementia Scale: a new rapid screening test for HIV dementiaNed C Sacktor
Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
AIDS 19:1367-74. 2005..The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of a new screening test for HIV dementia, the International HIV Dementia Scale (IHDS) in cohorts from the US and Uganda...
- The World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative Version of the World Health Organization (WHO) Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI)Ronald C Kessler
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:93-121. 2004..Elaborate CD-ROM-based training materials are available to teach interviewers how to administer the interview as well as to teach supervisors how to monitor the quality of data collection...
- The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) in Japan: A cross-cultural comparisonAkio Wakabayashi
Department of Psychology, Chiba University, Inage, Chiba, Japan
J Autism Dev Disord 36:263-70. 2006..Among the controls, males scored significantly higher than females. The similarity of results in both the general population and the clinical group across the two cultures was remarkable...
- Culture and the physical environment. Holistic versus analytic perceptual affordancesYuri Miyamoto
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 530 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, USA
Psychol Sci 17:113-9. 2006..These results provide evidence that culturally characteristic environments may afford distinctive patterns of perception...
- The influence of culture: holistic versus analytic perceptionRichard E Nisbett
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1109, USA
Trends Cogn Sci 9:467-73. 2005..These findings establish a dynamic relationship between the cultural context and perceptual processes. We suggest that perception can no longer be regarded as consisting of processes that are universal across all people at all times...
- Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal): a comparative studyManuel Pardo-de-Santayana
Departamento de Biología Botánica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, C Darwin 2, Campus de Cantoblanco, E 28049 Madrid, Spain
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:27. 2007....
- Epidemiology of schizophrenia: the global burden of disease and disabilityA Jablensky
The University of Western Australia, Department of Psychiatry, Perth, Australien
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 250:274-85. 2000..Research likely to result in new insights should focus on the population distribution and behavioural effects of potential risk factors and markers suggested by biological and genetic research...
- The importance of a taste. A comparative study on wild food plant consumption in twenty-one local communities in ItalyMaria Pia Ghirardini
University of Gastronomic Sciences, P za Vittorio Emanuele 9, I 12060 Bra Pollenzo, Italy
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:22. 2007..g. Celtis aetnensis fruits, Cicerbita alpine shoots, Helichrysum italicum leaves, Lonicera caprifolium fruits, Symphytum officinale leaves), which are new, or have thus far been recorded only rarely...
- Public attitudes towards the mentally ill: a cross-cultural study between Bali and TokyoT Kurihara
Komagino Hospital, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 54:547-52. 2000....
- Cultural variation in eye movements during scene perceptionHannah Faye Chua
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12629-33. 2005..In addition, the Chinese made more saccades to the background than did the Americans. Thus, it appears that differences in judgment and memory may have their origins in differences in what is actually attended as people view a scene...
- Concordance of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI 3.0) with standardized clinical assessments in the WHO World Mental Health surveysJosep Maria Haro
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 15:167-80. 2006..The validity of the CIDI is likely to be under-estimated in these comparisons due to the fact that the reliability of the SCID diagnoses, which is presumably less than perfect, sets a ceiling on maximum CIDI-SCID concordance...
- The Barents project in psychiatry: a systematic comparative mental health services study between Northern Norway and Archangelsk CountyGrigory Rezvyy
Nordland Hospital, Kløveråsveien 1, 8002, Bodø, Norway
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:131-9. 2007..This study systematically compares the mental health services in Archangelsk County and Northern Norway using instruments developed for trans-cultural use...
- Modified WHODAS-II provides valid measure of global disability but filter items increased skewnessMichael Von Korff
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 61:1132-43. 2008..The WHODAS-II was substantially modified for use in the World Mental Health Surveys. This article considers psychometric properties and implications of filter items used to reduce respondent burden of the modified WHODAS-II...
- Adolescent substance use: beware of international comparisonsJane E Pirkis
Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
J Adolesc Health 33:279-86. 2003..To compare prevalence estimates of adolescents' cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use from one Australian and two U.S. surveys, and to consider the effect of methodological differences on reported use...
- Parental risk perceptions of childhood pedestrian road safety: a cross cultural comparisonLawrence T Lam
Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
J Safety Res 36:181-7. 2005....
- The assessment of depression awareness and help-seeking behaviour: experiences with the International Depression Literacy SurveyIan B Hickie A M
Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
BMC Psychiatry 7:48. 2007..The International Depression Literacy Survey (IDLS) has been developed to assess understanding of depression in different cultural and health care settings...
- Cross-cultural comparison of neurobehavioral performance in Asian workersJong Hak Chung
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, 317 1 Daemyung Dong, Nam Gu, Daegu 705 717, Republic of Korea
Neurotoxicology 24:533-40. 2003....
- Understanding cross-national differences in depression prevalenceG E Simon
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
Psychol Med 32:585-94. 2002..BACKGROUND. Previous epidemiological studies indicate large cross-national differences in prevalence of depression...
- Folk concepts of mental disorders among Chinese-Australian patients and their caregiversFei Hsiu Hsiao
Department of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, China
J Adv Nurs 55:58-67. 2006....
- Is hypertension a predictor for heart failure? A cross cultural comparison over a 10-year periodA Bener
Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, and University of Qatar, PO Box 3050, Doha State of Qatar
Eur J Heart Fail 7:784-6. 2005..001) and gender (p<0.001). Qatari hypertensive patients were more likely to have DM (p<0.001). HTN and DM were the most common risk factors for HF...
- Prevalence of symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder and its correlates: a cross-cultural comparisonAntje Bohne
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02129, USA
Psychosomatics 43:486-90. 2002..Body image concerns and preoccupation were significantly greater in American than in German students, although the prevalence of probable body dysmorphic disorder was not...
- When does measurement invariance matter?Denny Borsboom
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Med Care 44:S176-81. 2006
- Quality of life assessment in a cross-cultural context: use of the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist in a multinational randomised trial comparing CMF and Zoladex (Goserlin) treatment in early breast cancerJ C De Haes
Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ann Oncol 9:745-50. 1998..addressed are: is the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSCL) 1) feasible and 2) reliable in cross cultural research, 3) is earlier validation confirmed in a multinational trial and 4) are there systematic differences in QoL across cultures?..
- A model of equivalence in the cultural adaptation of HRQoL instruments: the universalist approachM Herdman
Catalan Institute of Public Health, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Qual Life Res 7:323-35. 1998..It should also result in a more sensitive adaptation of existing instruments and provide valuable information for interpreting the results obtained using HRQoL instruments in the target culture...
- Normative data on cross-cultural neuropsychological tests obtained from Mandarin-speaking adults across the life spanShiao Ling Judy Hsieh
Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA, United States
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:283-96. 2007..Gender, however, was a moderating variable only for the elderly group. In addition to their clinical applicability, findings are used to exemplify a particular multicultural assessment strategy...
- The validity of DSM-IV dissociative disorders categories in south-west UgandaMarjolein Van Duijl
Center for Mental Health, Winschoten, The Netherlands
Transcult Psychiatry 42:219-41. 2005..We found only partial support for the validity of the DSM-IV classification of dissociative disorders in Uganda...
- Factor structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) in a sample from MexicoMónica Teresa González Ramírez
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Span J Psychol 10:199-206. 2007..Factor 1 explained 42.8% of the variance and Factor 2 accounted for 53.2%. The goodness-of-fit measures also revealed an adequate fit. The cultural adaptation of the PSS was also evaluated with satisfactory results...
- Cultural differences in the relationship between parenting and children's behaviorCaroline Ho
Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dev Psychol 44:507-22. 2008..The relationship of parental harshness with child emotional problems did not differ across groups, irrespective of informant. The results are discussed within the context of an ecological model of parenting...
- Swahili translation and validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 depression scale in the Kenyan head and neck cancer patient populationS A O Omoro
University of Washington, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, USA
Int J Psychiatry Med 36:367-81. 2006..Depression is an important predictor of post therapy quality of life (QOL) in head and neck (H&N) cancer patients. In addition, depression rates may vary among cultures...
- Neurobehavioral effects of HIV-1 infection in China and the United States: a pilot studyLucette A Cysique
Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, and VA San Diego Health Care System, La Jolla, California 92093 0603, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:781-90. 2007..To inform the development of such norms, a much larger study of demographic effects will be needed, especially considering the wide range of education in that country...
- Chinese medicinal materials and their interface with Western medical conceptsKelvin Chan
Research and Development Division, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
J Ethnopharmacol 96:1-18. 2005..The impact will certainly be modernisation in every aspect of CMM to cope with the fast growing demand in quality medicines in the 21st century. Several major areas are listed for discussion...
- Development and validation of a questionnaire for anxiety and depression in PakistanDavid B Mumford
Centre for Medical Education, University of Bristol, 41 St Michael s Hill, Bristol BS2 8DZ, UK
J Affect Disord 88:175-82. 2005..This study investigated the local idioms of emotional distress in Pakistan to develop a culturally valid and easy-to-use instrument to screen for common mental disorders in general clinical settings...
- Psychometric properties of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule used in the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental DisordersM A Buist-Bouwman
Graduate Research School of Behavior, Cognition and Neurosciences BCN, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:185-97. 2008..93 for Mobility. Preliminary data suggest acceptable discriminatory validity. Thus, the ESEMeD WHODAS may well be a valuable shortened version of the WHODAS-II, but future users should reconsider the filter questions...
- True health vs response styles: exploring cross-country differences in self-reported healthHendrik Jürges
Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging, University of Mannheim, D 68131 Mannheim, Germany
Health Econ 16:163-78. 2007..If differences in reporting styles are taken into account, cross-country variations in general health are reduced but not eliminated. Failing to account for differences in reporting styles may yield misleading results...
- Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity of the German Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI)F Angst
Department of Upper Extremity and Hand Surgery, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:87-92. 2007..To cross-culturally adapt the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) from English into German, and to test the reliability and validity of the German version...
- Lay accounts of depression amongst Anglo-Australian residents and East African refugeesRenata Kokanovic
Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Soc Sci Med 66:454-66. 2008....
- A comprehensive method for the translation and cross-cultural validation of health status questionnairesSonya L Eremenco
Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Northwestern University, USA
Eval Health Prof 28:212-32. 2005..The FACIT translation methodology aims to establish equivalence of meaning and measurement between different country versions through the use of the decentered model of translation and advanced statistical methods...
- Predicting externalizing problems in Moroccan immigrant adolescents in the NetherlandsGonneke W J M Stevens
Dept of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus MC Sophia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:571-9. 2005..This study on the predictors of externalizing problems in Moroccan immigrant adolescents in the Netherlands was aimed to contribute to the knowledge in this field...
- A preliminary survey of undergraduate education on depression in medical schools in the Asia Pacific regionMin Soo Lee
University Hospital, Korea University, South Korea
Australas Psychiatry 12:S28-32. 2004..To describe the undergraduate medical curricula pertaining to depression across the Asia Pacific region...
- Public beliefs about causes and risk factors for mental disorders: a comparison of Japan and AustraliaYoshibumi Nakane
Department of Social Work, The Faculty of Human Sociology, Nagasaki International University, Nagasaki, 859 3298, Japan
BMC Psychiatry 5:33. 2005..However, there has been little direct cross-cultural comparison. Here we report a comparison of public beliefs about the causes of mental disorders in Japan and Australia...
- A sociodemographic, phenomenological, and long-term follow-up study of patients with body dysmorphic disorder in BrazilLeonardo F Fontenelle
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Int J Psychiatry Med 36:243-59. 2006..In this non-controlled study, our objective was to describe the socio-demographic, phenomenological, and long-term outcome features of a Brazilian sample of patients with BDD...
- Measurement issues in health disparities researchMildred Ramirez
Research Division, The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NY 10471, USA
Health Serv Res 40:1640-57. 2005..g., estimates of prevalence, magnitude of risks, and differences in mean scores. Addressing measurement issues in the assessment of health status may contribute to a better understanding of health issues in cross-cultural research...
- Use of health care services by ethnic minorities in The Netherlands: do patterns differ?Ellen Uiters
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Eur J Public Health 16:388-93. 2006..This article examines the nature of ethnic differences in health care utilisation by assessing patterns of use in addition to single service utilisation...
- Stigma in response to mental disorders: a comparison of Australia and JapanKathleen M Griffiths
Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
BMC Psychiatry 6:21. 2006..This study seeks to compare the nature and extent of stigma among the public in the two countries...
- Validity of the patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9) as a screening tool for depression amongst Nigerian university studentsAbiodun O Adewuya
Department of Mental Health, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
J Affect Disord 96:89-93. 2006..This study aimed to validate the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) as a screening tool for depression amongst Nigerian university students...
- Mental health and intellectual disability: culture and diversityR Littlewood
Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, UK
J Intellect Disabil Res 50:555-60. 2006..Compared with that in mental illness, cultural variation in popular conceptualisations of intellectual disability has been rarely addressed...
- Comments on methods for the investigation of measurement bias in the Mini-Mental State ExaminationRoger E Millsap
Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 1104, USA
Med Care 44:S171-5. 2006
- Different approaches to differential item functioning in health applications. Advantages, disadvantages and some neglected topicsJeanne A Teresi
Columbia University Stroud Center and Faculty of Medicine and New York State Psychiatric Institute and Research Division, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, Riverdale, New York, USA
Med Care 44:S152-70. 2006..Several factors influence DIF detection; these include (1) model fit, (2) model assumptions, (3) disability distributions, (4) purification, (5) cutoff values for magnitude measures, and (6) sample and scale size...
- The Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire (AAQ): development and psychometric propertiesK Laidlaw
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:367-79. 2007..This paper describes the development of the Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire (AAQ) which is a self-report measure with which older people themselves can express their attitudes to the process of ageing...
- A promising method for identifying cross-cultural differences in patient perspective: the use of Internet-based focus groups for content validation of new patient reported outcome assessmentsMark J Atkinson
Worldwide Health Outcomes Research, La Jolla Laboratories, Pfizer Inc, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:64. 2006..This proof of concept (POC) study was designed to evaluate the use of an Internet-based bulletin board technology to aid parallel cross-cultural development of thematic content for a new set of patient-reported outcome measures (PROs)...
- Assessing and understanding measurement equivalence in health outcome measures. Issues for further quantitative and qualitative inquiryColleen A McHorney
Outcomes Research and Management, Merck and Co, Inc, West Point, Pennsylvania 19486, USA
Med Care 44:S205-10. 2006
- Comparison of knowledge, attitudes and behaviour regarding smoking among Estonian and Finnish physiciansKersti Pärna
Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Estonia
Soz Praventivmed 50:378-88. 2005..To compare smoking behaviour, attitudes and opinions towards smoking and smoking cessation among Estonian and Finnish physicians...
- The general self-efficacy scale: multicultural validation studiesAleksandra Luszczynska
School of Life Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Flamer, Brigton, UK
J Psychol 139:439-57. 2005..General self-efficacy appears to be a universal construct that yields meaningful relations with other psychological constructs...
- Between health care and social security--psychiatric patients and the disability pension system in Norway and RussiaGrigory Rezvyy
Nordland Hospital, Psychiatric Department, N 8092, Bodø, Norway
BMC Health Serv Res 7:128. 2007..The official statistics of persons with mental disorders who are granted disability pension (DP) in Russia and Norway indicate large differences between the countries...
- Translation into Brazilian Portuguese, cultural adaptation and validation of the oral health impact profile (OHIP-49)Cássia Pérola Dos Anjos Braga Pires
Department of Dentistry, Montes Claros State University
Braz Oral Res 20:263-8. 2006....
- Child and adolescent psychopathology in a developing country: testing the validity of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire (Urdu version)Lamiya Samad
Section of Epidemiology, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 14:158-66. 2005..A ROC curve analysis showed an area under the curve > 0.70 for all scores. The choice of optimal cutoffs for the Urdu version is discussed...
- Comparative study about methods of suicide between Japan and the United StatesToshiyuki Ojima
Department of Public Health, Jichi Medical School, Yakushiji 3311 1, Minamikawachi, Tochigi 329 0498 Japan
J Epidemiol 14:187-92. 2004..This study is to clarify the differences in methods of suicide between the two countries, among various races within the United States, and between genders and age-groups...
- Can we reduce the burden of depression? The Australian experience with beyondblue: the national depression initiativeIan Hickie
Brain and Mind Research Institute, PO Box M160, Camperdown, NSW 1450, Australia
Australas Psychiatry 12:S38-46. 2004..This paper describes the development and early achievements of the Australian depression initiative, beyondblue...
- Age-related stereotypes: a comparison of American and Chinese culturesAysecan Boduroglu
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109 1109, USA
Gerontology 52:324-33. 2006..However, research conducted in Western cultures has demonstrated that age-related stereotypes are multidimensional and their valence is content-dependent...
- Generic health-related quality-of-life assessment in children and adolescents: methodological considerationsUlrike Ravens-Sieberer
Research Unit Psychosocial Health, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
Pharmacoeconomics 24:1199-220. 2006..The problem aspects identified indicate the necessity for further research. Nevertheless, instruments for assessing the HR-QOL of children and adolescents can be identified that meet the requirements mentioned above...
- A public health framework to translate risk factors related to political violence and war into multi-level preventive interventionsJoop T V M de Jong
VU University Medical Center, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Soc Sci Med 70:71-9. 2010..A deeper understanding of the association between risk and protective factors and the developmental pathways of generic, country-specific and culture-specific factors leading to political violence is needed...
- Do Russian and American normal adults perform similarly on neuropsychological tests? Preliminary findings on the relationship between culture and test performanceAnna V Agranovich
Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:273-82. 2007..ANCOVA suggested that intergroup differences were not fully explained by differences in subjective relevance of the tasks to culture-specific experiences. The rest of the tests appeared similar for potential application in both cultures...
- Exploring the relationship between convenience and fish consumption: a cross-cultural studySvein Ottar Olsen
Department of Social Science and Marketing, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway Norwegian Institute of Fishery and Aquaculture Research, P O Box 6122, N 9291 Tromsø, Norway
Appetite 49:84-91. 2007..This study suggests that convenience orientation can be crucial to understanding food choice or behaviour only when critical mediating constructs are explored...
- Validation of the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand version of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaireToshihiko Imaeda
Department of Public Health, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Tokoake, Japan
J Orthop Sci 10:353-9. 2005..The purpose of this study was to test the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Japanese version of DASH (DASH-JSSH)...
- Back pain claim rates in Japan and the United States: framing the puzzleErnest Volinn
Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:697-704. 2005..This is a cross-national comparison of workers' compensation claims for back pain in Japan and the United States (US)...
- Comparison of patient evaluations of health care quality in relation to WHO measures of achievement in 12 European countriesJan J Kerssens
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, Netherlands
Bull World Health Organ 82:106-14. 2004....
- Using different physical activity measurements in eight European countries. Results of the European Physical Activity Surveillance System (EUPASS) time series surveyA Rutten
University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Institute of Sport Science and Sport, Gebbertstrasse 123, D 91056, Erlangen, Germany
Public Health Nutr 6:371-6. 2003..Thus, the main focus is on discussion of the methodological implications of the results presented...
- Socioeconomic inequalities in morbidity among the elderly; a European overviewMartijn Huisman
Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
Soc Sci Med 57:861-73. 2003..To conclude, inequalities in morbidity decrease with age, but a substantive part persists in old age. To improve the health of elderly people it is important that the material, social and cultural resources of the elderly are improved...
- Cultural variations on optimistic and pessimistic bias for self versus a sibling: is there evidence for self-enhancement in the west and for self-criticism in the east when the referent group is specified?Edward C Chang
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 84:569-81. 2003..These findings are taken to offer support for presumed cultural differences in self-enhancement and self-criticism between Westerners and Easterners, respectively...
- Cancellation test performance in African American, Hispanic, and White elderlyDesiree A Byrd
G H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 10:401-11. 2004....
- Physical activity monitoring in Europe. The European Physical Activity Surveillance System (EUPASS) approach and indicator testingA Rutten
University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Institute of Sport Science, Gebbertstrasse 123, D 91056, Erlangen, Germany
Public Health Nutr 6:377-84. 2003..In particular, the analysis presented aims at testing the reliability, comparability and predictive power of different sets of physical activity (PA) indicators...
- Generating a valid questionnaire translation for cross-cultural useChia Ting Su
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Am J Occup Ther 56:581-5. 2002..Issues surrounding cultural relevance and linguistic meaning are of central concern in the translation process...
- The cross-cultural generalizability of Zuckerman's alternative five-factor model of personalityJerome Rossier
Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
J Pers Assess 89:188-96. 2007..A similar analysis at the facet level confirmed the high cross-cultural replicability of the AFFM. Mean-level comparisons did not always show the hypothesized effects. The mean score differences across countries were very small...
- The Dutch version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)N Wulffraat
UMC Utrecht-Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, Utrecht, Netherlands
Clin Exp Rheumatol 19:S111-5. 2001..In conclusion the Dutch version of the CHAQ-CHQ is a reliable, and valid tool for the functional, physical and psychosocial assessment of children with JIA...
- A survey of anorexia nervosa using the Arabic version of the EAT-26 and "gold standard" interviews among Omani adolescentsS al-Adawi
Department of Behavioural Medicine, College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Eat Weight Disord 7:304-11. 2002....
- The Finnish version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)P Pelkonen
Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, 00029 Helsinki, Finland
Clin Exp Rheumatol 19:S55-9. 2001..In conclusion the Finnish version of the CHAQ-CHQ is a reliable and valid tool for the functional, physical and psychosocial assessment of children with JIA...
- Identity status measurement across contexts: variations in measurement structure and mean levels among White American, Hispanic American, and Swedish emerging adultsSeth J Schwartz
Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
J Pers Assess 86:61-76. 2006..We discuss results in terms of using the EOM-EIS-II with diverse populations...
- [Adaptation and validation of the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 into Spanish and correction norms for Spanish population]Miguel Ruiz
Departamento de Metodología Facultad de Psicología Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Madrid Spain
Med Clin (Barc) 120:89-96. 2003..We present its Spanish adaptation and validation. Moreover, we estimate its utility in the Spanish population and compare it to Canadian patients...
- Cross-cultural validity of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive ScaleW A Arrindell
Department of Clinical Psychology, Heymans Institute, University of Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 2 I, 9712 TS Groningen, Netherlands
J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 33:159-76. 2002..The Obsessions and Compulsions dimensions were lowly intercorrelated and showed evidence of clearly different patterns of correlations with external measures (divergent validity)...
- Psychometric testing and applications of the Body Attitudes Questionnaire translated into PortugueseFernanda Baeza Scagliusi
Eating Disorder Program, Laboratory of Nutrition and Applied Metabolism, Institute and Department of Psychiatry, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Mello Moraes 65, Sao Paulo SP, Brazil 05508 900
Percept Mot Skills 101:25-41. 2005..Test-retest coefficients ranged from .57 to .85. The translated version of the Body Attitudes Questionnaire seems to be a valid and reliable measure of body attitudes...
- Short form of Sarason's Social Support Questionnaire: French adaptation and validationNicole Rascle
Laboratoire de Psychologie, Universite de Bordeaux 2, 3 ter, Place de la Victoire, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
Psychol Rep 97:195-202. 2005..Such results agree with previous results establishing relations between social support and salutogenic dimensions of personality...
- Cross-validation of the self-appraisal questionnaire: a tool for assessing violent and nonviolent recidivism with female offendersWagdy Loza
Kingston Penitentiary Correctional Service of Canada, 4 Strathaven Place, Kingston, Ontario K7M 6S6, Canada
Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol 49:547-60. 2005..Similar to the findings from male offenders, the present results provide some support for the validity of the SAQ in the prediction of violent and nonviolent recidivism risk among White, African American, and Asian female offenders...
- Chinese SF-36 Health Survey: translation, cultural adaptation, validation, and normalisationL Li
Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Province, China
J Epidemiol Community Health 57:259-63. 2003..To develop a self administered Chinese (mainland) version of the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) for use in health related quality of life measurements in China...
- How reliable and valid is the Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS-4) for youth of various racial/ethnic groups?Donna Vallone
American Legacy Foundation, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Addiction 102:71-8. 2007..To assess the reliability and validity of the Brief Sensation Seeking Scale BSSS-4 by race/ethnicity...
- Family Decisions About Palliative CareAlison Karasz; Fiscal Year: 2004..The overall goal of the study is to identify key variables, processes and outcomes that can be measured in a larger, hypothesis-testing study of family decision making. ..
- A Cultural Investigation of Self-Improving MotivationsSTEVEN HEINE; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- NLAAS II: Unraveling Differences for Clinical ServicesMargarita Alegria; Fiscal Year: 2008....
- Alcohol and Injury: New Knowledge from ER StudiesCheryl Cherpitel; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Emotional Knowledge and Memory Across Preschool YearsQi Wang; Fiscal Year: 2004..Findings from this project will have great implications for current research on autobiographical memory development as well as for policy-making with regard to issues such as education and parenting. ..
- Brief Intervention in the ER in PolandCheryl Cherpitel; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- ALCOHOL AND INJURY IN EMERGENCY ROOMS IN POLANDCheryl Cherpitel; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Race/Ethnic Variability in survey Question Processing and ResponseTimothy Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2009..This is an important goal, as health surveys are one of the key yardsticks by which public health disparities are measured. ..
- Alcohol Epidemiology In Hispanic National GroupsRaul Caetano; Fiscal Year: 2007..Results from this study will fill a major gap in epidemiology among U.S. Hispanics, and will have implications for the development of prevention interventions. ..
- Children's Conceptions of Lying: East-West ComparisonsGAIL HEYMAN; Fiscal Year: 2009..In the legal domain, our findings can assist legal practitioners in developing culturally sensitive procedures to assess child witnesses'competence and credibility in courts of law. ..
- Refining and Standardizing Health Literacy AssessmentElizabeth Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- THE DEVELOPMENT OF ABILITY CONCEPTIONSGAIL HEYMAN; Fiscal Year: 2002..Together, these studies should provide a nuanced picture of the way in which children of different ages reason about ability, the factors affecting their reasoning, and the motivational consequences. ..
- Cross Ethnic Trends In Drinking, Alcohol Use Disorders And Service UtilizationRaul Caetano; Fiscal Year: 2010..The proposed aims will cover important gaps in significant areas of alcohol epidemiology. Trends analyses covering the period under focus and contrasting Whites, Blacks and Hispanics have not been reported yet in the alcohol literature. ..
- CULTURE AND MENTAL HEALTH BEHAVIOR TRAINING PROGRAMRICHARD SHWEDER; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Comparison of drug use in the US/Mexico borderJavier Lopez Zetina; Fiscal Year: 2005..We expect that pilot data from this research will serve to guide in the future larger multi-focused, culturally appropriate assessments and interventions that address the growing, interdependent, global impact of drug use and abuse. ..
- Social Rejection and Mass ViolenceLowell Gaertner; Fiscal Year: 2005..Study 2 tests if cognitive/affective associations formed between the rejection experience and the salient group mediate the synergistic effect of rejection and groupness on mass violence. ..
- Course and Morbidity in Bipolar I DisorderRoss Baldessarini; Fiscal Year: 2006..Anticipated findings should contribute important new information to guide effective interventions and allocation of increasingly limited treatment resources for BPD patients. ..
- Club Drug Use in Young, Low Income WomenZ Wu; Fiscal Year: 2002..These study methods and findings will be used to design a randomized controlled trial of these prevention strategies in our family I planning population of 27,000 patient visits annually. ..
- Improving Hispanic Retention in Antidepressant TherapyRoberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2003..This pilot data will allow us to apply for an R01 to further study this intervention and model in a controlled clinical trial. ..
- Measuring Oral Disease Burden for Planning ServicesMichael Ross; Fiscal Year: 2003..The principal investigator is based in Houston, Texas (USA) and the collaborators are based in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and London (UK). ..
- Dynamic Socioeconomic Disadvantage: Children in Family and School ContextsELIZABETH T contact GERSHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2010..Findings from this research have the potential to contribute to policy and program advances that will enhance the life chances of children in poor and low income families. ..
- Youth's Social Cognitive Responses to Scenes of Ethnic ViolenceL Huesmann; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Effects of Stressors on Drug Use in Young, Poor WomenZ Helen Wu; Fiscal Year: 2010..Clarifying such relationship should help in the development of targeted, effective preventions and interventions to prevent transitions from drug use to abuse and dependence in adulthood. ..
- IMMUNOGENETIC MECHANISMS OF VACCINE RESPONSEGregory A Poland; Fiscal Year: 2010..The knowledge gained from these studies will enable us to design new strategies and new vaccines to protect human health against viral diseases. ..
- Aortic Calcium: epidemiology and progressionMichael Criqui; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Ethnic differences in peripheral arterial diseaseMichael Criqui; Fiscal Year: 2004..This is the first attempt to see if these newer risk markers can explain ethnic differences in PAD. Thus, this application is highly innovative and addresses original hypotheses. ..
- Short & Long Term Suicide Risk FactorsMark Kaplan; Fiscal Year: 2005..The results of this epidemiologic study, will help us better understand proximal and distal suicide risk factors. ..
- TESTING INTERVENTIONS IN PEDIATRIC ASTHMAElizabeth McQuaid; Fiscal Year: 2002..Exploratory analyses will investigate mediators of behavior change. Results will be used to design a larger, randomized controlled trial comparing behavioral feedback to asthma education. ..
- COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TO REDUCE ASTHMA DISPARITIESElizabeth McQuaid; Fiscal Year: 2009..A Sustainability Advisory board will provide guidance regarding project implementation in the community beyond the life of the grant. ..
- INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF THE MST SERVICES PACKAGEBahr Weiss; Fiscal Year: 2003..Assessments will focus on: (1) the individual functioning of parent and child; 2) family relations; 3) peer relations; 4) involvement with the legal system; and 5) cost-effectiveness data. ..
- REDUCING VIOLENCE-RELATED ORAL HEALTH DISPARITIESGrant Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Hepatic engraftment of marrow cells in mice and humansNeil Theise; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- CAMBODIAN REFUGEES: PROBLEM ALCOHOL USE AND COMORBIDITYGrant Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2004..More specifically, the study will investigate if alcohol use partially mediates the relationship between traumatic experiences and PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders. ..
- Language Influence on Object-Substance ConstrualPeggy Li; Fiscal Year: 2005..We hope that understanding the nature of the linguistic influence could also contribute to the recent debate on whether the acquisition of grammatical categories serves as the source of conceptual reorganization. ..
- Effects of Classroom Practices and School ContextM Van Horn; Fiscal Year: 2004..As in other studies evaluating the effects of DAP, results are limited by the fact that only those aspects of DAP that take place in the classroom on a regular basis are included. ..
- MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLENT VICTIMIZATIONGrant Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2006..4) To assess the temporal relationship between symptoms of PTSD and depression following exposure to mass fire trauma. This analysis would model the dynamic interplay of depression and PTSD symptoms overtime. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Targeted Psychoeducation for At-Risk Trauma SurvivorsGrant Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2007..The 'care as usual' group would provide cross-group comparisons in outcomes as measured at baseline and 3-month follow-up. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- ALCOHOL USE AND ABUSE FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC INJURYGrant Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2006..4) To determine whether the antecedents and consequences of alcohol misuse and psychological distress--as well as the pattern of relations between the two constructs-differ as a function of ethnicity and gender. ..
- A Multiethnic Internet Study on Menopausal SymptomsEun Ok Im; Fiscal Year: 2008....
- Psychosocial Stress and the Risk of Uterine FibroidsANISSA VINES; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..