cultural characteristics

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Summary: Those aspects or characteristics which identify a culture.

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  1. ncbi Bridges and barriers to health: her story - Emirati women's health needs
    Wendy Wilkins Winslow
    College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Care Women Int 28:285-308. 2007
  2. ncbi Cultural differences in medical communication: a review of the literature
    Barbara C Schouten
    Interdisciplinary Social Science Department, Research Institute for Psychology and Health, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 64:21-34. 2006
  3. pmc A synthesis of perceptions about physical activity among older African American and American Indian women
    Karla A Henderson
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:313-7. 2003
  4. ncbi Italian version of the International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form: cross-cultural adaptation and validation
    Roberto Padua
    Orthopedics Department, San Giacomo Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Arthroscopy 20:819-23. 2004
  5. ncbi Culture, changing livelihoods, and HIV/AIDS discourse: reframing the institutionalization of fish-for-sex exchange in the Zambian Kafue Flats
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basle, Switzerland
    Cult Health Sex 9:69-83. 2007
  6. ncbi Social and cultural determinants of anticipated acceptance of an oral cholera vaccine prior to a mass vaccination campaign in Zanzibar
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Hum Vaccin 7:1299-308. 2011
  7. ncbi "Women's bodies are shops": beliefs about transactional sex and implications for understanding gender power and HIV prevention in Tanzania
    Joyce Wamoyi
    National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Arch Sex Behav 40:5-15. 2011
  8. ncbi Lowering HIV risk among ethnic minority drug users: comparing culturally targeted intervention to a standard intervention
    R A Dushay
    Institute for Community Research, Harford, Connecticut 06106 5128, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 27:501-24. 2001
  9. ncbi The determinants of breast cancer screening behavior: a focus group study of women in the United Arab Emirates
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:E91-8. 2002
  10. ncbi Factors affecting utilization of cervical cancer prevention services in low-resource settings
    Allison Bingham
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, 1455 NW Leaty Way, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 45:S408-16. 2003

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  1. ncbi Bridges and barriers to health: her story - Emirati women's health needs
    Wendy Wilkins Winslow
    College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Care Women Int 28:285-308. 2007
    ..Maids are seen as both a barrier and bridge at different times. Recommendations for future improvements include listening to Emirati women and providing more gender-appropriate, holistic, and culturally congruent programs...
  2. ncbi Cultural differences in medical communication: a review of the literature
    Barbara C Schouten
    Interdisciplinary Social Science Department, Research Institute for Psychology and Health, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 64:21-34. 2006
    ..In addition, a research model for studying this topic in future research is proposed...
  3. pmc A synthesis of perceptions about physical activity among older African American and American Indian women
    Karla A Henderson
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:313-7. 2003
    ..In this review of qualitative data from the Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study (CAPS), we synthesize the major findings of studies designed to identify minority women's perceptions of physical activity...
  4. ncbi Italian version of the International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form: cross-cultural adaptation and validation
    Roberto Padua
    Orthopedics Department, San Giacomo Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Arthroscopy 20:819-23. 2004
    ..language groups and in different countries, questionnaires must be translated and adapted to new cultural characteristics, and then validated by a widely accepted process to evaluate reliability and validity, fundamental ..
  5. ncbi Culture, changing livelihoods, and HIV/AIDS discourse: reframing the institutionalization of fish-for-sex exchange in the Zambian Kafue Flats
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basle, Switzerland
    Cult Health Sex 9:69-83. 2007
    ..Additionally, customary marriage arrangements institutionally secure their access to fish...
  6. ncbi Social and cultural determinants of anticipated acceptance of an oral cholera vaccine prior to a mass vaccination campaign in Zanzibar
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Hum Vaccin 7:1299-308. 2011
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  7. ncbi "Women's bodies are shops": beliefs about transactional sex and implications for understanding gender power and HIV prevention in Tanzania
    Joyce Wamoyi
    National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Arch Sex Behav 40:5-15. 2011
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  8. ncbi Lowering HIV risk among ethnic minority drug users: comparing culturally targeted intervention to a standard intervention
    R A Dushay
    Institute for Community Research, Harford, Connecticut 06106 5128, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 27:501-24. 2001
    ..However, participants who went into drug treatment programs showed greater reduction in HIV risk behavior. Cultural interventions may provide better outcome if they concentrate on getting participants into drug treatment...
  9. ncbi The determinants of breast cancer screening behavior: a focus group study of women in the United Arab Emirates
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:E91-8. 2002
    ..To explore perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about breast cancer and its screening among Emirati national women in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates...
  10. ncbi Factors affecting utilization of cervical cancer prevention services in low-resource settings
    Allison Bingham
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, 1455 NW Leaty Way, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 45:S408-16. 2003
    ..Examples of strategies that programs are using to encourage women's participation in cervical cancer prevention services are provided. This paper is available too at: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html...
  11. ncbi Cross-cultural application of the "Sniffin' Sticks" odor identification test
    Chih Hung Shu
    Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Rhinol 21:570-3. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the applicability of the "Sniffin' Sticks" odor identification test in an area with a different culture compared with its place of origin...
  12. ncbi Long-term effect of psychological trauma on the mental health of Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia: a population-based study
    Zachary Steel
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Lancet 360:1056-62. 2002
    ..We aimed to assess the long-term effects of trauma on mental health and disability in Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia...
  13. ncbi Applying a new version of the Brazilian-Portuguese UPSIT smell test in Brazil
    Laura Silveira-Moriyama
    Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Diseases, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 68:700-5. 2010
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  14. ncbi Wasting semen: context and condom use among the Maasai
    Ernestina Coast
    Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
    Cult Health Sex 9:387-401. 2007
    ..The implications of these findings for condom provision and uptake are considered...
  15. ncbi Perceptions of breast cancer among Arab Israeli women
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Department of Nursing, University of Haifa, Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies, Mount Carmel, Israel
    Women Health 40:101-16. 2004
    ..Interventions aimed at increasing the rate of Arab women's performance of mammography should take these issues into consideration...
  16. pmc Grand challenges in global health: ethical, social, and cultural issues based on key informant perspectives
    Kathryn Berndtson
    Program on Life Sciences, Ethics, and Policy, McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 4:e268. 2007
  17. pmc General practitioners' views on consultations with interpreters: a triad situation with complex issues
    Nabi 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...
  18. ncbi Postpartum depression in Asian cultures: a literature review
    Piyanee Klainin
    Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore, Block E3A, Level 3, 7 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117574, Singapore
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1355-73. 2009
    ..This literature review aims to explore risk factors for postpartum depression among women in Asian cultures, which has not been fully elaborated...
  19. ncbi Resiliency in the face of disadvantage: do Hispanic cultural characteristics protect health outcomes?
    Linda C Gallo
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, 6363 Alvarado Ct, Ste 103 3, San Diego, CA 92120 4913, USA
    J Pers 77:1707-46. 2009
    ..We conclude by discussing future directions and opportunities for researchers interested in culture-specific resiliency factors in relation to health outcomes...
  20. ncbi Alcohol expectancies among high school students in Inner Mongolia, China
    Duane F Shell
    Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0345, USA
    Asia Pac J Public Health 21:433-41. 2009
    ..This study examines differences in Chinese high school students' alcohol expectancies by drinking status (nondrinker, occasional drinker, regular drinker) and gender (male, female)...
  21. ncbi The influence of cultural orientation, alcohol expectancies and self-efficacy on adolescent drinking behavior in Beijing
    Duane F Shell
    Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0345, USA
    Addiction 105:1608-15. 2010
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  22. ncbi The cultural gap delivering health care services to Arab American populations in the United States
    Basil H Aboul-Enein
    United States Air Force, USA
    J Cult Divers 17:20-3. 2010
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  23. ncbi Cultural predictors of caregiving burden of Chinese-Canadian family caregivers
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Aging 26:133-47. 2007
    ..Chinese tradition does not exempt the caregivers from being burdened. Policies and practices should address the needs of family caregivers according to the intra-cultural variations identified in this study...
  24. ncbi Relationships between culture and health status: a multi-site study of the older Chinese in Canada
    Daniel W L Lai
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    Can J Aging 26:171-83. 2007
    ..Interventions to improve health should focus on strategies to enhance cultural compatibility between users and the health delivery system...
  25. ncbi Linguistic validation of the N-QOL (ICIQ), OAB-q (ICIQ), PPBC, OAB-S and ICIQ-MLUTSsex questionnaires in 16 languages
    S McKown
    Corporate Translations, Inc, Linguistic Validation, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Int J Clin Pract 64:1643-52. 2010
    ..We aimed to create and validate conceptually equivalent tools to assess OAB for use in diverse cultural and linguistic settings...
  26. ncbi Cross-cultural adaptation of the lumbar North American Spine Society questionnaire for Italian-speaking patients with lumbar spinal disease
    R Padua
    Institute of Orthopedics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:E344-7. 2001
    ..A cross-cultural adaptation and cross-sectional study of a sample of lumbar spine patients, with a subsample followed prospectively for retest reliability...
  27. ncbi Translation into Brazilian Portuguese, cultural adaptation and evaluation of the reliability of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire
    A G Orfale
    Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Braz J Med Biol Res 38:293-302. 2005
    ..The Ritchie Index showed a weak correlation with Brazilian DASH scores, while the visual analog scale of pain showed a good correlation with DASH score. We conclude that the Portuguese version of the DASH is a reliable instrument...
  28. ncbi Care-seeking practices in South Asia: using formative research to design program interventions to save newborn lives
    U Syed
    Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    J Perinatol 28:S9-13. 2008
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  29. ncbi Public health. Violence against women
    Claudia Garcia-Moreno
    Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Science 310:1282-3. 2005
  30. ncbi HIV/AIDS and the African Refugee Education Program in New Zealand
    Heather Worth
    National Centre in HIV Social Research on Gender, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:346-56. 2003
    ..This article discusses the experiences of African refugees with HIV, being in New Zealand, and the establishment of the National HIV/AIDS Refugee Health Education Program, designed to meet the needs of African communities in New Zealand...
  31. ncbi Depression among women in rural Ethiopia as related to socioeconomic factors: a community-based study on women in reproductive age groups
    N Deyessa
    Department of Community Health, Medical Faculty, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Scand J Public Health 36:589-97. 2008
    ..Several previous studies have reported on socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors associated with depression among women, but knowledge in this area remains scarce regarding women living in extreme poverty in developing countries...
  32. ncbi Sexual behaviors and risks among bisexually- and gay-identified young Latino men
    Gail Agronick
    Education Development Center, Inc, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:185-97. 2004
    ..Findings suggest that prevention programs need to address the particular sexual risk patterns of bisexually-identified Latino YMSM that place them at risk of both HIV infection and transmission...
  33. ncbi The challenge of early breast cancer detection among immigrant and minority women in multicultural societies
    Larissa Remennick
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar Ilan University, 52900 Ramat Gan, Israel
    Breast J 12:S103-10. 2006
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  34. ncbi How Japanese women talk about hot flushes: implications for menopause research
    J M Zeserson
    Department of Anthropology, Franklin and Marshall College, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 15:189-205. 2001
    ..These factors must be given due consideration when assessing any symptoms of the individual body...
  35. ncbi Israeli oncology and nononcology nurses' attitudes toward physician-assisted dying: a comparison study
    C F Musgrave
    School of Nursing, Hadassah Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Oncol Nurs Forum 28:50-7. 2001
    ..To compare the attitudes of Israeli oncology and nononcology nurses toward physician-assisted dying (PAD) and its legalization and to determine the factors that may be related to their attitudes...
  36. ncbi Zootherapeutic practices among fishing communities in North and Northeast Brazil: a comparison
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:82-103. 2007
    ..Results suggest that similarities in the repertoire of medicinal resources chosen by the surveyed communities reflects both a geographic/cultural continuum and the local accessibility/availability of the resources...
  37. pmc Community-based participatory research: conducting a formative assessment of factors that influence youth wellness in the Hualapai community
    Nicolette I Teufel-Shone
    Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1623-8. 2006
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  38. ncbi Validation of the spanish version of the Roland-Morris questionnaire
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:538-42. 2002
    ..Validation of a translated, culturally adapted questionnaire...
  39. ncbi Predictors of adherence to screening mammography among Korean American women
    Hee Soon Juon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 39:474-81. 2004
    ..Many KAW are not aware of the importance of regular screening. This research estimates the rates of regular breast cancer screening and examines the predictors and barriers to obtaining regular mammograms...
  40. ncbi The case of Samuel Golubchuk and the right to live
    Alan Jotkowitz
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Bioeth 10:50-3. 2010
    ..3. In modern society there exists an erosion of a basic attitude towards the value of life. 4. The ability of physicians to predict life expectancy in terminally ill patients has been shown repeatedly to be quite limited...
  41. ncbi Confronting maternal mortality, controlling birth in Nepal: the gendered politics of receiving biomedical care at birth
    Jan Brunson
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bowdoin College, 7000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04101, USA
    Soc Sci Med 71:1719-27. 2010
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  42. ncbi Caring for patients of Islamic denomination: Critical care nurses' experiences in Saudi Arabia
    Phil Halligan
    School of Nursing and Midwifery and Health Sciences, College of Life Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland
    J Clin Nurs 15:1565-73. 2006
    ..To describe the critical care nurses' experiences in caring for patients of Muslim denomination in Saudi Arabia...
  43. ncbi Living arrangements of migrant and Dutch young adults: the family influence disentangled
    Helga A G de Valk
    Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Popul Stud (Camb) 61:201-17. 2007
    ..For both migrant and Dutch young adults, family ties and the socio-economic characteristics of the family rather than an ethnic factor are the major influences on living arrangements...
  44. pmc Lessons learned from community-based participatory research in Indian country
    Linda Burhansstipanov
    Native American Research Corp, Pine, CO 80470 7830, USA
    Cancer Control 12:70-6. 2005
    ..The majority of tribal Nations prefer, if not mandate, that CBPR be used in most proposed studies involving their communities today...
  45. ncbi Wife beating in South Africa: an imbalance theory of resources and power
    Susanne Y P Choi
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Interpers Violence 23:834-52. 2008
    ..Empirical evidence provided some support for the dependence, submission, and transgression hypotheses...
  46. ncbi Cultural responses to health among Mexican American women and their families
    Yolanda C Padilla
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Fam Community Health 30:S24-33. 2007
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  47. ncbi From social to genetic structures in central Asia
    Raphaelle Chaix
    Unité d Eco Anthropologie, Centre National de la Recherche UMR 5145, Universite Paris 7, Musée de l Homme, Paris 75116, France
    Curr Biol 17:43-8. 2007
    ..This molecular signature of the pastoral social organization disappears over a few centuries only after conversion to an agricultural way of life...
  48. ncbi Do structural inequalities contribute to marital violence? Ethnographic evidence from rural South India
    Suneeta Krishnan
    University of California San Francisco, USA
    Violence Against Women 11:759-75. 2005
    ..This study demonstrates the urgent need for violence prevention initiatives, particularly those that address the contribution of structural inequalities...
  49. ncbi Culturally competent HIV prevention strategies for women of color in the United States
    Karla D Scott
    Department of Communication, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Health Care Women Int 26:17-45. 2005
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  50. ncbi Involvement of Rabbinic and communal authorities in decision-making by haredi Jews in the UK with breast cancer: an interpretative phenomenological analysis
    Kate Coleman-Brueckheimer
    University College London, Department of Medicine, London W1W 7EJ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 68:323-33. 2009
    ..Rabbinic and communal figures may endorse therapeutic recommendations and make religious and cultural issues comprehensible to clinicians, and as such healthcare practitioners may benefit from this involvement...
  51. ncbi Understanding the sociocultural roots of childhood obesity: food practices among Latino families of Bushwick, Brooklyn
    Leslie Kaufman
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:2177-88. 2007
    ..They form the sociocultural roots of childhood obesity, and their implications are critically important for how public health professionals approach the relationship of food, nutrition, and obesity...
  52. ncbi Involving the public through participatory visual research methods
    Laura S Lorenz
    Executive Education Program, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02453 2728, USA
    Health Expect 12:262-74. 2009
    ..To show how providing cameras to patients and community residents can be effective at involving the public in generating understanding of consumer, community, and health system problems and strengths...
  53. ncbi Exploring Chinese women's cultural beliefs and behaviours regarding the practice of "doing the month"
    Eleanor Holroyd
    The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin N T, Hong Kong
    Women Health 40:109-23. 2004
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  54. ncbi Exploring beliefs about cancer among American Samoans: focus group findings
    F Allan Hubbell
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of California, Irvine, UCI Medical Center, 101 City Drive, Orange, CA 92868 4076, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 29:109-15. 2005
    ..To evaluate answers to the following questions among American Samoans: What is cancer? What causes cancer? And what can you do to prevent cancer?..
  55. pmc Older adult perspectives on physical activity and exercise: voices from multiple cultures
    Basia Belza
    Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7266, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A09. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine barriers and facilitators to physical activity and exercise among underserved, ethnically diverse older adults...
  56. pmc Postnatal mental distress in relation to the sociocultural practices of childbirth: an exploratory qualitative study from Ethiopia
    Charlotte Hanlon
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Health Services and Population Research Department, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Soc Sci Med 69:1211-9. 2009
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  57. ncbi The voices of battered women in India
    Subadra Panchanadeswaran
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    Violence Against Women 11:736-58. 2005
    ..Respondents in this study sought help from a range of sources; the most effective help was provided by counseling centers and women's shelters. These findings have important implications for clinical practice and social policy...
  58. ncbi Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Neck Disability Index and Neck Pain and Disability Scale
    Chad Cook
    Division of Physical Therapy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1621-7. 2006
    ..This study's design was a cross-cultural validation of the Neck Disability Index and Neck Pain and Disability Scale...
  59. ncbi Cultural attribution of mental health suffering in Chinese societies: the views of Chinese patients with mental illness and their caregivers
    Fei Hsiu Hsiao
    College of Nursing, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 15:998-1006. 2006
    ..This study examined the cultural attribution of distress in the Chinese, the special role of the family in distress and the specific emotional reactions within distress dictated by culture...
  60. ncbi Psychometric characteristics of the Spanish version of the FAB questionnaire
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:104-10. 2006
    ..Validation of a translated, culturally adapted questionnaire...
  61. ncbi Uncovering differences across the cancer control continuum: a comparison of ethnic and mainstream cancer newspaper stories
    Jo Ellen Stryker
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Prev Med 44:20-5. 2007
    ..An important first step is to understand how newspapers cover cancer and if differences exist between mainstream and ethnic newspapers...
  62. ncbi Cultural awareness through medical student and refugee patient encounters
    Kim Griswold
    Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Research Institute, The State University of New York, University at Buffalo, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:55-60. 2007
    ..Our evaluation question was: What kinds of cultural awareness and communication lessons do medical students derive from clinical encounters with refugee patients?..
  63. ncbi Variation of female and male lineages in sub-Saharan populations: the importance of sociocultural factors
    Giovanni Destro-Bisol
    Department of Animal and Human Biology, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1673-82. 2004
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  64. ncbi A qualitative study of barriers to mental health services utilisation among migrants from mainland China in south-east Sydney
    Ilse 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...
  65. ncbi Using qualitative methodology to inform an Indigenous-owned oral health promotion initiative in Australia
    L M Jamieson
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Health Promot Int 23:52-9. 2008
    ..Oral health promotion initiatives among rural-dwelling Indigenous Australians may be more successful if perceptions of the anticipated audience are considered in the design stage of such strategies...
  66. ncbi Assessment of psychopathology across and within cultures: issues and findings
    Juris G Draguns
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 410 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Behav Res Ther 41:755-76. 2003
    ..generic relationship between psychological disturbance and culture and the specification of links between cultural characteristics and psychopathology...
  67. pmc The mental health of children affected by armed conflict: protective processes and pathways to resilience
    Theresa Stichick Betancourt
    Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA 02115, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 20:317-28. 2008
    ..Cultural and community influences such as attitudes towards mental health and healing as well as the meaning given to the experience of war itself are also important aspects of the larger social ecology...
  68. pmc Grand challenges in global health: the ethical, social and cultural program
    Peter A Singer
    McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 4:e265. 2007
  69. ncbi Socio-demographic correlates of desire for HIV testing in Tanzania
    Maurice C Y Mbago
    Statistics Department Demographic Unit, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Sex Health 1:13-21. 2004
    ..This paper seeks to identify some socio-demographic factors that are associated with desire for HIV testing in Tanzania...
  70. pmc Animal-based remedies as complementary medicines in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraúnas, Campina Grande, Paraíba 58109 753, Brazil
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:44. 2008
    ..This paper examines the use and commercialization of animals for medicinal purposes in Brazil's semi-arid caatinga region...
  71. ncbi Relationship of sleep quality with coping and life styles in female Moroccan immigrants in Germany
    Ursula Voss
    Department of Psychology, J W Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Womens Health Issues 18:210-6. 2008
    ..The present study reports on sociodemographic and coping variables in relation to sleep quality in female Moroccan immigrants living in Germany...
  72. ncbi Suicide: a 15-year review of the sociological literature. Part I: cultural and economic factors
    S Stack
    Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 3622, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 30:145-62. 2000
    ..Finally, the review notes patterns of continued stability in suicide research findings in areas such as racial differences and economic strain...
  73. ncbi Antiretroviral treatment considerations in Latino patients
    Rafael E Campo
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:366-74. 2005
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  74. ncbi Translation and cultural adaptation of health questionnaires
    A Rahman
    School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    J Pak Med Assoc 53:142-7. 2003
    ..This paper describes the strategies adopted for the translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ), a screening questionnaire for mental health developed by the World Health Organisation...
  75. ncbi The cultural and social meanings of childbearing for Chinese and Scottish women in Scotland
    Ngai Fen Cheung
    British Nursing Association, 16, Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1LW, UK
    Midwifery 18:279-95. 2002
    ..to analyse the meanings that women gave to their childbearing experiences in order to provide some useful insights as to how their experiences might be improved...
  76. ncbi Initiating and sustaining breastfeeding in Hong Kong: contextual influences on new mothers' experiences
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Nurs Health Sci 4:181-91. 2002
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  77. ncbi Radiocarbon dating the appearance of modern humans and timing of cultural innovations in Europe: new results and new challenges
    Nicholas J Conard
    Institut für Ur und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Universitat Tubingen, Schloss Hohentübingen, 72070, Tubingen, Germany
    J Hum Evol 44:331-71. 2003
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  78. ncbi Perceived discrimination, traditional practices, and depressive symptoms among American Indians in the upper midwest
    Les B Whitbeck
    Department of Sociology, 739 Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0324, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 43:400-18. 2002
    ..Moreover, interaction effects between perceived discrimination and traditional practices indicate that engaging in traditional practices buffers the negative effects of discrimination among those who regularly participate in them...
  79. pmc Attitudes and beliefs of African Americans toward participation in medical research
    G Corbie-Smith
    Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:537-46. 1999
    ..Understanding the importance of interpersonal trust within the clinical relationship may prove to be a significant factor in enhancing participation in clinical trials...
  80. ncbi Is acculturation unidimensional or bidimensional? A head-to-head comparison in the prediction of personality, self-identity, and adjustment
    A G Ryder
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:49-65. 2000
    ..The authors conclude that the bidimensional model is a more valid and useful operationalization of acculturation...
  81. ncbi The development of close relationships in Japan and the United States: paths of symbiotic harmony and generative tension
    F Rothbaum
    Department of Child Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Child Dev 71:1121-42. 2000
    ..The model suggests a need to investigate the processes underlying, and the adaptive consequences of, these two alternative paths...
  82. pmc Traditional behavioural practices, the exchange of saliva and HHV-8 transmission in sub-Saharan African populations
    J M Wojcicki
    Br J Cancer 89:2016-7. 2003
  83. ncbi Subjective health measure used on Chinese patients with neck pain in Hong Kong
    T T Chiu
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:1884-9. 2001
    ..A prospective observational study was conducted on the use of the Chinese version of the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire...
  84. ncbi Erectile dysfunction and constructs of masculinity and quality of life in the multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality (MALES) study
    Michael S Sand
    Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Wuppertal, Germany
    J Sex Med 5:583-94. 2008
    ..The Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality (MALES) study assessed the prevalence and correlates of erectile dysfunction, and examined men's attitudes and behavior in relation to this dysfunction...
  85. ncbi Social inequalities in intimate partner violence: a study of women in Kenya
    Stephen Lawoko
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Violence Vict 22:773-84. 2007
    ..Finally, being in polygamous relationships was associated with IPV exposure. The findings indicate demographic, social, and structural differences in exposure to IPV with important implications for interventions...
  86. ncbi Considering the interplay of cultural context and service provision in intimate partner violence: the case of Haitian immigrant women
    Rachel E Latta
    Boston College, USA
    Violence Against Women 11:1441-64. 2005
    ..The authors conclude with suggestions for overcoming cultural barriers through education, increasing cultural competency of mainstream services, and creating alternative community-based services...
  87. ncbi Through Black eyes: African American women's constructions of their experiences with intimate male partner violence
    Shondrah Tarrezz Nash
    Morehead State University, USA
    Violence Against Women 11:1420-40. 2005
    ....
  88. ncbi Attitudes and beliefs about domestic violence: results of a public opinion survey: II. Beliefs about causes
    Alissa Pollitz Worden
    School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
    J Interpers Violence 20:1219-43. 2005
    ..Secondhand experiences with DV were associated with some beliefs about causes of abuse, and gender, age, education, and race were associated with certain beliefs in predictable ways...
  89. ncbi Immigrant Latinas' conceptualizations of intimate partner violence
    Sandra Bibiana Adames
    University of Illinois Chicago, IL, USA
    Violence Against Women 11:1341-64. 2005
    ..In addition, the women recognized gender disparities and other ecological factors as central issues affecting their intimate relationships and leading to IPV...
  90. ncbi Portuguese immigrant women's perspectives on wife abuse: a cross-generational comparison
    Paula C Barata
    University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Interpers Violence 20:1132-50. 2005
    ..The study's implications for research and practice within Portuguese communities are discussed...
  91. ncbi Influences affecting adolescent smoking behavior in China
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:245-55. 2006
    ....
  92. ncbi Help-seeking behaviour for sexual-health concerns: a qualitative study of men in Zimbabwe
    Stephen Pearson
    Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Cult Health Sex 10:361-76. 2008
    ..Understanding and taking account of these issues in research, health promotion and healthcare services should benefit the sexual health of both men and women...
  93. ncbi Passionate uprisings: young people, sexuality and politics in post-revolutionary Iran
    Pardis Mahdavi
    Department of Anthropology, Pomona College, Claremont CA 91711, USA
    Cult Health Sex 9:445-57. 2007
    ....
  94. ncbi Swazi men's contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and practices
    Isabella S Ziyane
    University of South Africa, South Africa
    J Transcult Nurs 18:5-11. 2007
    ..This finding holds some promise for enabling more Swazi women to use contraceptives at least until they have completed their schooling. Contraceptive services were not readily accessible to men in Swaziland...
  95. ncbi Mental health nurses' experiences of schizophrenia rehabilitation in China and India: a preliminary study
    Louise Higgins
    Department of Psychology, University of Chester, Chester, UK
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 16:22-7. 2007
    ..The study also highlights the marked differences in attitudes, values, and behaviours across cultural groups that need to be considered by nursing professionals to ensure that services are culturally competent...
  96. pmc Attitudes toward contraceptive methods among African-American men and women: similarities and differences
    Sheryl Thorburn
    Department of Public Health at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 6406, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:29-36. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes and perceptions regarding a selection of contraceptive methods among a national sample of African Americans, with a particular focus on gender differences...
  97. ncbi Cultural competency among school health educators
    Raffy R Luquis
    School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA 17057, USA
    J Cult Divers 13:217-22. 2006
    ..Findings from this study show that educators have cultural awareness but illustrate the need for more research in this area in order to understand and increase cultural competency among school health educators...
  98. ncbi Engaging women from South Asian communities in cardiac rehabilitation
    S Vishram
    Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
    Br J Community Nurs 12:13-8. 2007
    ..Further work is needed to explore whether this research is applicable in other ethnic groups and whether the lessons learned could be successfully incorporated into mainstream health services...
  99. ncbi Sex, love and gender norms: sexual life and experience of a group of young people in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Hoa Ngan Nguyen
    Centre for Gender and Family Studies, The Institute of Social Sciences, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Sex Health 4:63-9. 2007
    ..Under the pressure of these norms, young people face many difficulties in order to fulfill a safe and satisfying sexual life...
  100. ncbi The health of female Iranian immigrants in Sweden: a qualitative six-year follow-up study
    Akhavan Sharareh
    National Institute for Working Life, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Care Women Int 28:339-59. 2007
    ..Other health determinants such as unemployment or experiences of discrimination and racism, however, were observed even two decades after migration...
  101. ncbi Knowledge and beliefs about health promotion and preventive health care among somali women in the United States
    Jennifer Carroll
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA
    Health Care Women Int 28:360-80. 2007
    ..All participants were familiar with the process and rationale for immunizations and routine medical examinations; few understood cancer screening services...

Research Grants14

  1. ACCULTURATION AND CHILD HEALTH OUTCOMES IN LATINOS
    Elena Fuentes Afflick; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..between maternal acculturation and child health outcomes can be explained by community socioeconomic and cultural characteristics. In this study we will prospectively follow a cohort of 350 Latino women and their infants at San ..
  2. Nutrition Program-Caribbean Hispanic elders & diabetes
    ODILIA BERMUDEZ; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..1) A nutrition program that is consonant with current dietary guidelines and tailored to the ethnic and cultural characteristics of elderly Caribbean Hispanics with diabetes is feasible...
  3. HIV Risk among Latino Day Laborers: Structural, Social, and Individual Factors
    Fernanda T Bianchi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..in the inner Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC;and to test the impact of demographic characteristics, cultural characteristics, experiences of discrimination, and living situation on sexual risk behavior;2) To examine ways in which ..
  4. Health and Retirement Survey for India
    David Bloom; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..To this end, LASI survey protocols will be tailored toward India's institutional and cultural characteristics. The survey instrument will be pilot tested in four states (Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, and Rajasthan) so ..
  5. The Magnet Journey: Understanding the Role of Unit Culture in EBP Adoption
    KIM MARIE SCHIPPITS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..nurses at various stages on the magnet journey (in-process and designated) to identify individual and cultural characteristics that impact successful implementation of EBP...
  6. Therapeutic Communities: A Three Country Comparison
    DAVID KRESSEL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..will produce culturally-specific translations of data collection instruments and will examine the unique cultural characteristics pertinent to effective treatment in each location...
  7. Spatial Impact Factors and Mammography Screening
    Lee Mobley; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Explanatory variables include health market characteristics, socio-cultural characteristics, and other features of women's neighborhoods; physical transportation and environmental conditions; ..
  8. SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND CVD IN FAMILIES
    SHELIA BROYLES; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Therefore, it is important to determine effects of socioeconomic conditions and cultural characteristics on risk factors among specific racial and ethnic populations...
  9. Rural Stimulant Use & Mental Health:Services & Outcomes
    Brenda Booth; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Kentucky, by contributing a substantially wider range of rural ecologies, participant demographic and cultural characteristics, service availability, and service use...
  10. CULTURAL FACTORS AND METABOLIC SYNDROME RISK IN MEXICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN
    KARLA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..First, exploratory analyses will be conducted to examine: a) the nature and distributions of cultural characteristics considered potentially relevant to disease risk and resilience, including acculturation, familism, ..
  11. MILITARY WORK AND DRINKING--RISKS AND PREVENTION
    Genevieve Ames; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..to study the effect of social and cultural characteristics of military life on alcohol beliefs, expectancies, and behaviors; and 6...
  12. CHD Lifestyle Modification for Latinas with Diabetes
    Deborah Toobert; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..1) How should the structure and content of the program be modified to address the cultural characteristics of Latinas? (2) Will the program succeed if offered in a large health plan serving minority populations (..
  13. A Culturally Informed Tele-Intervention for Minority High Risk Youth and Parents
    Daniel A Santisteban; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..in a flexible format that leads to the selection of interventions that best "fit" the clinical needs and cultural characteristics of the youth. It targets: 1) reducing family risk (e.g...
  14. HIV RISK REDUCTION FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN IDUS AND SPS
    ANTONIO ESTRADA; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..4) determine the congruence of major theoretical HIV/AIDS behavioral change models with the lifestyle and cultural characteristics of the targeted population; 5) develop a culturally innovative HIV/AIDS sexual risk reduction ..