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The Health And Housing Specialist: An Emerging Job Classification To Support Aging In Place In Subsidized Housing, Paula C. Carder, Jenny Weinstein, Jacklyn Nicole Kohon 2012 Portland State University

The Health And Housing Specialist: An Emerging Job Classification To Support Aging In Place In Subsidized Housing, Paula C. Carder, Jenny Weinstein, Jacklyn Nicole Kohon

Institute on Aging Publications

As the U.S. population ages, the availability of workers with a basic understanding of aging and health-related services has not kept pace. This is true in traditional health care organizations such as hospitals and primary care clinics as well as in long-term care settings and senior housing, including subsidized housing, the focus of this report. Nearly 1.8 million older persons receive some form of publicly-subsidized rental assistance. Some subsidized housing providers, including those that operate buildings designated for older persons, are developing new systems of service delivery that would either coordinate or provide health screenings, physical activity programs ...


Umass Worcester Prevention Research Center Annual Report 2012, UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center 2012 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Umass Worcester Prevention Research Center Annual Report 2012, Umass Worcester Prevention Research Center

UMass Worcester PRC Publications

Second annual report of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center.


Field Placement: Where The Rubber Hits The Road, Cecile Brennan, Paula Britton, Christopher Faiver 2011 John Carroll University

Field Placement: Where The Rubber Hits The Road, Cecile Brennan, Paula Britton, Christopher Faiver

Cecile Brennan

No abstract provided.


Psychosocial Health Of Black Sexually Marginalized Men, Louis Graham 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Psychosocial Health Of Black Sexually Marginalized Men, Louis Graham

Louis F Graham

There is a paucity of research on the psychosocial health of black sexually marginalized men. The little research that exists suggests that black sexually marginalized men are disproportionately burdened by mental health problems and disorders, the most severe of which are depression, anxiety, and suicidality. A number of theoretical models have been conceptualized to explain health outcomes among both ethnic and sexual minorities, the most comprehensive of which include three primary pathways. The minority stress model, which has been used with ethnic and racial minorities as well as lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities, posits that minorities who face oppression from ...


Brief Report: Need For Autonomy And Other Perceived Barriers Relating To Adolescents’ Intentions To Seek Professional Mental Health Care., Coralie J. Wilson, Frank P. Deane 2011 University of Wollongong

Brief Report: Need For Autonomy And Other Perceived Barriers Relating To Adolescents’ Intentions To Seek Professional Mental Health Care., Coralie J. Wilson, Frank P. Deane

Coralie J Wilson

The current study examined the relationship between belief-based barriers to seeking professional mental health care and help-seeking intentions in a sample of 1037 adolescents. From early adolescence to adulthood, for males and females, the need for autonomy was a strong barrier to seeking professional mental health care. Help-seeking fears were weaker in the older age groups. Having lower perceived need for autonomy and believing that prior mental health care was helpful was significantly associated with higher intentions to seek future professional mental health care. Implications for prevention and overcoming barriers to seeking mental health care are suggested.


Are Podcasts Effective At Educating African American Men About Diabetes, Jarrett Johnson, Levi Ross, Walter Iwanenko, Judith Schiffert, Arup Sen 2011 Georgia Southern University

Are Podcasts Effective At Educating African American Men About Diabetes, Jarrett Johnson, Levi Ross, Walter Iwanenko, Judith Schiffert, Arup Sen

Levi Ross

Education is a critical component of the National Blueprint to eliminate racial disparities in diabetes. Research indicates that traditional methods of diabetes education has had limited effectiveness with minority populations and suggests that different educational approaches be explored. The purpose of the research was to explore the effectiveness of an emergent technology (podcast) for use in educating inner-city, African American men about diabetes prevention. Thirty African American men participated in self-administered, pretest-posttest surveys in August 2009. Surveys collected information on demographic characteristics, perceptions of diabetes, and diabetes knowledge. Paired samples t test was computed to evaluate pretest-posttest changes in overall ...


Teachers’ And Parents’ Perspective As How The Social Environment Of Immediate Vicinity Can Affect The Academic Learning Of A Child 4-6 Years Age Group, Salma Amin Rattani, Deedar Shah 2011 Aga Khan University

Teachers’ And Parents’ Perspective As How The Social Environment Of Immediate Vicinity Can Affect The Academic Learning Of A Child 4-6 Years Age Group, Salma Amin Rattani, Deedar Shah

School of Nursing & Midwifery

In the process of human development environment plays a pivotal role. At the age of 4 -6 years, children's immediate vicinity expands from home to school and in his social environment parents and teachers play a vital role. Therefore, in this study which was conducted in Phander district Ghizer, Northern areas; of Pakistan, employing descriptive research design five parents and five school teachers were enrolled. Participants shared their definition and understanding about social environment and immediate vicinity and its effects on academic learning. This research is part of Advanced Diploma in Human Development: Early Child Development Programme, Aga Khan ...


Behavioral Health Change In Appalachian Women With High Cardiovascular Disease Risk Report, Sarah Cole 2011 University of Kentucky

Behavioral Health Change In Appalachian Women With High Cardiovascular Disease Risk Report, Sarah Cole

Kaleidoscope

No abstract provided.


Colostrum Avoidance, Prelacteal Feeding And Late Breast-Feeding Initiation In Rural Northern Ethiopia, Nikki Lynn Rogers, Jemilla Abdi, Dennis Moore, Sarah Nd'iangui, Linda J. Smith, Andrew J. Carlson, Dennis Carlson 2011 Wright State University - Main Campus

Colostrum Avoidance, Prelacteal Feeding And Late Breast-Feeding Initiation In Rural Northern Ethiopia, Nikki Lynn Rogers, Jemilla Abdi, Dennis Moore, Sarah Nd'iangui, Linda J. Smith, Andrew J. Carlson, Dennis Carlson

Population and Public Health Sciences Faculty Publications

Objective

To identify specific cultural and behavioural factors that might be influenced to increase colostrum feeding in a rural village in Northern Ethiopia to improve infant health.

Design

Background interviews were conducted with six community health workers and two traditional birth attendants. A semi-structured tape-recorded interview was conducted with twenty mothers, most with children under the age of 5 years. Variables were: parental age and education; mother's ethnicity; number of live births and children's age; breast-feeding from birth through to weaning; availability and use of formula; and descriptions of colostrum v. other stages of breast milk. Participant interviews ...


Advances In Information And Communication Technology (Ict): Issues, Challenges And Opportunities For Health Care Professionals, Waris Qidwai 2011 Aga Khan University

Advances In Information And Communication Technology (Ict): Issues, Challenges And Opportunities For Health Care Professionals, Waris Qidwai

Department of Family Medicine

No abstract provided.


Community-University Research Partnerships For Workers' And Environmental Health In Campinas Brazil, Maria Inês Monteiro, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Heleno Rodrigues Correa-Filho 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Community-University Research Partnerships For Workers' And Environmental Health In Campinas Brazil, Maria Inês Monteiro, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Heleno Rodrigues Correa-Filho

C. Eduardo Siqueira

Three partnerships between the University of Campinas, community, and pubLic health care services are discussed in this article. A theoretical framework underpins the critical reviews of their accomplishments following criteria proposed by scholars of community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research. The article concludes that despite the significant achievements, there still remain important barriers for their development due to performance criteria that do not value research that partner with communities, health care services, or labor unions.


Public Perception Study 2011: Mental Illness, Drug And Alcohol Abuse, Oscar T. McKnight 2011 Ashland University

Public Perception Study 2011: Mental Illness, Drug And Alcohol Abuse, Oscar T. Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

This study examined the public perception of mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse. Field-interviews with participants occurred "on the street" with no difficulty. Participants offered ten general recommendations to professionals developing programs for mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse. The public stressed the professional responsibilities of physicians, pharmacists, counselors and teachers to prevent drug abuse.


A Silent Storm: Hepatitis C In Pakistan, Noureen Jiwani, Raisa B. Gul 2011 Aga Khan University

A Silent Storm: Hepatitis C In Pakistan, Noureen Jiwani, Raisa B. Gul

School of Nursing & Midwifery

No abstract provided.


Education, Income, And Incident Heart Failure In Post-Menopausal Women: The Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials, Rashmee U. Shah, Marilyn A. Winkleby, Linda Van Horn, Lawrence S. Phillips, Charles B. Eaton, Lisa W. Martin, Milagros C. Rosal, Joann E. Manson, Hongyan Ning, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Liviu Klein 2011 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Education, Income, And Incident Heart Failure In Post-Menopausal Women: The Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials, Rashmee U. Shah, Marilyn A. Winkleby, Linda Van Horn, Lawrence S. Phillips, Charles B. Eaton, Lisa W. Martin, Milagros C. Rosal, Joann E. Manson, Hongyan Ning, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Liviu Klein

UMass Worcester PRC Publications

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to estimate the effect of education and income on incident heart failure (HF) hospitalization among post-menopausal women.

BACKGROUND: Investigations of socioeconomic status have focused on outcomes after HF diagnosis, not associations with incident HF. We used data from the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Trials to examine the association between socioeconomic status levels and incident HF hospitalization.

METHODS: We included 26,160 healthy, post-menopausal women. Education and income were self-reported. Analysis of variance, chi-square tests, and proportional hazards models were used for statistical analysis, with adjustment for demographics, comorbid conditions, behavioral factors, and ...


The Believe In All Your Possibilities Campaign: Updating A Social Marketing Campaign On A Shoe String Budget, Moya L. Alfonso, H. Woodcum, Sherri Reynolds, John S. Luque 2011 Georgia Southern University

The Believe In All Your Possibilities Campaign: Updating A Social Marketing Campaign On A Shoe String Budget, Moya L. Alfonso, H. Woodcum, Sherri Reynolds, John S. Luque

Community Health Faculty Presentations

The purpose of this presentation is to provide participants with an understanding of how to revamp or refresh a brand on a limited budget using a case study approach. The ‘Believe in All Your Possibilities’ community-based prevention marketing campaign, which was targeted at reducing alcohol and tobacco use among middle school youth, was the result of a long term school-community-university partnership in Southeast Florida. This alcohol campaign has been continuously implemented for eight years. Encouraging evaluation results combined with recently acquired alcohol prevention funding served as the impetus for conducting research to determine if ‘Believe’: a) was still relevant to ...


My Journey To Develop An Innovative Approach To Unplanned Pregnancy, Gina Dillon Podolsky 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

My Journey To Develop An Innovative Approach To Unplanned Pregnancy, Gina Dillon Podolsky

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This paper is my personal journey in developing the non-profit Pennies for Pause that addresses the issue of unplanned pregnancy in the 18-29 populations through the use of incentives, social media, long-acting reversible contraception and the development of critical and creative thinking skills. The paper begins with an insight into my family, how my own thinking skills developed informally throughout my life, and how my personal experiences lead to the development of the 501 (c)(3) organization Pennies for Pause. It also provides insight into my casual observations that I used to create theories, which I then researched, S.C ...


Ngos And Government Partnership For Health Systems Strengthening: A Qualitative Study Presenting Viewpoints Of Government, Ngos And Donors In Pakistan, Iram Ejaz, Babar T. Shaikh, Narjis Rizvi 2011 Aga Khan University

Ngos And Government Partnership For Health Systems Strengthening: A Qualitative Study Presenting Viewpoints Of Government, Ngos And Donors In Pakistan, Iram Ejaz, Babar T. Shaikh, Narjis Rizvi

Community Health Sciences

Background: Health systems are expected to serve the population needs in an effective, efficient and equitable manner. Therefore, the importance of strengthening of public, private and community health systems has been emphasized time and again. In most of the developing countries, certain weaknesses and gaps in the government health systems have been hampering the achievement of improved health outcomes. Public sector in Pakistan has been deficient in the capacity to deliver equitable and quality health services and thus has been grossly underutilized.Methods: A qualitative study comprising in-depth interviews was conducted capturing the perceptions of the government functionaries, NGO representatives ...


Reflexiones Sobre La Tristeza Y La Preocupación En Las Personas Aymara De Putre, Chile, Jordana Laks 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Reflexiones Sobre La Tristeza Y La Preocupación En Las Personas Aymara De Putre, Chile, Jordana Laks

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Background: In the past decade, the issue of cultural competance has emerged as an important strategy for improving quality of health care. In northern Chile, home of the vast majority of the country’s Aymara indigenous population, efforts to promote cultural competance have led to greater recognition of traditional medicine and cooperation between Aymara healers and Chilean care providers. Success in this area depends on a comprehensive understanding of current health beliefs and practices in the Aymara community. While the traditional Aymara medical system has been well-researched, there is a lack of understanding of how the Aymara people perceive and ...


Intimate Partner Violence In Urban Pakistan: Prevalence, Frequency, And Risk Factors, Tazeen S. Ali, Nargis Asad, Ingrid Mogren, Gunilla Krantz 2011 Aga Khan University

Intimate Partner Violence In Urban Pakistan: Prevalence, Frequency, And Risk Factors, Tazeen S. Ali, Nargis Asad, Ingrid Mogren, Gunilla Krantz

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important public health issue with severe adverse consequences. Population-based data on IPV from Muslim societies are scarce, and Pakistan is no exception. This study was conducted among women residing in urban Karachi, to estimate the prevalence and frequency of different forms of IPV and their associations with sociodemographic factors.
Methods: This cross-sectional community-based study was conducted using a structured questionnaire developed by the World Health Organisation for research on violence. Community midwives conducted face-to-face interviews with 759 married women aged 25-60 years.
Results: Self-reported past-year and lifetime prevalence of physical violence was 56 ...


Substance Abuse In Georgia, The Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research 2011 Kennesaw State University

Substance Abuse In Georgia, The Burruss Institute Of Public Service And Research

Georgia Journal of Public Policy

In order to create a snapshot of substance use and abuse in Georgia, the Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research requested access to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). SAMHSA would not provide access to the raw data; instead, the Institute was given a series of tables with estimates of the average annual number of users of various substances among Georgians ages 12 and older between the years 2002 and 2008 ...


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