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Introduction To The Special Issue, Mijung Park 2021 University of California, San Francisco

Introduction To The Special Issue, Mijung Park

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

This special issue includes seven articles. We have a brief review of mental health issues among Asian and Pacific Island (API) communities. Two papers examine non-biological factors that may be associated with mood disorders, using a nationally representative sample of Asian Americans (AA). These papers are particularly informative because they report disaggregated results across four AA subgroups. Another two articles examine different interventions and their efficacy to improve mood and quality of life among APIs. Finally, the case of a clinical encounter during COVID-19 was examined through the lens of Asian critical theory. Although these papers differ in their focuses ...


Editorial, Jillian Inouye PhD 2021 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Editorial, Jillian Inouye Phd

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

No abstract provided.


Reviewers Acknowledgment, Jillian Inouye 2021 University of Hawaii

Reviewers Acknowledgment, Jillian Inouye

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

No abstract provided.


Factors Associated With Attempt For Smoking Cessation Among Hardcore Smokers In Taiwan, Hui-Wen Huang, Ya-Hui Yang, Wen-Wen Li, Chih-Ling Huang 2021 ESH Integration Department, Innolux Corporation, Tainan City, Taiwan

Factors Associated With Attempt For Smoking Cessation Among Hardcore Smokers In Taiwan, Hui-Wen Huang, Ya-Hui Yang, Wen-Wen Li, Chih-Ling Huang

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: Tobacco control activities have mostly influenced those smokers who found it easier to quit and, thus, remaining smokers are those who are less likely to stop smoking. This phenomenon is called “hardening hypothesis,” which individuals unwilling or unable to quit smoking and likely to remain so. The aim of this study was to identify the factors correlated with smoking cessation among hardcore smokers.

Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational research design was employed. Hardcore smokers from communities in Taiwan were recruited to participate in the study (N = 187). Self-report questionnaires were used to collect demographic data as well as data ...


A Brief Review Of Mental Health Issues Among Asian And Pacific Islander Communities In The U.S., Mijung Park 2021 University of California, San Francisco

A Brief Review Of Mental Health Issues Among Asian And Pacific Islander Communities In The U.S., Mijung Park

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief summary of mental health issues among Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in the U.S. APIs include individ­uals from Far East Asia (e.g., Korea, China), Central Asia (e.g., Afghanistan, Uzbekistan), South Asia (e.g., India, Pakistan), South East Asia (e.g., Thailand, Philippines), Western Asia (e.g., Iran, Saudi Arabia), and Pacific islands (e.g., Hawaii, Samoa, Mariana island, Fiji, Palau, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Tokelau islands, Niue, and Cook Islands). Collectively they speak more than one hundred languages and dialects. Such a ...


Feasibility Of Using Mobile Technology To Improve Physical Activity Among People Living With Diabetes In Asia, Nada Lukkahatai, Pratum Soivong, Dongmei Li, Phakjira Jaiman, Supornphan Thamkaew, Duenapen Chaiwong, Nutchari Hiranlalit, Jillian Inouye 2021 School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Feasibility Of Using Mobile Technology To Improve Physical Activity Among People Living With Diabetes In Asia, Nada Lukkahatai, Pratum Soivong, Dongmei Li, Phakjira Jaiman, Supornphan Thamkaew, Duenapen Chaiwong, Nutchari Hiranlalit, Jillian Inouye

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: Chronic conditions such as diabetes (DM) and cardiovascular disease are associated with disability and poor quality of life. Asians are 30% more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to develop type 2 DM. The important roles of wearable technological applications or devices in maintaining individuals’ motivation to attain their physical activity (PA) goal have been reported. However, evidence of the feasibility and impact of the mobile technology on the PA in Thailand is limited. This study aims to examine the feasibility and the impact of the immediate performance feedback feature of the wearable device on PA.

Methods: This pilot study recruited ...


KaʻU Community Asthma Management Program, Luzviminda Banez Miguel DNP 2020 University of Hawaii Hawaii Community College

KaʻU Community Asthma Management Program, Luzviminda Banez Miguel Dnp

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Short Introduction

The “Kaʻu Community Asthma Management Program” (KCAMP) is a quality improvement and evidence-based practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project. KCAMP’s objective was to determine whether community-based asthma education, self- management, self-efficacy, an asthma action plan, journal writing, and use of peak flow meters reduce asthma exacerbations. The literature supports these effective interventions for asthma control (Andrews, Jones, & Mullan, 2014; Chen, Sheu, Chang, Wang, & Huang, 2010; Federman et al., 2013). KCAMP was designed with community-based interventions to improve the practice of management of asthma, decrease hospital and doctors’ visits’ costs, and improve the lives of people who have asthma. Fourteen adult ...


Introduction To Special Abstract Section On Disseminating New Knowledge And Practices For Asian And Pacific Islanders, May K. Kealoha, Jillian Inouye PhD 2020 Kapiolani Community College

Introduction To Special Abstract Section On Disseminating New Knowledge And Practices For Asian And Pacific Islanders, May K. Kealoha, Jillian Inouye Phd

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

We are very pleased to publish our first special section of student and community abstracts and brief reports. Students of all disciplines and community members interested in disseminating new knowledge and practices submitted their papers. By accepting abstracts as well as short papers, a new opportunity was afforded for students, faculty, and community members to share their scholarship relative to the health of Asian/Pacific Islanders. The Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is pleased to support and promote their scholarly endeavors particularly from those of Asian/Pacific Islander background.

Congratulations to S. Robert Spence Jr., a DNP-FNP student at Washington ...


Relationships Among Lifestyle Awareness, Age, And Lifestyle-Related Diseases In Healthy Japanese Community Residents, Masayo Nagai 2020 AINO university

Relationships Among Lifestyle Awareness, Age, And Lifestyle-Related Diseases In Healthy Japanese Community Residents, Masayo Nagai

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Purpose

It is widely known that the risk of lifestyle-related diseases can be reduced by reviewing lifestyles, and a variety of efforts for their prevention, such as health education, are being implemented. This study examined among the community residents’ lifestyle awareness, viewing on their health and lifestyles, age, and lifestyle-related diseases.

Methods

Study subjects were 180 healthy people (28 men and 152 women) who participated in a health checkup. Participants answered a questionnaire about regarding the subjects’ awareness as health and lifestyle and questions regarding their views of disorders, with subsequent measurements of speed of sound (SOS), acceleration plethysmography (APG ...


Development Of A Culturally Specific Leadership Curriculum Through Community-Based Participatory Research And Popular Education, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky 2020 Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver

Development Of A Culturally Specific Leadership Curriculum Through Community-Based Participatory Research And Popular Education, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: The purpose of this innovative capacity building pilot project was to develop, implement, and evaluate a nine-workshop curriculum, Rekki Lemnak [Thinking of] Parent Leadership, to prepare community and academic partners for community organizing within the Micronesian Islander community. The purpose of the partnership was to build team leadership and research capacity to lay a foundation for implementing a change in healthcare and school systems. Working collaboratively helped ensure access to shared leadership through the learning by doing approach, enabling a culturally responsive method to build a sustainable partnership.

Approach: Community-based participatory research and Popular Education tenets and reflection were ...


Looking Beyond A Rare Presentation Of Betel Nut Use In A North American Patient- An Opportunity For Lessons And Intervention In Global Health And Gender Equity, Muhammad O. Zaman, Thomas M. Park, Vikas Patel, Riley G. Jones 2020 University of Florida

Looking Beyond A Rare Presentation Of Betel Nut Use In A North American Patient- An Opportunity For Lessons And Intervention In Global Health And Gender Equity, Muhammad O. Zaman, Thomas M. Park, Vikas Patel, Riley G. Jones

Journal of Refugee & Global Health

Betel nut is estimated to be the fourth most common psychoactive substance used globally behind caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine with 600 million global users. Betel nut use has a strong association with oral cancer and many other systemic effects including oral submucosal fibrosis. Although North American use is rare, its enduring effects may surface long after use posing a diagnostic challenge to practitioners caring for an increasingly global diaspora. Herein, we present a patient with severe trismus due to advanced oral submucosal fibrosis who was unexpectedly found to be importing and using Betel nut for over thirty years after immigrating ...


Gaining A “Foothold” On The Diagnosis Of Leishmaniasis, Brent M. Troy, Rebecca Hart, Navjyot Vidwan, Bethany Hodge 2020 University of Louisville

Gaining A “Foothold” On The Diagnosis Of Leishmaniasis, Brent M. Troy, Rebecca Hart, Navjyot Vidwan, Bethany Hodge

Journal of Refugee & Global Health

Pediatric refugees and immigrants may present with unusual diagnoses due to their extensive migration and potential harsh conditions in travel. Trauma and family separation add to the difficulty of obtaining a history of exposures. We report a case of one of the more commonly neglected tropical diseases, Leishmaniasis. A 15-year-old male refugee patient presented to the hospital with ulcerative lesions to his legs. His migration history was extensive, starting in Central Africa with travel to South America, followed by migration through Central America to Texas. The patient developed ulcerative lesions on his legs, and he was brought to the children ...


Reviewers Acknowledgment, Jillian Inouye PhD 2020 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Reviewers Acknowledgment, Jillian Inouye Phd

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

No abstract provided.


What Works In Mindfulness Interventions For Medically Unexplained Symptoms? : A Systematic Review, Ruel Billones, Nada Lukkahatai, Leorey Saligan 2020 National Instiute of Nursing Research, NIH

What Works In Mindfulness Interventions For Medically Unexplained Symptoms? : A Systematic Review, Ruel Billones, Nada Lukkahatai, Leorey Saligan

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background/Purpose: Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs) have been used in medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). This systematic review describes the literature investigating the general effect of MBIs on MUS and identifies the effects of specific MBIs on specific MUS conditions.

Methods:The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis Guidelines (PRISMA) and the modified Oxford Quality Scoring System (Jadad Score) were applied to the review, yielding an initial 1,556 articles. The search engines included PubMed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE and PsychINFO using the search terms: mindfulness, or mediations, or mindful or MBCT or MBSR and medically unexplained ...


Building Safe Didactic Dialogues For Action Model: Mobilizing Community With Micronesian Islanders, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky, Jennifer I. Nevers 2020 Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver

Building Safe Didactic Dialogues For Action Model: Mobilizing Community With Micronesian Islanders, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky, Jennifer I. Nevers

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: Despite mandates by the United States (U.S.) government to ensure the inclusion of women and minorities in federally funded research, communities of color continue to participate less frequently than non-Latinx Whites. There is limited research that examines maternal health outcomes and early childhood resources. PI have grown substantially in a county in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. (from 4,419 to 9,248, of which 52% are female). About 62.7% of PI women are not accessing prenatal care in the first trimester, and this is substantially higher than the national target of 22.1 ...


2019 Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association & Taiwan Nurses Association Joint International Conference: Changes In Nursing Research, Education, And Practice: From Local To Global, Young-Shin Lee PhD, Jillian Inouye PhD 2020 University of Hawai'i at Manoa

2019 Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association & Taiwan Nurses Association Joint International Conference: Changes In Nursing Research, Education, And Practice: From Local To Global, Young-Shin Lee Phd, Jillian Inouye Phd

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

No abstract provided.


Cultural Narratives Of Micronesian Islander Parent Leaders: Maternal And Children's Health, The School System, And The Role Of Culture, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky 2020 Washington State University College of Nursing - Vancouver

Cultural Narratives Of Micronesian Islander Parent Leaders: Maternal And Children's Health, The School System, And The Role Of Culture, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: In Oregon in the United States’ Pacific Northwest, Native Hawaiians/ Pacific Islanders including Micronesian Islanders (MI) substantially grew by 68%; however, research is sparse. This is often due to data aggregation as Asian and Pacific Islanders and community members’ reluctance and wariness to participate in research due to a history of unethical research in the Pacific. The MI community experienced miscarriages, stillbirths, and mental intellectual and developmental disabilities. Organizational MI community leaders expressed a need to explore the voices of MI parent leaders. The purpose of the qualitative descriptive pilot study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of ...


Drug Interactions With Antimalarial Medications In Older Travelers: A Clinical Guide, Jelena Lewis, Tania Gregorian, Ivan Portillo, Jeff Goad 2019 Chapman University

Drug Interactions With Antimalarial Medications In Older Travelers: A Clinical Guide, Jelena Lewis, Tania Gregorian, Ivan Portillo, Jeff Goad

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

Increasingly older adults are traveling to international destinations with malaria as a present risk. Surveillance systems indicate that older adults are more likely to suffer severe complications from malaria. The role of health care providers in selecting an appropriate medication for chemoprophylaxis or treatment of malaria in adults becomes more difficult as older adults undergo physiologic changes that alter the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic nature of medications potentially causing increased drug interactions, adverse events, and altered drug action. A comprehensive literature search from 1970 to present, with a focus on the last 10 years, was conducted on drug interactions, pharmacokinetic and ...


Bridging The Gap On Schistosomiasis: A Cross-Sectional Study Examining The Knowledge Gap And Common Attitudes And Practices Regarding S. Mansoni Infections Among Varying Education Levels In Luanda K’Otieno, Western Kenya, Kathy Zhang 2019 SIT Study Abroad

Bridging The Gap On Schistosomiasis: A Cross-Sectional Study Examining The Knowledge Gap And Common Attitudes And Practices Regarding S. Mansoni Infections Among Varying Education Levels In Luanda K’Otieno, Western Kenya, Kathy Zhang

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Background: Schistosomiasis is considered one of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the most effective strategy for schistosomiasis control is through preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel (PZQ). In order to successfully control morbidity rates, the WHO recommends mass treatment targeting high risk groups, such as school-age children and adults considered to be at risk.

Methods: This cross-sectional study examined the effects of the National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) on knowledge of schistosomiasis and subsequent prevalence rates and intensity. A total of 43 residents in Luanda K’Otieno were interviewed, and 34 ...


Molecular Investigation And Phylogeny Of Species Of The Anaplasmataceae Infecting Animals And Ticks In Senegal, Mustapha Dahmani, Bernard davoust, Masse Sambou, Hubert Bassene, Pierre Scandola, Tinhinene Ameur, Didier Raoult, Florence Feenollar, Oleg Mediannikov 2019 Old Dominion University

Molecular Investigation And Phylogeny Of Species Of The Anaplasmataceae Infecting Animals And Ticks In Senegal, Mustapha Dahmani, Bernard Davoust, Masse Sambou, Hubert Bassene, Pierre Scandola, Tinhinene Ameur, Didier Raoult, Florence Feenollar, Oleg Mediannikov

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Background: Our study aimed to assess the diversity of the species of Anaplasmataceae in Senegal that infect animals and ticks in three areas: near Keur Momar Sarr (northern region), Dielmo and Diop (Sine Saloum, central region of Senegal), and in Casamance (southern region of Senegal).

Methods: A total of 204 ticks and 433 blood samples were collected from ruminants, horses, donkeys and dogs. Ticks were identified morphologically and by molecular characterization targeting the 12S rRNA gene. Molecular characterization of species of Anaplasmataceae infecting Senegalese ticks and animals was conducted using the 23S rRNA, 16S rRNA, rpoB and groEL genes.

Results ...


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