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Shifting the Paradigm from Child Neglect to Meeting the Needs of Children: A Qualitative Exploration of Parents' Perspectives.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 30;33(7-8):407-418. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

a Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA.

Substantiated reports of child neglect account for three times the combined total of physical and sexual abuse in the United States, yet there is a relative paucity of literature on child neglect differentiated from abuse. This study explores parent perspectives on the challenges of meeting the needs of children in poverty as a way of reframing our understanding of child neglect, revealing dynamics that can be lost to researchers. Analysis of six focus groups of 54 parents, living at or below the poverty level, revealed tensions between environmental challenges and parents' efforts to meet their children's needs. Read More

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November 2018

Disabilities Status, Health Insurance, and Medical Hardship among Veterans.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 30:1-13. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

a The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work , Norfolk State University , Norfolk , VA.

This study aims to examine the health care hardships among veterans and the effects from the measures of disability statuses and health insurance coverage. Patterns and variations for different subgroups are categorized and analyzed. Using the 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), this study included 2,686 veterans who were active duty in U. Read More

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November 2018

The Persistent High Rates of Heroin Use Among the Puerto Rican Population in the United States: A Qualitative Study.

Authors:
Evan Senreich

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 26:1-20. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Social Work, Lehman College , City University of New York , Bronx , New York , USA.

For a half- century, the Puerto Rican population in the United States has experienced very high rates of heroin usage with significant health ramifications. At substance misuse programs in the Bronx, New York, two focus groups consisting of a total of 13 Puerto Rican counselors, and four focus groups consisting of a total of 35 Puerto Rican clients, discussed the impact of heroin usage on Puerto Rican communities as part of a qualitative study using a phenomenological perspective. Societal marginalization and social dislocation were identified as major contributors to heroin usage in Puerto Rican communities. Read More

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November 2018

The Role of Social Worker in Promoting Immigrants' Integration.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 21:1-14. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

a Department of Psychology , University of Turin , Turin , Italy.

The dramatic increase in migration in Italy represents a challenge for social workers involved in the integration services. The current study explores the Italian social work practice with immigrants within different working contexts through qualitative data consisting in interviews with social workers. The data were analyzed through T-LAB, a software for content analysis and text mining. Read More

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November 2018
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Community Gun Violence as a Social Determinant of Elementary School Achievement.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 14:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

g Department of Anthropology & International Relations, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs , Syracuse University , Syracuse , New York , USA.

The association of indirect exposure to firearm-related violence and standardized test scores among third grade elementary school children were analyzed using geospatial mapping of police department data for all gunshots in Syracuse, NY (n = 2, 127) and state standardized test scores from 2009-2015. Confirmed gunshots were geocoded and mapped across the city and neighborhood school catchment areas. Third grade standardized New York State test scores for English Language Arts (ELA) and math were coded as dichotomous variables of proficient and below proficient scores. Read More

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November 2018
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Using GIS to detect cluster and spatial disparity in maternal health indicators: a need for social health interventions.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 14:1-18. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

b Department of Geography and the Environment , University of North Texas , Denton , Texas , USA.

Maternal mortality remains a serious global health concern. Although global efforts have produced some encouraging results in some World Health Organization's health regions, disparities persist within many countries. Additionally, in many developing countries, inadequate documentation of various health events including maternal mortality and morbidity, make it difficult to determine the true extent of the problem. Read More

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November 2018

Socioeconomic Status, Family Functioning and Delayed Care Among Children With Special Needs.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 20;33(6):366-381. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

a Department of Public Health, University of West Florida , Pensacola , Florida , USA.

Parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) face tremendous stress in caring for their children. Families of CSHCN face increased barriers to health services as evidence also reflects the influence of socioeconomic factors on access. This study investigates the impact of socioeconomic factors and family functioning on delayed care. Read More

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"The Only Thing We Can Do is Treat Them Well Here": Public Health With Latinos in a New Immigrant Destination.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 10;33(6):382-395. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

a School of Social Work, California State University , San Bernardino, San Bernardino , California , USA.

Human service agencies in new immigrant destinations often lack the experience and bilingual staff required to provide inguistically and culturally appropriate services to Latino immigrant families. This qualitative study examined the ways one new destination public health agency responded to this demographic shift. The agency leveraged a culture of collaboration and a team approach so that serving immigrants became the responsibility of all workers, not only a few bilingual staff. Read More

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Assisting Caregivers with Frail Elderly in Alleviating Financial Hardships.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 10;33(6):396-406. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

b School of Social Work , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Urbana-Champaign , Illinois , USA.

Many caregivers of individuals who are frail and elderly face financial hardships that have negative consequences that compound over time. This article explores the causes of these hardships, reviews Medicaid home and community-based interventions, and related government financial supports that have been used to alleviate them and concludes with recommendations for social work practice and social policy. Read More

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Helping to prevent hepatitis B in family setting, by educating women to vaccinate before marriage.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 13;33(6):354-365. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

d Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences , Tarbiat Modares University , Tehran , Iran (the Islamic Republic of).

Hepatitis B (HB) is one of the major public health problems and a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a model-based educational intervention on preventive health behavior of hepatitis B vaccination among women who were going to get married (pending marriage women). Seventy pending marriage women were selected from martial counseling centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2018.1487358DOI Listing
July 2018
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Gaining Support for Child and Family Policies by Raising Awareness of the Link between Physical and Mental Health and the Impact of Social Determinants on Both.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 18;33(6):342-353. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

b College of Medicine , Central Michigan University , Mt. Pleasant , Michigan , USA.

Results of a pilot study examining young adults' beliefs about what factors contribute to physical and mental health are reported. Existing research and the results of the pilot study are used to argue for the need for improved education on the connection between physical and mental health, the impact of social determinants on physical and mental health, and the potential for social policies that better the lives of children and families to improve health outcomes. Benefits of and suggestions for increasing understanding of social determinants and social policies on physical and mental health are explored. Read More

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Reducing the prevalence of obesity in Canada: a call to action.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 13;33(6):329-341. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

a Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Toronto, Canada.

With rates of obesity among adults and youth rising in Canada, it is clear that the current approaches currently used to reduce the prevalence of obesity, with an emphasis on individual weight management interventions focused on restrictive dieting, are not proving successful at a population level. Given that obesity is associated with poor physical and mental health outcomes, is placing a multi-billion-dollar economic burden on Canada and disproportionately affects disadvantaged groups, such as Aboriginal Canadians and women of low socioeconomic status, it is a health and social issue that must be addressed immediately by social workers and policy makers. This article discusses the benefits of implementing a multifaceted population-level intervention that is health centered, evidence based, antistigmatizing to obese individuals, and accessible to all Canadians. Read More

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Knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sickle cell disease: Implications for prevention.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 16;33(5):299-316. Epub 2018 May 16.

a School of Social Work, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas , USA.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a widespread inherited blood disorder, which leaves lasting effects on the health, social functioning, and finances of individuals, families, communities, and health care systems. A nonexperimental, cross-sectional research design was used to assess 415 college students' knowledge about SCD. Data was obtained through an online survey derived from a modified version of the SCD Knowledge Assessment Tool. Read More

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Social marketing nutrition education for low-income population.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 14;33(5):317-328. Epub 2018 May 14.

b Department of Foods and Nutrition , The University of Georgia , Athens , Georgia , USA.

As access to healthy food (or lack thereof) could be considered a social justice issue, social workers should be concerned about this issue and willing to collaborate with colleagues of various disciplines to address it. This study was a formative evaluation conducted to understand best practices, recommendations, and feasibility of a social-marketing-based nutrition education program tailored to the needs of adults with limited income. The authors report findings from focus groups conducted with Cooperative Extension Agents (CEAs) and region coordinators (n = 45) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) (n = 69) eligible participants to inform the development of a social marketing nutrition intervention for SNAP-Ed in Georgia. Read More

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May 2018
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Rehabilitation of drug abusers: the roles of perceptions, relationships and family supports.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 14;33(5):289-298. Epub 2018 May 14.

b Neuropsychiatric Hospital , Yaba , Lagos , Nigeria.

The increase in the use, abuse and misuse of psychoactive substances is not just of concern to national government of different countries but poses a big problem to the international community as well as of a global public health challenge. The study explored the perceived influence of perceptions, relationships and family support on rehabilitation of drug abusers undergoing rehabilitation in a rehabilitation centre. The non-experimental study design was used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2018.1469063DOI Listing
May 2018
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Right back like we left something: examining the commodification of Blackness in social services to address racial disparities - the case of Hartford.

Authors:
Yan Searcy

Soc Work Public Health 2018 14;33(5):280-288. Epub 2018 May 14.

a School of Health and Human Services , Southern Connecticut State University , New Haven , Connecticut USA.

Market-based approaches to addressing racial disparities have essentially re-commodified Blackness. Utilizing Hartford, which contains the largest percentage of Blacks per capita in Connecticut, this article examines market-based approaches to address racial disparities while discussing Blackness as an enduring commodity that is tied to private sector profit. The study argues that market based approaches incentivize punitive approaches to social problems associated with Blackness. Read More

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Awareness of the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy among Older non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 25;33(4):250-258. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

b School of Social Work , Simmons College , Boston , MA, USA.

Using nationally representative data from the Health and Retirement Study, this study examined (1) whether awareness of the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) varies by race and ethnicity among beneficiaries age 65 and older (N = 1,504), and (2) the impact of factors associated with health benefits knowledge and need for assistance on LIS awareness. Logistic regression results showed that compared with older non-Hispanic Whites, older non-Hispanic Blacks (odds ratio [OR] = .61, p < . Read More

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April 2018
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Sovereignty and social justice: how the concepts affect federal American Indian policy and American Indian health.

Authors:
Donalee Unal

Soc Work Public Health 2018 19;33(4):259-270. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

a Center for Social Work Education , Widener University , Chester , PA , USA.

The health disparities that are prevalent among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities are connected to the ideology of sovereignty and often ignored in social work and public health literature. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to examine the health outcomes of American Indians from the time of contact with European settlers to the present through the ideology of sovereignty and federal government AI health policy. The foundation for the health outcomes of AIs and the governmental policies affecting them lie in the ideology of tribal sovereignty. Read More

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Reducing Risk: Counseling Men Infected with HIV Who Have Sex with Men on Safer Sex Practices with Seroconcordant Partners.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 10;33(5):271-279. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

a College of Nursing , University of Central Florida , Orlando , Florida , USA.

The incidence of new HIV infections in the United States continues to be greatest among men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM infected with HIV often seek seroconcordant sexual partners based on intent to limit psychosocial, legal, and health risks they perceive as higher with serodiscordant sexual partners. However, the rationales for limiting sexual relationships exclusively with other MSM infected with HIV may be rooted in misinformation or misperception. Read More

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Services, Stigma, and Discrimination: Perceptions of African Descendant Men Living with HIV/AIDS in Brazil and in the United States.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 4;33(4):226-236. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

b School of Social Work , Stephen F. Austin State University , Nacogdoches , Texas , USA.

This study aimed to give voice to 13 men of African descent from Salvador, Brazil, and East Texas, United States, living with HIV/AIDS regarding their perceptions on accessibility of services, and the stigma and discrimination they experience. Phenomenological research using in-depth interviews was used as methodology. Five themes emerged from the data analysis: perception of positive health, services and accessibility, not disclosing HIV status is a way to be protected, health professionals untrained in treating people living with HIV/AIDS, being of African descent increases discrimination in both countries, education would decrease stigma and discrimination. Read More

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Assessing the Impact of Case Management on Medicaid Clients with Chronic Diseases.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 2;33(4):215-225. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

a Department of Health Care Organization & Policy , University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health , Birmingham , Alabama , USA.

State Medicaid programs increasingly use case management to manage enrollees with chronic conditions who may become cost intensive for the program. The authors examined the impact of Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)'s case management on care expenditures for Medicaid enrollees with various chronic diseases, over 2011 to 2014. The authors matched case-managed enrollees with three controls per case using health conditions and sociodemographics. Read More

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Barriers to Women's Participation: Experiences of Volunteers and Community Healthcare Authorities.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 30;33(4):237-249. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

a Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences , Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , Tabriz , Iran.

Along with health development in general terms, women's involvement in health programs can be effective in raising their self-confidence and their health promotion. This study was carried out to unveil the barriers to and challenges of the health volunteers and to present the solutions to its promotion using active women participants' experiences and the authorities of the program. The study was carried out using qualitative method along with content analysis in city of Tabriz East-Azerbaijan province, Iran. Read More

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March 2018
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Training in Evidence-Based Practices Increases Likelihood to Integrate Different HIV Prevention Services with Substance-Using Clients.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 ;33(3):202-214

d Division of Biostatistics , New York State Psychiatric Institute , New York , NY , USA.

Providers of social and public health services ("providers") often use HIV prevention strategies with substance-using clients to decrease HIV transmission and infection. This article examines factors that facilitate providers' use of select HIV-prevention strategies. Sample comprises 379 providers from 36 agencies in New York City. Read More

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December 2018
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Social Discrimination and Health Care: A Multidimensional Framework of Experiences among a Low-Income Multiethnic Sample.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 9;33(3):187-201. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

a California State University , Long Beach , California , USA.

The study aims to describe the perceived discriminatory health care treatment experiences and its impact on care among minority urban-dwelling adults. Semistructured qualitative interviews (N = 51) were conducted with patients from community-based health care settings, and systematic, grounded theory approach was used. Three distinct themes emerged: (a) the sources of discriminatory experiences, (b) its impact on health care, and (c) the provider/organization recommendations to address discriminatory practices. Read More

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December 2018
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A Mixed Methods Review of Education and Patient Navigation Interventions to Increase Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening for Rural Women.

Authors:
Derek Falk

Soc Work Public Health 2018 7;33(3):173-186. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

a School of Social Work , The University of Texas at Austin , Austin , Texas USA.

Reviews have assessed studies of breast and cervical cancer screening access and utilization for rural women, but none analyze interventions to increase screening rates. A mixed methods literature search identified studies of breast and/or cervical cancer prevention education and patient navigation interventions for rural women. Rural areas need greater implementation and evaluation of screening interventions as these services address the challenges of delivering patient-centered cancer care to un-/underserved communities. Read More

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December 2018
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My Own Best Friend: Homeless Youths' Hesitance to Seek Help and Strategies for Coping Independently after Distressing and Traumatic Experiences.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 29;33(3):149-162. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

a Graduate School of Social Work , University of Denver , Denver , Colorado , USA.

Although homeless youth face extreme adversities, they are often hesitant to seek help from formal and informal supports. The current study qualitatively explored homeless youths' reasons for coping independently and their strategies for doing so. Youth accessing services (N = 145) in three U. Read More

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December 2018
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Iranian mothers' experiences of the outcomes of early motherhood: A qualitative study.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 25;33(3):163-172. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

a Nursing Research Center , Kerman University of Medical Sciences , Kerman , Iran.

Early motherhood is a major health challenge in most developing countries. The aim of this study was to explore Iranian mothers' experiences of the outcomes of early motherhood. This qualitative study was done using the conventional inductive content analysis approach. Read More

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December 2018
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Prevalence and Predictors of Depression and Anxiety among Korean Americans.

Authors:
Eun Koh

Soc Work Public Health 2018 ;33(1):55-69

a National Catholic School of Social Service , The Catholic University of America , Washington , DC , USA.

Despite the significant growth of the Asian population in the United States, current knowledge on their mental health and service utilization behaviors is very limited. The study examined the prevalence and predictors of depression and anxiety among Korean Americans in the Washington, D.C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1415178DOI Listing
December 2018
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Burden of Care among Caregivers of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in Rural Namibia: Correlates and Outcomes.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 ;33(1):70-84

b School of Social Work , Morgan State University , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.

This study examined the correlates of burden of caregivers providing care to people living with HIV/AIDS in rural northern Namibia and the consequences of caregivers' burden on their physical health and mental health. A purposive sampling method was used to recruit a total of 97 primary caregivers (N = 97) in rural Namibia. We found that hunger and HIV stigma were both positively associated with caregiver burden. Read More

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December 2018
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Does the Use of Unreliable Contraceptive Methods Increase the Number of Abortions? Results from a National Survey of Women in the United States.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 3;33(2):96-113. Epub 2018 Jan 3.

a School of Social Work , University at Buffalo , Buffalo , New York , USA.

In this study the authors assessed the association between the types contraceptive use (unreliable or traditional methods vs. modern methods) and number of abortions among a nationally representative sample of abortion patients in the United States from the Abortion Patients Survey 2008. Unadjusted and adjusted prevalence ratios were calculated to determine the association between unreliable contraceptive methods and number of abortions. Read More

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December 2018
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Understanding High Incidence of Severe Obesity and Very Low Food Security in Food Pantry Clients: Implications For Social Work.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 3;33(2):125-139. Epub 2018 Jan 3.

b Department of Sociology and Anthropology , University of Mississippi , Oxford , Mississippi , USA.

The United States is facing two interconnected social and public health crises of severe obesity and food insecurity within the social-ecological environment. Marginalized groups experience the highest rates and the greatest impacts in terms of morbidity, mortality, and financial burdens. Consequences include experiencing multimorbidities, mental health issues, and decreased quality of life. Read More

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December 2018
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Factors Associated with Exclusive Breastfeeding Practice among Nursing Mothers in rural areas of Enugu State and its Implications for Social Work Practice in Nigeria.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 27;33(2):140-148. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

b Department of Educational Foundations , University of Nigeria , Nsukka , Enugu State , Nigeria.

This study investigates factors that influence exclusive breastfeeding practice. Focus group discussions involving 60 nursing mothers from selected rural areas of Enugu State, Nigeria, was adopted. Thematic analysis was adopted in analyzing data collected. Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of Health Literacy on Health Perception: An Application in Individuals at Age 65 and Older.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 19;33(2):85-95. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

c Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Healthcare Management , Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University , Kahramanmaras , Turkey.

This study has been conducted to look through the effects of health literacy levels of individuals age 65 years and older on their health perceptions. The application part of study is composed of persons being age 65 years or older who live in Burdur province and districts of Turkey. The sampling of study has been determined by a nonclustered, single-step random probability sampling method based on primary mass ratios. Read More

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December 2018
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Predictors of Smartphone Uses for Health Information Seeking in the Korean Elderly.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 19;33(1):43-54. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

b Graduate School of East-West Medical Science , Kyung Hee University , Yongin-si , Republic of Korea.

The purpose of this research is to examine the predictors of smartphone uses for health information-seeking (SHIS) in the Korean elderly. This research applies the comprehensive model of information seeking as a theoretical framework. Data reported in this study are from the 2016 Dementia Literacy Survey, and 235 elderly smartphone users were included in logistic regression model. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1391150DOI Listing
December 2018
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Association between Social Capital and Self-Efficacy among Latinas in Nebraska.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 6;33(1):31-42. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

a Center for Reducing Health Disparities, College of Public Health , University of Nebraska Medical Center , Omaha , Nebraska , USA.

Ensuring the health and well-being of Latinas is critical given the size of the population and its rapid growth across the United States. Social capital may be a tool for alleviating some of the individual, neighborhood, and societal challenges that Latina immigrants face. This study uses bivariate tests and multivariate regression to assess the association between social capital and self-efficacy among Latina immigrants in the Midwest (N = 94). Read More

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December 2018
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A Meta-analysis of the Correlation between Maltreatment, Witnessing Domestic Violence, and Bullying among Youths in South Korea.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 6;33(1):17-30. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

a Department of Social Welfare , Sungkyunkwan University , Seoul , South Korea.

The aim of this meta-analysis is to examine synthesized correlation outcomes between maltreatment, witnessing domestic violence, and bullying among youths in South Korea. The study examined 42 studies from between 2000 and 2015; the results showed that there is a medium effect size for this association among youths. Specifically, the effect size of the association was found to be larger for physical and verbal/emotional abuse and neglect than exposure to domestic violence for youths. Read More

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December 2018
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The Effects of School-Based Discrimination on Adolescents of Color Sexual Health Outcomes: A Social Determinants Approach.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 4;33(1):1-16. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

c Department of Family Science and Human Development , Montclair State University , Montclair , New Jersey , USA.

Social inequalities are at the heart of disparities in sexual health outcomes among African American and Latino/a adolescents living in the United States. Schools are typically the largest and primary context in youth development. School characteristics such as peer and teacher discrimination and school performance were examined to determine whether such characteristics predict sexual behavior in adolescents of color. Read More

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December 2018
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Ethical Considerations For Social Workers Working with Muslim Refugees.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 15;32(8):521-528. Epub 2017 Sep 15.

b Tulane University School of Social Work , New Orleans , Louisiana , USA.

In 2016 almost 39,000 Muslim refugees entered the United States, representing a record of admissions during a time of elevated anti-Muslim political rhetoric and public sentiment. Anti-Muslim attitudes and policies can affect refugees' ability to successfully resettle and contribute to decreased health status. Given the current social and political moment there is an ethical imperative for social workers to engage in resistance to anti-Muslim sentiment and the encoding of Islamophobia in resettlement policy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1373720DOI Listing
June 2018
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Subjective Well-Being in Older Chinese and Korean Immigrants in the United States: Effects of Self-Rated Health and Employment Status.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 14;32(8):510-520. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

a Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work , University of Hawaii at Manoa , Honolulu , Hawaii , USA.

This study examined the effects of association between self-rated health and employment status on subjective well-being among older Chinese and Korean immigrants in the United States. Data were collected from 171 Chinese and 205 Korean older adult immigrants living in Los Angeles County. The primary variables included demographic data, subjective index of well-being, self-rated health, and employment status. Read More

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June 2018
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Social Epidemiology in HIV/AIDS: What Else Should We Consider to Prevent the HIV/AIDS Progression?

Soc Work Public Health 2017 14;32(8):489-499. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

b Independent Researcher , Madrid , Spain.

More than 35 years after the description of the first cases of a new immunodeficiency syndrome that was named AIDS, health care providers hardly have a global perspective of those factors that coexist with this syndrome and also contribute to immunosupression and progression of disease. This report presents some of these factors (drug use, nutrition, psychological conditions, socioeconomic factors) to propose some areas of research and intervention strategies that could prevent the progression of HIV/AIDS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1365032DOI Listing
June 2018
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"We Are Disaster Response Experts": A Qualitative Study on the Mental Health Impact of Volunteering in Disaster Settings Among Combat Veterans.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 6;32(8):500-509. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

a Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center , U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs , North Hills , California , USA.

Volunteers serving in a disaster context may experience harmful mental health effects that could impede rescue operations. Exploratory research suggests that combat veterans who volunteer in Team Rubicon (TR)-a disaster relief social service organization with the mission of uniting the skills and experiences of military Veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams-have positive mental health responses when providing disaster relief. The objective of this qualitative study was to identify those nuances associated with combat veterans' mental health response in TR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1365033DOI Listing
June 2018
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A Retrospective Look at the Experience of Parental Incarceration and Family Reentry During Adolescence.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 18;32(8):475-488. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

b Social Work and Criminal Justice Program , University of Washington-Tacoma , Tacoma , Washington , USA.

Few studies provide firsthand experiences of parental incarceration in adolescents' own voices. Fourteen young men and women retrospectively shared their experiences of parental incarceration and family reentry during adolescence. Individual interviews focused on the following qualitative research questions: (1) What is the experience of parental incarceration and reentry for adolescents? (2) How does the child-parent relationship change from pre- to postincarceration? Relationships with incarcerated parents tended toward estrangement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1360819DOI Listing
June 2018
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An Examination of the Holism Paradigm: A View of Social Work.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 17;32(8):461-474. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

b School of Social Work , Renison University College, University of Waterloo , Waterloo , Canada.

This article examines the holism paradigm, implications on social work practice in healthcare, and how social work practice can help promote the value of social justice. Examining the holistic health paradigm fosters a critical reflection that assists to better understand beliefs and assumptions that guide social work practice, thus leading to critical action. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1360818DOI Listing
June 2018
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The Impact of Exceeding TANF Time Limits on the Access to Healthcare of Low-Income Mothers.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 17;32(7):452-460. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

b Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research , University of California Los Angeles , Los Angeles , California , USA.

The objective of this article is to estimate the relationship of exceeding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) time limits, with health insurance, healthcare, and health outcomes. The authors use Heckman selection models that exploit variability in state time-limit duration and timing of policy implementation as identifying exclusion restrictions to adjust the effect estimates of exceeding time limits for possible correlations between the probability of exceeding time limits and unobservable factors influencing the outcomes. The authors find that exceeding time limits decreases the predicted probability of Medicaid coverage, increases the predicted probability of being uninsured, and decreases the predicted probability of annual medical provider contact. Read More

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May 2018
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Public Health Activist Skills Pyramid: A Model for Implementing Health in All Policies.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 11;32(7):407-420. Epub 2017 Aug 11.

a National Institute of Health Research , Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

Affecting public health for society requires various competencies. In fact, the prerequisite for the implementation of health in all policies should be effectiveness of public health activists (PHAs) in these competencies. This study aims to determine the competencies of the activists in public health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1344600DOI Listing
May 2018
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Diabetes and Tooth Loss among Working-Age African Americans: A National Perspective.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 10;32(7):443-451. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

b Epidemiology, School of Public Health , University at Albany, State University of New York , Rensselaer , New York , USA.

Natural teeth are still lost in adults despite improvements in dental care and access to treatment across the life span. The study examined whether tooth loss can be mitigated in adults experiencing diabetes. National online survey data from the Service Utilization among African Americans with Co-morbid Depression and Diabetes (n = 275) were analyzed using logistic regression analyses. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5881378PMC
May 2018
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Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Practice Together.

Soc Work Public Health 2017 26;32(7):421-431. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

a College of Education and Social Work , West Chester University , West Chester , Pennsylvania , USA.

Social workers are increasingly called to implement evidence-based practices and systematically evaluate efficacy. As healthcare reform magnifies these mandates for a growing population of service users, social work educators are positioned to play important roles in helping organizations build capacity for this work. This article presents two examples of faculty members successfully filling this role; one developed a teaching model for evidence-based practice that synchronized classroom and field continuing education, and the other linked curricular goals with an agency's need for program evaluation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2017.1344601DOI Listing
May 2018
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