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HIV risk perception and distribution of HIV risk among African, Caribbean and other Black people in a Canadian city: mixed methods results from the BLACCH study.

Author(s): Shamara Baidoobonso, Greta R Bauer, Kathy Nixon Speechley and Erica Lawson

Date: 03/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:184

Summary:
This paper describes service providers' and African, Caribbean and other Black (ACB) people's perceptions about HIV risk in ACB populations; describing the distribution of HIV risk behaviours among ACB people according to markers of social status and position; and comparing results from these two analyses.

Ethnic Families and Mental Health: Application of the ABC-X Model of Family Stress

Author(s): Angie M. Schock-Giordano

Date: 02/2013

Source: Sage Open

Summary:
This article describes the use of the ABC-X Model of Family Stress to organize the research on ethnic families and mental health issues.

Applying a gender lens on human papillomavirus infection: cervical cancer screening, HPV DNA testing, and HPV vaccination

Author(s): Ivan Branković, Petra Verdonk and Ineke Klinge

Date: 02/2013

Source: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013, 12:14

Summary:
The aim of this study is to provide anoverview of knowledge on sex (biological) and gender (sociocultural) aspects of Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer for educationalpurposes.

Addressing Factors Related to Depression & Mental Health in Elderly Chinese Immigrant Women in Ontario.

Author(s): Farzaneh Saadat Mehr

Date: 02/2013

Source: Department of Sociology and Anthropology,Faculty of Social Sciences,University of Ottawa

Summary:
This is a qualitative research study centred on factors related to depressing and mental health among elderly Chinese immigrant women living in Ontario, Canada.

Unprotected and Unrecognized: The Ontological Insecurity of Migrants Who Are Denied Protection from Domestic Violence in Their Home Countries and as Refugee Claimants in Canada.

Author(s): Rupaleem Bhuyan,Bethany J. Osborne and Janet Flor Juanico Cruz

Date: 02/2013

Source: CERIS The Ontario metropolis Centre Working Paper No. 96

Summary:
This paper involves an intertextual analysis of Canadian refugee policy and narratives from interviews with twenty-five Spanish-speaking women living with precarious migratory status in Toronto, Canada.

Disparities in attendance at diabetes self-management education programs after diagnosis in Ontario, Canada: a cohort study.

Author(s): Karen Cauch-Dudek, J Charles Victor, Marianne Sigmond and Baiju R Shah

Date: 01/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013

Summary:
The goals of the study were to determine the frequency of diabetes self-management education program utilization by newly-diagnosed patients, and to evaluate whether there were any demographic or clinical disparities in utilization.

Publications on cross-cultural aspects of eating disorders

Author(s): Nerissa Li-Wey Soh and Garry Walter

Date: 01/2013

Source: Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:4

Summary:
This bibliometric study analyses the profile of cross-cultural studies into eating disorders published from 1970 through to 2011.

Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcome in Different Ethnic Groups: Calculating Population Attributable Fractions

Author(s): Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Julia Kopeika, Paul Seed, Symon Wandiembe, and Pat Doyle

Date: 01/2013

Source: PLOS ONE Volume 8 | Issue 1

Summary:
The objective of the study was to quantify the proportion of adverse pregnancy outcome attributable to maternal obesity among women from different ethno-cultural backgorunds.

Ascertainment of chronic diseases using population health data: a comparison of health administrative data and patient self-report.

Author(s): Elizabeth Muggah, Erin Graves, Carol Bennett and Douglas G Manue

Date: 01/2013

Source: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:16

Summary:
This study explored agreement between administrative and survey data for ascertainment of seven key chronic diseases, using individually linked data from a large population of individuals in Ontario, Canada.

Perceived barriers in accessing food among recent Latin American immigrants in Toronto

Author(s): Mandana Vahabi and Cynthia Damba

Date: 01/2013

Source: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013, 12:1

Summary:
This study focused on recent Latin American immigrants to explore their perceived barriers in acquiring safe, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate food.


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