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Despite evidence of ethnic differences in family caregivers' experiences, the extent to which caregiver interventions are culturally tailored to address these differences is unknown. A systematic review of literature published from 1980 to 2009 identified: differences in caregiving experiences of African American, Latino, and Chinese American caregivers;(More)
OBJECTIVE Describe association of patient satisfaction with interpersonal processes of care (IPC) by race/ethnicity. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Interview with 1,664 patients (African Americans, English- and Spanish-speaking Latinos, and non-Latino Whites). STUDY DESIGN/METHODS Cross-sectional study of seven IPC measures (communication, patient-centered(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine relationships between coping resources and self-rated health among Latina breast cancer survivors. DESIGN Cross-sectional telephone survey. SETTING Four northern California counties. SAMPLE 330 Latina breast cancer survivors within one to five years of diagnosis. METHODS Telephone survey conducted by bilingual and(More)
BACKGROUND Effective communication at hospital discharge is necessary for an optimal transition and to avoid adverse events. We investigated the association of a language barrier with patient understanding of discharge instructions. METHODS Spanish-speaking, Chinese-speaking, and English-speaking patients admitted to 2 urban hospitals between 2005 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine differences in treatment decision-making participation, satisfaction, and regret among Latinas and non-Latina whites with DCIS. METHODS Survey of Latina and non-Latina white women diagnosed with DCIS. We assessed women's preferences for involvement in decision-making, primary treatment decision maker, and participatory(More)
OBJECTIVE In the absence of consistent guidelines for the use of adjuvant hormonal therapy (HT) in treating ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), our purpose was to explore a variety of factors associated with discussion, use, and discontinuation of this therapy for DCIS, including patient, tumor, and treatment-related characteristics and physician-patient(More)
BACKGROUND The growing rates of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and evidence that Latinas may underuse breast-conserving surgery (BCS) compared with white women highlight the need to better understand how treatment decisions are made in this understudied group. To help address this gap, this study compared surgery and radiation treatment decision making(More)
Time delay after an abnormal screening mammogram may have a critical impact on tumor size, stage at diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival of subsequent breast cancer. This study was undertaken to evaluate disparities between Latina and non-Hispanic white (NHW) women in time to definitive diagnosis of breast cancer after an abnormal screening(More)
Linguistic interpretation ameliorates health disparities disfavoring underserved limited English-proficient patients, yet few studies have compared clinician satisfaction with these services. Self-administered clinician post-visit surveys compared the quality of interpretation and communication, visit satisfaction, degree of patient engagement, and cultural(More)
Few studies have evaluated interventions to improve quality of life (QOL) for Latina breast cancer survivors and caregivers. Following best practices in community-based participatory research (CBPR), we established a multi-level partnership among Latina survivors, caregivers, community-based organizations (CBOs), clinicians, and researchers to evaluate a(More)