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A diverse ethnic context and an increasing immigrant youth population will soon become the reality across the entire U.S. demographic landscape. Research has suggested that a multicultural context positively influences ethnic minority and immigrant youth by fostering ethnic identity and psychosocial development. However, it is unknown whether and how(More)
This article, which was prepared as part of a larger study of the impact of the copayment requirement on United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) beneficiaries carried out at the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR), compares male to female changes in ambulatory care visits for mental disorders and discusses the implications of these changes(More)
We investigated the use of psychiatric consultations in short-term general hospitals using a national sample of 327 hospitals and examining the hospital experience of approximately 263,000 patients discharged from these hospitals. We found that the demographic characteristics of patients receiving psychiatric consultations in the national sample were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to compare the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in a clinical sample of sexually abused children referred for outpatient evaluation. Two a priori hypotheses were tested: (1) the sexually abused group would have more post-traumatic stress disorder than the non-sexually abused group and (2) non-sexually abused children(More)
In this study of 329 Cambodian, Chinese, Laotian/Mien, and Vietnamese youth in Oakland, California, acculturation factors of individualism-collectivism and acculturative dissonance were examined as risk and protective factors for substance use. Results of structural equation modeling and bootstrapping revealed that peer substance use was a robust mediator(More)
Background There is a paucity of research addressing victimization among Asian and Southeast Asian youth. Methods A community-based sample of 329 Chinese, Cambodian, Lao/Mien, and Vietnamese youth were interviewed in a face-to-face format. Non-familial physical and emotional victimization were explored in relation to risk factors. Results Results revealed(More)
Employer-based health insurance (insurance that is purchased by employers for their employees and financed through employer or joint employer-employee contributions) is currently subsidized in part by the federal government through tax exclusions for employer contributions to employee health insurance plans. This subsidization costs the federal government(More)