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OBJECTIVE To identify the neighborhood socioeconomic and housing factors at the census-block level and the sociodemographic factors at the individual level that are associated with the risk of asthma. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of children aged between 5 and 18 years seen in a network of urban primary care clinics. SETTING A network of urban primary(More)
The use of geographic information system (GIS) technology allows public health practitioners to explore disparities in health, analyze disease outbreaks, and prioritize the use of limited resources for improving population health. Nursing students benefit from use of World Wide Web GIS resources as they develop knowledge and skill in assessing population(More)
The Social Ecology Model of Adolescent Interpersonal Violence Prevention (SEMAIVP) was used to examine adolescent beliefs and behaviors about interpersonal violence. Cross-sectional data were collected from middle school students using the Youth Conflict Mediation Survey. Regression models were developed for the total sample, by gender and by race. Factors(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper presents a model for designing, providing, and evaluating global experiential education, both local and internationally. METHODS A literature review was conducted to identify studies and models of global nursing education experiences in the scientific indexed literature and the gray literature on the Internet published by professional(More)
Obesity and physical inactivity are major public health problems in the United States. Campus-Community partnerships have the potential to address the community health and quality of life issues at the local level. The purposes of this study were: (a) to identify groups who are at risk for being overweight and physically inactive; (b) to identify a(More)
A partnership was established between Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis and the Bloomington, Indiana-Posoltega, Nicaragua Sister City International organization to provide an international service-learning course in nursing. The course evolved over 4 years from an independent study for a single student to an elective course taken by 10(More)
INTRODUCTION Many health professions students who treat Spanish-speaking patients in the United States have little concept of their culture and health related traditions. The lack of understanding of these concepts may constitute major barriers to healthcare for these patients. International service-learning experiences allow students to work directly in(More)
This case study describes how a community health nursing practicum course was redesigned to increase undergraduate students' knowledge of and interactions with local immigrant populations. The goal of this tailored practicum is to develop students' sense of global engagement while remaining in the local community. The GENE framework is applied to course(More)