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BACKGROUND Depression affects more Hispanics with type 2 diabetes than other ethnic groups. This exploratory, binational study examined the prevalence and correlates of clinical depressive symptoms in Hispanics of Mexican origin with type 2 diabetes living on both sides of the Texas Mexico border. METHODS Two binational samples, consisting of 172 adult(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to assess the presence and/or absence of cross-cultural differences or similarities between Korean and United States cataract patients. A systematic assessment was performed using utility and psychometric measures in the study population. RESEARCH DESIGN A cross-sectional study design was used to examine the comparison(More)
OBJECTIVE Identify racial/ethnic differences among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in demographics, MS disease characteristics, and health services received. PARTICIPANTS We analyzed enrollment data from the Registry of the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Project to compare 26,967 Caucasians, 715 Latinos, and 1,313(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper proposes an analytical approach to the assessment of geographic population health disparities that are measured as the consolidation of public health related indicators into geographic-specific scores, and are representative of the level of public health capability within counties in the state of Mississippi. STUDY DESIGN A(More)
BACKGROUND Previous medication management research has focused on hospital and long-term care facility settings, where drug-utilization reviews are used to reduce medication errors. Patients receiving home health care (HHC) are without the benefit of systematic drug-utilization reviews. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review medication use in(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) indicated by baseline health status in elementary school children. METHODS Data were obtained via parents whose children enrolled in an elementary school, kindergarten to fourth grade, in southern Mississippi in spring 2004. Parents(More)
This research profiles African American residents with multiple sclerosis (MS) at admission to the nursing facility and compares them to profiles of white residents with MS using the Minimum Data Set (MDS). We analysed MDS admission assessments for 1367 African Americans with MS and 9294 whites with MS. African American residents with MS were significantly(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine physical and mental health domains of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in a binational adult population with type 2 diabetes at the Texas-Mexico border, and to explore individual and social correlates to physical and mental health status. METHODS Adults 18 years and older with type 2 diabetes residing in the South Texas Lower(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted in an attempt to describe the status of cataract symptoms of preoperative cataract patients, as well as to determine the relationship between cataract symptom and vision-related quality of life measures. RESEARCH DESIGN A cross-sectional study design was used. Study subjects were selected using non-probabilistic(More)