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Prevalence and correlates of adult physical assault and rape in six Native American tribes are presented (N = 1,368). Among women, 45% reported being physically assaulted and 14% were raped since age 18 years. For men, figures were 36% and 2%, respectively. Demographic characteristics, adverse childhood experiences, adulthood alcohol dependence, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Genetic variation influences differential vulnerability to addiction within populations. However, it remains unclear whether differences in frequencies of vulnerability alleles contribute to disparities between populations and to what extent ancestry correlates with differential exposure to environmental risk factors, including poverty and trauma.(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are leading causes of death among Native Americans. Little is known about the impact of negative childhood exposures, including parental alcoholism, childhood maltreatment, and out-of-home placement, on risk of lifetime DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition) diagnosis of alcohol(More)
This study examined tribal members' perspectives on alcohol, risk factors, consequences, and community responses. Focus groups were conducted with five American Indian tribes between 1997 and 2001. Participants were knowledgeable of the cultural lives of their reservation communities. Although there was agreement regarding the pervasiveness of heavy(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe characteristics of health influencers (HIs) prior to training in brief tobacco cessation interventions (BI). METHODS HIs (n=910) in Arizona were recruited for a randomized controlled trial comparing training modalities. RESULTS Typically middle-aged (M=43, SD=14), non-Hispanic white (68%), female (77%), non-tobacco users (93%),(More)
Interventions tailored to individual smoker characteristics have increasingly received attention in the tobacco control literature. The majority of tailored interventions are generated by computers and administered with printed materials or web-based programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the tailoring activities of community lay health(More)
Female survivors of sexual trauma are vulnerable to a wide range of psychological consequences (see the VAWnet document entitled The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma). Because some psychological symptoms may be long lasting and severe, treating them at the earliest point in time may reduce the duration and severity of distress. Therefore, this(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify types of health influencers in tobacco cessation based on the frequency and characteristics of brief intervention activities. METHODS Longitudinal qualitative interviews were completed with 28 individuals posttraining. RESULTS Four individuals were categorized as Rarely Active, 5 as Active With Family and Friends, 9 as Active in(More)
This study examined associations between alcohol misuse and childhood maltreatment and out-of-home placement among urban lesbian, gay, and bisexual (referred to as two-spirit) American Indian and Alaska Native adults. In a multi-site study, data were obtained from 294 individuals who consumed alcohol during the past year. The results indicated that 72.3% of(More)