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Attitudes and beliefs of african americans toward participation in medical research
African-American participants in this study described distrust of the medical community as a prominent barrier to participation in clinical research. Expand
College Students and Disability Law
This article briefly reviews Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and identifies the criteria that are used to determine whether a student is both "disabled" and "qualified."Expand
Distrust, race, and research.
Race remained strongly associated with a higher distrust score and even after controlling for markers of social class, African Americans were less trusting than white Americans. Expand
Trust in the health care system and the use of preventive health services by older black and white adults.
Black adults had significantly less trust in their own physicians and greater trust in informal health information sources than did Whites, and health information disseminated to Blacks through informal means is likely to increase Blacks' utilization of preventive health services. Expand
Understanding the patient's perspective on rapid and routine HIV testing in an inner-city urgent care center.
Patient perspectives of rapid and routine HIV-testing in an urgent care center at an urban public hospital were explored, with rapid testing preferred to EIA testing because it reduced the need for a return visit and stress of waiting for test results, though there were concerns about accuracy. Expand
Discrimination, mental health, and leukocyte telomere length among African American men
This study examined cross-sectional associations between LTL, self-reported racial discrimination, and symptoms of depression and anxiety among 92 African American men 30-50 years of age and found evidence for a significant interaction between the two. Expand
SOLAR ultraviolet radiation and vitamin D: a historical perspective.
The sequence and turn of events pertaining to the discovery of vitamin D and the strategies for the eradication of the reemerging rickets problem are reviewed. Expand
Health disparities: the importance of culture and health communication.
Efforts to eliminate health disparities must be informed by the influence of culture on the attitudes, beliefs, and practices of not only minority populations but also public health policymakers and the health professionals responsible for the delivery of medical services and public health interventions designed to close the health gap. Expand
The role of race and genetics in health disparities research.
Differences of opinion on the appropriate way to apply the construct of race in biomedical and health services research raise 3 important questions for medical and public health practitioners, scientists, policymakers, and funding agencies committed to advancing both biomedical andhealth disparities research agendas. Expand
"Food is directed to the area": African Americans' perceptions of the neighborhood nutrition environment in Pittsburgh.
Examination of African Americans' perceptions of the neighborhood nutrition environment in Pittsburgh finds that African Americans perceive that supermarkets serving their community offer produce and meats of poorer quality than branches of the same supermarket serving White neighborhoods. Expand