Venera Bekteshi

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Empirical evidence on the role financial institutions and home and community-based interventions play in influencing asset building among persons with disabilities is scarce. This article contributes to this effort directed at understanding such effects by exploring patterns of and barriers to use of banking services offered by the credit union that has(More)
This study evaluated the associations among perceived risk, perceived efficacy, and engagement in six cancer-related risk behaviors in a population-based Hispanic/Latino sample. Interviews were conducted with 5,313 Hispanic/Latino adults as part of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Participants(More)
PURPOSE After testing the capacity of Kessler's psychological distress (K6) scale to measure equally across low-income Mexican-born women (n=881) and U.S.-born women of Mexican descent (n=317), this study assesses the impact of acculturation on this group's psychological distress. METHODS We employ descriptive and confirmatory factor analyses to test the(More)
This study focused on how acculturative stress and psychological distress affect Puerto Rican-born women residing in the United States. Mediation path analysis was used to estimate relationships between contextual factors, acculturative stress, and psychological distress. The fit of the data to the final model was adequate as estimated using chi-square(More)
BACKGROUND Most research on daughters of women with cancer have focused on the daughters' adjustment to the cancer with little attention given to the impact of the cancer on the relationships between mothers and daughters. METHODS Guided by the feminist relational-cultural theory, this study examines mothers' perceptions of their cancer experience on(More)
Based on Family Stress Management theory, we explored the contextual influence on acculturative stress and psychological distress. We included 639 Latinas from the National Latino Asian American Survey. We hypothesized that (a) impact of acculturative stress on psychological distress depends on specific contexts; (b) U.S. climate (i.e., perceived(More)
Support brokers are entities that provide information and assistance to self-directed clients in Medicaid waiver programs. Although all Cash & Counseling programs have support brokerage, each state has a great deal of liberty in determining how those functions are carried out, who provides those activities, which functions are emphasized and how(More)
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