Asian Americans

Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Dietetic Association

This article reviews the primary health problems of African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian/Pacific Islander-American, and Native-American elders. The goal is to familiarize practicing dietitians with the differences in longevity, disease spectrum, and functional status (where data are available) for each of these ethnic groups. These data should be of assistance in making decisions regarding dietary counseling for ethnic elders. It is acknowledged that most data accumulated according to race do not accurately measure ethnicity.

Author(s): 
Bernard, M. A.
Lampley-Dallas, V.
Smith, L.
Publication Title: 
World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics
Author(s): 
Okuyama, Harumi
Ichikawa, Yuko
Sun, Yueji
Hamazaki, Tomohito
Lands, W. E. M.
Publication Title: 
Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs

This study is an examination of how Lee's (1973, 1977, 1988) love styles are related to Taiwanese attitudes toward romantic relationships. Traditional literature was explored to ascertain Chinese beliefs about love and customs surrounding courtships and marriage. Taiwanese students at the University of Texas completed the Love Attitudes Scale (C. Hendrick & S. Hendrick, 1990), a measure of Lee's love styles.

Author(s): 
Cho, W.
Cross, S. E.
Publication Title: 
Western Journal of Nursing Research

This article presents a study in which Picot's caregiver rewards scale (PCRS), originally developed in English, was cross-culturally validated with 137 Chinese adult children family caregivers in the United States using confirmatory factor analysis. A one-factor structure of the 21-item revised Chinese PCRS was supported as indicated by goodness-of-fit index = .94, adjusted goodness-of-fit index = .93, standardized root mean square residual = .09, and chi-square to df ratio = 2.7. Chi-square for this model was (chi(2) [189, n = 137] = 514, p < .05). The standardized alpha was .90.

Author(s): 
Hsueh, Kuei-Hsiang
Phillips, Linda R.
Cheng, Wenyun
Picot, Sandra J. Fulton
Publication Title: 
The Psychoanalytic Quarterly

The author surveys various views of racial and ethnic identity, and proposes a model of thinking about identity aimed at capturing both its oppressive and its facilitating character. To further elaborate the dual nature of identity, she discusses the way that inequities in the social world, and the ideologies that sustain them, produce narcissistic wounds that are then enacted consciously and unconsciously by both patient and therapist.

Author(s): 
Layton, Lynne
Publication Title: 
Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin

The authors hypothesized that teasing, a social interaction that benefits relational bonds at the expense of the self, should be viewed as more affiliative, and experienced as more pleasurable, by members of cultures that deemphasize positive self-differentiation. In four multimethod studies, Asian Americans attributed more affiliative intent to teasers and reported more positive target experience than did European Americans. Teaser behavior, attribution biases, and personality did not account for culture-related differences in teasing experience.

Author(s): 
Campos, Belinda
Keltner, Dacher
Beck, Jennifer M.
Gonzaga, Gian C.
John, Oliver P.
Publication Title: 
Family Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are now more than 100,000 Hmong (Southeast Asian) refugees in the United States. This study examined interactions between Hmong patients and their health care providers and identified specific factors that either enable or obstruct health care delivery. METHODS: We used semistructured interview techniques to investigate patients' and providers' experiences, looking for attitudes, ideas, or behaviors that could be modified to improve health care delivery.

Author(s): 
Barrett, B.
Shadick, K.
Schilling, R.
Spencer, L.
del Rosario, S.
Moua, K.
Vang, M.
Publication Title: 
Family Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are now more than 100,000 Hmong (Southeast Asian) refugees in the United States. This study examined interactions between Hmong patients and their health care providers and identified specific factors that either enable or obstruct health care delivery. METHODS: We used semistructured interview techniques to investigate patients' and providers' experiences, looking for attitudes, ideas, or behaviors that could be modified to improve health care delivery.

Author(s): 
Barrett, B.
Shadick, K.
Schilling, R.
Spencer, L.
del Rosario, S.
Moua, K.
Vang, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

Korean immigration peaked in the mid-1980s, so that large cohorts of post-1965 immigrants are now approaching or entering retirement. As the baby boomer generation ages, few studies have examined how the lack of retirement savings and eldercare plans combined with cultural expectations such as filial piety may pose challenges for aging Korean immigrants and their adult children. This exploratory study examines attitudes and beliefs among 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean American adults regarding filial expectations and support for aging immigrant parents.

Author(s): 
Yoo, Grace J.
Kim, Barbara W.
Publication Title: 
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

OBJECTIVES: To assess the differences in facial proportions between Korean American (KA) women and North American white (NAW) women and to quantitatively describe aesthetic facial features in the KA women. DESIGN: Anthropometric survey and facial aesthetic evaluation. PARTICIPANTS: Volunteer sample of KA women (n = 72) who served as models for part 1 of the study and a different sample of KA women (n = 5) and men (n = 5) who served as judges for part 2 of the study. All subjects were between ages 18 and 35 years and had Korean parents and no previous facial surgery or trauma.

Author(s): 
Choe, Kyle S.
Sclafani, Anthony P.
Litner, Jason A.
Yu, Guo-Pei
Romo, Thomas

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