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UNDERSERVED AND SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS AND LINKAGES WITH HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE DIFFERENTIALS
RESEARCH IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH CARE
Series Editor: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld
|Volume 24:||Access, Quality and Satisfaction with Care: Concerns Of Patients, Providers and Insurers, 2007|
|Volume 25:||Inequalities and Disparities in Health Care and Health: Concerns Of Patients, Providers and Insurers, 2007|
|Volume 26:||Care for Major Health Problems and Population Health Concerns: Impacts on Patients, Providers, and Policy, 2008|
|Volume 27:||Social Sources of Disparities in Health and Health Care and Linkages to Policy, Population Concerns and Providers of Care, 2009|
|Volume 28:||The Impact of Demographics on Health and Healthcare: Race, Ethnicity, and Other Social Factors, 2010|
|Volume 29:||Access to Care and Factors that Impact Access, Patients as Partners in Care and Changing Roles of Health Providers, 2011|
|Volume 30:||Issues in Health and Health Care Related to Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, SES and Gender, 2012|
|Volume 31:||Social Determinants, Health Disparities and Linkages to Health and Health Care, 2013|
|Volume 32:||Technology, Communication, Disparities and Government Options in Health and Health Care Services, 2014|
|Volume 33:||Education, Social Factors, and Health Beliefs in Health and Health Care Services, 2015|
|Volume 34:||Special Social Groups, Social Factors and Disparities in Health and Health Care, 2016|
|Volume 35:||Health and Health Care Concerns among Women and Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2017|
|Volume 36:||Gender, Women’s Health Care Concerns and Other Social Factors in Health and Health Care, 2018|
RESEARCH IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH CARE
UNDERSERVED AND SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS AND LINKAGES WITH HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE DIFFERENTIALS
JENNIE JACOBS KRONENFELD
Arizona State University, USA
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List of Figures
|Fig. 1.||Predicted Marginal Means of Psychological Distress as a Function of Subjective Social Status in the United States and Latino Group.||62|
|Fig. 2.||Predicted Marginal Means of Psychological Distress as a Function of Subjective Social Status in the Community and Latino Group.||63|
|Fig. 1.||Unstandardized Coefficients and Sobel Tests (z) for Statistically Significant Indirect Effects (NHANES 2007–2008).||81|
|Fig. 1.||Leprosy New Case Detection (NCD) and Prevalence (2005–2009) for Southeast Zone of Nigeria.||168|
|Fig. 2.||Respondents’ Description of Their Relationship with Persons Affected by Leprosy.||182|
List of Tables
|Table 1.||Mean Value of Psychological Distress and Family Support for Disaggregated Sample.||19|
|Table 2.||Structural Equation Model Estimates of the Association between Family Support and Psychological Distress.||22|
|Table 3.||Structural Equation Model Estimates of the Association between Family Support and Psychological Distress with Two-way Interactions.||23|
|Table 4.||Structural Equation Model Estimates of the Association between Family Support and Psychological Distress with Three-way Interactions.||25|
|Table 1.||Descriptive Statistics and Variables for Analysis by Ancestry and Immigrant Generation (N = 810).||44|
|Table 2.||Logistic Regression for Mental Health Service Use with First-generation Asian Americans as Reference Group Using Data of the National Latino and Asian American Survey 2002–2003, Odds Ratios (OR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI).||45|
|Table 3.||Logistic Regression for Mental Health Service Use with First-generation Latinx as Reference Group Using Data of the National Latino and Asian American Survey 2002–2003, Odds Ratios (OR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI).||46|
|Table 1.||Distribution of Sociodemographic Characteristics for Total Sample and by Latino Ethnicity.||60|
|Table 2.||Descriptive Statistics of Main Variables for Total Sample and by Latino Group (Weighted).||61|
|Table 3.||Regression Models for Subjective Social Status Variables Predicting Psychological Distress (Weighted).||61|
|Table 1.||Descriptive Statistics (n = 1,792).||76|
|Table 2.||Ordinary Least Squares Regression of Toxin Exposure (n = 1,792).||79|
|Table 3.||Ordinary Least Squares Regression of Self-rated Physical Health (n = 1,792).||80|
|Table 1.||Characteristics of ASD/ID Subjects under Study.||93|
|Table 2.||Social Characteristics of ASD/ID Adults.||95|
|Table 3.||Guardian Characteristics.||96|
|Table 1.||List of LGAs, Communities and Villages Used in the Study.||175|
|Table 2.||Distribution of Respondents by Sociodemographic Characteristics.||177|
|Table 3.||Distribution of Male and Female Respondents by Their Awareness of Leprosy.||180|
|Table 4.||Distribution of Respondents by some Sociodemographic Variables, Awareness about Leprosy (% in Parenthesis).||180|
|Table 5.||Distribution of Respondents by Their Opinion about Which Gender Encounters Higher Incidence/Exposure to Leprosy in Their Area?||180|
|Table 6.||Distribution of Respondents by Their Opinion on Gender Role That Most Likely Affect Clinic Attendance of Persons Affected by Leprosy in the Control Program.||181|
|Table 7.||Distribution of Respondents by Their Opinion about Which Gender Receives Greater Community Support and Is Re-accepted and Re-integrated Faster into the Community after Anti-leprosy Treatment.||183|
|Table 8.||Distribution of Respondents according to Their Gender and Their Acceptance of Belief Systems on Leprosy (% in Parenthesis).||183|
|Table 1.||Identified Categories and Themes on Work–life Balance in the Medical Literature.||210|
|Table 1.||Worker Characteristics by Setting NNAS (n = 2,909) NHHAS (n = 2,077).||231|
|Table 2.||Working Conditions by Setting: Facility (NNAS, n = 2,909), Home (NHHAS, n = 2,077).||232|
|Table 3.||Percentage of Workers with Injuries in the Past Year by Identity and Setting: Facility (NNAS, n = 2,814), Home (NHHAS, n = 2,077).||233|
|Table 4.||Percentage of Workers with Not Enough Time For Tasks by Identity and Setting: Facility (NNAS, n = 2,814), Home (NHHAS, n = 2,077).||235|
|Table 1.||Topics Covered by Focus Groups.||246|
|Table 2.||Socio-demographic Characteristics of the Sample (Frequencies: Absolute Number and Percentage).||247|
|Table 3.||Disorders Perceived by Respondents (Frequencies: Absolute Number and Percentage).||248|
|Table 4.||Psychophysical Malaise Index (Frequencies: Absolute Number and Percentage).||249|
|Table 5.||Psychophysical Malaise Index for Physical Strain (Absolute Number and Percentage).||250|
|Table 6.||Psychophysical Malaise Index for Relational Strain (Absolute Number and Percentage).||251|
|Table 7.||Psychophysical Malaise Index for Live-in Formula (Absolute Number and Percentage).||252|
|Table 8.||Psychophysical Malaise Index for the Main Difficulties of Home Care Work (Absolute Number and Percentage).||252|
|Table 9.||Psychophysical Malaise Index for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Absolute Number and Percentage).||254|
|Table 10.||Psychophysical Malaise Index for Physical Aggressions (Absolute Number and Percentage).||254|
About the Contributors
Zinobia C. Bennefield is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Her research interests include childhood and adolescent mental health, structural inequality and health, and the application of intersectionality theory in health research.
Jennifer M. Brailsford is an Instructor in the Care, Health, and Society program at The University of Arizona. As a medical sociologist, her research focuses on the impacts of social and physical environments on human health. Her research interests include neighborhood contexts, environmental hazards, and the stress process.
Amy M. Burdette is Professor of Sociology and an associate in the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University. Amy M. Burdette is Professor of Sociology and an associate in the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University. Amy M. Burdette’s research investigates connections between religious involvement, neighborhood context, and health. Her research has examined social variations in health and health behaviors at virtually every stage of the life course from birth (e.g., low-birth weight), to adolescence (e.g., HPV vaccination, substance use), to young adulthood (e.g., BMI, sexual activity), to adulthood (e.g., breastfeeding, obesity, psychological distress, prescription drug misuse), and old age (e.g., cognitive functioning, mobility). Much of her research has paid special attention to disadvantaged populations, including low-income urban mothers.
Claudia Chaufan is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Global Health at York University in Toronto. She practiced medicine in her native Argentina, before shifting to an academic career. Her background spans medicine, sociology, comparative political economy, and philosophy. Her research and intellectual interests include the politics of health and global health in the context of capitalist globalization, medicalization and social control, language/power/discourse, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She teaches about, and has published on, these topics in Social Science & Medicine, the International Journal of Health Services, and Critical Public Health. She is Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of academic journals, and a long-time supporter of organizations opposing Western intervention in the Global South.
Jessica Eckhardt is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Justice at Northland College, an environmental liberal arts school on the south shore of Lake Superior. As an environmental health sociologist, she uses frameworks and methodologies from medical sociology, environmental justice, social epidemiology, and public health to explore differential exposures to environmental hazards and how those hazards impact human health.
Terrence D. Hill is Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and a Scientific Member of the Arizona Center on Aging at the University of Arizona. His research examines the social distribution of health and health-relevant behaviors. To date, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. According to Google Scholar, his published work has been cited across a range of disciplines nearly 4,000 times.
Charley Henderson received MA in Sociology from Texas State University in 2018. She has been working on several research projects with Atsuko Kawakami, PhD, at Tarleton State University since 2015. While conducting research with Dr Kawakami, Ms Henderson completed her MA and published an article, “Hepatitis C and the Social Hierarchy: How Stigma Is Built in Rural Communities,” as her research interests include medical sociology, rural sociology, stigma, and viral infections.
Andrew K. Jorgenson is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology and Professor of Environmental Studies at Boston College. The primary area of his research is the human dimensions of global environmental change, with a focus on the drivers of greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, industrial pollution, and land cover change. He also conducts research on the political-economic and environmental conditions that shape population health outcomes, uneven development, income inequality, and environmental concern.
Karen E. Joseph-Kent is an Assistant Professor at DeSales University and is Director of the MBA program. She has taught health services administration for over 20 years at Xavier University and Penn State and has an extensive background in health administration leadership as an Administrator for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She received her PhD from Miami University of Ohio in Social Gerontology. She dedicates this study to Ian Kent and the myriad of caring professionals who improve the lives of people with ASD.
Atsuko Kawakami is Associate Professor of Sociology at Tarleton State University. She received PhD in sociology from Arizona State University and MA in sociology from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, the following areas: support systems among various groups, living arrangement and health service utilization among the elderly population, and transnational identity of immigrants.
Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld is Professor Emerita in the Sociology Program, Sanford School of Social/Family Dynamics, Arizona State University. Her research areas are medical sociology and aging with special focus on health policy, health care utilization, and health behavior. She is Coeditor of Health and Associate Editor-In-Chief for American Journal of Health Promotion. She is a past Chair of Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association and past President of Sociologists for Women in Society.
Jennifer McDonald’s research interests include women’s health and international health policy. She has presented research at the American Sociological Association Conference, has spoken at the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research University Conference, and has been a delegate at the World Health Assembly. Jennifer enjoys traveling and plans to attend medical school in the next two years.
Kristine M. Molina, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Irvine. She earned a joint PhD in Psychology (Personality & Social Contexts) and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on how different dimensions of inequality, often resulting from racism, become embodied at multiple levels to affect health across the life course among racialized groups.
Ethel Nicdao, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Sociology at California State University, San Bernardino. Trained as a medical sociologist, her work centers on health disparities among minority populations. Her current research applies a community-based participatory research and intersectionality approach to examine the mental health and well-being of adults in San Joaquin and San Bernardino counties. She completed her doctoral training at the University of New Mexico and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington.
Ignatius Uche Nwankwo, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medical Sociology at the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. He has taught sociology for more than a decade and served as Head of Department from 2012 to 2014. Currently, he is the Sub-Dean for Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences. His research interests cut across health policy and finance, gender and health, sociocultural determinants of health services access, evaluation of health programs and the administration of public health law, etc.
Kim Price-Glynn, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. She was the inaugural recipient of the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research examines gender, labor, health and caregiving in diverse organizational settings, from nursing homes to strip clubs. She is the author of Strip Club: Gender, Power and Sex Work, New York University Press (2010). She has also published in Gender & Society; Sociology of Health & Illness; Research in the Sociology of Health Care; and Work, Employment & Society, as well as other journals and the edited volume, Caring on the Clock.
Valentina Raffa, PhD, is a Researcher of Sociology in the Department of Cognitive Science, Educational and Cultural Studies (CSECS), University of Messina. Her research focuses on social exclusion, social marginality, social movements, new political identities, postcolonial studies, urban art, sociology of development, and sociology of health. She worked on several national and international projects.
Carter Rakovski, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at California State University Fullerton. She studies gender and work. She also applies statistical methods in her interdisciplinary work. Her research has been published in a range of journals including the Sociology of Health and Illness, Work, Employment and Society, Disability and Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Accounting Research.
Fernando I. Rivera is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida. His research interests and activities are in the sociology of health/medical sociology, disasters, and race and ethnicity. He earned his MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Rutgers University.
Anne Scheer is Assistant Professor at the Department of Population Science and Policy at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She holds a master's degree in Anthropology and a PhD in Sociology – both from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her research interests include obesity and nutritional health in rural communities, school discipline in US public education, and the ways in which childhood trauma/toxic stress relate to children's health and their experiences with school discipline. As a qualitative childhood sociologist, she has conducted extensive research with elementary school-aged children, using participant observation and interviews, including research about punitive disciplinary policies in a large Midwestern school district, and her current study about rural children's perspectives on health, well-being, and nutrition.
Juyeon Son is Associate Professor in Sociology at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She received her MA in Women’s Studies from Rutgers University in 1998 and her PhD in Sociology from the University of Oregon in 2007. Dr Son is a medical sociologist and has published articles that examine issues such as health service utilization and immigrant incorporation, postpartum care, health disparities, transnationalism, and technology. Her current research is on end-of-life and palliative care.
Jessica Valles is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Sociology, and a Research Fellow for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her MA in Sociology from the University of North Florida in 2014. Her research focuses on mental health for immigrant and aging populations, as well as racial and ethnic disparities in caregiving and familial support.
Francesca Alice Vianello, PhD, is Lecturer in Sociology of Work at the University of Padua (Italy). Her main areas of research are migration, gender, and labor. She leads the research project “Migration and Occupational Health: Understanding the Risks for Eastern European Migrant Women” funded by the University of Padua under the STARS Grants program. She is one of the regional representatives for Europe of the RC 32 “Women in Society” of the International Sociological Association.
- Part I Introduction to Volume
- Underserved and Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Linkages with Health and Health Care Differentials
- Part II Mental Health Related Issues
- Disadvantage Begets Disadvantage? Exploring Mental Health Pathways for Girls of Color
- Familial Support and Mental Health Service Use: Differences among First- and Second-generation Asian American and Latinx Older Adults
- Psychological Distress Differentials as a Function of Subjective Social Status among Latino Subgroups in the United States
- Part III Other Health Problems
- Race, Environmental Inequality, and Physical Health
- Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Healthcare Experiences of Aging Adults
- Hepatitis C and Support Groups in Rural Communities
- “I Kinda Look Unhealthy, but I’m Not Unhealthy” – Exploring Rural Children’s Perspectives on Health, Well-being, and Nutrition
- Part IV Gender Concerns
- Public Perception on Gender Issues and Women’s HealthCare Concerns Related to Leprosy: Implications for Leprosy Control Program in Southeast Nigeria
- Thalassemic Women’s Biographical Trajectory: Retracing Gender Inequalities in Health Policies
- Part V Health Care Workers
- Work–life Balance in Medical Practice: The Reproduction of Patriarchy and the Politics of Gender
- Vulnerable Caregivers: A Comparison of Direct Care Workers’ Health Risks in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Private Homes
- The Health of Migrant Women Working as Home Care Assistants in Italy: An Analysis of the Most Hazardous Factors of Home Care Work