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The border community and immigration stress scale: a preliminary examination of a community responsive measure in two Southwest samples.

Authors
Carvajal-SC; Rosales-C; Rubio-Goldsmith-R; Sabo-S; Ingram-M; McClelland-DJ; Redondo-F; Torres-E; Romero-AJ; O'Leary-AO; Sanchez-Z; de Zapien-JG
Source
J Immigr Minor Health 2013 Apr; 15(2):427-436
NIOSHTIC No.
20043629
Abstract
Understanding contemporary socio-cultural stressors may assist educational, clinical and policy-level health promotion efforts. This study presents descriptive findings on a new measure, the border community and immigration stress scale. The data were from two community surveys as part of community based participatory projects conducted in the Southwestern US border region. This scale includes stressful experiences reflected in extant measures, with new items reflecting heightened local migration pressures and health care barriers. Stressors representing each main domain, including novel ones, were reported with frequency and at high intensity in the predominantly Mexican-descent samples. Total stress was also significantly associated with mental and physical health indicators. The study suggests particularly high health burdens tied to the experience of stressors in the US border region. Further, many of the stressors are also likely relevant for other communities within developed nations also experiencing high levels of migration.
Keywords
Agriculture; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Demographic-characteristics; Sociological-factors; Racial-factors; Human; Men; Women; Psychological-effects; Psychological-stress; Stress; Health-surveys; Questionnaires; Age-groups; Mental-stress; Psychophysiology; Author Keywords: Acculturation; Stress; Health; Depression; Latinos/Latinas
Contact
S. C. Carvajal, Department of Health Behavior Health Promotion, Arizona Prevention Research Center, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 1295 N. Martin Ave., Drachman Hall A254, P.O. Box 245209, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
CODEN
JIHEF5
Publication Date
20130401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
scott.carvajal@arizona.edu
Funding Type
Grant; Agriculture
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R21-OH-008747
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1557-1912
Source Name
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
State
AZ
Performing Organization
University of Arizona
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