Validating a short acculturation scale for filipino americans
Acculturation was measured using an eight-item scale adapted from Marins Short Acculturation Scale. However, the significant association between acculturation and HRQOL disappeared when Asian subgroup membership was considered.Subgroup differences in HRQOL remained after controlling for covariates, with Korean Americans reporting lower HRQOL than the other Asian American subgroups.Methods We identified articles for review primarily via a Medline search emphasizing the terms Filipino and United States crossed with specific topics in child and adolescent health that fall under one of Healthy People 2010’s 28 focus areas.Results Filipino children are underrepresented in medical research.Suggested citation for this article: Javier JR, Huffman LC, Mendoza FS.Filipino child health in the United States: do health and health care disparities exist?The overall goal of this project is to assess the feasibility and potential efficacy of the Filipino Americans Go4Health Weight Loss Program (Pil Am Go4Health).
HRQOL was measured using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Breast Version 4.
School of Nursing Department of Family Health Care Nursing University of California San Francisco2 Koret Way, N431C, Box 0606San Francisco, CA, 94143United States Phone: 1 4Fax:1 (415) 753 2161Email: Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian subgroup in the United States, and were found to have the highest prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared to all Asian subgroups and non-Hispanic whites.
In addition to genetic factors, risk factors for Filipinos that contribute to this health disparity include high sedentary rates and high fat diets.
This study was a 3-month mobile phone-based pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) weight loss intervention with a wait list active control, followed by a 3-month maintenance phase design for 45 overweight Filipinos with T2D.
Participants were randomized to an intervention group (n=22) or active control group (n=23), and analyses of the results are underway.