Articles and Books
Braun, K. L., Pietsch, J. H., & Blanchette, P. L. (2000). Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Brislin, R. W., Lonner, W. J., & Thorndike, R. M. (1973). Cross-Cultural Research Methods, New York, NY: Wiley Inter-Science.
Buchwald, D., Manson, S. M., Dinges, N. G., Keane, E. M., & Kinzie, J. D. (1993). Prevalence of depressive symptoms among established Vietnamese refugees in the United States: Detection in a primary care setting. Journal of General Medicine, 8, 76-81.
Calhoun, M. A. (1985). The Vietnamese woman: Health/illness attitudes and behaviors. Health Care for Women, 6, 61-72.
Carey, J. W., Oxtoby, M. J., Nguyen, L. P., Huynh, V., Morgan, M., & Jeffery, M. (1997). Tuberculosis beliefs among recent Vietnamese refugees in New York State. Public Health Reports, 112, 66-72.
Commonwealth Fund. (1995). National Comparative Survey of Minority Health Care. New York: The Commonwealth Fund.
Conn, P. (1996). Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography. New York: Cambridge University Press
Cory, J. (1995). Innovative outreach and education for older Southeast Asian women (p. 65). Paper presented at the tenth national conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Dec. 6-8, 1995, Atlanta, GA.
Cox, C. (1986). Physician utilization by three groups of ethnic older adults. Medical Care, 24, 667-676.
Day, J. (1969). Pearl S. Buck: A Biography. New York: The John Day Company.
Devins, G. M., Beiser, M., Dion, R., Pelletier, L. G., & Edwards, R.G. (1997). Cross-cultural measurement of psychological well-being: The psychometric equivalence of Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Laotian translations of the affect balance scale. American Journal of Public Health, 87, 794-799.
Die, A. (1988) Problems, sources of assistance, and knowledge of services among older adults Vietnamese immigrants. The Gerontologist. 28(4), 448-52.
Do, H., Taylor, V., Burke, N., Yasui, Y., Scharwtz, S., & Jackson, J. (2007). Knowledge about cervical cancer risk factors, traditional health beliefs, and Pap testing among Vietnamese American women. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 9(2), 102-14
Dunnigan, T., McNall, M., & Mortimer, J. T. (1993). The problem of metaphorical nonequivalence in cross-cultural survey research: Comparing the mental health statuses of Hmong refugee and generational population of adults. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 24, 344-365.
Free, C., White, P., Shipman, C., & Dale, J. (1999). Access to & use of out-of-hours services by members of Vietnamese community groups in South London: A focus group study. Family Practice, 16, 369-374.
Gail Paradise, K. (1977). From Vietnam to America: a chronicle of the Vietnamese immigration to the United States. Boulder, Co: Westview Press.
Hai, T. B., Eastlund, T., Chien, L. A., Duc, P. T., Giang, T. H., Hoa, N. T., et al. (1999). Willingness to donate organs & tissues in Vietnam. Journal of Transplantation Coordination, 9, 57-63.
Hinton, W.L., Chen, J., Du, N., Tran C.G., Miranda, J., & Faust, S. (1993). DSM-III-R disorders in Vietnamese refugees: Prevalence and correlates. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 181, 113-22.
Hinton, WL, Du N, Chen J, Tran CG, Newman TB, Lu F. (1994). Screening for Major Depression in Vietnamese Refugees: A Comparison of Two Instruments. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 9:202-206
Hoang, G.N. & Erickson, R.V. (1982). Guidelines for providing medical care to southeast Asian refugees. Journal of American Medical Association. 248(6), 710-714.
Hoang, V.M. (2006). Cardiovascular disease mortality and its association with socioeconomic status: findings from a population-based cohort study in rural Vietnam. Preventing chronic disease, 3(3), 1545-1551
Ho Tai, H. (1985). Religion in Vietnam: A world of gods and spirits. In Vietnam: Essays on history, culture, and society, (pp. 22-39), New York: The Asia Society.
Ikeda, J.P., Pham, L., Nguyen, K.P., & Mitchell, R.A. (2002). Culturally relevant nutrition
Education improves dietary quality among WIC-eligible Vietnamese immigrants.
Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior, 34 (3), 151-158
Jackson, C. (1998). Medical interpretation: An essential clinical service for non-English-speaking immigrants. In S. Loue (Ed.), Handbook of immigrant health (pp. 61-79), New York: Plenum.
Jackson, J. C., Rhodes, L. A., Innui, T. S., & Buchwald, D. (1997). Hepatitis B among the Khmer: Issues of translation and concepts of illness. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 12, 292-298.
Jackson-Carrol, L. N., Graham, E., & Jackson, J. C. (1996, May). Beyond medical interpretation: The role of interpreter cultural mediators. In Building bridges between ethnic communities and health institutions. Seattle: Community House Calls, Harborview Medical Center.
Jamieson, N. (1993). Understanding Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Jenkins, C. N., McPhee, S. J., Bird, J. A., & Bonilla, N. T. (1990). Cancer risks and prevention practices among Vietnamese refugees. Western Journal of Medicine, 153, 34-39.
Jenkins, C. N., Le, T., McPhee, S. J., Stewart, S., & Ha, N. T. (1996). Health care access and preventive care among Vietnamese immigrants: Do traditional beliefs and practices pose barriers? Social Science and Medicine, 43, 1049-1056.
Kelly, A.W., Chacori, M.D. M.R., Wollan, P.C., Trapp, H.M.H., Weaver, A.L., Barrier, P. A., et al. (1996). A program to increase breast and cervical cancer screening for Cambodian women in a Midwestern community. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 71,437-444.
Kinzie, J.D., Manson, S.M., Ving, D.T., Nguyen, T.T., Anh, B., & Pho, T.N. (1982). Development and validation of a Vietnamese-language depression rating scale. American Journal of Psychiatry. 139, 1276-1281.
Kuo, J., & Porter, K. (1997). Health status of Asian Americans: United States, 1992-94. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics,298. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
Lesjak, M., Hua, M., & Ward, J. (1999). Cervical screening among immigrant Vietnamese women seen in general practice: Current rates, predictors and potential recruitment strategies. Australia & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 23, 168-173.
Lipscomb, E.J., Webb, F.E., & Conn, P. (1992). The Several Worlds of Pearl S. Buck: Essays Presented at a Centennial Symposium, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, March 26-28, 1992. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
Liu, D., Hinton, L., Tran, C., Hinton, D., & Barker, J.C. (2008). Reexamining the relationships among dementia, stigma, and aging in immigrant Chinese and Vietnamese family caregivers. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 23, 283-299.
Long, N. H., Johansson, E., Diwan, V. K., & Winkvist, A. (1999). Different tuberculosis in men and women: Beliefs from focus groups in Vietnam. Social Science and Medicine, 49, 815-822.
Mahloch, J., Jackson, J. C., Chitnarong, K., Sam, R., Ngo, L. S., & Taylor, N. M. (1999). Bridging cultures through the development of a cervical cancer screening video for Cambodian women in the United States. Journal of Cancer Education, 14, 109-114.
Marino, R., Stuart, G. W., & Minas, I. H. (2000). Acculturation of values and behavior: A study of Vietnamese immigrants. Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 33, 21-41.
Mollica, R.F., Wyshak, G., Marneffe, D., Khuon, F., & Lavelle, J. (1987). Indochinese versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25: a screening instrument for the psychiatric care of refugees. American Journal of Psychiatry. 144, 497-500.
Nelson, K. R., Bui, H., & Samet, J.H. (1997). Screening in special populations: A “case study” of recent Vietnamese immigrants. American Journal of Medicine, 102,435-440.
Parker Frisbie, W., Cho, Y., & Hummer, R.A. (2001). Immigration and the Health of Asian and Pacific Islander Adults in the United States. American Journal of Epidemiology, 153 (4), 372-380.
Pham, T. M., Rosenthal, M. P., & Diamond, J. J. (1999). Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, & health care dilemmas in the Philadelphia Vietnamese community. Family Medicine, 31, 647-651.
Purnell, L.D. (2008) Traditional Vietnamese health and healing. Urologic Nursing, 28 (1), 63-67.
Schulmeister, L., & Lifsey, D. S. (1999). Cervical cancer screening knowledge, behaviors, and beliefs of Vietnamese women. Oncology Nursing Forum, 26, 879-887.
Shon, S., & Ja, D. (1982). Asian families. In M. McGoldrick, J. Pearce, & J. Giordano (Eds), Ethnicity and family therapy. New York: Guilford Press.
Siganga, W. W., & Huynh, T. C. (1997). Barriers to the use of pharmacy services: The case of ethnic populations. Journal of the American Pharmacy Association, NS37, 335-340.
Stuer, F. (1998). Enhancing health programme efficiency: A Cambodian case study. Health Policy & Planning, 13, 263-276.
Strumpf, N., Glicksman, A., Goldberg-Glen, R., Fox, R., & Logue, E. (2001) Caregiver and older adult experiences of Cambodian, Vietnamese, Soviet Jewish, and Ukranian refugees. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 53(3): 233-52
Timberlake, E.M, & Cook, K.O. (1984). Social work and the Vietnamese refugee. Social work, 29(2), 108-112.
Tran JN, Tran CG, Hinton L. (2006) Working with Vietnamese American Families. In G. Yeo and D. Gallagher-Thompson (Eds) Ethnicity and the Dementias. New York; Routledge, p. 263-283
Tu, S. P., Yasui, Y., Kuniyuki, A., Thompson, B., Schwartz, S. M., Jackson, J. C., & Taylor, V. M. (2000). Breast cancer screening among Cambodian women. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 24, 549-563.
Van Minh, H., Thanh, L. C., Thi, B. N., do Trinh, T., Tho, T. D., & Valensi, P. (1997). Insulinaemia & slight overweight: The case of Vietnamese hypertensives. International Journal of Obesity Related Metabolic Disorders, 21, 897-902.
Woodall, E.D, Taylor, V.M., Yasui, Y., Ngo-Metzer, Q., Burke, N., Thai, H., & Jackson, C. (2009). Sources of health information among Vietnamese American Men. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 8(3), 263-271.
Yeo, G. (Ed.). (2000, October). Core curriculum in ethnogeriatrics (2nded., module 4). Stanford, CA: Stanford Geriatric Education Center. (Developed by the members of the Collaborative on Ethnogeriatric Education, supported by Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.)
Yeo, G. & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (Eds). (2006) Ethnicity and Dementias (2nd ed, pp. 263-83)) New York: Taylor & Francis
Yi, J. K., & Prows, S. L. (1996). Breast cancer screening practices among Cambodian women in Houston, Texas. Journal of Cancer Education, 11, 221-225.
The Unequal Burden of Cancer Among Asian Americans
Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum
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Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations
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