Health Disparities of Underserved Spanish-Speaking Mexican-Americans with and without Insomnia Symptoms

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153138
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Disparities of Underserved Spanish-Speaking Mexican-Americans with and without Insomnia Symptoms
Abstract:
Health Disparities of Underserved Spanish-Speaking Mexican-Americans with and without Insomnia Symptoms
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Baldwin, Carol M., PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Mary Z. Mays, PhD; Janice K. Jirsak, MS; Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, MN, RN; Stuart F. Quan, MD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Sleep disturbances are receiving greater recognition as a public health problem due to their high prevalence, impact on public safety, co-morbid health conditions and greater healthcare utilization. Although there is an increased risk for sleep disorders among ethnic groups, little information is known about sleep and health, particularly for Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans. Methods: Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans (N=199) provided demographic, health history and sleep data derived from the Spanish-translated NIH NHLBI Sleep Heart Health Study Sleep Habits Questionnaire for use with Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans. Data were analyzed using frequencies and chi-squared tests in SPSS v16. Results: Participant demographics were 45% men, 55% women; mean age 40 +/- 13, range 18-78 years; mean education 10 +/- 4 years; 54% without insurance, 15% Medicare/Medicaid, 31% insured; 40% with income under $10K, 26% $10-20K, 34% more than $20K/year. Leading health complaints for participants with or without insomnia were 1) dental and 2) vision problems. The prevalent health conditions for male insomniacs (n=41) were stomach acidity (30%), smoking (25%), and back pain (21%), while women insomniacs (n=35) reported allergies (27%), hypertension (24%) and stomach acidity (20%) to be their prevalent health conditions. Qualitative reports (n=34) of causes for disturbed sleep included anxiety, stress, health problems, and bed partner snoring. Conclusion: Dental and vision problems are leading health concerns for Mexican Americans with or without insomnia symptoms, underscoring the need for intervention for these health disparities. For insomniacs, other leading health problems differed by sex. Enhanced access to care for underserved Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans could reduce or eliminate both the oral and visual disparities, as well as the health conditions associated with insomnia. Self-reported reasons for insomnia, such as stress and bed-partner snoring, are consistent with those of non-Hispanic whites and African Americans. Findings underscore the need for culturally relevant sleep education in nursing practice and research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Disparities of Underserved Spanish-Speaking Mexican-Americans with and without Insomnia Symptomsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153138-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Disparities of Underserved Spanish-Speaking Mexican-Americans with and without Insomnia Symptoms</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Baldwin, Carol M., PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">carol.baldwin@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Z. Mays, PhD; Janice K. Jirsak, MS; Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, MN, RN; Stuart F. Quan, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Sleep disturbances are receiving greater recognition as a public health problem due to their high prevalence, impact on public safety, co-morbid health conditions and greater healthcare utilization. Although there is an increased risk for sleep disorders among ethnic groups, little information is known about sleep and health, particularly for Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans. Methods: Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans (N=199) provided demographic, health history and sleep data derived from the Spanish-translated NIH NHLBI Sleep Heart Health Study Sleep Habits Questionnaire for use with Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans. Data were analyzed using frequencies and chi-squared tests in SPSS v16. Results: Participant demographics were 45% men, 55% women; mean age 40 +/- 13, range 18-78 years; mean education 10 +/- 4 years; 54% without insurance, 15% Medicare/Medicaid, 31% insured; 40% with income under $10K, 26% $10-20K, 34% more than $20K/year. Leading health complaints for participants with or without insomnia were 1) dental and 2) vision problems. The prevalent health conditions for male insomniacs (n=41) were stomach acidity (30%), smoking (25%), and back pain (21%), while women insomniacs (n=35) reported allergies (27%), hypertension (24%) and stomach acidity (20%) to be their prevalent health conditions. Qualitative reports (n=34) of causes for disturbed sleep included anxiety, stress, health problems, and bed partner snoring. Conclusion: Dental and vision problems are leading health concerns for Mexican Americans with or without insomnia symptoms, underscoring the need for intervention for these health disparities. For insomniacs, other leading health problems differed by sex. Enhanced access to care for underserved Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans could reduce or eliminate both the oral and visual disparities, as well as the health conditions associated with insomnia. Self-reported reasons for insomnia, such as stress and bed-partner snoring, are consistent with those of non-Hispanic whites and African Americans. Findings underscore the need for culturally relevant sleep education in nursing practice and research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:04:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:04:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.