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Acculturation and sexual function in Asian women.

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Source
Arch Sex Behav. 2005 Dec;34(6):613-26
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2005
Author
Lori A Brotto
Heather M Chik
Andrew G Ryder
Boris B Gorzalka
Brooke N Seal
Author Affiliation
Department of Obstetrics & Gyneacology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Lori.Brotto@vch.ca
Source
Arch Sex Behav. 2005 Dec;34(6):613-26
Date
Dec-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acculturation
Adult
Asian Americans - psychology
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Canada
Cultural Characteristics
European Continental Ancestry Group - psychology
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Questionnaires
Sexual Behavior - ethnology
Social Values - ethnology
Students - psychology
Abstract
Cultural effects on sexuality are pervasive and potentially of great clinical importance, but have not yet received sustained empirical attention. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of acculturation on sexual permissiveness and sexual function, with a particular focus on arousal in Asian women living in Canada. We also compared questionnaire responses between Asian and Euro-Canadian groups in hopes of investigating whether acculturation captured unique information not predicted by ethnic group affiliation. Euro-Canadian (n = 173) and Asian (n = 176) female university students completed a battery of questionnaires in private. Euro-Canadian women had significantly more sexual knowledge and experiences, more liberal attitudes, and higher rates of desire, arousal, sexual receptivity, and sexual pleasure. Anxiety from anticipated sexual activity was significantly higher in Asian women, but the groups did not differ significantly on relationship satisfaction or problems with sexual function. Acculturation to Western culture, as well as maintained affiliation with traditional Asian heritage, were both significantly and independently related to sexual attitudes above and beyond length of residency in Canada, and beyond ethnic group comparisons. Overall, these data suggest that measurement of acculturation may capture information about an individual's unique acculturation pattern that is not evident when focusing solely on ethnic group comparisons or length of residency, and that such findings may be important in facilitating the assessment, classification, and treatment of sexual difficulties in Asian women.
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16362246 View in PubMed
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High rates of psychosis for black inpatients in Padua and Montreal: different contexts, similar findings.

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Source
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2011 Mar;46(3):247-53
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2011
Author
G Eric Jarvis
Irene Toniolo
Andrew G Ryder
Francesco Sessa
Carla Cremonese
Author Affiliation
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. eric.jarvis@mcgill.ca
Source
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2011 Mar;46(3):247-53
Date
Mar-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
African Continental Ancestry Group - statistics & numerical data
Canada - epidemiology - ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
European Continental Ancestry Group - statistics & numerical data
Female
Hospitalization - statistics & numerical data
Humans
International Classification of Diseases - statistics & numerical data
Italy - epidemiology - ethnology
Logistic Models
Male
Population Groups - statistics & numerical data
Psychiatric Department, Hospital - statistics & numerical data
Psychotic Disorders - diagnosis - epidemiology - ethnology
Transients and Migrants - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
This study tested the hypothesis that despite differences in setting, specifically in Padua or Montreal, black psychiatric inpatients will have higher rates of assigned diagnosis of psychosis than their non-black counterparts.
Data on psychotic patients admitted to the psychiatry ward were extracted from records of general hospitals in Padua and Montreal. Logistic regression analyses were conducted separately for each site to determine the relation between being black and receiving a diagnosis of psychosis, while controlling for sex and age.
Most black patients at both sites received a diagnosis of psychosis (76% in Padua and 81% in Montreal). Being black was independently and positively associated with being diagnosed with psychosis compared to patients from other groups.
Black patients admitted to psychiatry, whether in Padua or Montreal, were more likely to be assigned a diagnosis of psychosis than were other patients.
PubMed ID
20165832 View in PubMed
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