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Acculturation and sexual function in Canadian East Asian men.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature166675
Source
J Sex Med. 2007 Jan;4(1):72-82
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2007
Author
Lori A Brotto
Jane S T Woo
Andrew G Ryder
Author Affiliation
University of British Columbia, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Vancouver, BC, Canada. lori.brotto@vch.ca
Source
J Sex Med. 2007 Jan;4(1):72-82
Date
Jan-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acculturation
Adult
Asian Americans - psychology
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Canada - epidemiology
Cultural Characteristics
European Continental Ancestry Group - psychology
Humans
Male
Men - psychology
Questionnaires
Sexual Behavior - ethnology
Social Values - ethnology
Students - psychology
Abstract
Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of considering acculturation when investigating the sexuality of East Asian women in North America. Moreover, bidimensional assessment of both heritage and mainstream cultural affiliations provides significantly more information about sexual attitudes than simple unidimensional measures, such as length of residency in the Western culture.
The goal of this study was to extend the findings in women to a sample of East Asian men.
Self-report measures of sexual behaviors, sexual responses, and sexual satisfaction.
Euro-Canadian (N = 124) and East Asian (N = 137) male university students privately completed a battery of questionnaires in exchange for course credit. Results. Group comparisons revealed East Asian men to have significantly lower liberal sexual attitudes and experiences, and a significantly lower proportion had engaged in sexual intercourse compared with the Euro-Canadian sample. In addition, the East Asian men had significantly higher Impotence and Avoidance subscale scores on the Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction, a measure of sexual dysfunction. Focusing on East Asian men alone, mainstream acculturation, but not length of residency in Canada, was significantly related to sexual attitudes, experiences, and responses.
Overall, these data replicate the findings in women and suggest that specific acculturation effects over and above length of residency should be included in the cultural assessment of men's sexual health.
PubMed ID
17087799 View in PubMed
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High rates of psychosis for black inpatients in Padua and Montreal: different contexts, similar findings.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature145331
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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