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Publication Type
Report
Date
2000
Author
Alaska HIV Prevention Planning Group
State of Alaska HIV/STD Program, DPH, Section of Epidemiology
Date
2000
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska AIDS cases
Chlamydia
Epidemiologic profile
Exposure risk
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis C infection
HIV/AIDS
IDU (injection drug use)
MSM (men who have sex with men)
Needs Assessment
Populations at risk
Risk behavior
Risk perception
Ryan White CARE Act (RWCA) services
Sexually transmitted diseases
Sociodemographics of Alaska
Syphilis
Abstract
The 2001-2003 Alaska HIV Prevention Plan describes the HIV epidemic in Alaska, provides information on populations at increased risk of infection, and recommends strategies to prevent further spread of HIV in Alaska. The HIV Prevention Plan also serves to guide uses of HIV prevention funds from the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention (CDC) within our state. This plan differs from previous plans developed by the Alaska HIV Prevention Planning Group in that it is more geographically specific, it strongly emphasizes populations at high risk, and it recommends specific interventions to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in Alaska.
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Publication Type
Report
Date
2003
Author
Alaska HIV Prevention Planning Group
State of Alaska HIV/STD Program, DPH, Section of Epidemiology
Date
2003
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Chlamydia
Community Services Assessment (CSA)
Epidemiologic profile
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis C virus infection
IDU (injection drug use)
MSM (men who have sex with men)
Partner notification
Prevention services
Risk behavior
Risk perception
Sexually transmitted diseases
Sociodemographics of Alaska
Substance use and abuse
Syphilis
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
Abstract
The 2004-2006 Alaska HIV Prevention Plan is the fifth comprehensive plan produced by the Alaska HPPG. It describes the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Alaska and related risk factors, the populations at greatest need for HIV prevention interventions, and recommendations for interventions that are most appropriate to meet these needs. The Plan is designed to provide guidance for HIV prevention activities in all sectors and areas of Alaska for the next three years. It is intended to guide specific interventions for those at greatest risk of HIV infection; to generate community discussion and input; to encourage collaboration among individuals, organizations, and community groups providing HIV prevention and care; and to encourage integration of HIV prevention interventions into services for people likely to engage in risk behaviors -- all with the goal of preventing HIV and AIDS in Alaska.
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Absolute versus relative ascertainment of pedophilia in men.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature147471
Source
Sex Abuse. 2009 Dec;21(4):431-41
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2009
Author
Ray Blanchard
Michael E Kuban
Thomas Blak
James M Cantor
Philip E Klassen
Robert Dickey
Author Affiliation
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ray_Blanchard@camh.net
Source
Sex Abuse. 2009 Dec;21(4):431-41
Date
Dec-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Audiovisual Aids
Child
Choice Behavior
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Female
Forensic Psychiatry - methods
Humans
Male
Men - psychology
Ontario
Pedophilia - classification - diagnosis - physiopathology - psychology
Penile Erection - physiology - psychology
Plethysmography - methods - standards
Psychological Tests
Psychometrics
Psychophysiology - methods - standards
Referral and Consultation
Tape Recording
Abstract
There are at least two different criteria for assessing pedophilia in men: absolute ascertainment (their sexual interest in children is intense) and relative ascertainment (their sexual interest in children is greater than their interest in adults). The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd edition (DSM-III) used relative ascertainment in its diagnostic criteria for pedophilia; this was abandoned and replaced by absolute ascertainment in the DSM-III-R and all subsequent editions. The present study was conducted to demonstrate the continuing need for relative ascertainment, particularly in the laboratory assessment of pedophilia. A total of 402 heterosexual men were selected from a database of patients referred to a specialty clinic. These had undergone phallometric testing, a psychophysiological procedure in which their penile blood volume was monitored while they were presented with a standardized set of laboratory stimuli depicting male and female children, pubescents, and adults.The 130 men selected for the Teleiophilic Profile group responded substantially to prepubescent girls but even more to adult women; the 272 men selected for the Pedophilic Profile group responded weakly to prepubescent girls but even less to adult women. In terms of absolute magnitude, every patient in the Pedophilic Profile group had a lesser penile response to prepubescent girls than every patient in the Teleiophilic Profile group. Nevertheless, the Pedophilic Profile group had a significantly greater number of known sexual offenses against prepubescent girls, indicating that they contained a higher proportion of true pedophiles. These results dramatically demonstrate the utility-or perhaps necessity-of relative ascertainment in the laboratory assessment of erotic age-preference.
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19901237 View in PubMed
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Acceptability of the POWERPLAY Program: A Workplace Health Promotion Intervention for Men.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature292610
Source
Am J Mens Health. 2017 Nov; 11(6):1809-1822
Publication Type
Evaluation Studies
Journal Article
Date
Nov-2017
Author
Cherisse L Seaton
Joan L Bottorff
John L Oliffe
Margaret Jones-Bricker
Cristina M Caperchione
Steven T Johnson
Paul Sharp
Author Affiliation
1 Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.
Source
Am J Mens Health. 2017 Nov; 11(6):1809-1822
Date
Nov-2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Evaluation Studies
Journal Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
British Columbia
Health Behavior
Health Promotion - methods
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Male
Men's health
Middle Aged
Occupational Health
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Research
Surveys and Questionnaires
Workplace
Young Adult
Abstract
The workplace health promotion program, POWERPLAY, was developed, implemented, and comprehensively evaluated among men working in four male-dominated worksites in northern British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of this study was to explore the POWERPLAY program's acceptability and gather recommendations for program refinement. The mixed-method study included end-of-program survey data collected from 103 male POWERPLAY program participants, interviews with workplace leads, and field notes recorded during program implementation. Data analyses involved descriptive statistics for quantitative data and inductive analysis of open-ended questions and qualitative data. Among participants, 70 (69%) reported being satisfied with the program, 51 (51%) perceived the program to be tailored for northern men, 56 (62%) believed the handouts provided useful information, and 75 (74%) would recommend this program to other men. The findings also highlight program implementation experiences with respect to employee engagement, feedback, and recommendations for future delivery. The POWERPLAY program provides an acceptable approach for health promotion that can serve as a model for advancing men's health in other contexts.
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PubMed ID
28884636 View in PubMed
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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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Source
Recommendations and Reports 2(2)
Date
1 October 1998
  1 website  
Author
State of Alaska, DPH, Section of Epidemiology
Source
Recommendations and Reports 2(2)
Date
1 October 1998
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska HIV Prevention Plan
Cumulative and recent cases
Exposure categories
HIV infection
Injection drug users (IDU)
Men who have sex with men (MSM)
Partner notification services
Perinatal infection
Risk behaviors
Seroprevalence surveys
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS
Survey of Childbearing Women (SCBW)
Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS
Abstract
This report reviews data on the prevalence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Alaska, provides comparison with national data, and examines recent trends in AIDS cases. Since Alaska case numbers are relatively small, these data should be interpreted in the context of cumulative scientific knowledge about HIV/AIDS. National data cited are drawn from publications of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Alcohol drinking among Chukotka Natives: The myths and reality

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Source
Pages 545-546 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Publication Type
Article
Date
1994
doses per typical drinking occasion and mean weekly doses were very high, both among Chukotka males and females (higher than in Western Siberia). 4. Alcohol dependence was very prevalent, particularly "loss of control" and "abstinence'', in both men and women. 5. Flushing was found in 12,8% of males
  1 document  
Author
Kurilovitsch, S.A
Avksentyuk, A.V
Yakuschenko, I.A
Voevoda, MI
Author Affiliation
Institute of Internal Medicine, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
Source
Pages 545-546 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Date
1994
Language
English
Geographic Location
Russia
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Keywords
Acetaldehyde
Alcohol
ALDH
Chukotka
Consumption
Genotyping
Men
Native populations
Women
Abstract
(1) Among the male Chukotka Natives, neither daily drinkers nor total abstainers were found. The percentage of abstainers among female Natives was also low. (2) Lifetime abstainers were not found among the Chukotka Natives (except in females of the older age groups). (3) Mean doses per typical drinking occasion and mean weekly doses were very high, both among Chukotka males and females (higher than in Western Siberia). (4) Alcohol dependence was very prevalent, particularly "loss of control" and "abstinence," in both men and women. (5) Flushing was found in 12.8% of males and 27% of females. This phenomenon is considered to be atypical, because patch-ethanol test was positive only in 2% of males and 3.5% of females. (6) Heavy drinkers of both sexes were more often found among those who experienced flushing than those who did not. (7) ALDH2 genotype was not found in the Chukotka Natives.
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Always one step behind: husbands' narratives about taking care of their demented wives.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature180713
Source
Health (London). 2004 Apr;8(2):159-81
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2004
Author
Tapio Kirsi
Antti Hervonen
Marja Jylhä
Author Affiliation
University of Tampere, Finland. tapio.kirsi@uta.fi
Source
Health (London). 2004 Apr;8(2):159-81
Date
Apr-2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Caregivers - psychology
Dementia - nursing
Family Health
Female
Finland
Humans
Interpersonal Relations
Interviews as Topic
Male
Men - psychology
Narration
Social Support
Spouses - psychology
Stress, Psychological - psychology
Visitors to Patients
Abstract
Based on an analysis of extracts from 11 free-form written texts and 13 focused interviews with Finnish husbands who had given care to their demented wives, this study was aimed at finding out how husbands signify their action as spousal caregivers. The data were approached qualitatively from a social constructionistic point of view. Husbands' written material described their action of caregiving mainly in a passive voice that echoed duty and responsive agency. Analysis of the interview talk revealed a wider spectrum of voices and more agentive talk about caregiving. The results of the study challenge interpretations of men as either ineffective or capable caregivers and highlight, instead, the contextual nature of the way that men construct their agencies, depending upon the purposes and audiences of their narration.
PubMed ID
15068635 View in PubMed
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