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Feasibility of Race by Sex Intersectionality Research on Suicidality in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.
Assari S, Boyce S, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Children (Basel). 2021 May 23;8(6):437. doi: 10.3390/children8060437. Children (Basel). 2021. PMID: 34071105 Free article.
RESULTS: We observed some suicidality history in observed 3.2% (n = 101) of NHW females, 4.9% (n = 175) of NHW males, 5.4% (n = 61) of NHB females, and 5.8% (n = 68) of NHB males. Our measure's reliability was acceptable in all race by sex groups (Cronbach alpha higher tha …
RESULTS: We observed some suicidality history in observed 3.2% (n = 101) of NHW females, 4.9% (n = 175) of NHW males, 5.4% (n = 61) of NHB f …
Race, Family Conflict and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among 9-10-Year-Old American Children.
Assari S, Boyce S, Bazargan M, Caldwell CH. Assari S, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 May 18;18(10):5399. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105399. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021. PMID: 34070158 Free PMC article.
Family conflict is known to operate as a major risk factor for children's suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). However, it is unknown whether this effect is similar or different in Black and White children. ...
Family conflict is known to operate as a major risk factor for children's suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). However, it is unkn …
Parental Educational Attainment, the Superior Temporal Cortical Surface Area, and Reading Ability among American Children: A Test of Marginalization-Related Diminished Returns.
Assari S, Boyce S, Bazargan M, Thomas A, Cobb RJ, Hudson D, Curry TJ, Nicholson HL Jr, Cuevas AG, Mistry R, Chavous TM, Caldwell CH, Zimmerman MA. Assari S, et al. Children (Basel). 2021 May 18;8(5):412. doi: 10.3390/children8050412. Children (Basel). 2021. PMID: 34070118 Free PMC article.
In the pooled sample, we found statistically significant interactions between race/ethnicity and parental educational attainment on children's right and left superior temporal cortical surface area, suggesting that high parental educational attainment has a smaller boostin …
In the pooled sample, we found statistically significant interactions between race/ethnicity and parental educational attainment on children …
Association between Hippocampal Volume and Working Memory in 10,000+ 9-10-Year-Old Children: Sex Differences.
Assari S, Boyce S, Jovanovic T. Assari S, et al. Children (Basel). 2021 May 18;8(5):411. doi: 10.3390/children8050411. Children (Basel). 2021. PMID: 34070074 Free PMC article.

RESULTS: In the overall sample, larger right (b = 0.0013; p < 0.001) and left (b = 0.0013; p < 0.001) hippocampal volumes were associated with higher children's working memory. Sex had statistically significant interactions with the right (b = -0.0018; p = 0.001) and

RESULTS: In the overall sample, larger right (b = 0.0013; p < 0.001) and left (b = 0.0013; p < 0.001) hippocampal volumes were associa

Household Income and Children's Depressive Symptoms: Immigrants' Diminished Returns.
Assari S. Assari S. Int J Travel Med Glob Health. 2020 Fall;8(4):157-164. doi: 10.34172/IJTMGH.2020.27. Int J Travel Med Glob Health. 2020. PMID: 34036110 Free PMC article.
RESULTS: Overall, high household income was associated with lower children's depressive symptoms. Immigration status showed a statistically significant interaction with household income on children's depression. ...CONCLUSION: The protective effect of household inco …
RESULTS: Overall, high household income was associated with lower children's depressive symptoms. Immigration status showed a statist …
Resting-State Functional Connectivity between Putamen and Salience Network and Childhood Body Mass Index.
Assari S, Boyce S. Assari S, et al. Neurol Int. 2021 Mar 4;13(1):85-101. doi: 10.3390/neurolint13010009. Neurol Int. 2021. PMID: 33806587 Free PMC article.
The primary independent variable was putamen functional connectivity to the salience network, measured by fMRI. The primary outcome was the children's BMI. Age, sex, neighborhood income, and family structure were the covariates. ...CONCLUSIONS: The association between righ …
The primary independent variable was putamen functional connectivity to the salience network, measured by fMRI. The primary outcome was the …
Money Protects White but Not African American Men against Discrimination: Comparison of African American and White Men in the Same Geographic Areas.
Assari S, Cochran SD, Mays VM. Assari S, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Mar 8;18(5):2706. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052706. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021. PMID: 33800177 Free PMC article.
Additionally, developing an enhanced understanding of the drivers for high-income African American men's cognitive appraisal of discrimination may be useful in anticipating and addressing the health impacts of that discrimination. Equally important to discerning how social …
Additionally, developing an enhanced understanding of the drivers for high-income African American men's cognitive appraisal of discr …
Dimensional Change Card Sorting of American Children: Marginalization-Related Diminished Returns of Age.
Assari S. Assari S. Child Teenagers. 2020;3(2):72-92. doi: 10.22158/ct.v3n2p72. Epub 2020 Nov 23. Child Teenagers. 2020. PMID: 33299967 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: While age is associated with an increase in cognitive flexibility and executive functioning as a result of normal development during childhood, less is known about the effect of racial variation in children's age-related cognitive development. The Marginalizati …
BACKGROUND: While age is associated with an increase in cognitive flexibility and executive functioning as a result of normal development du …
Low-Dose Aspirin Use Among African American Older Adults.
Bazargan M, Wisseh C, Adinkrah E, Boyce S, King EO, Assari S. Bazargan M, et al. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Jan-Feb;34(1):132-143. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.01.200322. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021. PMID: 33452091 Free PMC article.
Parental Education, Household Income, and Cortical Surface Area among 9-10 Years Old Children: Minorities' Diminished Returns.
Assari S. Assari S. Brain Sci. 2020 Dec 9;10(12):956. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10120956. Brain Sci. 2020. PMID: 33317053 Free PMC article.
Results: High parental education and household income were associated with larger children's whole-brain cortical surface area. The effects of high parental education and high household income on children's whole-brain cortical surface area were modified by race. .. …
Results: High parental education and household income were associated with larger children's whole-brain cortical surface area. The e …
Family's Subjective Economic Status and Children's Matrix Reasoning: Blacks' Diminished Returns.
Assari S, Boyce S. Assari S, et al. Res Health Sci. 2021 Nov 29;6(1):1-23. doi: 10.22158/rhs.v6n1p1. Epub 2020 Nov 29. Res Health Sci. 2021. PMID: 33299959
However, the existing knowledge is minimal on similar diminished returns on children's intelligence. AIM: To compare racial and ethnic groups for the effect of subjective economic status on children's cognitive performance, we compared non-Hispanic White and non-His …
However, the existing knowledge is minimal on similar diminished returns on children's intelligence. AIM: To compare racial and ethni …
Parental Education, Household Income, Race, and Children's Working Memory: Complexity of the Effects.
Akhlaghipour G, Assari S. Akhlaghipour G, et al. Brain Sci. 2020 Dec 7;10(12):950. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10120950. Brain Sci. 2020. PMID: 33297546 Free PMC article.
Considering race as sociological rather than a biological construct (race as a proxy of racism) and built on Minorities' Diminished Returns (MDRs), this study explored complexities of the effects of SDoHs on children's working memory. Methods. We borrowed data from the Ado …
Considering race as sociological rather than a biological construct (race as a proxy of racism) and built on Minorities' Diminished Returns …
Stronger Association between Nucleus Accumbens Density and Body Mass Index in Low-Income and African American Children.
Assari S. Assari S. Res Health Sci. 2020;5(2):107-120. doi: 10.22158/rhs.v5n2p107. Epub 2020 Nov 21. Res Health Sci. 2020. PMID: 33294757 Free PMC article.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that although high NAc has implications for children's BMI, this effect varies across racial and SES groups. More research should be performed on the role of obesogenic environments in altering the effect of NAc on childhood BMI....
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that although high NAc has implications for children's BMI, this effect varies across racial and SE …
Racial Variation in the Association between Childhood Depression and Frontal Pole Volume among American Children.
Assari S. Assari S. Res Health Sci. 2020;5(2):121-140. doi: 10.22158/rhs.v5n2p121. Epub 2020 Nov 21. Res Health Sci. 2020. PMID: 33283124 Free PMC article.
AIM: This study was performed to investigate racial differences in the association between MDD and frontal pole volume in 9/10-year-old children in the U.S. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study used the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. ...R …
AIM: This study was performed to investigate racial differences in the association between MDD and frontal pole volume in 9/10-year-old chil …
American Children's Screen Time: Diminished Returns of Household Income in Black Families.
Assari S. Assari S. Information (Basel). 2020 Nov;11(11):538. doi: 10.3390/info11110538. Epub 2020 Nov 20. Information (Basel). 2020. PMID: 33282415 Free PMC article.
The results showed that family income was inversely associated with children's screen time. However, there was a weaker inverse association seen in black families when compared with white families. This was documented by a significant statistical interaction between race a …
The results showed that family income was inversely associated with children's screen time. However, there was a weaker inverse assoc …
Age-Related Decline in Children's Reward Sensitivity: Blacks' Diminished Returns.
Assari S. Assari S. Res Health Sci. 2020;5(3):112-128. doi: 10.22158/rhs.v5n3p112. Epub 2020 Nov 6. Res Health Sci. 2020. PMID: 33274304 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: It is important to study the correlates of reward sensitivity since it predicts high-risk behaviors. While ageing reduces children's reward sensitivity and its associated risk taking, there is more to find out about racial differences in regard to the effect of …
BACKGROUND: It is important to study the correlates of reward sensitivity since it predicts high-risk behaviors. While ageing reduces childr …
Prefrontal Cortex Response to Threat: Race by Age Variation in 9-10 Year Old Children.
Assari S, Akhlaghipour G, Saqib M, Boyce S, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. J Ment Health Clin Psychol. 2020;4(4):1-12. doi: 10.29245/2578-2959/2020/4.1209. Epub 2020 Oct 12. J Ment Health Clin Psychol. 2020. PMID: 33241232 Free PMC article.
Coordinated work of the limbic system and PFC is a core element of children's behavioral and emotional development. Future research is needed on how social stratification and racism shape emotion processing and regulation of American children in response to threat....
Coordinated work of the limbic system and PFC is a core element of children's behavioral and emotional development. Future research i …
Diminished Protective Effects of Household Income on Internalizing Symptoms among African American than European American Pre-Adolescents.
Assari S, Islam S. Assari S, et al. J Econ Trade Mark Manag. 2020;2(4):38-56. doi: 10.22158/jetmm.v2n4p38. Epub 2020 Oct 19. J Econ Trade Mark Manag. 2020. PMID: 33241230 Free PMC article.
AIM: To investigate the differential role of race on the effect of household income on pre-adolescents' internalizing symptoms in a national sample of U.S. pre-adolescents. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that used data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Developm …
AIM: To investigate the differential role of race on the effect of household income on pre-adolescents' internalizing symptoms in a national …
Sex Differences in the Association between Cortical Thickness and Children's Behavioral Inhibition.
Assari S. Assari S. J Psychol Behav Res. 2020;2(2):49-64. doi: 10.22158/jpbr.v2n2p49. Epub 2020 Oct 30. J Psychol Behav Res. 2020. PMID: 33241229 Free PMC article.
Sex showed a statistically significant interaction with cortical thickness's effect on children's behavioral inhibition, net of all confounders. ...
Sex showed a statistically significant interaction with cortical thickness's effect on children's behavioral inhibition, net o …
Mental Rotation in American Children: Diminished Returns of Parental Education in Black Families.
Assari S. Assari S. Pediatr Rep. 2020 Nov 20;12(3):130-141. doi: 10.3390/pediatric12030028. Pediatr Rep. 2020. PMID: 33233814 Free PMC article.
Background: While parental education and family socioeconomic status (SES) are associated with an increase in children's cognitive functioning, and less is known about racial variation in these effects. ...Aim: We conducted this study to compare the effect of parental educ …
Background: While parental education and family socioeconomic status (SES) are associated with an increase in children's cognitive fu …
Influenza Vaccination among Underserved African-American Older Adults.
Bazargan M, Wisseh C, Adinkrah E, Ameli H, Santana D, Cobb S, Assari S. Bazargan M, et al. Biomed Res Int. 2020 Nov 5;2020:2160894. doi: 10.1155/2020/2160894. eCollection 2020. Biomed Res Int. 2020. PMID: 33224975 Free PMC article.
One out of five participants admitted that their health care provider recommended influenza vaccination. However, only 45% followed their provider's recommendations. Multivariate logistic regression shows that old-old (75 years), participants who lived alone, those with a …
One out of five participants admitted that their health care provider recommended influenza vaccination. However, only 45% followed their pr …
Social Determinants of Delayed Gratification among American Children.
Assari S. Assari S. Casp J Neurol Sci. 2020 Summer;6(3):181-189. doi: 10.32598/cjns.6.22.2. Casp J Neurol Sci. 2020. PMID: 33215045 Free PMC article.
Data were collected in 21 sits in the US in 2018. The outcome was children's delay discounting. We measured delay discounting, which reflected individuals' tendency to assign less value to remote outcomes and rewards (inversely correlated with delayed gratification). ...
Data were collected in 21 sits in the US in 2018. The outcome was children's delay discounting. We measured delay discounting, which …
Polypharmacy and Depressive Symptoms in U.S.-Born Mexican American Older Adults.
Assari S, Wisseh C, Saqib M, Helmi H, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Psych. 2019 Dec;1(1):491-503. doi: 10.3390/psych1010038. Epub 2019 Nov 1. Psych. 2019. PMID: 33205042 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Although some studies have suggested a link between polypharmacy and poor mental health, less is known about the association between polypharmacy and depressive symptomology among U.S.-born older Mexican Americans. AIM: This study aimed to test the association …
BACKGROUND: Although some studies have suggested a link between polypharmacy and poor mental health, less is known about the association bet …
Racial Variation in the Association between Suicidal History and Positive and Negative Urgency among American Children.
Assari S. Assari S. J Educ Cult Stud. 2020;4(4):39-53. doi: 10.22158/jecs.v4n4p39. Epub 2020 Oct 12. J Educ Cult Stud. 2020. PMID: 33163908 Free PMC article.
Race showed a statistically significant interaction with suicidality on children's positive and negative urgency, indicating stronger effects of suicidality on positive and negative urgency for White, compared to Black and Other/Mixed race children respectively. ...
Race showed a statistically significant interaction with suicidality on children's positive and negative urgency, indicating stronger …
Sex Differences in the Association between Household Income and Children's Executive Function.
Assari S, Boyce S, Bazargan M, Caldwell CH. Assari S, et al. Sexes. 2020 Dec;1(1):19-31. doi: 10.3390/sexes1010002. Epub 2020 Oct 19. Sexes. 2020. PMID: 33163684 Free PMC article.
The study aimed to investigate sex differences in the boosting effects of household income on children's executive function in the US. This is a cross-sectional study using data from Wave 1 of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. ...Sex showed a statist …
The study aimed to investigate sex differences in the boosting effects of household income on children's executive function in the US …
Race, Ethnicity, Family Socioeconomic Status, and Children's Hippocampus Volume.
Assari S. Assari S. Res Health Sci. 2020;5(4):25-45. doi: 10.22158/rhs.v5n4p25. Epub 2020 Oct 14. Res Health Sci. 2020. PMID: 33103023 Free PMC article.
This effect was significantly larger for Whites than Black families. CONCLUSIONS: The effect of subjective family SES on children's hippocampus volume is weaker in Black than White families....
This effect was significantly larger for Whites than Black families. CONCLUSIONS: The effect of subjective family SES on children's h …
COVID-19 Pandemic and Neurological Disease: A Critical Review of the Existing Literature.
Assari S. Assari S. Hosp Pract Res. 2020 Summer;5(3):81-86. Hosp Pract Res. 2020. PMID: 33094214 Free PMC article.
Most of what we know about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is limited to what we know about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and COVID-19's epidemiology, fatality, and acute care. However, infection with COVID-19 may also involve the central nervous system …
Most of what we know about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is limited to what we know about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) …
Parent Education and Future Transition to Cigarette Smoking: Latinos' Diminished Returns.
Assari S, Boyce S, Caldwell CH, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Front Pediatr. 2020 Aug 19;8:457. doi: 10.3389/fped.2020.00457. eCollection 2020. Front Pediatr. 2020. PMID: 32974240 Free PMC article.
Parent education, however, showed significant interaction with Latino ethnicity on both outcomes suggesting smaller protective effects of high parent education against transitioning to tobacco use for Latino than for non-Latino youth. Conclusions: In the U.S., ethnicity al …
Parent education, however, showed significant interaction with Latino ethnicity on both outcomes suggesting smaller protective effects of hi …
Fear, Loss, Social Isolation, and Incomplete Grief Due to COVID-19: A Recipe for a Psychiatric Pandemic.
Mortazavi SS, Assari S, Alimohamadi A, Rafiee M, Shati M. Mortazavi SS, et al. Basic Clin Neurosci. 2020 Mar-Apr;11(2):225-232. doi: 10.32598/bcn.11.covid19.2549.1. Epub 2020 Jul 8. Basic Clin Neurosci. 2020. PMID: 32855782 Free PMC article.
The experience of the loss of the relatives, which is naturally one of the most stressful events in a person's life, has turned into a new concept and challenge for survivors and mental health professionals during the coronavirus era. ...
The experience of the loss of the relatives, which is naturally one of the most stressful events in a person's life, has turned into …
The effect of behavioral parent training on sleep problems of school-age children with ADHD: A parallel randomized controlled trial.
Mehri M, Chehrzad MM, Mardani A, Maleki M, Dianatinasab M, Kousha M, Assari S. Mehri M, et al. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2020 Aug;34(4):261-267. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2020.04.001. Epub 2020 Apr 14. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2020. PMID: 32828358 Clinical Trial.
Data were collected at baseline, immediately after the intervention, and two months after the intervention. Data were analyzed using Chi-square, Fisher's exact test, independent sample t-test, and repeated measure ANOVA test via the SPSS software. ...
Data were collected at baseline, immediately after the intervention, and two months after the intervention. Data were analyzed using Chi-squ …
Prostate Cancer Screening in Middle-Aged and Older American Men: Combined Effects of Ethnicity and Years of Schooling.
Assari S. Assari S. Hosp Pract Res. 2020 Spring;5(2):64-69. Epub 2020 Jun 11. Hosp Pract Res. 2020. PMID: 32783022 Free PMC article.
The dependent variable was taking a PSA test sometime during one's lifetime. Age, region, and employment were the control variables. ...
The dependent variable was taking a PSA test sometime during one's lifetime. Age, region, and employment were the control variables. …
Parental Education and Spanking of American Children: Blacks' Diminished Returns.
Assari S. Assari S. World J Educ Res. 2020;7(3):19-44. doi: 10.22158/wjer.v7n3p19. World J Educ Res. 2020. PMID: 32734000 Free PMC article.
Limited knowledge exists on MDRs of parental education on the child's exposure to spanking by the mother. AIMS: Built on the MDRs framework, we tested the hypothesis of whether the effect of parental education on the child's exposure to spanking by the mother differ …
Limited knowledge exists on MDRs of parental education on the child's exposure to spanking by the mother. AIMS: Built on the MDRs fra …
African American Children's Diminished Returns of Subjective Family Socioeconomic Status on Fun Seeking.
Assari S, Akhlaghipour G, Boyce S, Bazargan M, Caldwell CH. Assari S, et al. Children (Basel). 2020 Jul 9;7(7):75. doi: 10.3390/children7070075. Children (Basel). 2020. PMID: 32660094 Free PMC article.
Aim: We compared Caucasian and African American (AA) children for the effects of subjective family SES on children's fun-seeking. Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis of 7061 children from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. The independent var …
Aim: We compared Caucasian and African American (AA) children for the effects of subjective family SES on children's fun-seeking. Met …
African Americans' Diminished Returns of Parental Education on Adolescents' Depression and Suicide in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.
Assari S, Boyce S, Bazargan M, Caldwell CH. Assari S, et al. Eur J Investig Health Psychol Educ. 2020 Jun;10(2):656-668. doi: 10.3390/ejihpe10020048. Epub 2020 Jun 16. Eur J Investig Health Psychol Educ. 2020. PMID: 32656052 Free PMC article.
To investigate racial and ethnic differences in the protective effects of parental education and marital status against adolescents' depressed mood and suicidal attempts in the U.S. As proposed by the Marginalization-related Diminished Returns (MDRs), parental education ge …
To investigate racial and ethnic differences in the protective effects of parental education and marital status against adolescents' depress …
Subjective Health and Happiness in the United States: Gender Differences in the Effects of Socioeconomic Status Indicators.
Maharlouei N, Cobb S, Bazargan M, Assari S. Maharlouei N, et al. J Ment Health Clin Psychol. 2020;4(2):8-17. doi: 10.29245/2578-2959/2020/2.1196. Epub 2020 May 14. J Ment Health Clin Psychol. 2020. PMID: 32568256 Free PMC article.
CONCLUSIONS: In the United States, while education, employment, and marital status are critical social determinants of subjective health and happiness, these effects vary between women and men. Men's outcomes seem to be more strongly shaped by employment, while women's
CONCLUSIONS: In the United States, while education, employment, and marital status are critical social determinants of subjective health and …
Combined Effects of Race and Educational Attainment on Physician Visits Over 24 Years in a National Sample of Middle-Aged and Older Americans.
Assari S. Assari S. Hosp Pract Res. 2020 Winter;5(1):17-23. doi: 10.34172/hpr.2020.04. Hosp Pract Res. 2020. PMID: 32457934 Free PMC article.
It is not race/ethnicity or class that shapes health behaviors but race/ethnicity and class that shape people's pro-health behaviors. At least some of the racial health disparities is not due to low SES but diminished returns of SES....
It is not race/ethnicity or class that shapes health behaviors but race/ethnicity and class that shape people's pro-health behaviors. …
Medication Complexity among Disadvantaged African American Seniors in Los Angeles.
Adinkrah E, Bazargan M, Wisseh C, Assari S. Adinkrah E, et al. Pharmacy (Basel). 2020 May 16;8(2):86. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy8020086. Pharmacy (Basel). 2020. PMID: 32429387 Free PMC article.
In a local sample in South Los Angeles, we investigated correlates of MRC in African American older adults with chronic disease(s). Methods. This was a community-based survey in South Los Angeles with 709 African American senior participants (55 years and older). ...
In a local sample in South Los Angeles, we investigated correlates of MRC in African American older adults with chronic disease(s). M …
Investigation of the Predictors of Self-rated Health of Economically Disadvantaged African American Men and Women: Evidence for Sponge Hypothesis.
Cobb S, Assari S. Cobb S, et al. Int J Epidemiol Res. 2020 Winter;7(1):25-34. doi: 10.34172/ijer.2020.05. Int J Epidemiol Res. 2020. PMID: 32395609 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: According to the sponge hypothesis, compared to men's self-rated health (SRH), women's SRH is more likely to reflect conditions other than chronic medical conditions (CMCs) such as psychiatric disorders (PDs). ...RESULTS: The number of PDs and C …
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: According to the sponge hypothesis, compared to men's self-rated health (SRH), women's SRH is more likely …
Eye Examination Recency among African American Older Adults with Chronic Medical Conditions.
Bazargan M, Ekwegh T, Cobb S, Adinkrah E, Assari S. Bazargan M, et al. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Apr 12;8(2):94. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8020094. Healthcare (Basel). 2020. PMID: 32290596 Free PMC article.
However, our current understanding of the barriers and facilitators of eye examinations in underserved African-American older adults is limited. Aims: Building on Andersen's model of health service use and using an exploratory approach; we tested various demographic, socia …
However, our current understanding of the barriers and facilitators of eye examinations in underserved African-American older adults is limi …
Social Determinants of Hookah Smoking in the United States.
Assari S, Chalian H, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. J Ment Health Clin Psychol. 2020;4(1):21-27. doi: 10.29245/2578-2959/2020/1.1185. Epub 2020 Jan 17. J Ment Health Clin Psychol. 2020. PMID: 32285045 Free PMC article.
Educational Attainment and Tobacco Harm Knowledge Among American Adults: Diminished Returns of African Americans and Hispanics.
Assari S, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Int J Epidemiol Res. 2020 Winter;7(1):http://ijer.skums.ac.ir/article_37230_1b660b357edc924c767ce72f1430ab14.pdf. Int J Epidemiol Res. 2020. PMID: 32219175 Free PMC article.
METHODS: The current cross-sectional study used baseline data of 27,405 adults, which were obtained from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (2013) study, a nationally representative survey in the U.S. The independent and dependent variables were educational at …
METHODS: The current cross-sectional study used baseline data of 27,405 adults, which were obtained from the Population Assessment of Tobacc …
Educational Attainment Better Increases the Chance of Breast Physical Exam for Non-Hispanic Than Hispanic American Women: National Health Interview Survey.
Assari S, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Hosp Pract Res. 2019 Fall;4(4):122-127. doi: 10.15171/HPR.2019.25. Hosp Pract Res. 2019. PMID: 32190811 Free PMC article.
OBJECTIVE: The current study explored the racial and ethnic differences in the association between educational attainment and breast physical exam (BPE) among women in the U.S. METHODS: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS 2015) included 12 510 women who were Hispani …
OBJECTIVE: The current study explored the racial and ethnic differences in the association between educational attainment and breast physica …
Race, Educational Attainment, and E-Cigarette Use.
Assari S, Mistry R, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. J Med Res Innov. 2020;4(1):10.32892/jmri.185. doi: 10.32892/jmri.185. Epub 2019 Sep 14. J Med Res Innov. 2020. PMID: 32090188 Free PMC article.
Physical Activity and Insomnia Symptoms Over 10 Years in a U.S. National Sample of Late-Middle-Age and Older Adults: Age Matters.
Sonnega A, Leggett A, Pepin R, Assari S. Sonnega A, et al. J Aging Phys Act. 2020 Jan 1:1-10. doi: 10.1123/japa.2018-0337. Online ahead of print. J Aging Phys Act. 2020. PMID: 31896077
Using multilevel modeling, we examined self-reported physical activity and insomnia symptoms in 18,078 respondents from the U.S. nationally representative Health and Retirement Study (2004-2014). ...
Using multilevel modeling, we examined self-reported physical activity and insomnia symptoms in 18,078 respondents from the U.S. nati …
Neighborhood Poverty and Amygdala Response to Negative Face.
Assari S. Assari S. J Econ Public Financ. 2020;6(4):67-85. doi: 10.22158/jepf.v6n4p67. Epub 2020 Nov 25. J Econ Public Financ. 2020. PMID: 34095497 Free PMC article.
PURPOSE: Using functional brain imaging data, this study tested the association between neighborhood SES and the amygdala's response to negative stimuli. Considering race as a sociological rather than a biological construct, we also explored racial heterogeneity in this as …
PURPOSE: Using functional brain imaging data, this study tested the association between neighborhood SES and the amygdala's response …
Social Determinants of Polypharmacy in First Generation Mexican Immigrants in the United States.
Assari S, Saqib M, Wisseh C, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Int J Travel Med Glob Health. 2019 Summer;7(3):86-90. doi: 10.15171/ijtmgh.2019.19. Int J Travel Med Glob Health. 2019. PMID: 31840027 Free PMC article.
A total of 632 older first generation Mexican-American immigrants to the U.S. entered this analysis. The independent variables were education, income, and employment. ...
A total of 632 older first generation Mexican-American immigrants to the U.S. entered this analysis. The independent variables were e …
Educational Attainment and Exercise Frequency in American Women; Blacks' Diminished Returns.
Assari S. Assari S. Womens Health Bull. 2019 Jul;6(3):e87413. doi: 10.5812/whb.87413. Epub 2019 Sep 4. Womens Health Bull. 2019. PMID: 31552286 Free PMC article.
METHODS: For the current study, we used the National Survey of American Life's (NSAL) data which included 3,175 women who were either White (n = 876) or Black (n = 2,299). ...
METHODS: For the current study, we used the National Survey of American Life's (NSAL) data which included 3,175 women who were either …
Association between General Sense of Mastery and Income in White- and African-American Adults.
Assari S. Assari S. Nurs Midwifery Stud. 2019 Jul-Sep;8(3):162-167. doi: 10.4103/nms.nms_47_18. Epub 2019 Aug 1. Nurs Midwifery Stud. 2019. PMID: 31396545 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Some research has shown that general sense of mastery (i.e., sense of control over the forces that impact one's life) does not have universal causes and consequences in racial groups. ...
BACKGROUND: Some research has shown that general sense of mastery (i.e., sense of control over the forces that impact one's life) doe …
Patients' age and discussion with doctors about lung cancer screening; Diminished returns of Blacks.
Chalian H, Khoshpouri P, Assari S. Chalian H, et al. Aging Med (Milton). 2019 Mar;2(1):35-41. doi: 10.1002/agm2.12053. Epub 2019 Feb 20. Aging Med (Milton). 2019. PMID: 31179418 Free PMC article.
It is, however, unclear whether age similarly increases patient's chance of discussing LCS across various racial groups. OBJECTIVE: To determine racial differences in the effect of patients' age on patient-physician discussion about LCS. ...CONCLUSIONS: Whether age increas …
It is, however, unclear whether age similarly increases patient's chance of discussing LCS across various racial groups. OBJECTIVE: T …
Health-Related Quality of Life of Economically Disadvantaged African American Older Adults: Age and Gender Differences.
Assari S, Smith J, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Apr 29;16(9):1522. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16091522. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019. PMID: 31036795 Free PMC article.
Future research should test gender differences in the effect of age on physical health indicators such as chronic disease as well as cognitive processes involved in the evaluation of own's health in AA men and women....
Future research should test gender differences in the effect of age on physical health indicators such as chronic disease as well as cogniti …
Emergency Department Utilization among Underserved African American Older Adults in South Los Angeles.
Bazargan M, Smith JL, Cobb S, Barkley L, Wisseh C, Ngula E, Thomas RJ, Assari S. Bazargan M, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Apr 2;16(7):1175. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16071175. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019. PMID: 30986915 Free PMC article.
Objectives: Using the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use, we explored social, behavioral, and health factors that are associated with emergency department (ED) utilization among underserved African American (AA) older adults in one of the most economically …
Objectives: Using the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use, we explored social, behavioral, and health factors that are …
Health Insurance Coverage Better Protects Blacks than Whites against Incident Chronic Disease.
Assari S, Helmi H, Bazargan M. Assari S, et al. Healthcare (Basel). 2019 Mar 10;7(1):40. doi: 10.3390/healthcare7010040. Healthcare (Basel). 2019. PMID: 30857371 Free PMC article.
Blacks and Whites differed in the magnitude of the effect of health insurance on CMC incidence, with a stronger protective effect for Blacks than Whites. In the U.S., health insurance protects individuals against incident CMC; however, the health return of health insurance …
Blacks and Whites differed in the magnitude of the effect of health insurance on CMC incidence, with a stronger protective effect for Blacks …
Depressive symptoms carry an increased risk for suicidal ideation and behavior in bipolar disorder without any additional contribution of mixed symptoms.
Fiedorowicz JG, Persons JE, Assari S, Ostacher MJ, Zandi P, Wang PW, Thase ME, Frye MA, Coryell W; of the National Network of Depression Centers Bipolar Disorders Interest Group. Fiedorowicz JG, et al. J Affect Disord. 2019 Mar 1;246:775-782. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.12.057. Epub 2018 Dec 21. J Affect Disord. 2019. PMID: 30623823 Free PMC article.
Exploring Causes of Depression and Anxiety Health Disparities (HD) by Examining Differences between 1:1 Matched Individuals.
Coman EN, Wu HZ, Assari S. Coman EN, et al. Brain Sci. 2018 Nov 28;8(12):207. doi: 10.3390/brainsci8120207. Brain Sci. 2018. PMID: 30487396 Free PMC article.
The 1:1 matching approach allows us to examine more complex HD effects, like differential mediational or resilience mechanisms that appear to be protective of Black women's mental health....
The 1:1 matching approach allows us to examine more complex HD effects, like differential mediational or resilience mechanisms that appear t …
"I think that's all a lieI think It's genocide": Applying a Critical Race Praxis to Youth Perceptions of Flint Water Contamination.
Muhammad M, De Loney EH, Brooks CL, Assari S, Robinson D, Caldwell CH. Muhammad M, et al. Ethn Dis. 2018 Aug 9;28(Suppl 1):241-246. doi: 10.18865/ed.28.S1.241. eCollection 2018. Ethn Dis. 2018. PMID: 30116093 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: In April 2014, the emergency manager of Flint, Michigan switched the city's water supplier from Detroit's water department to the Flint River. The change in water source resulted in the Flint Water Crisis (FWC) in which lead (Pb) from the city's n …
BACKGROUND: In April 2014, the emergency manager of Flint, Michigan switched the city's water supplier from Detroit's water de …
Poverty Status and Childhood Asthma in White and Black Families: National Survey of Children's Health.
Assari S, Moghani Lankarani M. Assari S, et al. Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Jun 12;6(2):62. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6020062. Healthcare (Basel). 2018. PMID: 29895767 Free PMC article.
Methods: Data came from the National Survey of Children&rsquo;s Health (NSCH), 2003-2004, a national telephone survey. A total of 86,537 Black or White families with children (17 years old or younger) were included in the study. ...
Methods: Data came from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), 2003-2004, a national telephone survey. A total of …
Family Income Reduces Risk of Obesity for White but Not Black Children.
Assari S. Assari S. Children (Basel). 2018 Jun 10;5(6):73. doi: 10.3390/children5060073. Children (Basel). 2018. PMID: 29890778 Free PMC article.
Methods: This cross-sectional study used data from the National Survey of Children&rsquo;s Health (NSCH), 2003-2004, a nationally representative survey in the United States. ...
Methods: This cross-sectional study used data from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), 2003-2004, a nationally …
Risk Factors Associated With Antidepressant Exposure and History of Antidepressant-Induced Mania in Bipolar Disorder.
Williams AJ, Lai Z, Knight S, Kamali M, Assari S, McInnis MG. Williams AJ, et al. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 May/Jun;79(3):17m11765. doi: 10.4088/JCP.17m11765. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018. PMID: 29873955
OBJECTIVE: Despite their widespread use in bipolar disorder, there is controversy surrounding the inclusion of antidepressant medications in the disorder's management. We sought to identify which demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical factors are associated with antidepr …
OBJECTIVE: Despite their widespread use in bipolar disorder, there is controversy surrounding the inclusion of antidepressant medications in …
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