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Julia Lechuga
University of Texas at El Paso
Ethnic groupPsychologyFamily medicineMedicineSocial psychology
35Publications
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#1Julia Lechuga (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 10
#2Carla Prieto (UF: University of Florida)
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Abstract U.S. Latinas are the second most affected ethnic group by cervical cancer morbidity and mortality. Cervical cancer is caused by high risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) strains and HPV vaccines are an effective form of primary prevention. Parents are the primary decision makers of vaccination uptake as vaccination is recommended for children between the ages of 11–12. The purpose of our study is to investigate the influence of sociocultural factors particularly salient to U.S. Latinos and t...
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#1Emily A. Arnold (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 12
#2Shannon M. Fuller (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 4
Last. Wayne T. Steward (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 27
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Changes in the United States federal-level political landscape have been felt within immigrant communities, and the public health clinics that serve them. We sought to document how HIV prevention and care clinics are reaching and retaining their immigrant community patients during a period of retrenchment of accessible public resources and immigrant rights. From May 2018 through January 2019, we conducted 20 in-depth interviews with clinicians, case workers, advocates, legal experts, and peer na...
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#1Julia LechugaH-Index: 10
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Last. Morgan L. BarlowH-Index: 3
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#1Julia Lechuga (Lehigh University)H-Index: 10
#2Katherine Melo (Lehigh University)H-Index: 1
US Latinas are disproportionately affected by health disparities, particularly in the domain of sexual and reproductive health. Past research across domains of study in the field of sexual and reproductive health, including cervical cancer prevention, has operated in a silo leading the field to overlook potential root causes of sexual and reproductive ill-health among Latinos. Furthermore, in the case of cervical cancer prevention, interventions have been informed by theories which assume that v...
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#1Carol L. Galletly (MCW: Medical College of Wisconsin)H-Index: 17
#2Julia Lechuga (Lehigh University)H-Index: 10
Last. Judith I. Montenegro (Latino Commission on AIDS)H-Index: 1
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Evidence suggests that migrants may underutilize USA health care because of misconceptions about immigration-related consequences of health care use. This study aimed to explore whether common misconceptions about the immigration consequences of seeking health care, receiving an HIV test, and being diagnosed with HIV were associated with participant self-report of never having received an HIV test. The study sample comprised 297 adult, sexually active, documented and undocumented Spanish-speakin...
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#1Oscar BeltranH-Index: 5
#2Julia Lechuga (Lehigh University)H-Index: 10
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Background The number of people who inject drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border has been increasing over the last years and has become a public health concern due to their vulnerability to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We explored the HIV/STI risk behaviors of people who inject drugs (PID) and their relationship to police harassment. Methods The sample for this study included 200 PID (75% male, 25% female) recruited through respondent driven sampling methodology. Data analysis...
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#1Julia Dickson-Gomez (MCW: Medical College of Wisconsin)H-Index: 19
#2Sergey Tarima (MCW: Medical College of Wisconsin)H-Index: 23
Last. Lorena Rivas de Mendoza (Central American University)H-Index: 2
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This article examines the effects of a multi-level, community-based HIV prevention intervention for crack users residing in low-income neighborhoods in San Salvador, El Salvador conducted between August 2011 and June 2016. The intervention consisted of three components introduced sequentially: (1) rapid HIV testing in community settings; (2) a social network HIV testing intervention; and (3) small group interventions with crack users who were members of the same social network. The intervention ...
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#1Kayoll V. Galbraith-Gyan (Harvard University)H-Index: 2
#2Julia Lechuga (Lehigh University)H-Index: 10
Last. Jill B. Hamilton (Emory University)H-Index: 15
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OBJECTIVE: To increase our understanding about the health beliefs of African-American parents and their daughters toward HPV infection and HPV vaccine acceptance. METHODS: The Health Belief Model was used as a guiding framework. Principles of grounded theory, theoretical sampling, and constant comparison analysis were used to qualitatively analyze data generated from personal interviews of African-American parents (n = 30) and their 12- to 17-year-old daughters (n = 34). RESULTS: Mothers and dau...
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#1Julia Lechuga (Lehigh University)H-Index: 10
#2Carol L. Galletly (MCW: Medical College of Wisconsin)H-Index: 17
Last. Judith I. Montenegro (Latino Commission on AIDS)H-Index: 1
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To develop, pilot test, and conduct psychometric analyses of an innovative scale measuring the influence of perceived immigration laws on Latino migrants’ HIV-testing behavior. The Immigration Law Concerns Scale (ILCS) was developed in three phases: Phase 1 involved a review of law and literature, generation of scale items, consultation with project advisors, and subsequent revision of the scale. Phase 2 involved systematic translation- back translation and consensus-based editorial processes co...
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#1Mary Carolan (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 23
#2Maria Duarte-Gardea (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 17
Last. Julia Lechuga (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Background and objective Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a serious health concern for pregnant women, with Hispanic women at particular risk for developing the condition. The aim of this review was to critically examine GDM intervention programs for Hispanic women, in the United States of America (US). Methods English and Spanish electronic databases were searched for relevant studies published between 1995 and 2015. Eligible study designs included randomized controlled trial, pr...
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