A. B. de Castro
University of Washington
26Publications
10H-index
406Citations
Publications 26
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in Public Health Nursing 1.16
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington),
Salem Levesque1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Washington)
The need and expectation for advocacy is central to public health nursing practice. Advocacy efforts that effectively call attention to population health threats and promote the well-being of communities rely on strategies that deliver influential messaging. The digital story is a lay method to capture meaningful, impactful stories that can be used to advocate for public health concerns. Readily available, user-friendly digital technologies allow engagement in digital media production to create ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in BMC Public Health 2.42
Gilbert C. Gee34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of California, Los Angeles),
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington)
+ 6 AuthorsAnna K. Hing1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of California, Los Angeles)
Immigrants to the United States are usually healthier than their U.S.-born counterparts, yet the health of immigrants declines with duration of stay in the U.S. This pattern is often seen for numerous health problems such as obesity, and is usually attributed to acculturation (the adoption of “American” behaviors and norms). However, an alternative explanation is secular trends, given that rates of obesity have been rising globally. Few studies of immigrants are designed to distinguish the effec...
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 1.28
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington),
Gilbert C. Gee34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of California, Los Angeles)
+ 1 AuthorsTessa Rue23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Washington)
The healthy immigrant hypothesis asserts that immigrants arrive in the receiving country healthier than same race/ethnic counterparts born there. Contemporary research, however, has not evaluated pre-migration health among migrants, nor has explicitly considered comparisons with non-migrants in the country of origin. Pre-migration health was examined among 621 Filipino nurses, including self-reported physical health, mental health, health behaviors, and social stress. Measures were compared by i...
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Gilbert C. Gee34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of California, Los Angeles),
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington)
+ 3 AuthorsKaori Fujishiro14
Estimated H-index: 14
(National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Most studies of immigrant health are cross- sectional and fail to collect informa- tion prior to migration, leading to potential bias and confounding. The present pilot study examines the feasibility of studying migrants prospectively, with baseline data collected before migration. The study followed two cohorts of Filipinos for one year, a migrant cohort (n=27) that emigrated to the U.S. and a second non- migrant cohort (n=26) that remained in the Philippines. The one- year retention rate was 9...
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Published on Mar 1, 2015in AAOHN Journal
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington),
Erin Shapleigh (University of Washington)+ 1 AuthorsMary K. Salazar16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Washington)
This article describes how hybrid online and classroom learning approaches were used to design and offer an occupational health nursing review course throughout a multi-state region of the northwest United States. In response to demand from practicing occupational health nurses for board certification preparation, a series of asynchronous and synchronous continuing education modules was created covering a range of occupational health nursing topics. This review course illustrates how innovative ...
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Published on Apr 3, 2014in Journal of Agromedicine 1.32
Richard L. Neitzel25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Michigan),
Jennifer Krenz4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Washington),
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington)
ABSTRACTAgricultural workers have a high risk of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. However, there are very few standardized tools available to assess safety and health in agricultural operations. Additionally, there are a number of groups of agricultural workers, including Hmong refugees and immigrants, for which virtually no information on safety and health conditions is available. This study developed an observation-based methodology for systematically evaluating occupational h...
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Published on May 1, 2014in AAOHN Journal
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington),
Jennifer Krenz4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Washington),
Richard L. Neitzel25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Michigan)
This pilot project investigated agricultural-related safety and health issues among Hmong refugees working on family-operated farms. Novel approaches, namely participatory rural appraisal and photovoice, were used to conduct a qualitative occupational hazard assessment with a group of Hmong farmers in Washington State. These two methods were useful in gathering participants' own perspectives about priority concerns. Several identified problems were related to musculoskeletal disorders, handling ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2013in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 1.28
Dolly A. John5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Harvard University),
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington)
+ 1 AuthorsDiane P. Martin48
Estimated H-index: 48
(University of Washington)
Using data from 1,530 Asian respondents of the 2002–2003 National Latino and Asian American Study, we examined how nativity and occupational class are associated with uninsurance, no routine physical check-up in the past year and no dental/eye exam use in the past year using weighted multivariate logistic regression models. Recent immigrants had increased odds of uninsurance and no dental/eye exam use than US-born Asians which became nonsignificant after controlling for occupational class and co...
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Published on Aug 1, 2013in AAOHN Journal
Rachael De Souza1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Genevieve C. Aguilar , A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington)
Community engagement is a necessary, although challenging, element of environmental health research in communities. To facilitate the engagement process, direct action community organizing agencies can be useful in bringing together communities and researchers. This article describes the preliminary activities that one direct action community organizing agency used in partnership with researchers to improve community engagement in the first 6 months of an environmental health study conducted in ...
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Published on Nov 1, 2012in AAOHN Journal
Allison Crollard3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Washington),
A. B. de Castro10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Washington),
Jenny Hsin Chun Tsai12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Washington)
Worldwide, nearly 200 million individuals migrate annually across national borders, an increase of 144% in the past 40 years. More than 60% of these migrants move from developing to developed countries seeking better employment and economic opportunities. More than half of all migrants are estimated to be either employed or actively seeking employment (Global Conference of International Migration, 2005). During their initial years in the receiving country, many immigrants experience occupational...
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