Assessing Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Health by Sana LoueAssessing Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Health by Sana Loue

Assessing Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Health

bySana Loue

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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This book deals specifically with the historical basis for use of terms in race, gender, ethnicity, sex and sexual orientation. It brings much needed clarity to the debate by identifying the ethical issues as well as the technical challenges inherent in measuring these elusive concepts. The author expands on her work begun in Gender, Ethnicity, and Health Research by paralleling the evolution of racial and sexual categories with the development of health research. In addition, the book provides a salient guide to assessment tools currently used in measuring racial and sexual constructs, identity, and experience.
Sana Loue, J.D., Ph.D., MPH, has authored/edited about a dozen books on sexuality, epidemiology, rural and ethnic health and is a renowned figure in the subject of immigrant and minority health. Dr. Loue is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. She has done research on HIV Prevention, Knowledge ...
Title:Assessing Race, Ethnicity and Gender in HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pagesPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441940804

ISBN - 13:9781441940803

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Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations: Constructing Categories: Context and Consequences.- Methodological Considerations.- Part II. Constructs: Their Definition and Use: Defining Race, Ethnicity and Related Constructs.- Defining Sex, Gender, and Related Constructs.- Race, Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation in Health.- Part III. Assessing Gender, Ethnicity, and Related Constructs: Measures of Ethnicity, Ethnic Identification, and Acculturation.- Measures of Sex, Gender, Gender Role, and Sexual Orientation.

Editorial Reviews

"The author is to be especially commended for bringing together a number of resources for improving health and health care research. One chapter draws on published studies on topics such as diabetes and breast cancer to assess whether the variables of race, ethnicity, and sex used were sufficient to warrant the conclusions. Another chapter identifies several instruments designed by experts to capture the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in a population under study. Throughout, hundreds of relevant references are provided."Marian E. Gornick, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Retired), Baltimore, MD (The New England Journal of Medicine, 356:12, 2007)