theory

Psychometric properties of the 21-item Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21) among Malaysians during COVID-19: A methodological study

Depression, anxiety, and stress continue to be among the largest burdens of disease, globally. The Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale-21 Items (DASS-21) is a shortened version of DASS-41 developed to measure these mental health conditions. The …

Ableism and contours of the attitudinal environment as identified by adults with long-term physical disabilities: A qualitative study

Adults with physical disabilities experience a continuum of enabling and disabling attitudes in the environment. This study identified where adults with physical disabilities experience the attitudinal environment, the continuum of those attitudes, …

Conceptual model of emergency department utilization among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients: A critical review

Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) populations are understudied in health services research and underserved in healthcare systems. Existing data indicate that adult DHH patients are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) for less emergent …

HIV-related stigma moderates the relation between perceived susceptibility and HIV testing intention among heterosexual (but not sexual minority) college students

HIV-related stigma remains a considerable barrier to engaging at-risk populations in HIV testing and prevention programs. We assessed the moderating role of HIV-related stigma on the relation between perceived susceptibility to HIV and HIV testing …

Psychometric evaluation of a 10-item health insurance knowledge scale

*Background:* College students are a priority population for health insurance literacy interventions. Yet, there are few psychometric studies on measuring health insurance knowledge-a core construct of health insurance literacy. *Methods:* We …

Measuring dimensions of HIV-related stigma among college students

HIV-related stigma remains a critical barrier to achieving national public health objectives including reducing HIV transmissions and retaining people living with HIV (PLHIV) in care. Adolescents and emerging adults are particularly vulnerable to …

Pre‐resolution drinking problem severity profiles associated with stable moderation outcomes of national recovery attempts

*Background.* Higher problem severity contraindicates moderation drinking in treatment samples, but has not been well investigated in natural recovery samples with more prevalent moderation outcomes, nor have single studies assessed multiple severity …

Health insurance literacy and health service utilization among college students

*Objective:* Health literacy and health insurance literacy affect healthcare utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between health insurance knowledge, self-efficacy, and student healthcare utilization in the past year. …

Sexual risk factors and human immunodeficiency virus testing intention among at-risk college students who have never been tested

Survey data from a university in the southeast United States were used to estimate the relation between sexual risk factors, perceived susceptibility, and human immunodeficiency virus testing intention among sexually active college students who had …