CitationZamora-Kapoor, Anna; Omidpanah, Adam; Monico, Evelyn; Buchwald, Dedra; Harris, Raymond; & Jimenez, Nathalia (2017). The role of language use in reports of musculoskeletal pain among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White adolescents. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. vol. 28 (2) pp. 144-151
AbstractOBJECTIVE: This study examined the role of English language use in the reported frequency of musculoskeletal pain among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White youth. METHOD: This is a secondary data analysis using a cross-sectional sample of 12,189 Hispanic and non-Hispanic White adolescents recruited for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Respondents were classified into three groups: (a) English-speaking non-Hispanic Whites, (b) English-speaking Hispanics, and (c) Spanish-speaking Hispanics. RESULTS: After controlling for body mass index and demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral variables, Spanish-speaking Hispanics reported the least frequent musculoskeletal pain (OR = 0.415, 95% CI [0.361, 0.477]; p < .001), followed by English-speaking Hispanics (OR = 0.773, 95% CI [0.690, 0.865]; p < .001). CONCLUSION: The experience of musculoskeletal pain is a physiological as well as a cultural phenomenon. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Health care providers should consider the role of language use in reports of pain in Hispanic and non-Hispanic White adolescents.
Keyword(s)Hispanic adolescent language use musculoskeletal pain non-Hispanic White risk factors
Notes1552-7832 Zamora-Kapoor, Anna Omidpanah, Adam Monico, Evelyn Buchwald, Dedra Harris, Raymond Jimenez, Nathalia Journal article J Transcult Nurs. 2015 Dec 18. pii: 1043659615623326.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Transcultural Nursing