Journal article

Measuring African-American parents' cultural mistrust while in a healthcare setting: A pilot study

Kathryn L Moseley, Gary L Freed, Charrell M Bullard, Susan D Goold

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | NATL MED ASSOC | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: African Americans' mistrust of healthcare is often cited as a cause of racial disparities in health and has been linked to cultural mistrust. African-American parents' level of cultural mistrust while in a general healthcare setting has not been previously measured. OBJECTIVE: To determine the performance, participant acceptance, feasibility of administration and demographic associations of a measure of cultural mistrust, the Cultural Mistrust Inventory (CMI), in African-American parents seeking healthcare. METHODS: A cross-sectional sample of 69 self-identified African-American parents of minor children recruited in a university-affiliated, urban pediatric/family practice outpat..

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