The Risk Communication Bibliography contains over 650 references to published documents that address the communication of public health hazards. The citations and summaries in the Risk Communication Bibliography are an essential starting point for effectively measuring how risks are communicated to and understood by the public. The database includes documents that address the risks, prevention, and treatments of health hazards. Many documents contain information about illnesses, environmental conditions, and accidents.
The Bibliography of Tobacco Use and Health Disparities features literature on tobacco-related health disparities and focuses on special populations and themes such as: Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American, African American, Latino/ Hispanic American, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT), gender, religion, mental illness, disabilities, correctional facilities, occupation, and rural/urban areas.
Bibliography of Tobacco-Related Literature on Hispanics/Latinos 1990-2001. This bibliography covers the scientific literature from 1990 to 2001 on tobacco use in the Hispanic/Latino groups as part of a collaborative effort between the NCI Tobacco Control Research Branch and the National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention. The major search terms incorporate tobacco-related scientific literature pertaining to Hispanic, Latino, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican, Chicano, nicotine, tobacco, smokeless tobacco, smoking and smoking cessation.
The Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) database provides information on measurement instruments including questionnaires, interview schedules, index measures, rating sales, coding schemes, and manuals in biomedicine and psychosocial sciences. HAPI helps researchers and health care practitioners to identify measurement instruments needed for research studies, grant proposals, patient assessment, and program evaluation. A typical HAPI record includes source and location information, validity and reliability information, the authors of the instrument, the year the instrument was created, and references to the published literature.
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