Validating a short acculturation scale for filipino americans


Health indicators included anthropometric measurement: BMI, waist circumference and waist-hip ratio (WHR). RESULTS: Descriptive statistics revealed that using the American guidelines, 36.6% women and 61.9% men were overweight or obese, 23.9% women and 19.7% men had a higher than normal waist circumference and 60.4% women and 67.1% men had a higher than normal WHR.However, when Asian guidelines were used, 67.9% women and 86.9% men were overweight or obese, 50.7% women and 50% men had a higher than normal waist circumference.METHODS: Using a non-experimental, quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional design, the relationship between acculturation, dietary habits and health status was investigated among first generation Filipino American immigrants in New Jersey (n=210).Dietary pattern was measured using the Dietary Acculturation Questionnaire for Filipino Americans (DAQFA) and the Block’s Brief Food Frequency Questionnaire (BFFQ). standard and WHO Asian guidelines were used to determine healthy cut-off points.Anthropometric measurements were obtained including weight, height and waist circumference.Acculturation had a significant negative relationship with Filipino Dietary acculturation.

This study examines the acculturation, dietary habits and anthropometric measurements in a sample of 210 first generation Filipino American immigrants in New Jersey (NJ).

The role of dietary acculturation and consumption of fat, sugar, fruits, and vegetables among Filipino- Americans (FAs) in the United States (US) remains unclear.

Despite the growing numbers of FAs in the US, little is known about their dietary acculturation and fat, sugar, fruits, and vegetable consumption.

Changes in weight and waist were also determined by asking the participants if their measurements had changed since their arrival to US.

Partial Least Squares (PLS) path modeling was used to explore the predictive relationships between the latent (composite) variables constructed using principal components factor analysis and the indicator (manifest or predictor) variables measured by the researcher.

ACCULTURATION, DIETARY PATTERN AND HEALTH INDICATORS AMONG FILIPINO IMMIGRANTS IN NEW JERSEYABSTRACT BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Acculturation, the subsequent changes that occur in one culture after continuous first hand contact with another culture, has impacted the dietary habits and health risks of Filipino Americans. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended different BMI and waist circumference cut-off points for the Asian population.

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