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  • What Does Social Justice Look Like in My Community
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Corey S. Shdaimah
    Roni Strier
    Dassi Postan-Aizik
    Description

    This dataset is about evolving understandings of social justice in a global-local interprofessional context. Students in the professional fields of social work, law, and nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the University of Haifa, Israel express how they conceptualize ideas of justice and how their ideas change and evolve in dialogue with each other through the process of creating a visual record, with photovoice techniques, of social justice, and conveying that to each other. There are two datasets: one is comprised of 16 English-language interviews with students who participated in the global-local interprofessional course between 2014 and 2017; the second set is comprised of 15 Hebrew-language interviews with students who also participated in the course during that same time frame. The dataset also includes photos that study participants referred to in their interviews. The slides of a presentation on this study, delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington D.C., January 2018, "Learning to Focus and Focusing to Learn: Assessing the Use of PhotoVoice in Global/Local InterProfessional Education" are available at the UMB Digital Archive at http://hdl.handle.net/10713/8098 . There is a forthcoming article directly on the findings of this study.

    Subject
    Interprofessional Education
    Social Justice
    Geographic Coverage
    Israel
    United States
    Access Rights
    Author approval required. Anyone requesting access will have to show certification of appropriate ethics training for handling the data.
  • The Meaning of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication and Parents' Initiation and Continuity of Treatment for Their Child
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Susan dosReis
    Matthew P. Mychailyszyn
    Sara E. Evans-Lacko
    Alicia Beltran
    2 more author(s)...
    Description

    This study investigated the relationship between caregivers’ early views of ADHD treatment and the decision to initiate and continue medication for their child. 48 caregivers of newly diagnosed children participated in qualitative, semistructured telephone interviews with 6 and 12 month follow-ups. Analysis of the initial interview responses revealed 4 categories associated with caregiver perspectives: a) illness oriented, b) problem oriented, c) generally acceptable and, d) unacceptable. This dataset includes demographic information, family history of psychiatric illness, comorbid diagnoses, use of medication, and transcripts of initial, 6 month, and 12 month follow-up interviews.

    Subject
    Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    Caregivers
    Psychotropic Drugs
    Geographic Coverage
    Maryland
  • Stigmatizing Experiences of Parents of Children with a New Diagnosis of ADHD
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Susan dosReis
    Crystal L. Barksdale
    Andrea Sherman
    Kate Maloney
    1 more author(s)...
    Description

    This dataset is the result of continued analysis of data collected from qualified, semistructured telephone interviews of 48 caregivers of newly diagnosed children. The initial evaluation of interview results focused on their early views of ADHD treatment and the decision to initiate and continue medication for their child (see “Related Datasets” below”). This study concentrated on how caregivers and their children experience mental health stigma. Responses were classified into 6 categories: a) concerns with labeling, b) feelings of social isolation and rejection, c) perceptions of a dismissive society, d) influence of negative public views, e) exposure to negative media and, f) mistrust of medical assessments. The dataset includes demographic, family history of psychiatric illness, comorbid diagnoses, characteristics associated with stigmatizing experiences, and transcripts of initial, 6, and 12 month follow-up interviews.

    Subject
    Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    Caregivers
    Psychotropic Drugs
    Social Stigma
    Geographic Coverage
    Maryland
  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health

    Alternate Title(s)
    NSDUH
    Description

    The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States. This annual survey involves interviews with approximately 70,000 randomly selected individuals. The survey cohort consists of U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 years and older and includes residents in group quarters such as college dormitories, group homes, shelters, rooming houses, and military bases. Interviews are conducted in participants’ homes facilitated via the use of Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI). NSDUH is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Public Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

    Subject
    Mental Health
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Geographic Coverage
    United States
    Access Rights
    Free to All
    Local Experts
    Jodi Jacobson Frey
  • Health and Retirement Study

    Alternate Title(s)
    HRS, University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Health and Retirement Study, Health & Retirement Study, National Institute on Aging. Health and Retirement Study, U.S. Health and Retirement Study, H.R.S.
    Description

    The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal panel study that surveys a representative sample of approximately 20,000 Americans over 50 years old. Core surveys take place every two years, with additional topics covered in off-year surveys. Data collected through a mix of phone and face-to-face interviews provides a comprehensive look at the changing experiences of older Americans on a range of topics including physical and mental health history and status, cognition, family structure, health care utilization and costs, financial status, and employment history and retirement plans. Interviews are supplemented with information from physical measurements, biomarker and genetic data, and linkages to administrative data.

    Subject
    Health Care Costs
    Health Care Utilization
    Health Status
    Population Characteristics
    Geographic Coverage
    United States
    Access Rights
    Free to All with Registration (for public survey data); Application Required (for sensitive data)
    Local Experts
    Ester Villalonga-Olives
    John G. Cagle
    Richard J. Manski
  • Participant Experiences in Baltimore City's Specialized Prostitution Diversion Program
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Corey S. Shdaimah
    Marie Bailey-Kloch
    Philip Osteen
    Description

    This dataset was generated from a qualitative, exploratory study to understand how the Baltimore Specialized Prostitution Diversion Program (SPD) operated and was experienced by those working and participating in it. Qualitative data included observations of participants during their interactions with the court and SPD staff as well as interviews with twenty-one SPD clients. Administrative program data was collected in 2010 on 616 arrestees and included demographic information, self-assessment for areas of need, and participants’ goals. Administrative court data collected by SPD staff was also examined for 221 eligible participants and included court dates, weekly attendance, and program completion. The semi-structured interview guide allowed participant input with questions centered on their understanding and experience of the program, what impeded or facilitated their participation and engagement with the program, and general recommendations.

    Subject
    Sex Workers
    Geographic Coverage
    Baltimore (Md.)
    Access Rights
    Author approval required
  • Voices of Child Care Providers: An Exploratory Study on the Impact of Policy Changes
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Corey S. Shdaimah
    Elizabeth Palley
    Amanda Miller
    Description

    This dataset is the result of a qualitative study exploring the impact on child care providers of recent changes in government policies such as the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care Development Block Grant and the increasing number of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs. Although there is much research on the benefits of quality care for children, and some research on the struggles of parents seeking high quality care, few elicit the perspective of this crucial work force. Six focus groups were conducted with a total of 49 providers. Two groups each, one with center-based providers and one with home-based providers, were held in an urban, suburban, and rural location. Focus group data were supplemented with data from interviews with six rural providers, for a total study sample of 55. All interviews and focus groups were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using a constant comparative method and coding for emergent and sensitizing concepts

    Subject
    Child Care
    Geographic Coverage
    New York (State)
    Access Rights
    Permission subject to IRB approval
  • Older Adult Drinking Patterns: Exploring Social and Motivational Influences
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Paul Sacco
    Karen Burruss
    Cristan A. Smith
    Alexis Kuerbis
    3 more author(s)...
    Description

    This dataset is associated with a pilot study investigating the relationship of alcohol consumption to the motives and affective states among residents in a continuing care retirement community. Data were collected from 71 volunteer participants in 3 phases over a 9 day period: an initial face-to-face interview, daily telephone surveys, and a final telephone interview on the last day of the study. The dataset includes sociodemographic variables, physical and mental health measures (including depressive symptoms), daily alcohol consumption statistics utilizing the NIAAA standard drink graphic, and drinking motives assessment data.

    Subject
    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Alcohol Drinking
    Access Rights
    Permission subject to IRB approval
  • Problem-Solving Courts, Street Level Bureaucrats, and Clients as Policy Agents in a Prostitution Diversion Program
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Corey S. Shdaimah
    Description

    This research examined newly implemented prostitution diversion programs in Baltimore City and Philadelphia from the perspectives of program participants and program staff. Via interviews, focus groups, and observations this qualitative longitudinal study examined the program participants’ motivations for participating in the problem-solving court models as well as how they negotiate with court professionals to meet their needs and achieved their goals. A series of 1 to 5 interviews per person were conducted during and after participation in the respective program. To explore concerns around trauma, substance abuse, and stigma 5 brief questionnaires were administered during the second interview. Also evaluated were quantitative data such as participant demographics, program take-up and compliance rates, and types of services requested. One-time interviews were also conducted with program social workers, public defenders, prosecutors, probation officers, and judges to explore personal and professional beliefs, resources constraints, and general views on program participants and prostitution. All interviews were audiorecorded and transcribed verbatim. Observations were also conducted in court, prison, probation, and street settings. Current partial dataset consists of 1 TXT README file, 8 document PDFs, and 21 interview PDFs and will be supplemented by additional materials as they become available

    Subject
    Sex Workers
    Geographic Coverage
    Maryland
    Pennsylvania
    Access Rights
    Study description documents such as README, Research Consent Form, Focus Group Guide, etc., are freely available for download. Access to observation and transcript data PDFs requires submission of a research plan and proof of completed CITI Human Subjects
  • Engaging Caregivers in the Treatment of Youth with Complex Developmental and Mental Health Needs
    UMB Dataset

    Authors
    Susan dosReis
    Ahrang Yoo
    Monique Kim
    Melissa M. Ross
    2 more author(s)...
    Description

    This qualitative inquiry investigated caregivers’ experiences with care management services for their child diagnosed with both cognitive and mental health needs. Study eligibility requirements included caring for a child 26 years of age or younger at enrollment, with an intellectual or cognitive developmental disability, and who also had a mental health condition. A total of 37 caregivers participated, 6 of whom were selected for in-depth interviews with the remaining 31 distributed among 5 focus groups. All sessions were recorded and subsequently transcribed verbatim. Data includes family demographics, child characteristics (e.g. school grade level, diagnoses, treatment, behavioral problems, etc.), and the factors promoting family engagement in care management

    Subject
    Caregivers
    Comorbidity
    Decision Making
    Developmental Disabilities
    Geographic Coverage
    Maryland
    Timeframe
    2014

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