A Systematic Review of Physical Health Consequences and Acculturation Stress Among Latinx Individuals in the United States.

Journal Article (Systematic Review;Journal Article)

The health of Latinx immigrants decays over time and across generations. Acculturation stress influences decays in behavioral and mental health in this population, but the effect on physical health outcomes is less understood. This systematic review synthesizes findings from 22 studies that examined the influence of acculturation stress on physical health outcomes among Latinx populations in the United States. The Society-to-Cell Resilience Framework was used to synthesize findings according to individual, physiological, and cellular levels. There is mounting evidence identifying acculturation stress as an important social contributor to negative physical health outcomes, especially at the individual level. More research is needed to identify the physiological and cellular mechanisms involved. Interventions are also needed to address the damaging effects of acculturation stress on a variety of physical health conditions in this population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez-Guarda, RM; Stafford, AM; Nagy, GA; Befus, DR; Conklin, JL

Published Date

  • July 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 362 - 374

PubMed ID

  • 33138635

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8755947

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-4175

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1099-8004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1099800420968889


  • eng