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Conference Paper: Paediatric preventative health care use by immigrants in Hong Kong: a pilot study

TitlePaediatric preventative health care use by immigrants in Hong Kong: a pilot study
Authors
KeywordsChildren
Hong Kong
Immigrants
Immunisations
Preventive health
Issue Date2005
PublisherMedcom Limited.
Medcom Limited.
Citation
The 2004 Ruby Jubilee Scientific Meeting, Hong Kong, 24-26 September 2004. In Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 2005, v. 10, p. 196-203 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Over 14,000 children arrived in Hong Kong from Mainland China last year to join their recently immigrated parents. The aims of this pilot study were to explore immigrant parents' knowledge and perceptions of the accessibility of paediatric preventative health care services. METHOD: A descriptive survey was administered to parents. Participants (N=27) were grouped by their child's point of entry into the health care system. RESULTS: Most participants lacked knowledge about well-child care and health education. Participants whose children lived in Hong Kong for longer than one year used services for well-child care significantly more than those with shorter stays (χ2=4.50; p=0.03). The major barrier in accessing services was lack of knowledge. CONCLUSIONS: Although a preliminary study, the results suggest a population-based study is needed because lack of familiarity with available services was a reoccurring finding. A more comprehensive assessment of the learning needs of this population is needed so effective ways of familiarizing new immigrants and tracking these children can be developed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/116366
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.194
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.123

 

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dc.contributor.authorTang, SKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDodgson, JEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, AMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T06:27:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T06:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 2004 Ruby Jubilee Scientific Meeting, Hong Kong, 24-26 September 2004. In Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 2005, v. 10, p. 196-203-
dc.identifier.issn1013-9923-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/116366-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Over 14,000 children arrived in Hong Kong from Mainland China last year to join their recently immigrated parents. The aims of this pilot study were to explore immigrant parents' knowledge and perceptions of the accessibility of paediatric preventative health care services. METHOD: A descriptive survey was administered to parents. Participants (N=27) were grouped by their child's point of entry into the health care system. RESULTS: Most participants lacked knowledge about well-child care and health education. Participants whose children lived in Hong Kong for longer than one year used services for well-child care significantly more than those with shorter stays (χ2=4.50; p=0.03). The major barrier in accessing services was lack of knowledge. CONCLUSIONS: Although a preliminary study, the results suggest a population-based study is needed because lack of familiarity with available services was a reoccurring finding. A more comprehensive assessment of the learning needs of this population is needed so effective ways of familiarizing new immigrants and tracking these children can be developed.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherMedcom Limited.-
dc.publisherMedcom Limited.-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New Series)en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChildren-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.subjectImmigrants-
dc.subjectImmunisations-
dc.subjectPreventive health-
dc.titlePaediatric preventative health care use by immigrants in Hong Kong: a pilot studyen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTarrant, AM: tarrantm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityTarrant, AM=rp00461en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros96314en_HK
dc.identifier.volume10-
dc.identifier.spage196-
dc.identifier.epage203-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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