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Article: Handling emerging health needs among a migrant population-factors associated with suicide attempts and suicide ideation among female street sex workers in Hong Kong

TitleHandling emerging health needs among a migrant population-factors associated with suicide attempts and suicide ideation among female street sex workers in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Hong Kong
Marginalized
Mental health
Prostitution
Sex Work
Suicides
Working environment
Issue Date2004
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cein
Citation
Clinical Effectiveness In Nursing, 2004, v. 8 n. 3-4, p. 205-214 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To examine factors in the work environment that are linked to the suicidal process among female street sex workers (FSSWs) in order to suggest interventions that would be appropriate among this marginalized group. Design: Cross-section survey of female street sex workers in Hong Kong. The questionnaire contained questions regarding quality of life, health status, working environment, suicide ideation, mental health, as well as other personal and family characteristics. A number of statistical models were used to analyze this rich set of cross-sectional data. Results: More than a quarter of the women surveyed reported to have considered or attempted suicide, nevertheless the specific timing of their suicide attempts was unclear. Accounting for background characteristics, factors that were inherent to the sex industry were significantly associated with poor psychological health and suicidality. Experience of stigma and previous employment experience prior to involvement in sex work were also highly correlated with increased incidence of suicide attempts. On the other hand, the presence of dependents and experience of social support were associated with lower probability of suicidality. Conclusion: Our study suggests that a number of areas (e.g., increased emphasis on health education and promotion, self-esteem building, assertiveness training and client advocacy) warrant attention among health professionals practicing in the Asian region, particularly among mental health nurses. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132455
ISSN
2009 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.169
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dc.contributor.authorLing, DCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHolroyd, EAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorGray, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:24:44Z-
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dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationClinical Effectiveness In Nursing, 2004, v. 8 n. 3-4, p. 205-214en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine factors in the work environment that are linked to the suicidal process among female street sex workers (FSSWs) in order to suggest interventions that would be appropriate among this marginalized group. Design: Cross-section survey of female street sex workers in Hong Kong. The questionnaire contained questions regarding quality of life, health status, working environment, suicide ideation, mental health, as well as other personal and family characteristics. A number of statistical models were used to analyze this rich set of cross-sectional data. Results: More than a quarter of the women surveyed reported to have considered or attempted suicide, nevertheless the specific timing of their suicide attempts was unclear. Accounting for background characteristics, factors that were inherent to the sex industry were significantly associated with poor psychological health and suicidality. Experience of stigma and previous employment experience prior to involvement in sex work were also highly correlated with increased incidence of suicide attempts. On the other hand, the presence of dependents and experience of social support were associated with lower probability of suicidality. Conclusion: Our study suggests that a number of areas (e.g., increased emphasis on health education and promotion, self-esteem building, assertiveness training and client advocacy) warrant attention among health professionals practicing in the Asian region, particularly among mental health nurses. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ceinen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Effectiveness in Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectMarginalizeden_HK
dc.subjectMental healthen_HK
dc.subjectProstitutionen_HK
dc.subjectSex Worken_HK
dc.subjectSuicidesen_HK
dc.subjectWorking environmenten_HK
dc.titleHandling emerging health needs among a migrant population-factors associated with suicide attempts and suicide ideation among female street sex workers in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cein.2005.06.001en_HK
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