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Article: Understanding the health beliefs and practices of East African refugees

TitleUnderstanding the health beliefs and practices of East African refugees
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherP N G Publications. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ajhb.org
Citation
American Journal of Health Behavior, 2013, v. 37 n. 2, p. 155-161 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To explore East African refugees' perceptions, ideas, and beliefs about health and health care, as well as the ways in which health information is shared within their communities. METHODS: This study consisted of 2 focus groups with a total of 15 participants, including East African community leaders and health professionals. RESULTS: East African refugees in the United States have strong cultural, religious, and traditional health practices that shape their health behavior and influence their interactions with Western health care systems. CONCLUSIONS: Health care providers who understand refugees' beliefs about health may achieve more compliance with refugee patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181595
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2010 Impact Factor: 1.295
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.723

 

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dc.contributor.authorSimmelink, J-
dc.contributor.authorLightfoot, E-
dc.contributor.authorDube, A-
dc.contributor.authorBlevins, J-
dc.contributor.authorLum, TYS-
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-07T01:56:18Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-07T01:56:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Health Behavior, 2013, v. 37 n. 2, p. 155-161-
dc.identifier.issn1087-3244-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181595-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To explore East African refugees' perceptions, ideas, and beliefs about health and health care, as well as the ways in which health information is shared within their communities. METHODS: This study consisted of 2 focus groups with a total of 15 participants, including East African community leaders and health professionals. RESULTS: East African refugees in the United States have strong cultural, religious, and traditional health practices that shape their health behavior and influence their interactions with Western health care systems. CONCLUSIONS: Health care providers who understand refugees' beliefs about health may achieve more compliance with refugee patients.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherP N G Publications. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ajhb.org-
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Health Behavior-
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice - ethnology-
dc.subject.meshMedicine, African Traditional-
dc.subject.meshRefugees - psychology-
dc.titleUnderstanding the health beliefs and practices of East African refugeesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLum, TYS: tlum@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.5993/AJHB.37.2.2-
dc.identifier.pmid23026096-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84865960429-
dc.identifier.hkuros222025-
dc.identifier.volume37-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage155-
dc.identifier.epage161-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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