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Article: Health literacy issues in the care of Chinese American immigrants with diabetes: a qualitative study

TitleHealth literacy issues in the care of Chinese American immigrants with diabetes: a qualitative study
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Issue Date2014
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://bmjopen.bmj.com
Citation
BMJ Open, 2014, v. 4 n. 11, p. e005294 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. To investigate why first-generation Chinese immigrants with diabetes have difficulty obtaining, processing and understanding diabetes related information despite the existence of translated materials and translators. Design This qualitative study employed purposive sampling. Six focus groups and two individual interviews were conducted. Each group discussion lasted approximately 90 min and was guided by semistructured and open-ended questions. Setting. Data were collected in two community health centres and one elderly retirement village in Los Angeles, California. Participants 29 Chinese immigrants aged ≥45 years and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for at least 1 year. Results. Eight key themes were found to potentially affect Chinese immigrants' capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand diabetes related health information and consequently alter their decision making in self-care. Among the themes, three major categories emerged: cultural factors, structural barriers, and personal barriers. Conclusions. Findings highlight the importance of cultural sensitivity when working with first-generation Chinese immigrants with diabetes. Implications for health professionals, local community centres and other potential service providers are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214896
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.448
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYM-
dc.contributor.authorBo, A-
dc.contributor.authorHsiao, HY-
dc.contributor.authorWang, SS-
dc.contributor.authorChi, I-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T12:08:10Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T12:08:10Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Open, 2014, v. 4 n. 11, p. e005294-
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214896-
dc.description.abstractObjectives. To investigate why first-generation Chinese immigrants with diabetes have difficulty obtaining, processing and understanding diabetes related information despite the existence of translated materials and translators. Design This qualitative study employed purposive sampling. Six focus groups and two individual interviews were conducted. Each group discussion lasted approximately 90 min and was guided by semistructured and open-ended questions. Setting. Data were collected in two community health centres and one elderly retirement village in Los Angeles, California. Participants 29 Chinese immigrants aged ≥45 years and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for at least 1 year. Results. Eight key themes were found to potentially affect Chinese immigrants' capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand diabetes related health information and consequently alter their decision making in self-care. Among the themes, three major categories emerged: cultural factors, structural barriers, and personal barriers. Conclusions. Findings highlight the importance of cultural sensitivity when working with first-generation Chinese immigrants with diabetes. Implications for health professionals, local community centres and other potential service providers are discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://bmjopen.bmj.com-
dc.relation.ispartofBMJ Open-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleHealth literacy issues in the care of Chinese American immigrants with diabetes: a qualitative study-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLeung, AYM: angleung@hku.hk-
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005294-
dc.identifier.pmid25406155-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4244415-
dc.identifier.hkuros247175-
dc.identifier.volume4-
dc.identifier.issue11-
dc.identifier.spagee005294-
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000345762300009-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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