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Article: Immigrant parents' knowledge of paediatric preventative health care in Hong Kong: A pilot study

TitleImmigrant parents' knowledge of paediatric preventative health care in Hong Kong: A pilot study
Authors
KeywordsChildren
Hong Kong
Immigrants
Immunisations
Preventive health
Issue Date2005
PublisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.asp
Citation
Hong Kong Journal Of Paediatrics, 2005, v. 10 n. 3, p. 196-203+217 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 (χ 2=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 reoccuring finding. A more comprehensive assessment of the learning needs of this population is needed so effective ways of familiarising new immigrants and tracking these children can be developed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88216
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.194
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.123
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dc.contributor.authorDodgson, JEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, Men_HK
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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 (χ 2=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 reoccuring finding. A more comprehensive assessment of the learning needs of this population is needed so effective ways of familiarising new immigrants and tracking these children can be developed.en_HK
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dc.subjectChildrenen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectImmigrantsen_HK
dc.subjectImmunisationsen_HK
dc.subjectPreventive healthen_HK
dc.titleImmigrant parents' knowledge of paediatric preventative health care in Hong Kong: A pilot studyen_HK
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