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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155592
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern City in the US
Abstract:
Health Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern City in the US
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Mabunda, Gladys, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Tracey Jo Smith, RNC, MS
Objective: The objective of this study was to identify the health needs of African refugees living in a Midwestern city. Design: Qualitative research methods were used to conduct this exploratory study. Population, Sample, Setting: The target population for this study was African refugee women living in a mid-western city. A convenience sample of 15 African refugee women were recruited from a health fair held at a Park. The setting for the study was therefore in a city Park. Concept or variable or intervention: Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted using an interview guide. Open-ended questions were used to identify the perceived health needs and access to health care. Data were analyzed using qualitative methods of data analysis. Data was entered in a word processor, and analyzed manually. It was then classified and categorized as related to the questions. It was scrutinized to discover recurrent patterns, saturation of ideas, similarities and differences. Data were then synthesized and findings were interpreted. Findings: Two themes emerged from the data: Theme 1: Participants have access to health care and are satisfied with the services they receive. Theme 2: Participants would like to have opportunities to engage in health promotion activities, especially exercises. Conclusions: These results are very significant in that the need for health promotion activities is consistent with the Healthy People 2010 objective: to increase the number of adults who engage in regular physical activities. Implications: The refugees stated they have access to health care, therefore it is important during regular health care visits that nurses make sure to assess a refugees’ ability to meet their needs for physical activity, to assess barriers to participation in physical activity, and to counsel them on ways to increase physical activity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern City in the USen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155592-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern City in the US</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mabunda, Gladys, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Illinois University Edwardsville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gmabund@siue.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Tracey Jo Smith, RNC, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The objective of this study was to identify the health needs of African refugees living in a Midwestern city. Design: Qualitative research methods were used to conduct this exploratory study. Population, Sample, Setting: The target population for this study was African refugee women living in a mid-western city. A convenience sample of 15 African refugee women were recruited from a health fair held at a Park. The setting for the study was therefore in a city Park. Concept or variable or intervention: Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted using an interview guide. Open-ended questions were used to identify the perceived health needs and access to health care. Data were analyzed using qualitative methods of data analysis. Data was entered in a word processor, and analyzed manually. It was then classified and categorized as related to the questions. It was scrutinized to discover recurrent patterns, saturation of ideas, similarities and differences. Data were then synthesized and findings were interpreted. Findings: Two themes emerged from the data: Theme 1: Participants have access to health care and are satisfied with the services they receive. Theme 2: Participants would like to have opportunities to engage in health promotion activities, especially exercises. Conclusions: These results are very significant in that the need for health promotion activities is consistent with the Healthy People 2010 objective: to increase the number of adults who engage in regular physical activities. Implications: The refugees stated they have access to health care, therefore it is important during regular health care visits that nurses make sure to assess a refugees&rsquo; ability to meet their needs for physical activity, to assess barriers to participation in physical activity, and to counsel them on ways to increase physical activity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:59:10Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:59:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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