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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160272
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern City
Abstract:
Health Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern City
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Mabunda, Gladys, PhD, RN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:SON, 2906 Rutger Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA
One goal of Healthy People 2010 is to eliminate disparities in health status among ethnic minorities. Between 1992 and 2001, the US resettled 77% of the 1.2 million refugees resettled by industrialized countries. Literature review reveals that most refugees are at risk for many health problems (UNHCR, 2003), but there is a lack of research into the needs of resettled refugees in this particular city. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the health needs of African refugees living in this Midwestern city, using Leininger’s Culture Care Diversity and Universality Theory (1991). Qualitative research methods were used to conduct this exploratory study. A convenience sample of 15 African refugee women were recruited from a health fair held at the Park. Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted using an interview guide. 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. Two themes emerged: participants have access to health care and are satisfied with the services they receive; participants would like to have opportunities to engage in health promotion activities, especially exercises. 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. Since the refugees stated they have access to care, it is important during regular health care visits that nurses make sure to assess a refugee’s ability to meet their needs for physical activity, to assess barriers to participation in physical activity, and to counsel on ways to increase physical activity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern Cityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160272-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Needs of African Refugee Women in a Midwestern City </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mabunda, Gladys, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 2906 Rutger Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">One goal of Healthy People 2010 is to eliminate disparities in health status among ethnic minorities. Between 1992 and 2001, the US resettled 77% of the 1.2 million refugees resettled by industrialized countries. Literature review reveals that most refugees are at risk for many health problems (UNHCR, 2003), but there is a lack of research into the needs of resettled refugees in this particular city. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the health needs of African refugees living in this Midwestern city, using Leininger&rsquo;s Culture Care Diversity and Universality Theory (1991). Qualitative research methods were used to conduct this exploratory study. A convenience sample of 15 African refugee women were recruited from a health fair held at the Park. Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted using an interview guide. 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. Two themes emerged: participants have access to health care and are satisfied with the services they receive; participants would like to have opportunities to engage in health promotion activities, especially exercises. 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. Since the refugees stated they have access to care, it is important during regular health care visits that nurses make sure to assess a refugee&rsquo;s ability to meet their needs for physical activity, to assess barriers to participation in physical activity, and to counsel on ways to increase physical activity. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:47:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:47:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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