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Negotiating health and chronic illness in Filipino-Australians: a qualitative study with implications for health promotion

Published on Aug 18, 2018in Ethnicity & Health2.67
· DOI :10.1080/13557858.2017.1294656
Della Maneze6
Estimated H-index: 6
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Lucie M Ramjan9
Estimated H-index: 9
(USYD: University of Sydney)
+ 3 AuthorsYenna Salamonson30
Estimated H-index: 30
(USYD: University of Sydney)
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ABSTRACTObjective: In spite of the healthy immigrant effect, the prevalence of lifestyle-related chronic diseases among migrants is reported to approximate that of the host country with longer duration of stay. For example, higher rates of chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension have been observed among Filipino migrants and these have been linked to acculturation. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of Filipino-Australian migrants in managing their chronic health conditions in a Western host country.Design: This paper reports on qualitative findings of a mixed methods study that used an explanatory sequential design. Nine focus group discussions were undertaken with 58 Filipino-Australian migrants with chronic disease. Thematic analysis was undertaken using a five-stage general purpose thematic framework ensuring that themes closely identified key participants’ experiences.Results: Findings revealed that health benefits provided by the health system in Australia were co...
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Published on Aug 1, 2016in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.58
Della Maneze6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Western Sydney),
Yenna Salamonson30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Western Sydney)
+ 3 AuthorsPatricia M Davidson49
Estimated H-index: 49
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
This study examined the relationships among the constructs of acculturative stress, depression, English language use, health literacy, and social support and the influence of these factors on health-seeking behaviors of Filipino Australians. Using a self-administered questionnaire, 552 respondents were recruited from November 2010 to June 2011. Structural equation modelling was used to examine relationships. A direct and negative relationship between health-seeking behaviors and depression, and ...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Tropical Medicine & International Health2.42
Esperanza Diaz14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Bergen),
Bernadette Nirmal Kumar17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Oslo)
+ 3 AuthorsAlexandra Prados-Torres18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Zaragoza)
Objectives International migration is rapidly increasing worldwide. However, the health status of migrants differs across groups. Information regarding health at arrival and subsequent periodic follow-up in the host country is necessary to develop equitable health care to immigrants. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of the length of stay in Norway and other sociodemographic variables on the prevalence of multimorbidity across immigrant groups (refugees, labour immigrants, ...
Published on Sep 3, 2015in Ethnicity & Health2.67
Diana Gil-González18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Alicante),
Mercedes Carrasco-Portiño10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UdeC: University of Concepción)
+ 3 AuthorsElena Ronda-Pérez9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Alicante)
Objective. To synthesise the scientific evidence concerning barriers to health care access faced by migrants. We sought to critically analyse this evidence with a view to guiding policies.Design. A systematic review methodology was used to identify systematic and scoping reviews which quantitatively or qualitatively analysed data from primary studies. The main variables analysed were structural and contextual barriers (health system organisation) as well as individual (patients and providers). T...
Published on Feb 19, 2015in PLOS ONE2.78
Shuyu Guo4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ANU: Australian National University),
Robyn M. Lucas43
Estimated H-index: 43
(ANU: Australian National University)
+ 1 AuthorsEmily Banks42
Estimated H-index: 42
(ANU: Australian National University)
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and physical inactivity, are common in Australia, but the prevalence varies according to cultural background. We examined the relationship between region of birth, measures of acculturation, and CVD risk profiles in immigrant, compared to Australian-born, older Australians. Cross-sectional data from 263,356 participants aged 45 and over joining the population-based 45 and Up Study cohort from 2006–2008 were us...
Della Maneze6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Sydney South West Area Health Service),
Yenna Salamonson30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Western Sydney)
+ 1 AuthorsPatricia M Davidson49
Estimated H-index: 49
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
The lack of host language proficiency is an important source of acculturative stress among new immigrants and is known to negatively impact on both physical and mental health. However, the acculturative stress and stressors of migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with functional English language skills in Australia are less well-explored. Using the Filipino migrants as examplar, this paper reviews acculturative stress in three sub-population groups in this commu...
Published on Oct 1, 2014in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Santosh Jatrana15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Deakin University),
Samba Siva Rao Pasupuleti4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Deakin University),
Ken Richardson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Otago)
Using data from waves 3, 7 and 9 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, a group-mean-centred multilevel mixed model and self-reported chronic conditions, this study contributes to the limited longitudinal evidence on the nativity health gap in Australia. We investigated whether differences exist in the reporting of any chronic condition (including cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), arthritis, diabetes and respiratory disease), and in the total number of chro...
Hyeeun Chung1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park),
Norman Epstein29
Estimated H-index: 29
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)
Abstract This study examined the roles of partner support and strain as moderators of the associations between Asian immigrants’ experiences of (a) acculturative stress and (b) perceived racial discrimination and their levels of psychological distress. Using data from an Asian immigrant sample ( n = 1012) from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), multiple regression analyses indicated that acculturative stress and perceived racial discrimination are associated with greater psych...
Published on Feb 1, 2014in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.58
Dia Sanou4
Estimated H-index: 4
(U of O: University of Ottawa),
Erin O’Reilly1
Estimated H-index: 1
(U of O: University of Ottawa)
+ 5 AuthorsIvy Lynn Bourgeault25
Estimated H-index: 25
(U of O: University of Ottawa)
Although recent immigrants to Canada are healthier than Canadian born (i.e., the Healthy Immigrant Effect), they experience a deterioration in their health status which is partly due to transitions in dietary habits. Since pathways to these transitions are under-documented, this scoping review aims to identify knowledge gaps and research priorities related to immigrant nutritional health. A total of 49 articles were retrieved and reviewed using electronic databases and a stakeholder consultation...
Published on Dec 1, 2013in BMC Public Health2.57
Maryam Delavari4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Deakin University),
Anders Sønderlund4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Exeter)
+ 2 AuthorsAndre Renzaho32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Monash University)
Background There is evidence to suggest that immigrant populations from low or medium-income countries to high income countries show a significant change in obesogenic behaviors in the host society, and that these changes are associated with acculturation. However, the results of studies vary depending on how acculturation is measured. The objective of this study is to systematically review the evidence on the relationship between acculturation - as measured with a standardized acculturation sca...
Published on Dec 1, 2013in Health Services Research2.71
Michael D. Fetters27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UM: University of Michigan),
Leslie Curry31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Yale University),
John W. Creswell45
Estimated H-index: 45
(NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
Mixed methods research offers powerful tools for investigating complex processes and systems in health and health care. This article describes integration principles and practices at three levels in mixed methods research and provides illustrative examples. Integration at the study design level occurs through three basic mixed method designs—exploratory sequential, explanatory sequential, and convergent—and through four advanced frameworks—multistage, intervention, case study, and participatory....
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Published on Mar 4, 2018in Contemporary Nurse1.22
Olutoyin O. Babatunde-Sowole2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney),
Tamara Power9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
+ 2 AuthorsDebra Jackson Rn42
Estimated H-index: 42
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
Aims and objectives: This paper reports on women’s experiences of weight gain and obesity as they became acculturated to the Australian diet and lifestyle.Background: Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have a much higher risk of obesity than the native population when settling in industrialised countries.Method: Qualitative.Results: Women in this study reported weight gain post-migration. This was attributed to increased access to a wide variety of food including takeaway food and more sedentary l...
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