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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 & Health2.671
· DOI :10.1080/13557858.2017.1294656
Della Maneze7
Estimated H-index: 7
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Lucie M. Ramjan11
Estimated H-index: 11
(USYD: University of Sydney)
+ 3 AuthorsYenna Salamonson30
Estimated H-index: 30
(USYD: University of Sydney)
Abstract
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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