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Understanding the health beliefs and practices of East african refugees.
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PMID:  23026096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To explore East African refugees' perceptions, ideas, and beliefs about health and health care, as well as the ways in which health information is shared within their communities.
METHODS: This study consisted of 2 focus groups with a total of 15 participants, including East African community leaders and health professionals.
RESULTS: East African refugees in the United States have strong cultural, religious, and traditional health practices that shape their health behavior and influence their interactions with Western health care systems.
CONCLUSIONS: Health care providers who understand refugees' beliefs about health may achieve more compliance with refugee patients.
Jennifer Simmelink; Elizabeth Lightfoot; Amano Dube; Jennifer Blevins; Terry Lum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Minnesota School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN, USA.
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