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Facilitators and Barriers to Health-Seeking Behaviours among Filipino Migrants: Inductive Analysis to Inform Health Promotion.

Maneze D, DiGiacomo M, Salamonson Y, Descallar J, Davidson PM - Biomed Res Int (2015)

Bottom Line: Cultural beliefs and practices influenced health-seeking behaviour.Despite high self-rated English language skills in this population, new migrants and the elderly cited communication difficulties as barriers to accessing health services.Insight into facilitators and barriers to health-seeking behaviour in this less researched migrant population revealed tools for enhancing engagement in health promotion programs addressing healthy lifestyle.

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Affiliation: South Western Sydney Local Health District, 59a Cumberland Road, Ingleburn, NSW 2565, Australia ; Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, P.O. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia.

ABSTRACT
Understanding factors that influence health-seeking behaviour of migrants is necessary to intervene for behaviour change. This paper explores Filipino migrants' perceptions of facilitators and barriers to maintaining health in Australia. Open-ended survey item responses reflecting factors that assisted and hindered health following migration to Australia were inductively analysed. Three hundred and thirty-seven of the 552 survey respondents (61%) provided open-ended responses. Responses were grouped into two major categories: individual factors, including personal resources and cultural influences, and environmental factors encompassing both the physical conditions in the host country and health service access. Awareness of practices that enhance health was a major personal facilitator of health-seeking behaviour; however, competing priorities of daily living were perceived as barriers. Cultural beliefs and practices influenced health-seeking behaviour. Despite high self-rated English language skills in this population, new migrants and the elderly cited communication difficulties as barriers to accessing health services. Insight into facilitators and barriers to health-seeking behaviour in this less researched migrant population revealed tools for enhancing engagement in health promotion programs addressing healthy lifestyle.

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Ecological model for analysing HSB. Adapted from McLeroy et al. (1988) [14].
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fig1: Ecological model for analysing HSB. Adapted from McLeroy et al. (1988) [14].

Mentions: The study used the ecological framework [14] to categorise responses according to spheres of influence (Figure 1). Researcher-defined categories, percentages, and sample quotes are outlined in Table 2.


Facilitators and Barriers to Health-Seeking Behaviours among Filipino Migrants: Inductive Analysis to Inform Health Promotion.

Maneze D, DiGiacomo M, Salamonson Y, Descallar J, Davidson PM - Biomed Res Int (2015)

Ecological model for analysing HSB. Adapted from McLeroy et al. (1988) [14].
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Ecological model for analysing HSB. Adapted from McLeroy et al. (1988) [14].
Mentions: The study used the ecological framework [14] to categorise responses according to spheres of influence (Figure 1). Researcher-defined categories, percentages, and sample quotes are outlined in Table 2.

Bottom Line: Cultural beliefs and practices influenced health-seeking behaviour.Despite high self-rated English language skills in this population, new migrants and the elderly cited communication difficulties as barriers to accessing health services.Insight into facilitators and barriers to health-seeking behaviour in this less researched migrant population revealed tools for enhancing engagement in health promotion programs addressing healthy lifestyle.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: South Western Sydney Local Health District, 59a Cumberland Road, Ingleburn, NSW 2565, Australia ; Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, P.O. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia.

ABSTRACT
Understanding factors that influence health-seeking behaviour of migrants is necessary to intervene for behaviour change. This paper explores Filipino migrants' perceptions of facilitators and barriers to maintaining health in Australia. Open-ended survey item responses reflecting factors that assisted and hindered health following migration to Australia were inductively analysed. Three hundred and thirty-seven of the 552 survey respondents (61%) provided open-ended responses. Responses were grouped into two major categories: individual factors, including personal resources and cultural influences, and environmental factors encompassing both the physical conditions in the host country and health service access. Awareness of practices that enhance health was a major personal facilitator of health-seeking behaviour; however, competing priorities of daily living were perceived as barriers. Cultural beliefs and practices influenced health-seeking behaviour. Despite high self-rated English language skills in this population, new migrants and the elderly cited communication difficulties as barriers to accessing health services. Insight into facilitators and barriers to health-seeking behaviour in this less researched migrant population revealed tools for enhancing engagement in health promotion programs addressing healthy lifestyle.

No MeSH data available.