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Culture and Health: A Case Study of Foreign-Born Asian Women's Health Beliefs, Values, and Experiences

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This is a study of the relationship between culture and health beliefs, attitudes, values, behavior, and experiences. Recent demographic trends, particularly high levels of immigration from Asia and Latin America, have led to a rapidly growing population of cultural minorities in the United States. Cultural minorities refer to people who grew up in a culture different from mainstream U.S. culture. Most immigrants to the U.S. are cultural minorities. This study's primary objective is to contribute knowledge that can inform health providers and policy makers about the role of culture in health and to advance the goal of providing culturally appropriate and competent quality healthcare for patients who are cultural minorities. The study explores the connection between culture and health by analyzing information from interviewing a sample of 297 foreign-born Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese adult women. Given the exploratory case study design and the relatively small number of cases, findings are primarily descriptive and summarize the main characteristics of the women along several dimensions of health beliefs, values, behavior, and experiences. Findings are presented for the total sample and the three Asian ethnic groups. In light of the different conditions and contexts under which Chinese, Filipinos, and Vietnamese immigrants entered the U.S., comparisons by ethnic group are highlighted. We discuss the implications of the findings for healthcare policy on cultural diversity and culturally appropriate healthcare for cultural minorities in the conclusion.

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Lee, Sharon. and Pacheco, Guadalupe. "Culture and Health: A Case Study of Foreign-Born Asian Women's Health Beliefs, Values, and Experiences" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Aug 16, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p107187_index.html>

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Lee, S. M. and Pacheco, G. , 2003-08-16 "Culture and Health: A Case Study of Foreign-Born Asian Women's Health Beliefs, Values, and Experiences" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, GA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p107187_index.html

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Abstract: This is a study of the relationship between culture and health beliefs, attitudes, values, behavior, and experiences. Recent demographic trends, particularly high levels of immigration from Asia and Latin America, have led to a rapidly growing population of cultural minorities in the United States. Cultural minorities refer to people who grew up in a culture different from mainstream U.S. culture. Most immigrants to the U.S. are cultural minorities. This study's primary objective is to contribute knowledge that can inform health providers and policy makers about the role of culture in health and to advance the goal of providing culturally appropriate and competent quality healthcare for patients who are cultural minorities. The study explores the connection between culture and health by analyzing information from interviewing a sample of 297 foreign-born Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese adult women. Given the exploratory case study design and the relatively small number of cases, findings are primarily descriptive and summarize the main characteristics of the women along several dimensions of health beliefs, values, behavior, and experiences. Findings are presented for the total sample and the three Asian ethnic groups. In light of the different conditions and contexts under which Chinese, Filipinos, and Vietnamese immigrants entered the U.S., comparisons by ethnic group are highlighted. We discuss the implications of the findings for healthcare policy on cultural diversity and culturally appropriate healthcare for cultural minorities in the conclusion.

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CULTURE AND HEALTH: A CASE STUDY OF FOREIGN-BORN ASIAN WOMEN'S HEALTH BELIEFS VALUES AND EXPERIENCES SHARON M. LEE* DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY and GUADALUPE PACHECO OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES *Please direct correspondence to Sharon M. Lee Department of Sociology P.O. Box 751 Portland State University Portland OR 97207-0751; lees@pdx.edu; (503) 725-3962 (phone); (503) 725-3957 (fax). Paper prepared for presentation at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association Atlanta.
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