HEALTH RISK BEHAVIORS IN CUBAN AND BOSNIAN REFUGEES
Principal Investigator: Donelle Barnes, PhD, RN
The purpose of this study is to describe the health behaviors and attitudes about health risk factors such as cigarette smoking, alcohol use, and sedentary lifestyle in Cuban and Bosnian refugees residing in Texas. The goal is to explore whether there are similarities/differences in the "refugee experience," depending on country of origin. If there is a common experience, interventions can be developed to address the health issues of all refugees, rather than interventions for each refugee group. In-depth interviews with adult refugees who have arrived in the US within the last 10 years and who use Spanish/Bosnian as their first language are being used to explore past and present experiences and attitudes related to health risk behaviors.
STATUS: Data Analysis, Spring, 2002
You may read an article that relates to this study in the following publication.
D. M. (2001). Mental health screening in a refugee population: A program
Barnes, D. M., Nowotny, L. J., & Quinn, E. (in review). Outcomes and cost analysis of support groups for refugee women.
Barnes, D. M., & Seney, S. (in review). Cuban families in central Texas: Perception of needs.
Barnes, D. M., & Harrison, C. L. (in review). Refugee women's health: Primary and secondary prevention.