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Identifying and overcoming barriers to healthier lives

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 29 October 2018


Ridvan Tupai-Firestone
Tevita Funaki
Sally Dalhousie
Akarere Henry
Mereaumate Vano
Jacqui Grey
Andrew Jull
Robyn Whittaker
Lisa A. Te Morenga
Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Year of Publication



Pacific Health Dialog, 21(2), 54-66

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Journal article (peer reviewed)

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In this study, the authors explore New Zealand based Pasifika communities’ sociocultural experiences and knowledge of health and well-being. The findings suggest two overarching themes: 'Pasifika experiences on poor health and well-being’: which includes a sub-theme of ‘recognisable issues’ (e.g., poor diet and lifestyle behaviours) and (2) requirements for ‘Hopes and dreams’ to improve health and well-being, such taking as a family centric approach. The authors state that "this study provides deepened insights on Pasifika communities’ understanding healthier living in the context of their cultural environment and family responsibilities."

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