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Identifying and overcoming barriers to healthier lives

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2018-10-29 12:22:15.838

Authors

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

2018

Source

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

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

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."

Type of Study

Qualitative

How to Access

Available to read in free full text at: https://welltext.auckland.ac.nz/sites/default/files/Identifying%20and%20overcoming%20barriers%20to%20healthier%20lives_published%20version.pdf