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Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants

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This paper discusses a research study on language barriers and their effect on healthcare among Vietnamese immigrants in Tarrant County.

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Kamrudin, Afshan & Eve, Susan Brown March 29, 2007.

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  • Main Title: Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants
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This paper discusses a research study on language barriers and their effect on healthcare among Vietnamese immigrants in Tarrant County.

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31 p.

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Abstract: This study used the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations to examine language as a barrier to accessing healthcare among Vietnamese immigrants. Thirty-six Vietnamese patients in a tax-supported, safety-net healthcare system in a large urban county in North Texas were interviewed in the fall of 2000. Non-English speakers were significantly less likely to be U.S. citizens or applicants for citizenship, or to work at a paying job, but more likely to need an interpreter during visits to the doctor, to need someone to go with them to the doctor, and to have problems with transportation to doctor visits. Non-English speakers were less healthy than the English speakers, being more likely to be in fair or poor health, limited in the amount of work they can do, anxious, and less likely to feel healthy and energetic. Non-English speakers were also less likely to have a regular source of healthcare. Recommendations for improvement of services included providing more translators, developing health education materials in Vietnamese, and working with community organizations to provide health education in a relevant cultural context.

Fourth Annual University Scholars Day, 2007, Denton, Texas, United States.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 4, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2007

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  • Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 2007
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Kamrudin, Afshan & Eve, Susan Brown. Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants, paper, March 29, 2007; [Denton, Texas]. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94272/: accessed February 22, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.

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