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Self-management Following a Cardiac Event in People of Chinese Ethnicity Living in Western Countries: A Scoping Review

  Abstract Health outcomes and impact of cardiovascular
disease vary between populations, where ethnic minorities
and immigrant groups are more likely to be disadvantaged.
Compared with the majority residents, health outcomes,
especially short-term mortality from coronary heart disease
event are worse in people of Chinese ethnicity, potentially
due to poor self-management and experiences with the
healthcare system in host countries. A scoping review was
conducted. Four overarching themes were found: (1) understanding
of heart disease, risk factors and symptom recognition,
(2) adherence to medication and lifestyle modification,
(3) health service/information choice, and (4) family
role in disease self-management and decision making. All
themes were greatly influenced by English language proficiency
and cultural practices. English language proficiency
and cultural practices should be taken into consideration
when providing healthcare services for people of Chinese
ethnicity, as it plays an important role in self-management
and experiences with the healthcare system.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    13 April 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer Nature

  • DOI:

    10.1007/s10903-017-0584-6

  • Cross Ref:

    584

  • ISSN:

    1557-1912

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    362 Social welfare problems & services

  • Funders:

    NHMRC Early Career Fellowship; Australian Postgraduate Award

Citation

Zhang, L., Gallagher, R., Ding, D. & Neubeck, L. (2017). Self-management Following a Cardiac Event in People of Chinese Ethnicity Living in Western Countries: A Scoping Review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi:10.1007/s10903-017-0584-6. ISSN 1557-1912

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Copyright

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-017-0584-6

Keywords

Chinese ethnicity, Chinese immigrants, Ethnic minorities, Cardiac disease, Cardiac event, Coronary heart disease, self-management, experience

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