(Middle Tennessee State University, 2014-06-26)
Oliver, Brittney Dunnae-Najie; Owusu, Andrew; Bates, Denise; Hamilton, Gloria; Health & Human Performance
Extant research investigating the health perceptions and behaviors of Bhutanese refugees is limited, especially in resettled populations. The purpose of the current research was to explore Bhutanese refugees' perceived experiences with health services received post-resettlement as well as their post-resettlement health care practices and continued use of pre-resettlement health behaviors. A qualitative approach was utilized in the current study. Three audio-recorded focus groups were conducted with Nepali-speaking women in the Bhutanese refugee community. Participants were also asked to complete a demographic questionnaire. English transcripts were coded and analyzed using a grounded theory, constant comparison approach.