Search for dissertations about: "health seeking behaviour"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 69 swedish dissertations containing the words health seeking behaviour.

  1. 1. Health literacy among newly arrived refugees in Sweden and implications for health and healthcare

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Josefin Wångdahl; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Health literacy; S-FHL; HLS-EU-Q16; Asylum seeker; Migrant; Immigrant; Experiences; Health check-up; Communication; Information; Self-perceived health; Mental health; Health-seeking behaviour; Refrained from healthcare; Screening; Disease prevention; Health promotion; Quality of care; Equity in health; Social Medicine; Socialmedicin;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to examine the distribution of health literacy (HL) levels in newly arrived Arabic-, Dari-, or Somali-speaking refugees in Sweden. Further aims were to investigate sociodemographic characteristics associated with inadequate HL in this group, and to investigate whether HL levels are associated with experiences of the health examination for asylum seekers (HEA), health seeking behaviour and health. READ MORE

  2. 2. Migration, health and diabetes mellitus - Studies comparing foreign-and Swedish-born diabetic subjects living in Sweden

    University dissertation from Department of Community Health Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Katarina Hjelm; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; sekretion; Endokrinologi; secreting systems; diabetology; Endocrinology; samhällsmedicin; Social medicine; Socialmedicin; diabetes mellitus; prevalence; Migrants; glycaemic control; diabetes mellitus complications; social class; health services needs and demand; diabetologi; perceived health; lifestyle; health care professionals; health illness beliefs; care-seeking behaviour; self-care;

    Abstract : To study the influence of migration on health in migrant diabetic subjects, foreign-and Swedish-born persons were compared as regards objective and subjectively perceived health in relation to social position, and beliefs about health and illness and their influence on self-care and care-seeking behaviour. Persons (foreign- and Swedish-born) with known diabetes mellitus (DM), aged 16-74 years, were chosen from two different counties in Southern Sweden (n=143/1384; 113/1564), and from a random sample of the Swedish population, the annual Swedish Survey of Living Conditions (n=31/446). READ MORE

  3. 3. Social capital, trust in institutions, discrimination and self-rated health. An epidemiological study in southern Sweden

    University dissertation from Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Mohabbat Mohseni; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; acute myocardial infarction AMI ; Self-rated health; social capital; institutional trust; horizontal trust; access to health care; care-seeking behaviour; political trust; ethnicity; Sweden; discrimination; anticipation;

    Abstract : The rational for studying health consequences of social determinants is to enable understanding of factors that affect population patterns of health, disease and well-being in order to produce knowledge useful for guiding policies and actions to reduce social inequalities in health and promote social well-being. The aims of this study have been to investigate the association between aspects of social capital, discrimination and health. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adherence to drug treatment and interpretation of treatment effects

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Erik Berglund; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medication adherence; Health-seeking behaviour; Chronic treatment; Cardiovascular treatments; Anticoagulants therapeutic use; Treatment outcome; Effect measure; Quality of care; Medical decision-making; Necessity-concern framework; Choice behaviour; Risk communication; Risk perception; Health communication; Social Medicine; Socialmedicin;

    Abstract : Suboptimal adherence to medical treatments is prevalent across several clinical conditions and can lead to treatment failure. Adherence is a far from fully explored phenomenon and there is little knowledge about how patients interpret treatment effects. READ MORE

  5. 5. Public Health in Private Hands. Studies on private and public tuberculosis care in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Knut Lönnroth; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; tuberculosis; private health care; private-public mix; health sector reform; health-seeking behaviour; quality of care; directly observed treatment;

    Abstract : Aim: This thesis assesses and compares private and public tuberculosis (TB) care in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, with an aim to identify suitable roles for private and public health care providers in tuberculosis control. Research framework: A set of standardised strategies for TB control advocated by the World Health Organisation and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases is used as a framework to analyse private and public providers' ability to deliver care of adequate quality. READ MORE