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The experience and influence of social support and social dynamics on cardiovascular disease prevention in migrant Pakistani communities: A qualitative synthesis.

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posted on 02.11.2017, 16:18 by F Kokab, S Greenfield, A Lindenmeyer, M Sidhu, L Tait, P Gill
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to synthesise qualitative literature about the perceived influence and experience of social support, in relation to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in migrant Pakistani communities. METHODS: Articles were systematically reviewed, critically appraised, and analysed using an adapted meta-ethnography approach. RESULTS: Sixteen qualitative studies on health behaviours related to CVD prevention were included. FINDINGS: include four sub-themes under two substantive thematic areas that focus on: 1) family dynamics and 2) community dynamics influenced by discrimination. For members of the Pakistani community, gendered family dynamics and discrimination from outside and within community networks influenced behaviour change. CONCLUSION: The authors of the synthesis developed multi-layered, contextualised interpretations of the care needs of an established multi-generational community. Future qualitative studies taking an intersectional approach to interpreting the role of social networks in migrant communities should take into account gender, identity, culture and faith. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Health care providers should focus on cultural awareness and sensitivity during consultations. In particular, general practitioners can benefit from the insight they gain from patient experiences, allowing for more appropriate recommendations.

Funding

This study was funded by the University of Birmingham and carried out in fulfilment of a PhD studentship.

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Citation

Patient Education and Counseling, 2017

Author affiliation

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Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Patient Education and Counseling

Publisher

Elsevier for American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH), European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH)

eissn

1873-5134

Acceptance date

03/10/2017

Copyright date

2017

Available date

04/10/2018

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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S073839911730558X?via=ihub

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en