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Virtual Community AS A Social Support: Immigrant Families in Canada

Author(s): Seiko Harada

Date: 08/2013

Source: Athabasca University , Master of Arts, Integrated Studies

Summary:
The author of this study investigates the effects of virtual community as a form of social support that increases the coping process of immigrant parents during the stressful life events.

"Everyone just keeps their eyes closed and their fingers crossed": sexual health communication among black parents and children in Nova Scotia, Canada

Author(s): Antoinette N Davis, Jacqueline C Gahagan and Clemon George

Date: 07/2013

Source: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013, 12:55

Summary:
This study explores sexual health communication between Black parents and youth in Nova Scotia and identifies facilitators, obstacles and issues that families face when trying to communicate about sexual health.

Stigma as a Barrier to HIV Prevention among an Indian-Immigrant Population in Canada: A Qualitative Study

Author(s): Basanti Majumdar

Date: 07/2013

Source: Primary Health Care Volume 3, Issue 1

Summary:
The purpose of this study is to broaden understanding of the vulnerability to HIV of Indian immigrant communities in Canada. This study focused on the exploration of (a) selected population of Indian immigrants’ perceptions of HIV risk, risk behaviour, and utilization of HIV/AIDS-related services, and (b) the effects of cultural norms of these communities in shaping their capacity for and experiences of responding to HIV in Canada.

Disease, Disparities and Decision Making: Mandatory HIV Testing of Prospective Immigrants to Canada

Author(s): Laura Bisaillon

Date: 07/2013

Source: BioéthiqueOnline 2013, 2/10

Summary:
This case study explores ethical issues with Canada’s immigration policy and the requirement of mandatory HIV testing of prospective immigrants.

Risk factors, quality of care and prognosis in South Asian, East Asian and White patients with stroke

Author(s): Nadia A Khan, Hude Quan, Michael D Hil, Louise Pilote, Finlay A McAlister, Anita Palepu, Baiju R Shah, Limei Zhou Hong Zhen and Moira K Kapra

Date: 07/2013

Source: BMC Neurology 2013, 13:74

Summary:
This study compared risk factors, quality of care and risk of death or recurrent stroke in South Asian, East Asian and White patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in Ontario, Canada.

Bicycle helmet use and bicycling-related injury among young Canadians: an equity analysis

Author(s): Colleen M Davison, Michael Torunian, Patricia Walsh, Wendy Thompson, Steve McFaull and William Pickett

Date: 07/2013

Source: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013, 12:48

Summary:
The two objectives of this study were: (1) To examine national patterns in bicycle ridership and also bicycle helmet use among Canadian youth in a stratified analysis by potentially vulnerable population subgroups, and (2) To examine bicycling-related injury in the same population subgroups of Canadian youth in order to identify possible health inequities.

Canada’s Immigrant Families: Growth, Diversity and Challenges

Author(s): Sharon M. Lee and Barry Edmonston

Date: 06/2013

Source: Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series No. 2013‐04

Summary:
This paper describes demographic features of immigrant families and challenges and topics for further research,

Exploring food security and child feeding among refugee claimants and family class immigrants in Toronto

Author(s): Laura Anderson and Daniel Sellen

Date: 06/2013

Source: CERIS-Metropolis

Summary:
This project investigated household and child food insecurity and caregiver conceptualizations of the relationship between food and health among Latin Americanand Sri Lankan Tamil newcomer mothers (refugee claimants and family class immigrants) living in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood.

Changes in fat but not fruit and vegetable intakes linked with body weight change in Mexican women immigrants in Quebec

Author(s): Elsa-Patricia Olivares-Navarrete, Anne-Marie Hamelin, Hélène Jacques*

Date: 06/2013

Source: Health, Vol 05, Iss 07, Pp 52-59 (2013)

Summary:
The objective of the study was to identify dietary parameters for predicting body weight change in Mexican-born women ollowing immigration to Quebec City, Canada.

Suicide in Immigrants: An Overview

Author(s): Katarzyna Anna Ratkowska and Diego De Leo

Date: 06/2013

Source: Open Journal of Medical Psychology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2013, pp. 124-133

Summary:
This article provides an overview of the most significant aspects that contribute to the complexity of the interaction of migration-suicidality, in order to provide the reader with a road map for better orientation in a world of rapidly changing landscapes.


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