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Journal:   JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   2015 , Volume 7 , Number 3; Page(s) 597 To 610.
 
Paper: 

STUDY OF HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS AND BARRIERS TO ACCESS AMONG AFGHAN AND IRAQI IMMIGRANTS IN IRAN

 
DOI: 

10.29252/jnkums.7.3.597

 
Author(s):  RIAHI A., HARIRI N.*, NOOSHINFARD F.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Objective: Since health information is one of the most important needs of human in each society, foreign immigrants face often with problems for safe, reliable and fast information. The aim of this study is to investigate of health information needs and barriers to access among foreign immigrants in Iran.
Materials and Methods: The survey-analytical study was carried among 384 Iraqi and Afghan legal immigrants who are living in 8 provinces of Iran. We used questionnaires (which designed in Persian and Arabic languages) and SPSS software to collect and analysis data.
Result: Findings showed that there are no significant difference between health information needs of level of education and History of illness. Also "General Health Information" (4.20) mentioned as the most important health information needs for immigrants and "Family, Friends and other immigrants" (3.83) were the most important source of access to information for them.
Conclusion: Health knowledge and information of foreign immigrants in Iran were in low status. Recognition and supply of their health information, removing the barriers and improve their health literacy should be considered by Health policy makers.

 
Keyword(s): HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS, ACCESS TO INFORMATION, IMMIGRANTS, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN
 
 
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RIAHI, A., & HARIRI, N., & NOOSHINFARD, F. (2015). STUDY OF HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS AND BARRIERS TO ACCESS AMONG AFGHAN AND IRAQI IMMIGRANTS IN IRAN. JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, 7(3), 597-610. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509663



Vancouver: Copy

RIAHI A., HARIRI N., NOOSHINFARD F.. STUDY OF HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS AND BARRIERS TO ACCESS AMONG AFGHAN AND IRAQI IMMIGRANTS IN IRAN. JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2015 [cited 2021July26];7(3):597-610. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509663



IEEE: Copy

RIAHI, A., HARIRI, N., NOOSHINFARD, F., 2015. STUDY OF HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS AND BARRIERS TO ACCESS AMONG AFGHAN AND IRAQI IMMIGRANTS IN IRAN. JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, [online] 7(3), pp.597-610. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509663.



 
 
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