ERIC Number: ED331358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
A National Survey of College Health Centers Concerning the Health Care of International Students. NAFSA Field Service Working Paper #5.
Ebbin, Allan J.; Blankenship, Edward S.
A national survey of the health care of international students was conducted to: (1) determine if incidence differences in certain conditons found among international students at the University of Southern California are unique to that institution or typical of other universities; (2) analyze the interaction between health center staff and international students; and (3) compare international students with domestic students concerning those behaviors which may present barriers/obstacles to health and health care delivery. Questionnaires were distributed to health center directors at two- and four-year colleges with more than 200 international students. Analysis of returned responses (n=180) revealed: similar patterns of disease incidence as found at the University of Southern California; no significant difference in use of health centers among international students and domestic students; barriers to health care among international students including language, nutrition, religious beliefs, and family influence; and more distrust, reluctance and less compliance in using health service facilities among domestic than among international students. Included are eight tables and four references. (LPT)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Diseases, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Incidence, Medical Care Evaluation, National Surveys, School Health Services, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Universities
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC. Student Support Services Div.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.
Identifiers: University of Southern California
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (39th, Long Beach, CA, May 26-29, 1987).