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ERIC Number: EJ978698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0160-5429
International Students: A Comparison of Health Status and Physical Health before and after Coming to the United States
Msengi, Clementine M.; Msengi, Israel G.; Harris, Sandra; Hopson, Michael
International Education, v41 n1 p59-75 Fall 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the health status and physical health of international students at five American universities. International students in the United States were asked to compare the status of their health before and after coming to the United States. Findings suggested that health status of international students declined after coming to study in the United States. Their physical health declined in most items measured. Additionally, the majority of international students reported increase in their weight after coming to the United States. Finally, this study recommends education-based strategies for the maintenance or improvement of health status and physical health of international students. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States