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ERIC Number: EJ1203587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Migrant Health Literacy in the European Union: A Systematic Literature Review
Ward, Markia; Kristiansen, Maria; Sørensen, Kristine
Health Education Journal, v78 n1 p81-95 Feb 2019
Objective: The European Union (EU) has experienced an increasing intake of migrants in recent years. As its population diversifies, new challenges present themselves for healthcare delivery due to communication, cultural differences and health literacy of migrants. In the light of this, this systematic literature review examines the state of the art of migrant health literacy research within the EU. Methods: Based on PRISMA guidelines, a systematic literature review was conducted in 2013, 2016 and 2018 using the following databases: PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, MEDLINE and PsychINFO. Results: A total of 21 articles were selected for inclusion. EU-related migrant health literacy research dated from 2009, but only a small number of the EU member states were represented. Eight general research themes were identifiable. Definitions of migrants varied, however, or could not be identified within a particular study, which may hamper the further dissemination of research, policy and capacity building. Conclusion: The review shows the evolution of migrant health literacy research in the EU. More research is needed however to support health system responses, to increase the health literacy of migrants and to improve the quality of healthcare in the EU.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union