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Keywords

Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM), Health Belief Model, health-seeking behaviors, immigrants, India, migration, nursing

 

Authors

  1. Joseph, Rachel
  2. Fernandes, Samantha
  3. Derstine, Sarah
  4. McSpadden, Micaela

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Over 3 million India-born immigrants live in the United States, yet their health-seeking behaviors are little understood. Information on health and access to care was collected from 20 adult Indian immigrants living in the United States. Participants preferred complementary and alternative medicine home remedies to address their health needs, although they accessed health services more quickly for their children. They also reported barriers in using insurance and accessing healthcare.