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Linguistic Acculturation and Perceptions of Quality, Access, and Discrimination in the Health Care among Latinos in the United States


Abstract This study examined the relationship between acculturation and Latinos’ perceptions of health care treatment quality, discrimination, and access to health information. The results of this study indicated that participants who had lower levels of acculturation perceived: 1) greater discrimination in health care treatment; 2) a lower quality of health care treatment; 3) less confidence filling out health related forms; and 4) greater challenges understanding written information about their medical conditions. Participants who identified as immigrants also perceived that their poor quality of medical care was due to their inability to pay and to their race/ethnicity.
Created Date 2015
Contributor Becerra, David (Author) / Androff, David (Author) / Messing, Jill (Author) / Castillo, Jason (Author) / Cimino, Andrea (Author)
Subject Latinos / Health Care / Discrimination / Immigrants / Health Care Treatment
Type Text
Extent 6 pages
Copyright
Reuse Permissions Public Domain
Citation Becerra, D., Androff, D., Messing, J.T., Castillo, J., & Cimino, A. (2015). Linguistic acculturation and perceptions of quality, access, & discrimination in health care among Latinos in the U.S. Social Work in Health Care, 54(2), 134-157.
Collaborating Institutions School of Social Work
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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