Addressing Factors Related to Depression and Mental Health in Elderly Chinese Immigrant Women in Ontario

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Title: Addressing Factors Related to Depression and Mental Health in Elderly Chinese Immigrant Women in Ontario
Authors: Saadat Mehr, Farzaneh
Date: 2013
Abstract: This is a qualitative research centred on factors related to depressing and mental health among elderly Chinese immigrant women living in Ontario, Canada. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine those social factors that affect or contribute to depression or other forms of mental illness among elderly Chinese immigrant women. Qualitative content analysis was used. Reports of organisations concerned with elderly Chinese immigrants, qualitative research articles on elderly Chinese immigrant women, and government reports and publications were analysed based on their content. From the data, three main categories were developed. These are pre-migration, settlement experiences and health promotion. Some of the themes or sub –categories under these three main categories include the following: separation, isolation and loneliness, family and economic dependence, communication barriers, physical and psychological illness, transportation and food challenges, and empowerment. These themes or sub-categories were presented alongside the general conditions affecting elderly immigrant women as reported by other literature. From these findings several recommendations with regards to feminist health promotion were discussed. These include empowerment, making health social support accessible, family connectedness and others.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23621
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6286
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