Journal article

Intergenerational differences in acculturation experiences, food beliefs and perceived health risks among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Melbourne, Australia

Alyce Wilson, Andre Renzaho

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the differences in acculturation experiences between parent and adolescent refugees from the Horn of Africa in Melbourne, Australia and to explore food beliefs and perceived health risks from an intergenerational perspective. DESIGN: Qualitative cross-sectional study involving a combination of semi-structured one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions. SETTING: North-West suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. SUBJECTS: Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and Sudanese refugees. RESULTS: Using a purposeful sampling technique, twelve semi-structured face-to-face interviews (nine adults and three adolescents) and four in-depth focus groups (two with adolescents each containin..

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