Journal article

Afghan families and health professionals ? access to health information during and after pregnancy

Elisha Riggs, Jane Yelland, Josef Szwarc, Philippa Duell-Piening, Sayed Wahidi, Fatema Fouladi, Sue Casey, Donna Chesters, Stephanie Brown

Women and Birth | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Having a baby in a new country can be challenging, especially if unable to communicate in a preferred language. The aim of this paper is to explore the provision of health information for Afghan women and men during pregnancy, childbirth and the first year after birth in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Community engagement underpinned the study design. Qualitative study with bicultural researchers conducting semi-structured interviews. Interviews and focus groups were also conducted with health professionals. RESULTS: Sixteen Afghan women and 14 Afghan men with a baby aged 4-12 months participated. Thirty four health professionals also participated. Verbal information provided by ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge funding support of the Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) Research Program which is funded by the Sidney Myer Fund and William Buckland Foundation, and the support of the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. JY was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (2014-2017) and a National Health and Medical Research Council Translating Research into Practice Fellowship (2018-2019). SB was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012-2015) and a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (2016-2020).