International Journal of Population Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Vietnamese Immigrants in Brisbane, Australia: Perception of Parenting Roles, Child Development, Child Health, Illness, and Disability, and Health Service Utilisation

Table 1

Focus group findings.

IssueVietnameseAustralian

Health ServicesPrimarily GP1Use community health services and GP
Satisfied with GPLess satisfied with GP
Difficulty accessing community health services because of transportation problems; want home visitsWant community centres to run fathers’ groups

Roles of health professionalsUnderstood roles of GP, and paediatricianUnderstood roles of GP, paediatrician, CHN2, PT3
Confused roles of psychologist and psychiatristConfused roles of psychologist and psychiatrist
Did not know roles of PT, OT4, SLP5, CHN, and SW6Did not know roles of OT, SLP, and SW

Child DevelopmentOffered child(ren) variety of toysEmphasis on educational toys
Solid food introduced same time as Caucasian group
Allowed child to feed independently later for fear of mess

ParentingPreferred explanation for discipline rather than spankingMostly infants so discipline not as relevant

Causation of chronic medical conditions, and disabilities
 AsthmaCold, wind, allergiesGenetics, environment, grass, sand
 Mental IllnessTrauma, use of OCP7, previous abortion, KarmaGenetics, stress
 EpilepsyDon’t knowGenetics, trauma, drugs
 ADHD8Don’t knowSocial factors, parenting, foods, preservatives
 CP9Don’t knowGenetics, inutero problems, vitamin deficiencies

1General Practitioner, 2Community Health Nurse, 3Physiotherapist, 4Occupational therapist, 5Speech and Language Pathologist, 6Social Worker, 7Oral contraceptive pill, 8Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome, 9Cerebral Palsy.

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