International Journal of Population Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 10

Research Article

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

Table 10

Summary of main study findings.

               Vietnamese participants compared with Australian participants

(1) Have different perceptions of early childhood development.
(2) Stigmatise mental and physical conditions more.
(3) Regard general practitioner as the primary as first point of call for children’s health issues.
(4) Have little knowledge of available community child health services and do not tend to utilise these services apart from home visiting and antenatal services.
(5) Have little knowledge of allied health professionals’ roles.
(6) Are less satisfied with community health services they have had contact with previously.

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