Refugees’ Perceptions of Healthy Behaviors

  title={Refugees’ Perceptions of Healthy Behaviors},
  author={Donelle M. Barnes and Nina Almasy},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant Health},
This descriptive study explored refugees’ knowledge and perceptions of nutrition, physical activity and smoking behaviors using the Health Promotion and Transtheoretical Models. A one-time interview used both closed- and open-ended questions. The sample included 31 adults from Bosnia, Iran, and Cuba. Refugees had some knowledge of a healthy diet and physical activity, and were aware of both benefits and barriers for health behaviors. They had a realistic perception of their weight (55… CONTINUE READING

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