Presentation Title

A Quantitative Assessment of Health Status of the Arab Descent Community in South Florida

Speaker Credentials

Ph.D. student

Speaker Credentials

PharmD

College

College of Pharmacy

Location

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Format

Poster

Start Date

21-2-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

21-2-2020 4:00 PM

Abstract

Objective. This study is aimed to extend our understanding of the health status and related risk factors among Arab descent Americans in South Florida. Background. Arab descent Americans constitute a growing and increasingly important segment of American society. Yet there is surprisingly little quantitative research about the health status and related risk factors of this segment of population because the U.S. Census does not collect specific information on this population, and, as a result, we know very little about the basic demographic characteristics of Arab descent Americans. With the current sociopolitical climate, here in the US, it is important to take steps to better understand the stigma associated with this ethnic group and how such discrimination and stereotypes impact one’s general health status and health outcomes, such as health services utilization and medication adherence. An understanding of these issues will provide a platform from which necessary steps can be taken to create and implement the needed interventions. Methods. This study will use a quantitative survey to explore the health issues affecting this understudied population. A convenience sample of 325 participants will be recruited. Eligible study participants will be invited to participate in an online survey after passing a pre-screening tool. Results. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics, factor analysis, and univariate and multivariate linear and logistic regression. Findings from this study will translate into recommendations to public health professionals in regards to health issues affecting this population. Grants. This study was funded by a grant from the HPD Research Grants.

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A Quantitative Assessment of Health Status of the Arab Descent Community in South Florida

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Objective. This study is aimed to extend our understanding of the health status and related risk factors among Arab descent Americans in South Florida. Background. Arab descent Americans constitute a growing and increasingly important segment of American society. Yet there is surprisingly little quantitative research about the health status and related risk factors of this segment of population because the U.S. Census does not collect specific information on this population, and, as a result, we know very little about the basic demographic characteristics of Arab descent Americans. With the current sociopolitical climate, here in the US, it is important to take steps to better understand the stigma associated with this ethnic group and how such discrimination and stereotypes impact one’s general health status and health outcomes, such as health services utilization and medication adherence. An understanding of these issues will provide a platform from which necessary steps can be taken to create and implement the needed interventions. Methods. This study will use a quantitative survey to explore the health issues affecting this understudied population. A convenience sample of 325 participants will be recruited. Eligible study participants will be invited to participate in an online survey after passing a pre-screening tool. Results. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics, factor analysis, and univariate and multivariate linear and logistic regression. Findings from this study will translate into recommendations to public health professionals in regards to health issues affecting this population. Grants. This study was funded by a grant from the HPD Research Grants.