Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Center

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Abstract

Current methods quantify health literacy using assessments of basic literacy, cognitive skills and economic status. These methods fail to address the role of culture in health care settings. The purpose of this study is to identify and interpret cultural and linguistic differences among African immigrants in Massachusetts and how they translate to use of primary health care services. The results from this study may be helpful in developing interventions to improve African immigrant use of primary care in the U.S.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Center

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

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