Reason for visit

Is migrant health care that different?

George Henning, Marie Graybill, John George

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the reasons for which migrant agricultural workers in Pennsylvania seek health care. Methods: Participants were individuals 14 years of age and over, actively involved in agricultural labor and presenting for medical care at 6 migrant health care centers. Bilingual health care providers randomly selected and interviewed the participants. Findings: The most commonly reported reason for visiting the health care provider was for physical examination. The most frequent acute problems were related to the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems. Frequently cited problems in the medical history were hypertension, musculoskeletal/back pain, and gastrointestinal conditions. Most medications being taken were for cardiovascular or pain-related problems. Conclusions: These results suggest that migrant workers present with medical problems that are similar to those of the general primary care population. Many problems were recurrent and represented common chronic medical conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-220
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Rural Health
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

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Delivery of Health Care
Health Personnel
Integumentary System
Musculoskeletal Pain
Musculoskeletal System
Back Pain
Physical Examination
Primary Health Care
Hypertension
Pain
Population
Farmers

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Henning, George ; Graybill, Marie ; George, John. / Reason for visit : Is migrant health care that different?. In: Journal of Rural Health. 2008 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 219-220.
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In: Journal of Rural Health, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.03.2008, p. 219-220.

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