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Improving Health Related Quality of Life of Migrants Living in Sweden: - from Theory to Practice
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of migrants is important for their well-being and health as well as for official migration policies, welfare systems and peaceful coexistence in multicultural societies. Little is however known about how HRQOL can be measured or improved in practice. This research tries to change this and focuses on the HRQOL of migrants living in Sweden. Theoretical knowledge and qualitative data of two Focus Groups with experts who work with migrants, is analyzed. The research questions are if the ‘SDH-SRPB Model’ has the potential to be used in practice to conceptualize and improve HRQOL of migrants living in Sweden and if parts of the ‘Ecological Model of Adaptation to Displacement’or the ‘Hierarchy of Needs Theory’ can be added to the SDH-SRPBModel to help conceptualize and improve HRQOL of migrants living in Sweden?

Results of the research found that the SDH-SRPB Model is proficient to conceptualize and improve HRQOL. Further, elements of the Ecological Model of Adaption to Displacement but not the Hierarchy of Needs Theory were found to be able to improve the SDH-SRPB Model when increasing the HRQOL of migrants. Those results combined, a new model – called the ‘Model of Improvement of HRQOL of Migrants’– was developed. This model helps to develop strategies to improve HRQOL of migrants in practice and can guide future interventions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL), Social Determinant Model of Health (SDH), Determinant of Spirituality, Religion and Personal Beliefs (SRPB), Ecological Model of Adaption to Displacement, Hierarchy of Needs, Migration
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-393821OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-393821DiVA, id: diva2:1355282
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Doctors of the World - Sweden
Subject / course
Euroculture
Educational program
Master Programme in Euroculture
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Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved

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