Linguistic Acculturation and Perceptions of Quality, Access, and Discrimination in Health Care Among Latinos in the United States

David Becerra, David Androff, Jill Messing, Jason Castillo, Andrea Cimino

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    Abstract

    This study examined the relationship between acculturation and Latinos' perceptions of health care treatment quality, discrimination, and access to health information. The results of this study indicated that participants who had lower levels of acculturation perceived: 1) greater discrimination in health care treatment; 2) a lower quality of health care treatment; 3) less confidence filling out health related forms; and 4) greater challenges understanding written information about their medical conditions. Participants who identified as immigrants also perceived that their poor quality of medical care was due to their inability to pay and to their race/ethnicity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)134-157
    Number of pages24
    JournalSocial Work in Health Care
    Volume54
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 7 2015

    Keywords

    • Latinos
    • discrimination
    • health care
    • health care treatment
    • immigrants

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Community and Home Care
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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