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Migrant health research in the Republic of Ireland: a scoping review

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dc.contributor.author Villarroel, Nazmy
dc.contributor.author Hannigan, Ailish
dc.contributor.author Severoni, Santino
dc.contributor.author Puthoopparambil, Soorej Jose
dc.contributor.author MacFarlane, Anne E.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-23T11:55:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-23T11:55:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2458
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7775
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract .Background: Migration to European countries has increased in number and diversity in recent years. Factors such as access to healthcare, language barriers and legal status can impact the health outcomes of migrant groups. However, little is known about the evidence base on the health status of migrants in the Republic of Ireland. Our aim was to scope existing peer-reviewed research on the health of migrants in Ireland and identify any gaps in the evidence. Methods: We conducted a scoping review of peer-reviewed research on the health of migrants in the Republic of Ireland. Eleven electronic databases were searched for peer-reviewed, empirical articles published between 2001 and 2017. Search terms were adapted from a World Health Organisation review. Findings were analysed using the 2016 World Health Organisation Strategy and Action Plan for Refugee and Migrant Health in the World Health Organisation European region, which outlines nine strategic areas that require collaborative action. Results: Of 9396 articles retrieved, 80 met inclusion criteria, with the majority (81%) published since 2009. More than half of the studies had a quantitative design (65%). Migrants studied came from Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa and included labour migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Most studies related to two World Health Organisation strategic areas; 4: “achieving public health preparedness and ensuring an effective response”, and 5: “strengthening health systems and their resilience”. Conclusion: There is growing attention to migrant health in Ireland with a balance of qualitative and quantitative research. While much of the identified research is relevant to three of the World Health Organisation strategic areas, there are significant gaps in the other six areas. The study design could be replicated in other countries to examine and inform migrant health research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMC en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Public Health;19:324
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Immigrant en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Scoping review en_US
dc.subject World health organization en_US
dc.title Migrant health research in the Republic of Ireland: a scoping review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-04-23T11:51:08Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12889-019-6651-2
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.relation.projectid HRA-PHR-2015–1344 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2902085
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Bmc Public Health
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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