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dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Serge C. en
dc.contributor.author Yang, Yer en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-20T17:01:19Z en
dc.date.available 2013-05-20T17:01:19Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-05-20 en
dc.date.submitted 2013-05-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/2026 en
dc.description Project (M.S.W., Social Work)--California State University, Sacramento, 2013 en
dc.description.abstract This study explored how the Hmong understand and interpret illness, their perceptions of healing, and how they go about seeking treatment. Thirty voluntary participants were identified through snowball sampling and completed a survey that measured their language and cultural capacities, health experiences, and understanding of mental health. Through quantitative data analysis, the chi-square test of independence found a significant association between religion and mental health seeking behaviors of participants (p<.043). 44% of Christian participants said they have thought about seeking mental health treatment in the past compared to only 5% of Shamans. Recommendations of the study are to provide more education to the Hmong community about health (ie: mental health) in order to address stigma and mis-education. Another recommendation is to consider their cultural beliefs when explaining services and offering treatment. en
dc.description.sponsorship Social Work en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Traditional healing en
dc.subject Southeast Asian en
dc.subject Depression en
dc.title Hmong perceptions of health and healing: shamanism, mental health, and medical interventions en
dc.type Project en


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