Cultural influences and Vitamin D status in East Asian women

Summary

This study aims to determine what the cultural influences are on Vitamin D status in East Asian migrants. About 100 young and older Asian women migrants will be recruited from Chinese community. Blood samples will be collected to measure Vitamin D status. The participants are required to complete two questionnaires to explore their attitudes towards sunlight and exercise and their acculturation level. Individual and in-depth interviews will be then conducted with about 40 women of the initial sample to elaborate these cultural issues. This is a cross-disciplinary project that spans four faculties (Medicine, Health Science, Nursing and Fox & Chase Cancer Centre, Philadelphia, USA) with diverse expertise.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Fung Kuen (Tebbin) Koo

Research Location

Sydney Nursing School

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This cross-disciplinary project aims to determine what the cultural influences are on vitamin D status in East Asian migrants and explore their attitudes towards sunlight and exercise.

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Keywords

Vitamin D, East Asian women, culture, Nursing

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 994

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