The phenomenon of world-wide immigration and migration has major implications for the health of the migrants in addition to its impact upon social and other service providers.
Studies of migrants that utilize social epidemiologic methods fall within the traditional boundaries of descriptive and analytic approaches ; this article reviews some of the studies that exemplify these approaches.
It then suggests specific methodological issues and cautions pertaining to research on migrants and provides a theoretical model for organizing the diverse research studies that have been conducted.
By stimulating discussion regarding social epidemiologic research on migrants'health, this model is intended to serve as a compass point for future research and needed interventions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immigration, Recherche scientifique, Epidémiologie, Modèle, Méthodologie, Homme, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Immigration, Scientific research, Epidemiology, Models, Methodology, Human, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0414740
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 25/01/1999.