Associations between perceived discrimination and health status among frequent Emergency Department users

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Associations between perceived discrimination and health status among frequent Emergency Department users
Journal
European Journal of Emergency Medicine
Author(s)
Baggio S., Iglesias K., Hugli O., Burnand B., Ruggeri O., Wasserfallen J.B., Moschetti K., Staeger P., Alary S., Canepa Allen M., Daeppen J.B., Bodenmann P.
ISSN
0969-9546
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Number
2
Pages
136-141
Language
english
Notes
[Epub ahead of print]
Abstract
Objective: Frequent Emergency Department (ED) users are vulnerable individuals and discrimination is usually associated with increased vulnerability. The aim of this study was to investigate frequent ED users' perceptions of discrimination and to test whether they were associated with increased vulnerability.
Methods: In total, 250 adult frequent ED users were interviewed in Lausanne University Hospital. From a previously published questionnaire, we assessed 15 dichotomous sources of perceived discrimination. Vulnerability was assessed using health status: objective health status (evaluation by a healthcare practitioner including somatic, mental health, behavioral, and social issues - dichotomous variables) and subjective health status [self-evaluation including health-related quality of life (WHOQOL) and quality of life (EUROQOL) - mean-scores]. We computed the prevalence rates of perceived discrimination and tested associations between perceived discrimination and health status (Fischer's exact tests, Mann-Whitney U-tests)
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Web of science
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