Skip to main content

Open Access Determinants of Black Women's Health in Rural and Remote Communities Déterminants de la santé des femmes noires dans les communautés rurales et éloignées

Download Article:
(PDF 148.771484375 kb)
The On the Margins project investigated health status, health-care delivery, and use of health services among African-Canadian women residing in rural and remote regions of the province of Nova Scotia. A participatory action research approach provided a framework for the study. Triangulation of data-collection methods — interviews, focus groups, and questionnaires — formed the basis of data generation. A total of 237 in-depth one-on-one interviews were conducted and coded verbatim. data-management software was used to facilitate coding and analysis. Six themes emerged from the data: Black women's multiple roles, perceptions of health, experiences with the health-care system, factors affecting health, strategies for managing health, and envisioning solutions. The authors focus on 1 of these themes, factors affecting Black women's health, and discuss 3 subthemes: race and racism, poverty and unemployment, and access to health care.

Les instigatrices du projet On the Margins se sont attachées à étudier l'état de santé, la prestation des soins et la fréquentation des services de santé au sein de la population des femmes afro-canadiennes vivant dans les régions rurales et éloignées de la Nouvelle-Écosse. On a fait appel à un modèle de rechercheaction participative et procédé à la triangulation des méthodes de collecte de données — entrevues, groupes de discussion et questionnaires. Le codage et l'analyse des données ont été effectués au moyen du logiciel de gestion Atlas ti. Six thèmes s'en dégagent : les rôles multiples des femmes noires; les perceptions en matière de santé; les expériences relatives au système de santé; les facteurs qui influent sur la santé; les stratégies de gestion de la santé; et les solutions envisagées. Les auteures se concentrent sur l'un de ces thèmes, soit les facteurs qui influent sur la santé, et proposent une analyse de trois sous-thèmes connexes : race et racisme; pauvreté et chômage; et accès aux soins de santé.

42 References.

No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-09-01

More about this publication?
  • To the CJNR Readership:

    We are excited to report that as of January 2016, the CJNR (Canadian Journal of Nursing Research) is being published under the SAGE Publications, Inc. banner.

    All inquiries relating to future issues of CJNR should be directed to:

    Daniel Ruth
    Senior Acquisitions Editor
    SAGE Publications In
    T (805) 410-7251
    E [email protected]

    Currently published issues of the CJNR (1969-2015) are being moved to the McGill online archives where they will be hosted in perpetuity. This migration should be completed by Spring 2016. During this transition, all issues of CJNR remain accessible to our readers as before:

    1) Past issues of CJNR from 2003 to December 2015 through ingentaconnect.

    2) Issues from 2002 to 1969 can be accessed through the CJNR digital archive.

    We understand that this is a significant change. Please be confident that all parties are working diligently to make this a seamless transition that will further advance the scope and impact of CJNR.

    Thank you.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Archives
  • Overview / Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more