Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Factors Associated With Hispanic Underutilization of the Indiana Poison Center

Buy Article:

$24.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

The estimated annual incidence of poisoning in the United States is 5.3 million. Disparities exist among racial/ethnic groups seeking health care for poisoning. This study was conducted to understand why Hispanics in the Midwest may choose not to use the services of a poison center. Focus groups and informant interviews were conducted with Hispanic participants who resided in the 6 Indiana counties with the highest concentration of Hispanics. Focus group participants knew that poisoning is serious and recited many of the signs and symptoms associated with poisoning. Few were aware of poison centers. Key informants reported that language and communication, lack of knowledge about poison centers, a lack of provider understanding of the Hispanic culture, and low levels of education were major barriers affecting use of poison centers. The Hispanic participants and community leaders were generally unaware of poison centers and provided insight and useful information to better publicize poison center activities among the Hispanic population.

Spanish
La incidencia anual estimada de envenenamiento en los EE.UU. es de 5.3 millones. Disparidades existen entre grupos raciales/étnicos que buscan atención médica por envenenamiento. Este estudio fue conducido para entender porqué los Hispanos en el centro oeste de los EE.UU. podrían escoger no utilizar los servicios de un centro de control de envenenamiento. Grupos de enfoque y entrevistas a informantes fueron realizadas con participantes Hispanos que residían en los seis condados de Indiana con la mayor concentración de Hispanos. Los participantes de los grupo de enfoque sabían que el envenenamiento es serio y mencionaron muchos de los signos y síntomas asociados con envenenamiento. Pocos sabían de la existencia de centros de control de envenenamiento. Informantes claves reportaron que el idioma y comunicación, falta de conocimiento sobre los centros de control de envenenamiento, falta de un médico que entienda la cultura Hispana y niveles bajos de educación fueron las mayores barreras afectando el uso de los centros de control de envenenamiento. Los participantes Hispanos y los lideres comunitarios en general desconocían de los centro de control de envenenamiento y proveyeron perspicacia e información útil para mejorar la publicidad de las actividades del centro de control de envenenamiento entre la población Hispana
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: HISPANIC; POISON CENTER; POISON KNOWLEDGE; POISON TREATMENT; UTILIZATION

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2009

More about this publication?
  • Hispanic Health Care International is no longer available to subscribers on Ingenta Connect. Please go to http://connect.springerpub.com/journals to access your online subscription to Hispanic Health Care International.
  • 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
X
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