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Table 6 Characteristics of included studies - Migrants

From: Transnational social networks, health, and care: a systematic narrative literature review

Reference number Study (n = 18) Country Perspective # of participants Data collection Analysis data Health focus of study
[30] Baquero, 2010 US Mexican migrants 397 households (one respondent per household) Secondary cross-sectional data from San Diego Prevention Research Center (SDPRC) Multilevel (hierarchical) logistic regression model Obesity
[17] Bhattacharya, 2011 US Indian migrants 17 Interviews (semi-structured) Context-driven methodology Axial coding procedure Acculturative stress
[18] Chakrabarti, 2010 US Bengali migrants 40 In-depth, semi-structured interviews Grounded theory approach Pregnancy care
[19] Escandell and Tapias, 2010 Spain Bolivian migrants 28 transnational families, comprising of 58 individuals Participant observation and in-depth interviews Constructivist approach within a transnational framework Transnational healing strategies
[31] Hanley, Gravel, Lippel and Koo, 2014 Canada Precarious status workers (=temporary foreign workers or undocumented migrants) -Survey: 78
-Interviews: not stated for this study specifically
Surveys and interviews Not stated Access to health and health-seeking behaviour
[20] Heikkinen and Lumme-Sandt, 2013 Finland Former Soviet Union migrants (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Russia) 11 Semi-structured qualitative face-to-face interviews Content analysis Transnational connections in later life
[21] Krause, 2008 UK Ghanaian migrants 36 -Ethnographic research
-Narrative interviews
Not stated Transnational therapy networks
[32] May, 1992 US Middle Eastern migrants (Egypt, Palestine, and Yemen) 73 -Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire
- Four Supplementary Social Support Questions
- Support System Map
-Child Health Interview Guide
- F-tests for independent samples
- One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA)
- Chi- square
- Pearson product moment correlations
- Content analysis
Help-seeking for child healthcare
[22] McFadden, Atkin and Renfrew, 2014 UK Bangladeshi migrants -Focus groups: 14
-Interviews: 23
-Focus group discussions
-In-depth interviews
Open and inductive coding using an ethnographic approach Breastfeeding practices
[23] Menjivar, 2002 US Ladina and indigenous Guatemalan migrants 26
Also talked to others to complement findings
Participant observation and in-depth, semi-structured interviews Not stated Health-seeking behaviour
[33] Murphy and Mahalingam, 2004 US West Indian migrants 137 Surveys using the Transnationalism Scale -Factor analysis
-Bi-variate correlations
Mental health
[34] Plaza and Plaza, 2019 Canada Trinidadian migrants -Surveys: 150 (2012) and 100 (2015)
-Interviews: 10
-Two online Qualtrics surveys (2012 & 2015)
- In-depth interviews
-Interviews: Constant comparative method of analysis
-Surveys: Not stated
Transnational care chains
[24] Sanon, Spigner and McCullagh, 2016 US Haitian migrants 31 Semi-structured interviews and demographic questionnaire LeCompte and Schensul’s (2010) approach of qualitative analysis Hypertension self-management
[25] Thomas, 2010 UK Southern African migrants (Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South-Africa) 70 Focus group discussions Grounded theory approach Health seeking and treatment behaviours
[26] Tiilikainen and Koehn, 2011 Finland Somali migrants Paper connects 3 different studies:
1) 14
2) 22 main informants
3) Not stated
Paper connects 3 different studies:
1) Interviews
2) Ethnographic research
3) Social field observations and interviews
Paper connects 3 different studies:
1) Not stated
2) Not stated
3) Not stated
Transnational healthcare
[27] Viruell-Fuentes, 2006 US Mexican migrants 40 Semi-structured in-depth interviews
Participant observations to complement findings
Multistep analytical process Transnational symbolic and affective characteristics
[28] Viruell-Fuentes and Schulz, 2009 US Mexican migrants 40 Semi-structured in-depth interviews Inductive coding Transnational social ties and Latino health
[29] Yearwood, 2007 US Caribbean migrants 12 Focus groups Content analysis Child healthcare decision making