Longer-term Haitian immigrants residing in the United States exhibit a decline in physical health-related to a high body mass index (BMI). While the literature does not have much to offer, Nirva Berthold used theories on immigrant acculturation to examine Haitian immigrants’ health patterns by the length of their stay in the United States. . This study may provide positive social change by enabling health providers to understand the beliefs, values, and practices of Haitian immigrant groups and the acculturation pattern of individuals when providing care for this population. This book is an extension of her study.
’Impact of Acculturation on Body Mass Index in Haitian Immigrants
As readers dive deeper into the New Cultural Adaptation book, they will learn about the situation within that population for positive social change. The book will help close the gap in the literature about Haitian Immigrants and educate the world on BMI.
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