Health & Safety, Research and Studies

Health Needs Assessment of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Apopka, Florida

Health Needs Assessment of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Apopka, Florida


Steven Bright, MS-2, UCF College of Medicine
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Simms-Cendan
Research Mentor: Jeannie Economos
03/01/2011

The goal of this study was to determine the health status, needs, attitudes and barriers to healthcare of MSFW in Apopka, FL. Interviews were conducted with 41 MSFW or their family members. 80.6% of the Hispanic MSFW were overweight or obese. The most frequently reported reason not to seek health care was money. Fifteen participants (36.6%) reported having missed at least 1 day of work or usual activities within the past 30 days due to sickness. The results will guide recommendations on how to accurately meet the health needs and improve delivery of healthcare to MSFW of Apopka, FL.

Click here to download paper: Health Needs Assessment of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Apopka, Florida

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