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Perceptions of the use of khat among Somali immigrants living in Swedish society
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6163-9690
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 39, p. 212-219Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims: The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of Somali immigrants’ perceptions of the use of khat living in Swedish society. Using khat is illegal in Sweden

Methods: A phenomenographic design was used to capture different perception of using khat. Fourteen interviews were conducted with both men and women. The information was subjected to phenomenographic analysis.

Findings: Perceptions of the habit of chewing khat among Somalis living in Sweden vary. The use of khat is perceived as a kind of food or as a drug. To use khat is perceived as having a physical impact on individual health, as well as an impact on social and family life. Using khat also has an impact on people’s time, because time is needed to indulge the habit. Furthermore, using khat is perceived as a medium for cultural and community cohesiveness. The Somalis prefered preventive measures in place to counter the use of khat in Sweden

Conclusions: The use of a phenomenographic design which captured the variation in perceptions of the habit of using khat among Somali immigrants’ living in Swedish society is helpful in guiding individual strategies in health promotion activities.

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2011. Vol. 39, p. 212-219
Keywords [en]
immigrants, Khat, Somalis, perception, phenomenography, quat, Sweden
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-7905DOI: 10.1177/1403494810384908ISI: 000288065000013PubMedID: 21056954Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79952543505OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-7905DiVA, id: diva2:292705
Available from: 2010-02-09 Created: 2010-02-09 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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