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Looking after your health with a long-term condition: Perspectives from Vietnamese seniors in the ACT

Published: 2022

This report shares the findings from a research project that asks how Vietnamese-speaking seniors (aged 60 or over) in the ACT look after their health when they have one or more long-term health conditions. The report also explores some of the difficulties that people in this demographic may experience when using health services and seeking health information, and it identifies opportunities for health, aged care and community services to support self-management, health literacy and health care access for this community.

This work is part of HCCA’s 2021-22 project, Looking after your health with a long-term condition: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community Perspectives in the ACT. This project is supported by the ACT Health Directorate. The aims of this project are to:

  1. Meet a gap in knowledge about the factors that influence long-term condition self-management, and access to health care services, among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the ACT; and
  2. Identify effective strategies consumers use to manage their health when they have one or more long-term condition.

This is important information to consider in the design of future health promotion initiatives for people with long-term conditions.

Based on conversations with 15 Vietnamese-speaking people aged 60 or over, this report explores the issues participants told us are important to living well with one or more long-term condition.

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