Health service access among Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Taiwan

Weng, Shuen-Fu and Malik, Azis and Wongsin, Utoomporn and Lohmeyer, Franziska Michaela and Lin, Li-Fong and Atique, Suleman and Jian, Wen-Shan and Gusman, Yuherina and Iqbal, Usman (2021) Health service access among Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Taiwan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (7). p. 3759. ISSN 1660-4601

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The number of migrant workers in Taiwan increases annually. The majority is from Indonesia and most of them are female caregivers. This study aims to determine the access to health services and the associated factors among Indonesian female domestic workers in Taiwan. In this cross-sectional study, data were collected from February to May 2019, using a structured questionnaire. Subsequently, multiple logistic regression was used to examine the association between socio-demographic factors and health service access. Two hundred and eighty-four domestic migrant workers were interviewed. Eighty-five percent of the respondents declared sickness at work, but only 48.8% seek health care services. Factors associated with health service access were marital status, income, and the availability of an attendant to accompany the migrant workers to the healthcare facilities. Language barrier and time flexibility were the main obstacles. Further research and an effective health service policy are needed for the domestic migrant workers to better access health care services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare; health service access; migrant workers; global health; public health; Taiwan
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science > 327 International Relations
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services
600 Applied sciences & technology > 610 Medicine & health > 613 Personal Health, Hygiene
Divisions: Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) > Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Hubungan Internasional
Depositing User: Rifda Jilan
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2023 01:24
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2023 01:33

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