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Immigrant health

Academic article
  • 2020. Effect of an intervention in general practice to increase the participation of immigrants in cervical cancer screening: A cluster randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open. 1-12.
  • 2020. Barriers to access to the Norwegian healthcare system among sub-Saharan African immigrant women exposed to female genital cutting. PLOS ONE. 1-22.
  • 2019. Two interventions to treat pain disorders and post-traumatic symptoms among Syrian refugees: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 1-9.
  • 2019. The definition of immigrant status matters: Impact of nationality, country of origin, and length of stay in host country on mortality estimates. BMC Public Health.
  • 2019. Strategies to improve research capacity across European general practice: The views of members of EGPRN and Wonca Europe. European Journal of General Practice. 25-31.
  • 2019. Sense of community belonging among immigrants: perspective of immigrant service providers. Public Health. 28-33.
  • 2019. Accessing public healthcare in Oslo, Norway: The experiences of Thai immigrant masseuses. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 2019. Access to Norwegian healthcare system - Challenges for sub-Saharan African immigrants. International Journal for Equity in Health. 1-13.
  • 2019. A community-based intervention to increase participation in cervical cancer screening among immigrants in Norway. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 1-8.
  • 2018. Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant women and their daughters in Norway: Data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 1-8.
  • 2018. Health care-seeking patterns for female genital mutilation/cutting among young Somalis in Norway. BMC Public Health. 10 pages.
  • 2018. Health care curricula in multicultural societies. International Journal of Medical Education. 42-44.
  • 2018. Experiences with a national strategy on migrant health in Norway. European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2018. Developing culturally adapted lifestyle interventions for South Asian migrant populations: a qualitative study of the key success factors and main challenges. Public Health. 50-58.
  • 2018. Cervical cancer screening among immigrant women in Norway- The healthcare providers’ perspectives. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 415-422.
  • 2018. An observational study of immigrant mortality differences in Norway by reason for migration, length of stay and characteristics of sending countries. BMC Public Health. 12 pages.
  • 2017. Primary healthcare usage and use of medications among immigrant children according to age of arrival to Norway: A population-based study. BMJ Open. 1-9.
  • 2017. Multimorbidity and immigrant status: associations with area of origin and length of residence in host country. Family Practice. 662-666.
  • 2017. Migration and social determinants of mental health: Results from the Canadian health measures survey. Canadian journal of public health. e362-e367.
  • 2017. General practitioners' strategies in consultations with immigrants in Norway - practice-based shared reflections among participants in focus groups. Family Practice. 216-221.
  • 2017. Differences in primary health care use among sub-Saharan African immigrants in Norway: A register-based study. BMC Health Services Research. 1-8.
  • 2017. Barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among Pakistani and somali immigrant women in Oslo: A qualitative study. International Journal of Women's Health. 487-496.
  • 2016. Socioeconomic status and primary health service use for mental health problems among immigrants with short and long lengths of stay. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. 85-98.
  • 2016. Primary health care utilisation and morbidity among immigrant children compared to non-immigrant children: a population-based study in Norway. BMJ Open. 1-8.
  • 2016. Patterns of pharmaceutical use for immigrants to Spain and Norway: A comparative study of prescription databases in two European countries. International Journal for Equity in Health. 1-11.
  • 2016. Non-adherence to antihypertensive medication: The role of mental and physical comorbidity. International Journal of Cardiology. 310-316.
  • 2016. Mental Health of Refugees and Non-refugees from War-Conflict Countries: Data from Primary Healthcare Services and the Norwegian Prescription Database. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  • 2016. Global healthcare use by immigrants in Spain according to morbidity burden, area of origin, and length of stay. BMC Public Health.
  • 2016. Differences in cervical cancer screening between immigrants and nonimmigrants in Norway: a primary healthcare register-based study. European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 521-527.
  • 2015. The healthy migrant effect in primary care. GACETA SANITARIA JOURNAL. 15-20.
  • 2015. Multimorbidity and its patterns according to immigrant origin. A nationwide register-based study in Norway. PLOS ONE.
  • 2015. Multimorbidity among registered immigrants in Norway: the role of reason for migration and length of stay. Tropical medicine & international health. 1805-1814.
  • 2015. Managing mental health problems among immigrant women attending primary health care services. Health Care for Women International. 118-139.
  • 2015. Lung Function in Rural Guatemalan Women Before and After a Chimney Stove Intervention to Reduce Wood Smoke Exposure: Results From the Randomized Exposure Study of Pollution Indoors and Respiratory Effects and Chronic Respiratory Effects of Early Childhood Exposure to Respirable Particulate Matter Study. Chest. 1184-1192.
  • 2015. Immigrant patients with dementia and memory impairment in primary health care in Norway: A national registry study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 321-331.
  • 2015. How do immigrants use primary health care services? A register-based study in Norway. European Journal of Public Health. 72-78.
  • 2014. Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant and native women in Norway: data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1221-1228.
  • 2014. Immigrants' use of primary health care services for mental health problems. BMC Health Services Research. 8 pages.
  • 2014. Immigrant and native regular general practitioners in Norway. A comparative registry-based observational study. European Journal of General Practice. 93-99.
  • 2014. How adolescent subjective health and satisfaction with weight and body shape are related to participation in sports. Journal of Environmental and Public health.
  • 2014. Frequent attenders in general practice and immigrant status in Norway: a nationwide cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 232-240.
  • 2014. Differential utilization of primary health care services among older immigrants and Norwegians: a register-based comparative study in Norway. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 2014. Associations of Respiratory Symptoms and Lung Function with Measured Carbon Monoxide Concentrations among Nonsmoking Women Exposed to Household Air Pollution: The RESPIRE Trial, Guatemala. Environmental Health Perspectives.
  • 2012. Immigrants' use of emergency primary health care in Norway: a registry-based observational study. BMC Health Services Research. 10 pages.
  • 2012. Immigrants' use of emergency primary health care in Norway: a registry-based observational study. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 2012. Hvilke fastleger deltar i legevakt? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2277-2280.
  • 2012. Fastlegepasienters bruk av legevakt. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
  • 2012. Clinical practice patterns among native and immigrant doctors doing out-of-hours work in Norway: a registry-based observational study. BMJ Open.
  • 2011. Immigrant general practitioners in Norway: A special resource? A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 239-244.
  • 2009. Effect of reducing indoor air pollution on women’s respiratory symptoms and lung function: The RESPIRE Randomized Trial, Guatemala. American Journal of Epidemiology. 211-220.
  • 2008. Self-rated health among Mayan women participating in a randomised intervention trial reducing indoor air pollution in Guatemala. BMC International Health and Human Rights.
  • 2007. Lung function and symptoms among indigenous Mayan women exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 1372-1379.
  • 2007. Eye discomfort, headache and back pain among Mayan Guatemalan women taking part in a randomised stove intervention trial. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 74-79.
  • 2004. Reducing indoor air pollution with a randomised intervention design � A presentation of the Stove Intervention Study in the Guatemalan Highlands. Norsk Epidemiologi. 137-143.
Academic lecture
  • 2015. Managing mental health problems among immigrant women attending primary care services.
  • 2013. Use of GP services for mental health problems: A comparison with Norwegians and immigrants.
  • 2007. Impact of an improved stove on women's lung health in a rural wood-using community. RESPIRE Guatemala.
  • 2006. Impact of a chimney stove on women’s lung health in a rural wood-using community: challenges in assessment and preliminary results.
Editorial
  • 2016. Shifting migrant health care away from an agenda of conflicts and problems towards solutions. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care.
  • 2012. I gang etter 40 år. Utposten.
  • 2012. And so it is Xtmas. Utposten.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2015. Innvandring fører ikke til en eksplosjon i helsekostnader. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Del 2, s.3.
  • 2010. Overdramatisert pandemi. Brev til redaktøren. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 590.
Non-fiction book
  • 2019. Migrant Health: A Primary Care Perspective. CRC Press.
  • 2012. The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health. Praeger.
Popular scientific article
  • 2016. Møtet med den papirløse pasient –en etisk analyse. Utposten.
  • 2016. Hva vet vi om innvandreres bruk av primærhelsetjenesten for psykiske plager? Utposten. 28-30.
  • 2012. Konsultasjoner med fremmedspråkelige. Refleksjoner over en pasient. Utposten.
Feature article
  • 2015. Nei, innvandring fører ikke til en eksplosjon i helsekostnader | Elstad, Kumar, Diaz og Lien. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • 2009. Ny fastlegeordning. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2019. Cervical cancer screening among immigrants in Norway. Challenges, possibilities and the effect of an intervention.
  • 2008. Impact of reducing indoor air pollution on women's health.RESPIRE Guatemala- Randomised exposure study of pollution indoors and respiratory health.
Abstract
  • 2019. Self Rated Health among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Norway – a cross sectional study. European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2019. Chronic pain and migration-related factors among Syrian refugees: a cross-sectional study. European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2018. “I simply haven’t given it a thought before!” - health care providers’ experiences regarding cervical cancer screening among immigrant women in Norway- a qualitative study. European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2018. Reported pain and use of painkillers among Syrian refugees at various stages in the migration process . European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2018. Evidence on interventions that improve mental health of child refugees and child asylum seekers in Europe: a rapid systematic review . European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2018. Development of an intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes addressing the specific needs of South Asian-origin population living in the Netherlands: a pilot study. European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2018. Access to healthcare and unmet health needs among Syrian asylum seekers in transit and at arrival in Norway. European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2018. A qualitative intervention approach to increase the participation of Pakistani and Somali women in cervical cancer screening program in Norway . European Journal of Public Health.
  • 2009. Effect of Personal Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution from Solid Fuel on Lung Symptoms and Function in Women: An Exposure-Response Analysis from the Guatemala Woodstove Randomised Control Trial. Epidemiology. S206-S206.
  • 2007. Does reduced indoor air pollution exposure have similar impact on upper and lower respiratory symptoms? Epidemiology. S114-S115.
Poster
  • 2014. Managing mental health problems among immigrant women.
  • 2013. Use of GP services for mental health problems: A comparison with Norwegians and immigrants.
  • 2010. Immigrant GPS in Norway.
  • 2006. Self Perceived Health after a Randomised Intervention Trial Reducing Indoor Air Pollution (IAP). RESPIRE Guatemala.
  • 2004. Eye Discomfort, Headache And Back Pain Among Women In Guatemala Using Open Fires For Cooking And Heating.
Academic literature review
  • 2018. Migrants access to healthcare services within the European Union: a content analysis of policy documents in Ireland, Portugal and Spain. 11 pages.
  • 2017. Interventions to improve immigrant health. A scoping review. 433-439.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • 2011. Ser medico de familia en Noruega (Being a General Practitioner in Norway). AMF (Actualizacion en Medicina de Familia). 231-233.
Chapter
  • 2017. Epidemiology of Dementia in Migrant- and Ethnic-Minority Populations. 29-48. In:
    • 2017. Dementia, Ethnic Minorities and Migrants - A Review of the Literature. .
  • 2017. Diagnosis and Management of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities With Dementia. 49-62. In:
    • 2017. Dementia, Ethnic Minorities and Migrants - A Review of the Literature. .
  • 2016. Språk og kultur på legevakten. . In:
    • 2016. Legevaktarbeid - En innføringsbok for leger og sykepleiere. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S.
Interview Journal
  • 2012. Norges unge legers representant i Europa. Robert Burman intervjuet av Esperanza Díaz. Utposten.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

 

  • Peer-reviewed:
  1. C Ledoux, E Pilt, E Diaz, T Kraft. Migrants access to healthcare services within the European Union: a content analysis of policy documents in Ireland, Portugal and Spain. Globalization and Health 2018
  2. L. Terragni E. Beune, K. Stronks,E. DavidsonS. Quareshi, B. Kumar, E. Diaz. Developing lifestyle interventions with South Asians migrants: Researchers’ experiences and lesson learned. Public Health 2018
  3. E Diaz, B Kumar Health Care Curricula Need to Respond to Current Challenges of Multicultural Societies. IJME 2018
  4. VN Mbanya, A Gele, E Diaz, BK Kumar. Health care-seeking patterns for female genital mutilation/cutting among young Somalis in Norway. BMC Public Health 2018:1; 517
  5. Astri Syse, Minja Thea Dzamarija, Bernadette N Kumar, Esperanza Diaz. Immigrant mortality differences in Norway by reason for migration, length of stay and characteristics of sending countries. An observational study. BMC Public Health 2018:1; 517; 508. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-54...
  6. Diaz E, Barreda GO, Ben-Shlomo Y, Holdsworth M, Salami B, Rammohan A, et al."Interventions to improve immigrant health. A scoping review" European Journal of Public Health 2017.
  7. L Fadnes, E Diaz"Primary health care usage and use of medications among immigrant children according to age of arrival to Norway: a population-based study" BMJ Open 2017e014641
  8. E Diaz, V N. Mbanya, A A. Gele, B Kumar. Differences in primary health care use among sub-Saharan African immigrants in Norway: a register-based study.  BMC Health Services Research2017
  9. B Salami, M Yaskina, K Hegadoren, E Diaz, S Meherali, A Rammohan, Y Ben-Shlomo.Migration and Social Determinants of Mental Health: Results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Can J Public Health 2017;108(4):e1–e6 doi: 10.17269/CJPH.108.6105
  10. Gimeno-Feliu, Luis; Calderón-Larrañaga, Amaia; Díaz, Esperanza; Laguna-Berna, Clara; Poblador-Plou, Beatriz; Coscollar, Carlos; Prados-Torres, Alexandra. Multimorbidity and immigrant status: area of origin and length of stay do matter. Family practice 2017
  11. Abdi A Gele, Samera A Qureshi, Prabhjot Kour, Bernadette Kumar, Esperanza Diaz. Barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among Pakistani and Somali immigrant women in Oslo: A qualitative study." International Journal of Women's Health 2017.
  12. Hjörleifsson, Stefán; Hammer, Elise; Díaz, Esperanza. General practitioners' strategies in consultations with immigrants in Norway – Practice-based shared reflections among participants in focus groups. Family practice 2017
  13. E Diaz, H Thulesius, O Razum. Shifting migrant health care away from an agenda of conflicts and problems towards solutions. Scand J Primary Health Care 2016
  14. Møen K, Kumar B, Quershi S, Diaz E. "Differences in cervical cancer screening between immigrants and non-immigrants in Norway-A primary health care register based study" European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2016
  15. L Fadnes, K Møen, E Diaz. Primary health care utilisation and morbidity among immigrant children compared to non-immigrant children: a population-based study in Norway. BMJ Open 2016
  16. Straiton M, Reneflot A, Diaz E. Mental health of refugees and non-refugees from war-conflict countries: Data from primary healthcare services and the Norwegian Prescription Database. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2016. Published online 21 June 2016
  17. Straiton M, Reneflot A, Diaz E.Socioeconomic status and primary health service use for mental health problems among immigrants with short and long lengths of stay. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 2016:12(2).
  18. Gimeno-Feliu LA, Calderon-Larrañaga A, Diaz E, Poblador-Plou B, Macipe-Costa R, Prados-Torres A. Global healthcare use by immigrants in Spain according to morbidity burden, area of origin, and length of stay. BMC Public Health 2016 May 27
  19. Gimeno-Feliu LA, Calderon-Larrañaga A, Prados-Torres A, Sevilla-López C, Diaz E. Patterns of pharmaceutical use for immigrants to Spain and Norway. A comparative study of prescription databases in two European countries. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2016 Febr 24.
  20. Calderon-Larrañaga,Diaz E, Poblador-Plou B, Gimeno-Feliu LA, Abad-Díaz JM, Prados-Torres A. Non-adherence to antihypertensive medication: the role of mental and physical comorbidity. International Journal of Cardiology. 2016, March 15
  21. Straiton M, Reneflot A, Diaz E. Managing mental health problems among immigrant women attending Primary Health Care. Health Care for Women International 2016: 37(1):118-39.
  22. Diaz E, B Poblador-Plou,Gimeno-Feliu L-A, Calderón-Larrañaga A,BN Kumar, Prado-Torres A.Multimorbidity and its Patterns according to Immigrant Origin. A Nationwide Register-based Study in Norway. PLOS One 2015:10(12);e0145233.
  23. Diaz E, BN Kumar, Gimeno-Feliu L-A, Calderón-Larrañaga A,B Poblador-PlouPrado-Torres A.Multimorbidity among registered immigrants in Norway: the role of reason for migration and length of stay. A register-based study. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2015:20(12);1805-1814.
  24. E Diaz, BN Kumar, K Engedal. Immigrant patients with Dementia and Memory Impairment in Primary Health Care in Norway: A National Registry study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Journal. 2015:39;321-331.
  25. M Straiton, A Reneflot, E Diaz. The role of socioeconomic status in primary health service use for mental health problems among immigrants with short and long length of stay. BMC Health Services Research. 2015.
  26. Guarnieri, M; Diaz, E; Pope, D; Eisen, E; Mann, J; Smith, K; Smith-Sivertsen, T; Bruce, N; Balmes, J. Lung Function in Rural Guatemalan Women Before and After a Chimney Stove Intervention to Reduce Woodsmoke Exposure. Results from RESPIRE and CRECER. CHEST 2015:148(5);1184-1192.
  27. D Pope, E Diaz,T Smith-Sivertsen, RT Lie, P Bakke, J Balmes, K Smith, N Bruce. Exposure to household air pollution from wood combustion and association with respiratory symptoms and lung function in nonsmoking women:results from the RESPIRE Trial, Guatemala. Environmental Health perspectives 2015:123(4);285-292
  28. LA Gimeno-Feliu, A Calderón-Larrañaga, E Diaz,B Poblador-Plou, R Macipe-Costa, A Prados-Torres. The healthy migration effect in primary care. Gaceta Sanitaria 2015:29(1);15-20.
  29. Diaz E, Calderón-Larrañaga A, Prado-Torres A, Poblador-Pou B, Gimeno-Feliu L-A. How do immigrants use primary healthcare services? A register-based study in Norway. European Journal Public Health 2015:25(1);72-78.
  30. Diaz E, Kumar BN. Differential utilization of Primary Health Care services among older immigrants and Norwegians. A register-based comparative study in Norway.BMC Health Services Research 2014:14;623.
  31. Diaz E, Gimeno-Feliu L-A, Calderón-Larrañaga A, Prado-Torres A. Frequent attenders in general practice and immigrant status in Norway: A nationwide cross-sectional study. Scan J Prim Health Care 2014:32(4);232-240.
  32. M Straiton, A Renflot,E Diaz. Immigrants’ use of primary health care services for mental health problems. BMC Health Services Research 2014:14;341.
  33. Dyremyrhr Å, Diaz E, Meland E. How adolescent subjective health and satisfaction with weight and body shape are related to participation in sports. Journal of Environmental and Public Health 2014:4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/851932
  34. Omland, G; Ruths, S; Diaz, E. Use of hormonal contraceptives among immigrant and native women in Norway: Data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. BJOG 2014:121(10);1221-1228.
  35. Diaz, E; Raza, A; Sandvik, H; Hjorleifsson, S. Immigrant and native regular general practitioners in Norway. A comparative registry-based observational study. European Journal of General Practice 2014:20(2);93-99. 
  • Book chapters:
  1. Diaz E: “Pacientes de otras culturas” (Patients from other cultures in: Comunicación clínica. Principios y actividades para la práctica (Clinical communication:Principles and activities for practice) Ed Panamericana. Ruiz Roger 2014 ISBN 978-84-9835-782-0
  2. Díaz E,Indoor Air Pollution and Health. In: The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health, Vol III, Chapter 14, 2012. Robert H. Friis, editor. 
  • Other:

Several publications in non-peer reviewed journals and through other media (Aftenposten, BT, Stavanger Aftenblad, blogs, etc)

 

1989-1995: Medical School, Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.

1996-1999: Specialty in Primary Care Medicine in Spain

2003 and 2008: Specialty in Primary Care Medicine in Norway.

2008: Philosophiae doctor (PhD), University of Bergen

 

CHART study: “Changing health and health care needs along the Syrian refugees' trajectories to Norway”

"Cervical cancer among immigrants in Norway- A community intervention trial"