A Phenomenological Inquiry: The Impact of the Process of Dietary Acculturation and the Nutritional Discourse in Canada on Female Immigrants with Type II Diabetes

Eman Katem
Nutritional communication research helps with public health promotion, government dietary intervention and future outlooks for the dietetics profession. This research explores the way health professionals target niche population groups to educate on nutrition. The phenomenological methodology and the Communication Accommodation theory framework guided interviews with 10 Arab-speaking females diagnosed with type II diabetes or prediabetes. The findings reveal eight major underlying themes: language, socio-economic impact, level of integration/adaption to new environment, role of religion in...
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