Promoción de la salud desde la perspectiva salutogénica en mujeres inmigrantes en riesgo de exclusión social. A salutogenic approach to health promotion among immigrant women at risk of social exclusion

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Traditional health promotion programs designed immigrant women at risk of social exclusion have focussed on their needs. The salutogenic approach offers a new perspective to them. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a health promotion program, focused on the empowerment with a salutogenic approach, for immigrant women at risk of social exclusion. Methodology: A mixed-methods study, using a sequential exploratory strategy of qualitative and quantitative methodology, was developed within the Programa d’Orientació Laboral de Càritas de Girona. Conclusions: Participants in the study have GRRs and are able to identify them. Health promotion programs developed from a salutogenic perspective, reduced significantly perceived stress, increased physical quality of life and showed a trend toward increased self-esteem. These activities are more effective in women with lower initial SOC and quality of life scores and higher perceived stress scores. Perceived social support is also a key factor in the empowerment of these immigrant women ​
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