Culturally tailored interventions for ethnic minorities: A scoping review

Jee Young Joo, Megan F. Liu

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Aim: This scoping review identifies strengths and weakness of culturally tailored interventions for ethnic minorities’ care in the United States. It reviews recently published studies to improve understanding of these interventions for future research and practice. Design: Scoping review. Methods: By searching five electronic databases—CINAHL, PubMed, Ovid, Scopus and Web of Science, this review located 58 empirical studies published between 2015–2019. This review was guided by the PRISMA statements. Results: The review identified four weaknesses and five strengths of culturally tailored interventions. Weaknesses included unclear guidelines, low attention and retention rates, failure to measure processes and inadequate training for healthcare providers. The intervention strengths were culturally respectful and patient-centred care, healthy lifestyle promotion, increased family and community supports, technology use for efficient and timely care and increased knowledge of disease by participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2078-2090
Number of pages13
JournalNursing Open
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • culturally competency care
  • culturally tailored intervention
  • culturally tailored research
  • ethnic minority
  • health disparity
  • scoping review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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