This study is a broad-brush look at issues affecting rural farm women in Saskatchewan. The researchers surveyed 717 farm women and interviewed informed professionals; they suggest that specific factors lead to the health care concerns unique to this group, such as stress, financial constraints, high workloads, isolation, and chemical use. The study embraced a wide range of issues, from farm women’s concepts of feminism to leisure-time activities and exercise routines.
This project was supported by the Health Transition Fund, which was created in 1997 to provide support for evidence-based decision-making in health care reform by supporting pilot and evaluation projects which test innovative approaches to health care delivery. The views expressed herein do no necessarily represent the official policy of federal, provincial, or territorial governments.