Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: A qualitative study

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Show simple item record Davidson, PM Daly, J Leung, D Ang, E Paull, G DiGiacomo, M Hancock, K Cao, Y Du, H Thompson, DR 2012-03-06T10:46:18Z 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2011, 48 (11), pp. 1367 - 1375
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7489
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Objectives: The study aims were to (a) describe the experiences of Chinese Australians with heart disease following discharge from hospital for an acute cardiac event; (b) identify patterns and cultural differences of Chinese Australians following discharge from hospital; and (c) illustrate the illness/health seeking behaviors and health beliefs of Chinese Australians. Design: Qualitative study. Methods: Interview data were obtained from the following sources: (a) focus groups of Chinese community participants without heart disease; (b) interviews with patients recently discharged from hospital following an admission for an acute cardiac event; and (c) interviews with Chinese-born health professionals working in Australia. Qualitative thematic analysis was undertaken. Results: Study themes generated from the data were: (1) linking traditional values and beliefs with Western medicine; (2) reverence for health professionals and family; and (3) juxtaposing traditional beliefs and self-management. Conclusions: Considering the influence of cultural values in developing health care plans and clinical decision making is important. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.02.021
dc.title Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: A qualitative study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Nursing Studies
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.volume 48
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 11 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1367 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1375 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
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dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.description.keywords Cardiovascular disease
dc.description.keywords Chinese Australians
dc.description.keywords Health-seeking behaviors
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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