Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: A qualitative study
Davidson, P., Daly, J., Leung, D., Ang, E., Paull, G., DiGiacomo, M., Hancock, K., Cao, Y., Du, H. and Thompson, David R.. (2011) Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies (print version). 48(11), pp. 1367 - 1375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.02.021
|Authors||Davidson, P., Daly, J., Leung, D., Ang, E., Paull, G., DiGiacomo, M., Hancock, K., Cao, Y., Du, H. and Thompson, David R.|
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.
|Journal||International Journal of Nursing Studies (print version)|
|Journal citation||48 (11), pp. 1367 - 1375|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.02.021|
|Page range||1367 - 1375|
|Research Group||Nursing Research Institute|
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