Self-reported health beliefs of government housing tenants

Clarke, Valerie, Savage, Sally, Hanna, Barbara and Cox, Helen 2002, Self-reported health beliefs of government housing tenants, Australian health review, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 132-141.

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Title Self-reported health beliefs of government housing tenants
Author(s) Clarke, Valerie
Savage, Sally
Hanna, Barbara
Cox, Helen
Journal name Australian health review
Volume number 25
Issue number 4
Start page 132
End page 141
Publisher Australian Healthcare Association
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 0156-5788
Keyword(s) public housing
health behavior
attitude to health
Summary Our aim was to provide a description of the self-reported health beliefs of a sample of Victorian public housing tenants, and to identify how gender, age and geographic location relate to these beliefs. Telephone interviews were conducted with a stratified random sample of 360 tenants, asking questions such as what they believe are the major health problems for men and women, what they do to keep healthy, and what makes it difficult to keep healthy. There were many differences in the beliefs held by older participants compared with those of younger participants. By asking about health in general, rather than specific aspects of health, this research identified the views about health which are most salient to participants, rather than those prompted by a survey on a particular disease or health behaviour. The health promotion implications of these findings are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2002, Australian Healthcare Association
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