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Cultural understanding of health and adjustment to cardiovascular disease among the Greek elderly

Avgoulas, Maria-Irini and Fanany, Rebecca 2012, Cultural understanding of health and adjustment to cardiovascular disease among the Greek elderly, Aging and society, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 79-91.

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Title Cultural understanding of health and adjustment to cardiovascular disease among the Greek elderly
Author(s) Avgoulas, Maria-Irini
Fanany, Rebecca
Journal name Aging and society
Volume number 1
Issue number 4
Start page 79
End page 91
Total pages 13
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 2160-1909
Keyword(s) health beliefs
conceptualization of heart disease
cultural views and attitudes
traditional views and beliefs
elderly greek australians
Summary The onset of chronic illness is a major lef event that presents serious challenges for the individual at a micro and macro level. The way in which adaptation to such illness occurs is closely related to cultural and linguistic factors that are an integral part of personal identity. This study presents the health beliefs of elderly Greek Australians and they way in which they understand health and disease. The process by which this population conceptualizes CVD and seeks medical care is discussed in the context of their specific cultural views and attitudes towards illness.
Language eng
Field of Research 111702 Aged Health Care
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Common Ground Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050008

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