Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Laypersons' evaluation of health: an exploratory study of an Australian population

journal contribution
posted on 1990-03-01, 00:00 authored by Tony WorsleyTony Worsley
The importance of 33 aspects of health was evaluated by 677 people as part of a postal random population survey conducted in Adelaide, South Australia. Principal factors analysis suggested that the respondents' evaluations could be represented along four dimensions to do with: the avoidance of illness; feeling healthy; healthy lifestyle; and disease prevention activities. Generally, women, persons in older age groups, and persons in lower social status and education groups evaluated health more highly than others. These and other findings suggest that health evaluations depend upon illness experience and social roles. These findings have implications for health education, mass communication and medical practice.

History

Journal

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Volume

44

Issue

1

Pagination

7 - 11

Publisher

BMJ Publishing Group

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0143-005X

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Copyright notice

1990, B M J Publishing Group