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A comparative evaluation of the perceptions of health of elders of different multicultural backgrounds

TitleA comparative evaluation of the perceptions of health of elders of different multicultural backgrounds
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsHakim, H, Wegmann, DJ
JournalJournal of Community Health NursingJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume19
Pagination161-171
Date PublishedSep
ISBN Number0737-0016<br/>1532-7655
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2002-04195-004
Keywords*Aging, *Health Attitudes, *Health Behavior, *Racial and Ethnic Differences, *Racial and Ethnic Groups, health attitudes, elderly, cross cultural differences, cultural groups, health maintenance practices, Human, Promotion & Maintenance of Health & Wellness [3365], us
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to discover the perceptions of health and the health maintenance practices of 4 different cultural and ethnic groups. Interviews were conducted at senior citizen centers in and around a large metropolitan center in Texas. Five Native Americans, 44 African Americans, 32 Latinos, and 13 Vietnamese were questioned about their views on being healthy. R. Huff and M. Kline's Cultural Assessment Framework was used to analyze the responses. Functionality and independence were dominant themes noted in the responses of all participants from all 4 cultural groups. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).