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Conformity with nature: A theory of Chinese American elders' health promotion and illness prevention processes

TitleConformity with nature: A theory of Chinese American elders' health promotion and illness prevention processes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsChen, Y-LDuh
JournalAdvances in Nursing ScienceAdvances in Nursing Science
Volume19
Pagination17-26
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number0161-9268<br/>1550-5014
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1997-02321-001
Keywords*Chinese Cultural Groups, *Health Attitudes, *Health Behavior, *Health Promotion, *Prevention, beliefs & behaviors & theory development for health promotion & illness prevention, Chinese 60-90 yr olds, Culture & Ethnology [2930], Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Promotion & Maintenance of Health & Wellness [3365], Theory Formulation
AbstractDeveloped a theory describing and explaining the beliefs and behaviors regarding health promotion and illness prevention among Chinese elders in the US. Data was collected from 21 Chinese elders (aged 60-90 yrs) through 2 interviews, observations, and personal health diaries. Three interrelated subprocesses: (1) harmonizing with the environment, (2) following bliss, and (3) listening to heaven, were identified. This theory facilitates an understanding of ways to promote health and prevent illness and offers a guide for providing quality health care to Chinese elders in the US. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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