Journal article

Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: A qualitative study

Patricia M Davidson, John Daly, Dominic Leung, Esther Ang, Glenn Paull, Michelle DiGiacomo, Karen Hancock, Yingjuan Cao, HuiYun Du, David R Thompson

International Journal of Nursing Studies | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The study aims were to (a) describe the experiences of Chinese Australians with heart disease following discharge from hospital for an acute cardiac event; (b) identify patterns and cultural differences of Chinese Australians following discharge from hospital; and (c) illustrate the illness/health seeking behaviors and health beliefs of Chinese Australians. DESIGN: Qualitative study. METHODS: Interview data were obtained from the following sources: (a) focus groups of Chinese community participants without heart disease; (b) interviews with patients recently discharged from hospital following an admission for an acute cardiac event; and (c) interviews with Chinese-born health pro..

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