Journal article

The effect of religion on the perception of health states among adults in the United Arab Emirates: a qualitative study.

Iffat Elbarazi, Nancy J Devlin, Marina-Selini Katsaiti, Emmanuel A Papadimitropoulos, Koonal K Shah, Iain Blair

BMJ Open | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Investigate how religion may affect the perception of health states among adults in the United Arab Emirates and the implications for research on self-reported health and quality of life and the use of values in cost-effectiveness analysis. DESIGN: Qualitative analysis of short-structured interviews with adult Emiratis carried out by a market research agency.The COREQ criteria have been used where appropriate to guide the reporting of our findings. SETTING: Participants were recruited from shopping malls and other public places in the cities of Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred adult Emiratis broadly representative of the Emirati population in terms of age and gende..

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