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Mastery, perceived stress and health-related behaviour in northeast Arnhem Land: a cross-sectional study.

Mark Daniel, Alex Brown, J Garnggulkpuy Dhurrkay, Margaret D Cargo, Kerin O'Dea

Int J Equity Health | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Indigenous peoples in Australia are disadvantaged on all markers of health and social status across the life course. Psychosocial factors are implicated in the aetiology of chronic diseases and in pathways underpinning social health disparities. Minimal research has investigated psychosocial factors and health in Indigenous peoples. This study evaluated associations between mastery, perceived stress, and health-related behaviour for a remote Indigenous population in Australia. METHODS: Complete data on mastery (the degree to which individuals feel in control of their lives), perceived stress, physical activity, and fruit and vegetable consumption were obtained for 177 participant..

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