Journal article

Identifying psychosocial mediators of health amongst Indigenous Australians for the Heart Health Project

Rachel E Reilly, Joyce Doyle, Di Bretherton, Kevin G Rowley

ETHNICITY & HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The Heart Health Project is an ongoing community-directed health promotion programme encompassing the collection of health-related data and interventions promoting cardiovascular health. Following research which has emphasised the importance of psychological factors including mastery, or personal control, in mitigating cardiovascular health outcomes, this qualitative study explored whether such constructs were relevant from Indigenous perspectives, or whether there were other, more meaningful and relevant psychosocial factors identified by participants that should be incorporated into models of Indigenous health and which could be effective targets for change. DESIGN: The study fi..

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