Cardiovascular disease in the Amish: An exploratory study of knowledge, beliefs, and health care practices

Deborah R. Gillum, Beth A. Staffileno, Karon S. Schwartz, Lola Coke, Louis Fogg, Denise Reiling

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Abstract

The Old Order Amish population is growing, yet little is known about their cardiovascular health care practices. This ethnographic study explored their cardiovascular knowledge, beliefs, and health care practices. This study showed that the Amish have distinct beliefs and practices which affect their cardiovascular health, and that culturally appropriate education is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-297
Number of pages9
JournalHolistic nursing practice
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amish
  • beliefs
  • cardiovascular
  • knowledge
  • practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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