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

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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 professionals working in Australia. Qualitative thematic analysis was undertaken. Results: Study themes generated from the data were: (1) linking traditional values and beliefs with Western medicine; (2) reverence for health professionals and family; and (3) juxtaposing traditional beliefs and self-management. Conclusions: Considering the influence of cultural values in developing health care plans and clinical decision making is important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1367-1375
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chinese Australians
  • Health-seeking behaviors

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  • Nursing(all)

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Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients : A qualitative study. / Davidson, Patricia M; Daly, John; Leung, Dominic; Ang, Esther; Paull, Glenn; DiGiacomo, Michelle; Hancock, Karen; Cao, Yingjuan; Du, HuiYun; Thompson, David R.

In: International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol. 48, No. 11, 11.2011, p. 1367-1375.

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Davidson, PM, Daly, J, Leung, D, Ang, E, Paull, G, DiGiacomo, M, Hancock, K, Cao, Y, Du, H & Thompson, DR 2011, 'Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: A qualitative study', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 48, no. 11, pp. 1367-1375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.02.021
Davidson, Patricia M ; Daly, John ; Leung, Dominic ; Ang, Esther ; Paull, Glenn ; DiGiacomo, Michelle ; Hancock, Karen ; Cao, Yingjuan ; Du, HuiYun ; Thompson, David R. / Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients : A qualitative study. In: International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2011 ; Vol. 48, No. 11. pp. 1367-1375.
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