Health behaviors in intellectual class families from the People's Republic of China

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Nursing
Department Nursing
Author Boyd, Carlene Barmann
Title Health behaviors in intellectual class families from the People's Republic of China
Date 1994-06
Description Intellectual class families come from the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the USA as students and visiting scholars. However, there is a dearth of knowledge and empirical data about these families' concepts of health promotion and disease prevention and health behaviors. The purpose of this study was to generate information about how intellectual class PRC families manage health promotion and disease prevention on a daily basis. Ethnography was used to generate data to describe families' health behaviors. Interviewing and participant observation techniques were used to generate data for the study from 29 families. Content analysis was used to develop categories and themes in the data. The results of the study describe family health definitions, family values, past and present socialization to health, family health behaviors, family roles in health, and family interactions about health. Several themes were identified in the data that described the PRC intellectual class family health culture: relationships in health, happy spirit, nutrition, exercise, family, work/study, and security. Data from this study provide nurses with baseline data about PRC intellectual class family health behaviors and implications for family nursing theory development.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject China
Subject MESH Health Behavior
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name PhD
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "Health Behaviors in Intellectual Class Families from the People's Republic of China". Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.
Rights Management Boyd, Carlene Barmann
Format Medium application/pdf
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Identifier undthes,4162
Source Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available)
Funding/Fellowship National Research Service Award (5-T-32 NR07040-03) from the National Center for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
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Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2012-04-24
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6r49shc