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Stressors influencing middle eastern women's perceptions of the risk of cardiovascular disease: a focus group study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • To better understand Australia-dwelling Middle Eastern women's lack of service utilization in cardiovascular health, we undertook a study to investigate their understandings and meanings of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors. Eight focus groups were conducted in community settings with Turkish, Persian, and Arab women. We found that the women understated their risk of CVD, faced many barriers in reducing their risks, and perceived stress as the most significant contributor to CVD. Women described their stress as primarily emanating from issues surrounding. �� Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Gholizadeh, L., Digiacomo, M., Salamonson, Y., & Davidson, P. M. (2011). Stressors influencing middle eastern women's perceptions of the risk of cardiovascular disease: a focus group study. Health Care for Women International, 32(8), 723-745. doi:10.1080/07399332.2011.562999

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960517794

Start Page


  • 723

End Page


  • 745

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • To better understand Australia-dwelling Middle Eastern women's lack of service utilization in cardiovascular health, we undertook a study to investigate their understandings and meanings of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors. Eight focus groups were conducted in community settings with Turkish, Persian, and Arab women. We found that the women understated their risk of CVD, faced many barriers in reducing their risks, and perceived stress as the most significant contributor to CVD. Women described their stress as primarily emanating from issues surrounding. �� Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Gholizadeh, L., Digiacomo, M., Salamonson, Y., & Davidson, P. M. (2011). Stressors influencing middle eastern women's perceptions of the risk of cardiovascular disease: a focus group study. Health Care for Women International, 32(8), 723-745. doi:10.1080/07399332.2011.562999

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960517794

Start Page


  • 723

End Page


  • 745

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication