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The Resource American Indian women's health perceptions and health promotion behaviors, by Sharon Boothe-Kepple

American Indian women's health perceptions and health promotion behaviors, by Sharon Boothe-Kepple

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American Indian women's health perceptions and health promotion behaviors
Title
American Indian women's health perceptions and health promotion behaviors
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by Sharon Boothe-Kepple
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Language
eng
Summary
Background: Most problems affecting the health of American Indian women are related to lifestyles and health-related behaviors (Carter, Morse, Giruad, & Driskell, 2008; Linsley, Kane, & Owen, 2011). Understanding health promotion behaviors could decrease or prevent a number of chronic diseases that afflict the American Indian population; however, little is known about how American Indian women perceive illness, how they promote their health within the context of their culture, and the barriers they face. Purpose: This study was designed to develop knowledge about the health perceptions and health promoting behaviors of American Indian women residing within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries in Oklahoma. Design and Methods: Grounded theory was used to generate a conceptual model that advances understanding of American Indian womens health perceptions and health promoting behaviors. Focus group interviews were conducted with registered American Indian women residing within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries in Oklahoma to address their definitions of health, efforts to promote health, and barriers to health promotion. Data Analysis: Audio-recorded focus group interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed according to the methodologies of Glaser and Strauss (1967) using comparative analysis. Results: Thirty-three participants from five tribes took part in one of five focus groups. Participants identified eight major themes that influenced health and their health promoting behaviors. Themes included definitions of health and not health, contributors to poor health, strategies to promote health, health promotion support, motivation for health promotion, barriers to health promotion, and changes that would promote health. The resulting model reflects the strategies used and barriers that American Indian women face when promoting their health. Conclusions: Understanding health promotion behaviors in America Indian women could influence health-promoting behaviors and decrease chronic disease prevalence in the American Indian population. The influence of social determinants of health and conditions of social support needs to be further examined in this heterogeneous group. The focus groups identified a need for greater health-related knowledge. Further research on effective family health educations programs in this population is needed, as is similar research with other tribes
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CDU
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Boothe-Kepple, Sharon
Degree
(Ph.D.)
Dissertation note
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2015
Granting institution
University of San Diego
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E98.W8
LC item number
B66 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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University of San Diego
Series statement
Dissertation series University of San Diego
Series volume
2015
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  • Chickasaw women
  • Health promotion
  • Health behavior
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American Indian women's health perceptions and health promotion behaviors, by Sharon Boothe-Kepple
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Dissertation committee: Mary Jo Clark, Chair; Jane Georges; Ann Mayo -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-95)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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956540471
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1 online resource (ix, 103 pages)
File format
one file format
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other physical details
illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)956540471
Label
American Indian women's health perceptions and health promotion behaviors, by Sharon Boothe-Kepple
Publication
Copyright
Contributor
Note
Dissertation committee: Mary Jo Clark, Chair; Jane Georges; Ann Mayo -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-95)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
956540471
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/dissertationadvisor
ACmW3G_Sppg
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 103 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956540471

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