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Health psychology in African settings: a cultural-psychological analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17440003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
African settings provide an important context in which to examine the relationship between cultural beliefs and health. First, research in African settings helps illuminate the sociocultural grounding of health and illness: the idea that beliefs play a constitutive role in the experience of distress. Second, research in African settings helps to illuminate the cultural grounding of health sciences: the idea that theory and practice reflect particular constructions of reality. We examine these ideas in the context of three research examples: the prominent experience of personal enemies; epidemic outbreaks of genital-shrinking panic; and fears about sabotage of vaccines in immunization campaigns.
Authors:
Glenn Adams; Phia S Salter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1359-1053     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-18     Completed Date:  2007-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045-7556, USA. adamsg@ku.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Africa
Behavioral Medicine*
Culture*
Humans

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