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Values expressed through intergenerational family food and nutrition management systems among African American women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16340674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This grounded theory investigation aimed to understand intergenerational family roles and the food management strategies of African American women from a social-ecological perspective. Thirty women from 10 low/moderate-income 3-generation urban families participated in interviews covering roles, health, nutrition, and food management strategies. Four dynamic family systems for managing food and nutrition emerged from qualitative data analysis. Participants expressed values of responsibility, social connections, caretaking, reward, and equal opportunity, and fulfilling responsibilities for family care, connections, and finances. These values and systems provide a basis for culturally appropriate, interpersonal-level nutrition interventions among African American women that build on family structures, needs, and resources.
Brenda A Ahye; Carol M Devine; Angela M Odoms-Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family & community health     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0160-6379     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Community Health     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-02-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809641     Medline TA:  Fam Community Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unilever Foods NA, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Aged, 80 and over
Diet / psychology*
Health Status
Intergenerational Relations / ethnology*
Middle Aged
Social Values / ethnology*
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Population

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