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Questionnaire development in epidemiology : a case study : The social epidemiology of diabetes in Melbourne Aborigines / by Samantha Jane Thompson
Bib ID 9146
Format BookBook
Author
Thompson, Samantha
 
Description Ann Arbor, MI : UMI Dissertation Services, 1997 
xiv, 428 p. maps ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Application of an anthropological approach to the problem of developing an appropriate questionnaire for the Melbourne Aboriginal community; development of an explanatory model of diabetes in the Melbourne community and prevention strategy; methodology and process of research; includes extensive literature review; survey of health factors related to diabetes in Aboriginal communities - diet, physical activity socio-cultural; background to the case study - the Koorie community in Melbourne; research results - qualitative analysis of social environment - role of family, community organisations, mobility (effects on diet), attitudes to illness, money and patterns of spending, alcohol use; social meaning of food, diet and exercise, past and country; stress factors - family, financial and lifestyle, generational, community, illness; conflict in Koorie and non-Koorie meanings of health; social aetiology of diabetes; questionnaire development and testing.

Notes

Spring 1997

Thesis (PhD)--University of California, Berkely, 1997

Includes bibliography, p. 338-358.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians-- Health and Hygiene--Victoria.  |  Diabetes -- Australia -- Epidemiology.  |  Diabetes -- Victoria -- Epidemiology.  |  Health - Endocrine system - Diabetes.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Health status - Nutrition.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Health - Attitudes and definitions.  |  Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

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