Divergent models of diabetes among American Indian elders.

  title={Divergent models of diabetes among American Indian elders.},
  author={Linda Carson Henderson},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  volume={25 4},
The purpose of this study was to examine belief systems about diabetes in American Indian elders, and the effects of culture on care-seeking, adherence, and diabetes self-care. Health belief theory predicts that care-seeking and medical adherence are a function of culturally mediated beliefs that result in behaviors that effect health status. In order to elicit cultural meanings of diabetes, in-depth interviews were conducted with an intensity sample of 30 American Indian diabetic elders (55… CONTINUE READING

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