Health perception and health behaviors of elder Tibetans living in India and Switzerland.

@article{Wangmo2011HealthPA,
  title={Health perception and health behaviors of elder Tibetans living in India and Switzerland.},
  author={Tenzin Wangmo},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={331-48}
}
Tibetan elders have lived in exile since the failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. Using mixed methods approach, this study explored the perceived health and health behaviors of 30 older Tibetans living in India and Switzerland using Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Model. Results indicate that elder Tibetans living in Switzerland enjoyed better health and well-being than those living in India. Because of the availability of old age benefits, pensions, and health insurance… CONTINUE READING

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