Indian and Pakistani Men's Accounts of Seeking Medical Help for Cardiac Chest Pain in the United Kingdom: Constructions of Marginalised Masculinity or Another Version of Hegemonic Masculinity?

  title={Indian and Pakistani Men's Accounts of Seeking Medical Help for Cardiac Chest Pain in the United Kingdom: Constructions of Marginalised Masculinity or Another Version of Hegemonic Masculinity?},
  author={Paul Michael Galdas and Francine M Cheater},
  journal={Qualitative Research in Psychology},
  pages={122 - 139}
In this article we present findings from 20 in-depth interviews with Indian and Pakistani men diagnosed with angina or myocardial infarction that explored their experiences of interpreting, and acting upon, their cardiac symptoms. By employing a social constructionist gender analysis, we explore the extent to which social constructions of masculinity intersected with men's help-seeking decision-making process, and how these were played out in relation to dominant Western versions of masculinity… 
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