Lay meanings of health among rural older adults in Appalachia.

Abstract

PURPOSE Self-perceptions of health vary depending on one's social and cultural context. Rural residents have been characterized as having a distinct culture, and health differences by residence have been well documented. While there is evidence of poor health among rural older adults, little research has examined how they perceive and define health… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00315.x

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