Sociocultural factors and health care-seeking behavior among black Americans.

  title={Sociocultural factors and health care-seeking behavior among black Americans.},
  author={Edwin J. Bailey},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  volume={79 4},
  • Edwin J. Bailey
  • Published 1987 in Journal of the National Medical Association
This study investigates the health care-seeking behavior of black Americans in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Analyses of 176 semistructured interviews and 27 life history profiles obtained from participants, nonparticipants, clinic coordinators, community leaders, and health care professionals at local screening clinics suggest that black Americans follow a culturally specific health care-seeking pattern, and that such behavior is significantly influenced by sociocultural factors. This… CONTINUE READING

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