Sociocultural context of knowledge and beliefs about cardiovascular disease among Latino women
We formed an academic-community partnership with the Salsa Caliente program to undertake a project to better understand how Latina women with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or at risk of CVD view and understand CVD. This study's research question examines the sociocultural factors that influence and inform Latino women's perceptions and beliefs about CVD. Seven out the eleven participants in the Salsa Caliente program consented to be interviewed. The data was collected through recorded interviews, which were transcribed and then analyzed for common themes found among all the participants' narratives. The content analysis looking into common themes yielded four: 1) increased awareness of CVD, 2) trust in doctor, 3) delay in doctor visits, and 4) awareness of health. Implications for interventions and further research are discussed.
Womens studies|Public health|Hispanic American studies
Yang, Amery, "Sociocultural context of knowledge and beliefs about cardiovascular disease among Latino women" (2012). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1529108.