Cultural Differences in Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs About Osteoporosis in First and Second Generation Japanese-American Women
DOI: 10.1300/J013v23n04_04
Title: Cultural Differences in Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs About Osteoporosis in First and Second Generation Japanese-American Women
Journal Title: Women & Health
Volume: Volume 23
Issue: Issue 4
Publication Date: July 1996
Start Page: 39
End Page: 56
Published online: 26 Oct 2008
ISSN: 0363-0242
Author: David Matsumoto PhDa, K. K. Punb, Mihoko Nakatani PhDc, Dai Kadowaki DDS, PhDd, Michelle Weissman BAa, Loren McCarter BAa, Debora Fletcher BAa, Sachiko Takeuchi MAa & Haworth Continuing Features Submission
Affiliations:
a Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University
b University of California
c Culture and Aging Research Center, San Francisco
d Department of Environmental Management, Nihon University
Abstract: This study examines attitudinal Differences related to osteoporosis between first and second generation Japanese-American women. In an interview, the women completed a battery of tests assessing their attitudes, values, and beliefs about the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of osteoporosis. The groups differed in their general knowledge of osteoporosis, perceptions of the disease, attributions of its causes, anticipated and preferred support mechanisms for care, and anticipated areas of concern for self- or othercare. There were also considerable Differences in treatment compliance and feelings toward physicians. The findings were discussed in relation to the effects of culture on health-care attitudes and behaviors.

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