[Qualitative research investigating patterns of health care behavior among Korean patients with chronic hepatitis B].

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  • Author(s): Yang JH;Yang JH; Cho MO; Lee HO
  • Source:
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing [J Korean Acad Nurs] 2009 Dec; Vol. 39 (6), pp. 805-17.
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    Journal Article
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      Publisher: Korean Society of Nursing Science Country of Publication: Korea (South) NLM ID: 101488689 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 2005-3673 (Print) Linking ISSN: 20053673 NLM ISO Abbreviation: J Korean Acad Nurs Subsets: MEDLINE
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      Original Publication: Seoul : Korean Society of Nursing Science
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    • Abstract:
      Purpose: This ethnograpy was done to explore patterns of health care behavior in patients with chronic health problems.
      Methods: The participants were 15 patients with chronic hepatitis B and 2 family members. Among the patients 4 had progressed to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Data were collected from iterative fieldwork in a department of internal medicine of I hospital. Data were analyzed using text analysis and taxonomic methods.
      Results: Illness and disease, relationship between health care givers and clients, and communication patterns between health professions and clients were discussed as the context of health care behavior. Health care behavior of the participants was categorized by its focus: every day work centered, body centered, organ centered, and pathology centered.
      Conclusion: Participants' health care behavior was guided by folk health concept and constructed in the sociocultural context. Folk etiology, pathology, and interpretation of one's symptoms were influencing factors in illness behavior. These findings must be a cornerstone of culture specific care for the chronic diseases.
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      Date Created: 20100115 Date Completed: 20100520 Latest Revision: 20221207
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