In collaboration with the National Committee for Population and Family Planning, a study was conducted in a rural and urban commune of northern Vietnam to provide community-level information about women's reproductive health and behaviors.
Ethnographic and structured interviews were conducted with 32 women.
A psychosocial model of health behavior, the Dual Process Model, was applied to provide a theoretical framework for understanding women's interpretations of, and strategies for, coping with symptoms of reproductive tract infections (RTIs).
Women were found to interpret and manage RTI symptoms collaboratively with other women.
Therefore, women's approach to care seeking was influenced heavily by their peer network and not driven by their method of family planning.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Appareil génital femelle, Autoperception, Femme, Homme, Demande thérapeutique, Comportement, Attitude, Milieu culturel, Croyance, Vietnam, Asie, Education santé, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Female genital system, Self perception, Woman, Human, Therapeutical request, Behavior, Attitude, Cultural environment, Belief, Vietnam, Asia, Health education, Female genital diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0026182
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 17/04/1998.