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  1. Exploring lay definitions of asthma and interpersonal barriers to care in a predominantly Puerto Rican, Inner-city community.

    Article - En anglais

    Lay definitions of asthma were elicited through a single open-ended question from a population-based sample of mostly Puerto Rican, inner-city residents in Buffalo, New York.

    One hundred fifty-five household responses to the question, « What do you think asthma is ? » were analyzed qualitatively using the editing approach.

    Five common codes emerged in order of significance : « symptoms, » « disease, » « triggers, » « threat, » and « coping. » Overall, expressions of illness reflected a largely symptomatic perception of asthma regardless of asthma status.

    Perceptions of « disease » increased with higher level of education.

    Patients'definitions of illness should be considered to help reduce interpersonal barriers to asthma care.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Homme, Position malade, Exploration, Relation médecin malade, Symptomatologie, Education, Définition, Soin, Dépistage, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Human, Patient position, Exploration, Physician patient relation, Symptomatology, Education, Definition, Care, Medical screening, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0492081

    Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 22/03/2000.