Lifestyle self management experiences of South Asians

Davis, D ORCID: 2018, Lifestyle self management experiences of South Asians , in: SSSI Annual Couch Stone Conference, 4-6 July 2018, Lancaster University, UK.

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South Asians carry the burden of increased incidence and prevalence of heart diseases than the general population. Lifestyle self-management alters the course of heart disease. However, there are lacunae of knowledge as to what constitutes to guarantee lifestyle modification. One way to conceptualise the necessary knowledge was to explore self-management experience of South Asians. This study used Charmaz’s grounded theory approach to elucidate how South Asians navigate these lifestyle changes. Two phase interviews were conducted with 14 participants who were newly diagnosed with heart attack from 2015 to July 2016. By providing a unique insight that choosing and prioritising lifestyle style changes is not an individual act, but a shared act, a case for ‘shared efficacy’ is made. The novel presentation of making and maintaining lifestyle choices as a conflict resolution calls for a ‘harmony model’ to deal with lifestyle changes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI)
Depositing User: D Davis
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 14:29
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:16

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