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Health and illness beliefs of Greek Cypriots living in London

Authors

  • Irena Papadopoulos RN RM DipN NDNCert DipNEd BA MA

    1. School Research Co-ordinator for Nursing and Allied Subjects, Head of Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health, Middlesex University, School of Health, Biological and Environmental Sciences, London, England
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IrenaPapadopoulos Middlesex University, 10 Highgate Hill, London N19 5ND.

Abstract

Health and illness beliefs of Greek Cypriots living in London

This paper describes some of the findings of a qualitative study into the health and illness beliefs of Greek Cypriots living in London. Data were collected through group and individual in-depth interviews and were analysed using the grounded theory approach of constant comparison and saturation. Two of the six themes which were identified are discussed in this paper. The findings provide the reader with important insights into Greek Cypriots' beliefs of health and illness. The paper argues that the understanding of such beliefs from a cultural perspective is vitally important for all those involved in the provision of health care to this group.

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