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Definition of health.

Compare cultural definitions of health

Describe cultural differences in attitudes, beliefs, and practices as they relate to a health issues

Predict the success of a health intervention based on a culture's attitudes, beliefs, and practices

Select two cultures whose definitions of health differ from yours and compare the three definitions.

Describe the similarities and differences between the definitions

Please provide references.


Culture and Psychology, Matsumoto, D., & Juang, L. (2008), (4th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth, Chapter 7, "Culture and Health".

Gardiner, Harry W., & Kosmitzki, C. (2011). Lives across cultures: Cross-cultural human development (5th Ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education; Chapter 9, "Culture, Health, and Illness," pp. 239-257

Article: Cummings, B., Mengistu, M., Negash, W., Bekele, A., & Ghile, T. (2006). Barriers to and facilitators for female participation in an HIV prevention project in rural Ethiopia: Findings from a qualitative evaluation. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 8(3), 251-266. Retrieved on September 2, 2007, from the Academic Search Premier database.

Article: Scott, K. D., Gilliam, A., & Braxton, K. (2005). Culturally competent HIV prevention strategies for women of color in the United States. Health Care for Women International, 26(1), 17-45. Retrieved on September 2, 2007, from the Academic Search Premier database.

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Being healthy in the US may mean eating vitamins along with balanced diet and following a fitness plan, whereas in eastern cultures, eating natural fruits and vegetables is emphasized instead of artificially prepared capsules or vitamins, along with living an active life by doing all everyday work tasks by hand with no help from machines. This practice in and of itself consists of fitness routine for people from eastern cultures.

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Diets as a function of cultural practices East vs Western

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