ERIC Number: EJ595811
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Applying Medical Anthropology: Developing Diabetes Education and Prevention Programs in American Indian Cultures.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v23 n3 p185-203 1999
Medical anthropology provides a broader contextual framework for understanding complex causal factors associated with diabetes among American Indians and how to minimize these factors in education/treatment programs. Discusses historical, epidemiological, and genetic considerations in American Indian diabetes; cultural factors related to foods, health beliefs, and body image; and incorporating traditional wisdom through community collaboration. Lists organizations and resources. (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Health Attitudes; Medical Anthropology
Note: Theme issue title: "Disease, Health, and Survival among Native Americans."