ERIC Number: EJ656354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Sociospatial Knowledge Networks: Appraising Community as Place.
Skelly, Anne H.; Arcury, Thomas A.; Gesler, Wilbert M.; Cravey, Altha J.; Dougherty, Molly C.; Washburn, Sarah A.; Nash, Sally
Research in Nursing & Health, v25 n2 p159-70 Apr 2002
A new theory of geographical analysis--sociospatial knowledge networks--provides a framework for understanding the social and spatial locations of a community's health knowledge and beliefs. This theory is guiding an ethnographic study of health beliefs, knowledge, and knowledge networks in a diverse rural community at high risk for type-2 diabetes. Results will enable development of culturally sensitive prevention and intervention activities. (Contains 23 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Diabetes, Diffusion (Communication), Health Education, Human Geography, Informal Education, Information Dissemination, Research Methodology, Rural Areas, Social Networks
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