Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Encyclopedia of Family Health

First Page

595

Last Page

597

Abstract

Health-seeking behavior means action based on a personal decision to promote wellness or recovery from an illness or disease. To improve the health of families, one must understand how and why people make decisions that affect their health. Factors that shape health-seeking behaviors in families are socioeconomic (e.g.,age, education, literacy,employment, income), social (e.g.,family,culture), and structural (e.g., availability and access to health care).

Comments

This book chapter is published as Greder , K. and Sano, Y. Health Seeking Behaviors of Rural, Low-income Families. In M. Martha Craft-Rosenberg and S.R. Pehler (Eds.). In Encyclopedia of Family Health. S.R. SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN: 9781412969185. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Sage Publication, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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