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Cultural challenges to secondary prevention: Implications for Saudi women

Rawas, Hawazen O., Yates, Patsy, Windsor, Carol A., & Clark, Robyn (2012) Cultural challenges to secondary prevention: Implications for Saudi women. Collegian : Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, 19(1), pp. 51-57.

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Abstract

Like other highly developed countries, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) are major health problems in Saudi Arabia. The aetiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden within the Saudi population is similar to Western countries with atherosclerosis, hypertension, ischemic heart disease and diabetes highly prevalent with the main risk factors being smoking, obesity and inactivity. There are differences between Saudi men and women in epidemiology, risk factors and health service provision for CHD. These sex and gender based factors are important in considering the health and well-being of Saudi women. Currently, there is limited focus on the cardiovascular health of Saudi women. The aim of this paper is to examine culturally specific issues for Saudi women and the implications for secondary prevention.

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ID Code: 49253
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Secondary CHD prevention, Saudi women, Cardiovascular disease, health care, Islamic
DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2011.12.002
ISSN: 1322-7696
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200) > Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified (110299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified (169999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Royal College of Nursing, Australia. Published by Elsevier Australia (a division of Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd).
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in [Collegian : Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia]. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in [Collegian : Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia], [VOL19, ISSUE1, (2012)]. DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2011.12.002
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2012 08:07
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2014 02:48

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