Drink boiled water: A cultural analysis of a health education message

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Abstract

Water boiling is recommended by health educators in Sri Lanka, and boiled water is given to ill and vulnerable people, but it is not widely consumed by the public. The reasons for this behavior derive from long-standing notions about health care. This study complements one presented some years ago by Wellin, based on the health culture of Peruvians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-669
Number of pages3
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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