Optimal health and well-being for women: Definitions and strategies derived from focus groups of women

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Abstract

Women participating in focus groups were asked how they define health and well-being, and what strategies they would suggest for health optimization. Women defined health and well-being largely in terms of relationships. Their strategies for improving health involved enhancement of the quality of relationships with families, partners, and community. These proposed strategies included: creating a context for resilience; valuing and nurturing children, parents, and families; promoting interpersonal connections and community; realizing equality for women; and cultivating relational values. These perspectives can inform clinicians and health policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-190
Number of pages13
JournalWomen's Health Issues
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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