The health and symptom care of widows

Margarita Kay, Cynthia Tobias, Bette Ide, Jill Guernsey De Zapien, Janice Lee Monk, Marlene Bluestein, Maria Eugenia Fernandez

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Abstract

This paper compares the ways in which Anglo and Mexican American widows perceive, interpret and respond to problems of illness. It reports on a study which followed a sample of older, low income recent widows for 15 months after their bereavement. In this account Mexican American widows were found to differ from Anglo widows in aspects affecting their health: socioeconomic background, previous histories of health, health care resources and symptom care practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-208
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of cross-cultural gerontology
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mexican American
  • health
  • symptom care
  • widows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Kay, M., Tobias, C., Ide, B., De Zapien, J. G., Lee Monk, J., Bluestein, M., & Fernandez, M. E. (1988). The health and symptom care of widows. Journal of cross-cultural gerontology, 3(3), 197-208. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00116677