PowerPoint Presentation - Cultural Health Beliefs Study Report

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Table 3. Cultural health beliefs and health behaviors (Aim2: H3)
0.848
-0.899
1.107
1.848
1.890
1.985*
-1.070
t=
2.57 (0.9)
2.47 (0.8)
2.31 (0.9)
2.41 (0.7)
2.15 (0.9)
2.02 (0.8)
2.71 (0.8)
2.47 (1.0)
3.07 (0.7)
2.87 (0.8)
3.19 (0.8)
2.98 (0.7)
2.29 (1.0)
2.43 (1.0)
Reduce stress
     Yes
     No
-2.173*
0.678
0.902
-0.946
-0.184
0.305
2.032*
t=


2.37 (0.8)
2.63 (0.9)
2.40 (0.8)
2.32 (0.8)
2.17 (0.8)
2.07 (0.9)
2.56 (0.9)
2.67 (0.9)
2.99 (0.8)
3.01 (0.7)
3.13 (0.7)
3.10 (0.8)
2.51 (1.0)
2.24 (1.0)
Complementary medicine
     Yes
     No
-0.883
-1.185
1.318
0.212
1.050
1.611
-0.309
t=
2.50 (0.9)
2.61 (0.8)
2.31 (0.8)
2.45 (0.8)
2.17 (0.9)
2.02 (0.7)
2.64 (0.9)
2.62 (0.8)
3.04 (0.8)
2.92 (0.7)
3.17 (0.8)
2.98 (0.8)
2.34 (1.0)
2.38 (1.0)
Exercise
     Yes
      No
-1.568
0.868
0.217
-0.036
-0.257
-1.059
1.463
t=
2.50 (0.9)
2.76 (0.9)
2.37 (0.8)
2.24 (0.8)
2.13 (0.9)
2.09 (0.9)
2.63 (0.9)
2.64 (1.1)
2.99 (0.74)
3.03 (0.84)
3.09 (0.8)
3.24 (0.8)
2.39 (1.0)
2.12 (1.0)
Eating
     Yes
      No
1.427
-0.413
0.345
0.480
0.052
0.562
0.156
t=
2.53 (0.9)
2.38 (0.9)
2.34 (0.8)
2.38 (0.7)
2.10 (0.8)
2.07 (0.9)
2.63 (0.9)
2.57 (1.0)
2.99 (0.8)
2.99 (0.8)
3.11 (0.8)
3.06 (0.9)
2.34 (1.0)
2.32 (1.1)
Lifestyle changes
     Yes
     No
All BCS
Cultural background
Health professional
Luck
Family situation
My control
Anger
God
Health beliefs items

Healthbehaviors
*p<0.05
Cultural Health beliefs and health behaviors (H4)

¥A belief of Òwhen people get sick it is the will of God or a higher powerÓ was related to the use of alternative medicine (t=2.032; p<0.05).

¥A health belief Òharboring a lot of anger can make a person vulnerable to illnessÓ was significantly related to the use of stress reduction strategies (t=1.985; p<0.005)