The role of social and cultural factors on preventive health services use among young, rural, African American men: a narrative inquiry

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dc.contributor Guyotte, Kelly W.
dc.contributor Paschal, Angelia M.
dc.contributor Griffith, Derek M.
dc.contributor Gordon, Brian C.
dc.contributor.advisor Birch, David A.
dc.contributor.author White, Ashley White
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-28T14:12:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-28T14:12:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002649
dc.identifier.other White_alatus_0004D_13024
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3245
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract African American men suffer disproportionately from preventable illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. Yet, African American men are least likely to use preventive health services that could potentially decrease their risk of developing these diseases in older age. The purpose of this study was to explore social and cultural factors that influence the use of preventive health services in a community-based sample of rural African-American men ages 18-34 in the Mississippi Delta county of Quitman. The Andersen Behavioral Model of Health Services Use and Critical Race Theory were the guiding frameworks for this study. Narrative inquiry was the method used for this study. Data for this study were collected from 10 African American men between the ages of 18-34. Participants of this study were residents of Quitman County, Mississippi, a rural area in the Mississippi Delta. The findings from this study were organized into three manuscripts that detail important concepts from the overall dissertation study. Several methods were used to analyze the data including: narrative analysis, thematic narrative analysis, and poetic transcription. Findings from this study indicated predisposing factors such as age and attitudinal beliefs, resources within the community and illness level affected the decision of African American men within this age group, to engage in preventive care. In addition to these findings, data also revealed the influence of experiences of fear and the struggle to create healthy identities. Lastly, data from this study suggest fathers as important role models for young men. Implications and recommendations are provided throughout each article.
dc.format.extent 167 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Health education
dc.subject.other Public health
dc.subject.other Public health education
dc.title The role of social and cultural factors on preventive health services use among young, rural, African American men: a narrative inquiry
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Health Science
etdms.degree.discipline Health Education/Promotion
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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