Research question: How do Danish middle-aged urban dwellers verbalize the influence of their social environment in the drive towards a healthier lifestyle? Data: 10 semi-structured, qualitative interviews; six men and five women with high blood pressure, overweight, signs of diabetes or high cholesterol level. Concepts: Discourse, self-technology , social mirroring, role , social identity . Conclusion: Interviewees draw on a 'discourse of lifestyle changes' containing two sub-discourses: the ‘sub-discourse of encouragement’ vs. the 'sub-discourse of fear’. The near social environment (family, colleagues, and health staff) matters a lot to change of lifestyle. Still, interviewees maintain that it is up to themselves as individuals to succeed. Such perspective may blur environmental explanations of lifestyle diseases. Health staff could use this knowledge to relieve people from feelings of guilt and self-blame.
|Publikationsdato||25 maj 2015|
|Status||Udgivet - 25 maj 2015|
|Begivenhed||12th International Conference on Urban Health 2015 - Dhaka, Bangladesh|
Varighed: 24 maj 2015 → 27 maj 2015
|Konference||12th International Conference on Urban Health 2015|
|Periode||24/05/15 → 27/05/15|