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dc.contributor.authorHutchison, Scarlett Hopkins
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-06T23:30:47Z
dc.date.available2018-06-06T23:30:47Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/8550
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2003
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of cultural beliefs about health and how they influence life choices and intervention is essential in forming health policy and health promotion programs to meet the growing needs of aging minority populations. This thesis explores cultural beliefs, experiences, and expectations of health and well-being of Yup'ik/Cup'ik women in two rural communities in southwestern Alaska. Interviews were conducted with fifteen women to address two key research questions: (1) how Yup'ik/Cup'ik women define health and well-being; and (2) what environmental, social, and cultural factors contribute to healthy Yup'ik/Cup'ik aging. While many health beliefs and practices appear very different from those current in research on aging, many commonalities and similarities emerge-concern for family, importance of physical activity and healthy diet, and need for social support. A significant finding of this study is that traditional Yup'ik/Cup'ik ways of living parallels that of current research findings on healthy aging in mainstream populations. <p>
dc.subjectCultural anthropology
dc.subjectWomens studies
dc.subjectGerontology
dc.titleWomen, Health, And Aging In Yup'Ik/Cup'Ik Culture
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.degreema
dc.contributor.chairKwachka, Pat
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T15:47:13Z


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