Conroy, Ronán M.. Culture, health beliefs and attitudes in a rural Irish community

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Culture, health beliefs and attitudes in a rural Irish community

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Anthropology Ireland -- Vol. 4, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Anthropology Ireland -- Vol. 4, no. 1 [s.l.]: [s.n.]. 1994. 22-32 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ronán M. Conroy

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Rural Irish (ER06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Interviewing in research (124); Morbidity (164); Diet (262); Preventive medicine (751); Theory of disease (753); Ethnophysiology (827);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a report on a preliminary study that was part of a broad project developed by the World Health Organization to apply techniques of community-wide intervention to prevent coronary heart disease. At the time, Ireland ranked fifth in the world for the disease. The aim of the study was to ascertain local knowledge and understandings of heart disease, health and diet. It found that heart disease was not recognized as a common problem and major cause of death. Rather, heart attacks were accepted as a natural, albeit dramatic, ending of a life. Locals were unaware of the connection between smoking and heart disease. It is concluded that any intervention would need to address the lack of understanding of the severity of and the risk factors for the disease.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 41

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. er06-041

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1984

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Physician-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2015

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1984

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) County Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ireland--Rural conditions


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