Canadian Punjabi Sikh men's experiences of lifestyle changes following myocardial infarction: cultural connections

Galdas, Paul M., Oliffe, John L., Wong, Sabrina T., Ratner, Pamela A., Johnson, Joy L. and Kelly, Mary T. (2012) Canadian Punjabi Sikh men's experiences of lifestyle changes following myocardial infarction: cultural connections. Ethnicity and Health, 17 3: 253-266. doi:10.1080/13557858.2011.610440


Author Galdas, Paul M.
Oliffe, John L.
Wong, Sabrina T.
Ratner, Pamela A.
Johnson, Joy L.
Kelly, Mary T.
Title Canadian Punjabi Sikh men's experiences of lifestyle changes following myocardial infarction: cultural connections
Journal name Ethnicity and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1355-7858
1465-3419
Publication date 2012-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13557858.2011.610440
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 253
End page 266
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To describe how culture underlies Canadian Punjabi Sikh men's experiences of adopting lifestyle changes following myocardial infarction (MI).

Design: Qualitative, interpretive design. In-depth, individual interviews were conducted with 27 Canadian Punjabi Sikh men post-MI. Data were analysed using constant comparative methods.

Results: Cultural influences were identified in Punjabi Sikh men's descriptions of their experience of adopting lifestyle changes. Actions related to self-care, rehabilitation and lifestyle change post-MI were embedded in collectivist family and community contexts. Three themes, derived from the data, were found to intertwine with these contexts; they related to food consumption, physical exercise and faith and religion.

Conclusion and implications: These findings highlight how collectivist ideals influence Canadian Punjabi Sikh men's adoption of lifestyle changes post-MI. The content and processes by which healthcare providers deliver heart health and rehabilitation to Canadian Punjabi Sikh men might be guided, at least in part, by the collectivist cultural practices underpinning our findings.
Keyword Cardiovascular disease
Culture
South Asian
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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