My body’s getting healthy and my mind is getting healthy with it. Considering urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptions of health

Parmenter, Joni, Nelson, Alison, Crawford, Emma, Basit, Tabs and Dargan, Samara (2017) My body’s getting healthy and my mind is getting healthy with it. Considering urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptions of health. International Research Journal of Public Health, 1 1: 1-11. doi:10.28933/irjph-2017-01-01


Author Parmenter, Joni
Nelson, Alison
Crawford, Emma
Basit, Tabs
Dargan, Samara
Title My body’s getting healthy and my mind is getting healthy with it. Considering urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptions of health
Journal name International Research Journal of Public Health
ISSN 2573-380X
Publication date 2017-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.28933/irjph-2017-01-01
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Place of publication Houston, TX United States
Publisher eScience Publisher
Language eng
Abstract Drawing on the salutogenic, or ‘origins of health’ framework, this article explores the health and well-being conceptions of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and identifies individual and community health-enabling strategies employed to support their health and well-being. This qualitative study included 12 focus groups with 83 predominantly Indigenous Australian participants of Work It Out, a chronic disease self-management and rehabilitation program in South East Queensland. The focus groups explored meanings of health and well-being as well as strategies used to keep healthy and well. The findings indicate that urban Indigenous Australians participants view health as a balance between physical, psychological, socio-emotional and environmental factors and are active engagers in health enhancing behavior. This study provides new insights into the health and well-being conceptions of urban Indigenous Australians at risk of suffering from a chronic disease and reveals a unique view of health and well-being. Understanding how urban Indigenous Australians conceptualize health and well-being will contribute to the evidence base to inform culturally responsive public health programs and policy.
Keyword Indigenous health
Chronic disease self-management
Salutogenesis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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