Young Women's Health and Well-being: A Qualitative Study

Peters, Eleanor (1997) Young Women's Health and Well-being: A Qualitative Study. PhD thesis, University of Gloucestershire.

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Abstract

This thesis is concerned with young women's health and well-being, with a specific focus on young women's beliefs, behaviours and attitudes towards smoking, substance use, sexual health, diet and exercise and well-being. These issues are identified as priorities in 'The Health of the Nation: a Strategy for Health in England', (Department of Health, 1992). This document which was published by a previous (Conservative) government in July 1992,set objectives and targets relating to health status to be meet by the year 2000. (There are similar separate documents for both Wales and Scotland.) It identified five key areas for action: coronary heart disease and stroke; cancers; mental illness; HIV/AIDS and sexual health and accidents. Some of its targets apply specifically to young women. Informed by a feminist theory and using ethnographic and qualitative research techniques, this study examines young women's health-related beliefs and behaviours within the context of their day-to-day lives.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Thesis Advisors:
Thesis AdvisorEmailURL
Woodward, DianaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Additional Information: PhD awarded by Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education which later became the University of Gloucestershire
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sexual health; Alcohol; Smoking; Drugs; Health education; Young women; England
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA773 Personal health and hygiene including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 17:35
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 17:38
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6176

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