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dc.contributor.authorDressler, W. W.
dc.contributor.authorBalieiro, M. C.
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro, R. P.
dc.contributor.authorDos Santos, J. E.
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-18T15:54:04Z
dc.date.available2015-03-18T15:54:04Z
dc.date.issued2005-08-01
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.12.013
dc.identifier.citationSocial Science & Medicine. Oxford: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, v. 61, n. 3, p. 527-540, 2005.
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/116748
dc.description.abstractIn previous research in Brazil, we tested the hypothesis that cultural consonance is associated with arterial blood pressure. Cultural consonance is the degree to which individuals are able to approximate in their own behaviors the prototypes for behavior encoded in shared cultural models. Individuals who had higher cultural consonance in the domains of lifestyle and social support had lower blood pressures. The aim of the current research was to replicate and extend these findings. First, a more extensive cultural domain analysis was carried out, improving the description of cultural models. Second, more sensitive measures of cultural consonance were developed. Third, data were collected in the same community studied previously. The following findings emerged: (a) cultural domain analysis (using a mix of quantitative and qualitative techniques) indicated that cultural models for these domains are widely shared within the community; (b) the associations of cultural consonance in these domains with arterial blood pressure were replicated; and, (c) the pattern of the associations differed slightly from that observed in earlier research. This pattern of associations can be understood in terms of macrosocial influences over the past ten years. The results support the importance of long-term fieldwork in anthropology. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.format.extent527-540
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Science & Medicine
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectcultural consonanceen
dc.subjectblood pressureen
dc.subjectcultural modelsen
dc.subjectBrazilen
dc.titleCultural consonance and arterial blood pressure in urban Brazilen
dc.typeArtigo
dcterms.licensehttp://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dcterms.rightsHolderElsevier B.V.
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Alabama
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Alabama, Dept Anthropol, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 USA
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Psychol, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Fac Nursing, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Psychol, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.12.013
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000229659400003
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unesp.author.orcid0000-0002-6301-6830[3]
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