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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(9), 2021; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15092021

Chinese Urban Hui Muslims’ Access to and Evaluation of Cardiovascular Diseases-Related Health Information from Different Sources

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Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3062 PA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
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Received: 26 August 2018 / Revised: 11 September 2018 / Accepted: 13 September 2018 / Published: 15 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Disparities in Urban Areas)
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This research aims to identify the sources that urban Hui Muslims access to get health information related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and how they evaluate the information from different sources. This paper focuses on health information related to cardiovascular diseases among Hui Muslims. The data was gathered by means of an online survey administered on mobile devices. To put the answers given by Hui Muslims into perspective and make a comparison between Hui Muslims and the Han people, we also gathered information from Han—the dominant group in China. The results showed that Chinese Hui Muslims mostly used mediated sources, while Han people mainly used interpersonal sources. Both Hui Muslims and Han people trusted and preferred health information about cardiovascular diseases provided by health organizations, doctors, and healthcare providers. The information given by religious leaders was trusted the least, although Hui Muslims were significantly more positive about religious authority than the Han people. The current results are relevant for Chinese health information promoters and can help them diffuse CVD health information more effectively to urban Hui Muslims. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chinese urban Hui Muslims; health information; cardiovascular diseases; access; credibility; preference; minority’s health; culture; health communication Chinese urban Hui Muslims; health information; cardiovascular diseases; access; credibility; preference; minority’s health; culture; health communication
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Yang, L.; Mao, Y.; Jansz, J. Chinese Urban Hui Muslims’ Access to and Evaluation of Cardiovascular Diseases-Related Health Information from Different Sources. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2021.

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