publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

How consistent are beliefs about the causes and solutions to illness?: An experimental study

Ogden, J; Jubb, A;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2008 Journal: Psychology, Health & Medicine, volume 13, pages 505-515 (issn: 1354-8506, eissn: 1465-3966, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Objectives: Research illustrates that people hold beliefs about the causes and solutions to illness. This study aimed to assess the consistency in these beliefs in terms of their variation according to type of problem and whether they are consistent with each other. Further, the study aimed to assess whether they are open to change and whether changing beliefs about cause resulted in a subsequent shift in beliefs about solutions. Design: Experimental factorial 3 (problem) × 2 (manipulated cause) design using vignettes. Methods: Two hundred seventy-nine participants rated their beliefs about the cause and solution of one of three problems (depression, obesity and...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Etiology, Coping (psychology), Neurological disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Developmental psychology, Vignette, Sleep disorder, Young adult, Psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

How consistent are beliefs about the causes and solutions to illness?: An experimental study

Ogden, J; Jubb, A;