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Friday, February 23 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
410 Meet the People Where They Are: A qualitative study of factors affecting chronic disease in Tampa women

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Krys M. Johnson, MPH, Ronee Wilson, PhD, MPH, Deborah Austin, PhD, Conchita Burpee, Janice Zgibor, RPh, PhD, FACE

Chronic diseases continue to negatively affect our population as a whole, including women of child-bearing age, who may be more likely to develop or mismanage chronic conditions due to lack of access to healthcare or to enabling factors for healthy behavior. This qualitative study sought to determine health beliefs and barriers to health in disadvantaged Tampa communities via interviews and focus groups to inform the future implementation of a chronic disease prevention program. Participants identified financial, temporal, topographic, and stigma-related barriers to health and emphasized the importance of spiritual and emotional health in addition to managing chronic physical conditions.


Krys M Johnson, MPH

Doctoral student, College of Public Health

Friday February 23, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm