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Análise Psicológica

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REIS, Joaquim  and  FRADIQUE, Fernando. Significações leigas de saúde e de doença em adultos. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2004, vol.22, n.3, pp.475-485. ISSN 0870-8231.

Laypersons in Medicine present alternative meanings or explanations on health and illness processes. These explanations coexist and compete with those of endorsed by health professionals. This paper describes a qualitative research that was carried with 67 lay adults. The study objectives were: 1) to assess lay conceptions about health and disease; 2) to compare those conceptions after an open question and after the exposition of the participant to a narrative; 3) to analyse the prevalence of lay conceptions on these group of subjects.

Keywords : Lay conceptions; health and disease.

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