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Cultural diversity of the illness representation in Switzerland

People

Leaders

Schulz P. J.

(Responsible)

Collaborators

Zurbriggen S.

(Coordinator)

Lenares J.

(Collaborator)

Rossi M.

(Collaborator)

Zanini C.

(Collaborator)

Abstract

The focus of this study lies upon the illness representation of musculosceletal symptoms which are medically unexplained. Assuming that language and the relevant social norms have an impact on the perception, understanding and definition of these symptoms, the illness represenation is analysed in the different language regions of Switzerland. In addition, a potential difference in the represenation of illness between the physician and the patient is examined.

Additional information

Start date
01.10.2008
End date
01.10.2010
Duration
24 Months
Funding sources
Status
Ended
Research areas
S260 Psychology
S265 Press and communication sciences

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