Consumer understanding and responses to the terms 'wellness' and 'wellbeing'Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
AbstractWellness and wellbeing are terms that have a long history of use related to health and capacity for individuals and the community within a broad range of disciplines. However understanding how individuals might interpret these terms within nutrition communications has not been clarified. Eight issue-focussed focus semi-qualitative focus groups and seven issue-focussed semi-structured interviews were conducted with a convenient non-probability purposive sample of 31 women. Final thematic analysis found a mixed response to terms ranging from assurance through confusion and distrust depending on the context and the deliverer of the terms.
Citation InformationAnne-Therese McMahon, Linda C. Tapsell, Peter Williams, Jane E O'Shea, et al.. "Consumer understanding and responses to the terms 'wellness' and 'wellbeing'" (2008)
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