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2007 - European Consumer Study II - English

Health in Europe - Volume II
Ausgabe: 2007-10
Autor: Ronald Frank

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Table of contents

Health in Europe Part II

1. Introduction

2. Treating a cold

3. Attitudes to health

3.1 Locus of control regarding health

3.2 Attitudes towards dealing with medication

4. Satisfaction with medical care

4.1 Satisfaction with medical care when visiting the doctor

4.2 Satisfaction with medical care in hospital

4.3 Medical treatment abroad

5. Awareness of prevention possibilities

5.1 Awareness among individuals of blood pressure

5.2 Use of checkups

5.3 Evaluation of risk reduction through regular participation in early diagnosis screening for breast cancer (subgroup: women)

5.4 Reaction to a positive result from early diagnosis screening

5.5 Evaluation of risk reduction through regular participation in early diagnosis screening for prostate cancer (subgroup: men)

5.6 Reaction to a positive result from early diagnosis screening

5.7 Awareness of the warning signs of a heart attack

5.8 Awareness of the warning signs of a stroke

5.9 Behaviour at the onset of the warning signs of a stroke

6. Factors influencing health

6.1 Physical activity

6.2 Smoking

6.3 Drinking

6.4 Nutrition

7. Satisfaction with individual aspects of life

8. Results and outlook

9. Research methods

10. Socio-demographic characteristics

11. Biographical lifeworlds

12. Duke Health Profile and Giessen’s subjective complaint list

12.1 Duke Health Profile

12.2 Giessen’s subjective complaint list (GBB-24)

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Description

The European Consumer Study 2007 produced by GfK-Nürnberg e.V. provides current information on fundamental developments for selected countries of the European Union and for 143 million inhabitants in Russia. The eight EU countries included in this study represent some 75% of consumers in the European Union, which now has 27 member countries and an overall population of 493 million inhabitants since the beginning of 2007 (cf. Fed. Stat. Office 2006a/Eurostat 2007a). The representative group of 14, 15 or 16 year olds and over, used for the empirical studies in these nine European countries, comprises 426 million private consumers in total.

Volume I of this European Consumer Study 2007, conducted in nine European countries, presents comparative national findings on the following topics:

  • selected basic indicators on health
  • people’s own estimates of their health
  • acuteness of physical ailments
  • frequency of ailments
  • use of selected drug categories
  • use of information sources relating to health issues

Once again, the chief hallmark of the following presentation concerns the relevant structural differences between the individual countries. In places where significant differences are apparent inside the respective countries, a separate reference is made to these. For all nine countries, the current findings were also investigated in terms of differences within biographical lifeworlds (cf. GfK-Nürnberg e.V. 2005a/Kleining 2007/Chap.11).