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Cities, villages, and suburbs: What sets them apart when it comes to giving blood?


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Carrier, Élianne; Cloutier, Marie-Soleil; Charbonneau, Johanne (2015). Cities, villages, and suburbs: What sets them apart when it comes to giving blood? The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien , vol. 59 , nº 4. p. 447-460. DOI: 10.1111/cag.12219.

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International literature on blood donation has revealed a preponderance of individual characteristics describing the “typical” donor, but little has been done to explain differences in donation rates between territories. The objective of this study is to explore in greater depth, using a qualitative approach, the reasons inhabitants of rural, urban, and suburban environments show distinct donation-related behaviours. The proposed analytical framework is based on two theoretical models: one seeking to explain health-related behaviour using Cohen's ecological structural approach and one following the approach of Scannell and Gifford, seeking to explain place attachment using individual variables. Fifty-seven face-to-face interviews were conducted throughout Quebec with donors living in urban, rural, and suburban environments. The results suggest that the extent to which social structures (very strong in rural environments), accessibility (very strong in all environments, but in different ways), and place attachment (very strong in rural and urban settings) affect blood donation behaviour varies greatly depending on where individuals reside.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: blood donation; place attachment; health-related behaviour
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 21 juill. 2017 14:54
Dernière modification: 03 nov. 2017 17:24
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/5867

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