Empacho in four Latino groups: a study of intra- and inter-cultural variation in beliefs.

Susan Weller, L. M. Pachter, R. T. Trotter, R. D. Baer

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Abstract

It is usually impossible to know if reported differences between cultures are due to cultural differences or due to a difference in the methods used to study the cultures. This paper describes a collaborative, multisite study using a shared methodology to study intra- and inter-cultural variation in beliefs. A series of standard interview schedules were used to study Latin American beliefs about empacho in Guatemala, Mexico, and in the United States (Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans). Results showed consistency in beliefs about empacho both within and between the four samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-136
Number of pages28
JournalMedical anthropology
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1993

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Empacho in four Latino groups : a study of intra- and inter-cultural variation in beliefs. / Weller, Susan; Pachter, L. M.; Trotter, R. T.; Baer, R. D.

In: Medical anthropology, Vol. 15, No. 2, 04.1993, p. 109-136.

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Weller, Susan ; Pachter, L. M. ; Trotter, R. T. ; Baer, R. D. / Empacho in four Latino groups : a study of intra- and inter-cultural variation in beliefs. In: Medical anthropology. 1993 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 109-136.
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