Variations in risk perception: South Asians living in the UK and their healthcare professionals

Diabetes has become a global health problem, reaching epidemic proportions worldwide with serious implications for health and well-being. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that by 2025, almost 350 million people will have diabetes. People who are most vulnerable to this chronic disease include those living in developing countries, and members of minority ethnic groups and socio-economically disadvantaged people in developed countries. Leah Macaden reports on a study which looked at the differences in the way the risks from diabetes are perceived by people of South Asian origin living in the UK and their healthcare professionals
developing countries, socio-economically disadvantaged people, cultural influences, integrity, severity of diabetes