<p>In this study, we focus on the information available in WeChat official accounts about cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which are a leading cause of death in China. We are particularly interested in information targeting the Chinese Hui minority people, who have a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs). Our exploratory research therefore investigates whether and how the articles on WeChat official accounts are targeted at the Hui people. We used a qualitative approach to analyze 108 articles. Two related themes emerged: descriptions of how to live a healthy life; and explanations of CVDs and CVRFs. Traditional Chinese medicine likewise surfaced from the analysis as a specific and unique theme in the Chinese social and cultural context. Despite the high prevalence of CVRFs among the Hui, none of the articles included information tailored to them.</p>

doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9101359, hdl.handle.net/1765/136963
Healthcare (Switzerland)
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

L (Lei) Yang, Y. (Yuping) Mao, & J (Jeroen) Jansz. (2021). A qualitative content analysis of cardiovascular diseases related health information targeted at the hui minority on chinese wechat official accounts. Healthcare (Switzerland), 9(10). doi:10.3390/healthcare9101359