Gender Issues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Illness

  • Vivian S. Hwang
  • Sharon Danoff-Burg


Chronic illness will more than likely touch each one of us through the course of our lifetimes, whether directly or indirectly. In the United States, 7 of every 10, or more than 1.7 million, people die each year due to a chronic illness (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008a), and 1 of every 10, or 25 million, people experience major disabilities and limitations in activity due to the course and symptoms of chronic diseases (CDC, 2008a).


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Illness Risk Perception Binge Eating Sexual Minority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivian S. Hwang
    • 1
  • Sharon Danoff-Burg
    • 1
  1. 1.University at Albany, State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA

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