Boutin-Foster, Carla; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Ravenell, Joseph E.; Robbins, Laura; Charlson, Mary E.
January 2007
Ethnicity & Disease;Winter2007, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which aims to elicit the perceptions of African American patients on the meaning of hypertension and to identify the personal, social, and environmental factors that might influence their perception. The study found that some patients have difficulty ascribing a meaning to hypertension while some patients attributed it to unrelated conditions. The result has implications in creating effective and culture-specific interventions.


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