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How family, community, and work structured high blood pressure accounts: from African Americans in Washington State.
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PMID:  18424528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
High blood pressure is one of the most often researched, yet least understood health disparities among African Americans. This descriptive, critical discourse analysis examined how family and community demographics and paid and unpaid work structured participants' accounts of high blood pressure experiences in Washington State. Thirty-seven urban-dwelling African American women (n = 17) and men (n = 20) in Washington State enrolled in the study from 2000-2001. Reports about stress, concerns, worry, loneliness, and paid and unpaid work were given in semi-structured interviews. Analysis results are embedded within three major themes: (a) Aware, But Not Informed, (b) Negotiating Self, Kin and Community Health, and (c) Distant Lives, Distant Love. Knowledge of life factors influencing African Americans' high blood pressure appraisals will help develop context-specific health programs focused on their concerns.
Doris M Boutain; Clarence Spigner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2008-04-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0898-0101     ISO Abbreviation:  J Holist Nurs     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-29     Completed Date:  2008-11-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506709     Medline TA:  J Holist Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-82; discussion 183-4     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Washington, School of Nursing in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Attitude to Health / ethnology*
Community Networks*
Depression / ethnology
Family Relations / ethnology*
Health Behavior / ethnology
Hypertension / ethnology*,  psychology
Loneliness / psychology
Middle Aged
Poverty / ethnology
Stress, Psychological / ethnology
Workload / psychology
Grant Support
448/CCU 009654-06//PHS HHS

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