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Hypertension improvement through healthy lifestyle modifications.
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PMID:  21675668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Hypertension is the major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular and renal disease. This disease has a disproportionate effect on African Americans when compared to other races. The purpose of this project was to examine the effectiveness of healthy lifestyle modifications on blood pressure control among hypertensive African American adults. Thirty-six individuals participated in the 12-week project, with a 67% retention rate. Weekly sessions included interactive educational and walking components. Initial and final BMI measurements were recorded. Participants completed health risk assessments; pre and post questionnaires; and, daily logs ofblood pressure measurement, dietary consumption, and physical activity levels. Data were collected from the logs, BMI measurements, and questionnaires. Overall, the results revealed that participants experienced an increase in healthy lifestyle modification adoption resulting in blood pressure control improvement. Implementation of healthy lifestyle modifications is crucial in providing quality patient care to hypertensive individuals.
Brenda D Rigsby
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1046-7041     ISO Abbreviation:  ABNF J     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-06-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112807     Medline TA:  ABNF J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Division of Nursing and Allied Health, Alabama Southern Community College, AL, USA.
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