Adapting hypertension self-management interventions to enhance their sustained effectiveness among urban African Americans.

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Journal Article

African Americans suffer disproportionately poor hypertension control despite the availability of efficacious interventions. Using principles of community-based participatory research and implementation science, we adapted established hypertension self-management interventions to enhance interventions' cultural relevance and potential for sustained effectiveness among urban African Americans. We obtained input from patients and their family members, their health care providers, and community members. The process required substantial time and resources, and the adapted interventions will be tested in a randomized controlled trial.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ameling, JM; Ephraim, PL; Bone, LR; Levine, DM; Roter, DL; Wolff, JL; Hill-Briggs, F; Fitzpatrick, SL; Noronha, GJ; Fagan, PJ; Lewis-Boyer, L; Hickman, D; Simmons, M; Purnell, L; Fisher, A; Cooper, LA; Aboumatar, HJ; Albert, MC; Flynn, SJ; Boulware, LE; ACT Study Investigators,

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 119 - 133

PubMed ID

  • 24569158

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24569158

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5057

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000020

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States