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Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension.

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Hong, TB; Oddone, EZ; Dudley, TK; Bosworth, HB
Published in: J Aging Health
October 2005

OBJECTIVE: The congruence between self-rated health and objective health was examined for associations with health factors related to hypertension (health behaviors, medication barriers, and perceived blood-pressure control). METHODS: The Charlson Comorbidity Index was cross classified with self-rated health, producing four health-congruence groups: good health realists, poor health realists, health optimists, and health pessimists. Data for this study were obtained from 588 hypertensive veterans (mean age = 63) at baseline of a clinical trial to improve blood-pressure control before randomization to an intervention. RESULTS: Optimists had higher perceived control of their hypertension when compared to pessimists. Additionally, optimists had higher levels of exercise and fewer medication barriers when compared to poor health realists. DISCUSSION: Health congruence classification could be a useful tool to alert practitioners of patients who may be having difficulties managing their hypertension.

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Published In

J Aging Health

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ISSN

0898-2643

Publication Date

October 2005

Volume

17

Issue

5

Start / End Page

592 / 608

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Veterans
  • United States
  • Self-Assessment
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Hypertension
  • Humans
  • Health Status
  • Gerontology
  • Female
 

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Hong, T. B., Oddone, E. Z., Dudley, T. K., & Bosworth, H. B. (2005). Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension. J Aging Health, 17(5), 592–608. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264305279780
Hong, Tantina B., Eugene Z. Oddone, Tara K. Dudley, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension.J Aging Health 17, no. 5 (October 2005): 592–608. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264305279780.
Hong TB, Oddone EZ, Dudley TK, Bosworth HB. Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension. J Aging Health. 2005 Oct;17(5):592–608.
Hong, Tantina B., et al. “Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension.J Aging Health, vol. 17, no. 5, Oct. 2005, pp. 592–608. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/0898264305279780.
Hong TB, Oddone EZ, Dudley TK, Bosworth HB. Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension. J Aging Health. 2005 Oct;17(5):592–608.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Aging Health

DOI

ISSN

0898-2643

Publication Date

October 2005

Volume

17

Issue

5

Start / End Page

592 / 608

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Veterans
  • United States
  • Self-Assessment
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Hypertension
  • Humans
  • Health Status
  • Gerontology
  • Female