Hypertension in African Americans and Its Related Chronic Diseases
Moulton, Sandra A., Journal of Cultural Diversity
Abstract: Hypertension is prevalent in African Americans and it is associated with three chronic diseases namely; stroke, kidney disease, and heart disease. The literature examines the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in relation to other groups. Not only do African Americans have higher rates of organ damage, but also stroke and heart disease mortality caused, at least in part, by hypertension. Health professionals, especially nurses, should be proactive in detecting hypertension in African Americans and be more aggressive in controlling and treating this high-risk group. Health education regarding the dangers of hypertension should be the primary focus of healthcare …
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Publication information: Article title: Hypertension in African Americans and Its Related Chronic Diseases. Contributors: Moulton, Sandra A. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Cultural Diversity. Volume: 16. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2009. Page number: 165+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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