Health Behavior and Society

Society Hill, United States

Health Behavior and Society

Society Hill, United States
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Ameling J.M.,Johns Hopkins University | Ameling J.M.,Welch Center for Prevention | Ephraim P.L.,Johns Hopkins Health Care LLC | Bone L.R.,Health Behavior and Society | And 22 more authors.
Family and Community Health | Year: 2014

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. Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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