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ethnic divergence

Differences and Similarities in Explanatory Models of Hypertension in the United States of America, Tanzania and Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.302
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238–46
Synopsis: 
Health beliefs drive health behaviour, yet the health beliefs of racially similar but culturally divergent groups in regards to hypertension have yet to be explored. We examine the differences and similarities amongst racially “black” emergency department patients in the United States of America, Jamaica and Tanzania.

ABSTRACT

Background: Misperceptions detract from effective disease management in a number of conditions but the nature of underlying illness beliefs and their relative consistency in patients with chronic hypertension (cHTN) who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with poor blood pressure control is not known.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014
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