Emelia P Amoako

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Self-medication with over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is an economical choice of treatment for common self-limiting illnesses. As more medications are made available as OTC drugs, and as the population of older adults continues to increase, a need arises to monitor how elderly individuals use these agents. The purpose of this study was to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVES One out of four older African American women (OAAW) may develop diabetes. The disproportionate number of complications suffered by OAAW with diabetes may be due in part to uncertainty about how to manage diabetes and prevent or manage complications. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of an individualized psychoeducational diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND Achieving normal blood pressure with antihypertensive medication remains an achievable goal for only approximately equal to 31% of hypertensive patients. Physical activity is a primary lifestyle measure required to lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients, and the US Preventative Services Task force (USPSTF) recommends counseling by health(More)
Poor adjustment to diabetes in older African American women may result from uncertainty, stemming from a lack of information about self-care activities, a complexity of self-care activities, comorbid conditions, and a lack of resources. This study evaluated a telephone intervention to reduce uncertainty (through problem-solving strategies, information,(More)
A common health problem among the elderly with diabetes is the onset of depressive symptoms that can adversely affect self-care and control of diabetes. The study examined the relationships of gender, race, comorbid conditions, symptom distress, and functional status with depression in a sample (N = 55) of older adults with diabetes. Most participants were(More)
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