Margaret Scisney-Matlock

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Since the first International Society on Hypertension in Blacks consensus statement on the "Management of High Blood Pressure in African American" in 2003, data from additional clinical trials have become available. We reviewed hypertension and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment guidelines, pharmacological hypertension clinical end point(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the type of health care provider (i.e., physician versus physician-nurse team) affected the quality of hypertension care given to two groups of randomly selected adult women. DATA SOURCES Three indicators measured the quality of hypertension care: blood pressure control level, knowledge of hypertension, and discussion about(More)
Lifestyle behaviors are thought to be guided by cognitive or mental representations that function to structure knowledge related to behaviors and goals. The Lifestyle Hypertension Cognitive Representations (LHCR) scale was developed to measure cognitions about hypertension-related behaviors on three cognitive dimensions. Items were derived from a literature(More)
African Americans with high blood pressure (BP) can benefit greatly from therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) such as diet modification, physical activity, and weight management. However, they and their health care providers face many barriers in modifying health behaviors. A multidisciplinary panel synthesized the scientific data on TLC in African Americans(More)
—Since the first International Society on Hypertension in Blacks consensus statement on the " Management of High Blood Pressure in African American " in 2003, data from additional clinical trials have become available. We reviewed hypertension and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment guidelines, pharmacological hypertension clinical end point(More)
Faculty members in nursing schools have the responsibility to provide learning experiences for students that have the potential to solidly link indicators of professional richness, knowledge gained about diversity, enhanced critical thinking skills, ethical reasoning and decision-making. The challenge then is for faculty members to implement systematic(More)
For this study, the Manage Associated Perceptions (MAP) of Dietary Behavior Study, researchers developed, evaluated, and tested messages tailored to improve compliance with the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet by gradually instilling healthy Cognitive Representations of the DASH Diet (CRDDs). The sample consisted of women from diverse(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the interaction of age and cognitive representations of hypertension in predicting blood pressure. A model of illness self-regulation was used as the theoretical framework for the study. Secondary analysis of data collected from 224 hypertensive adult outpatients was conducted to assess five constructs of(More)
The major purpose of this analysis was to examine the factor structure of separate interpretive dimensions of the Cognitive Representation of Hypertension Scales (CRHTN) for ethnic equivalence. The CRHTN is a theoretically derived measurement of individualized experience of hypertension assessed along three cognitive interpretive dimensions: perceptions,(More)