Ascribing meaning to hypertension: a qualitative study among African Americans with uncontrolled hypertension.

@article{BoutinFoster2007AscribingMT,
  title={Ascribing meaning to hypertension: a qualitative study among African Americans with uncontrolled hypertension.},
  author={Carla Boutin-Foster and Gbenga Ogedegbe and Joseph E Ravenell and Laura Robbins and Mary E. Charlson},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={29-34}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective was to elicit patients' perceptions regarding the meaning of hypertension and to identify the personal, social, and environmental factors that might influence their perceptions. DESIGN Qualitative study. SETTING Adult ambulatory care practice PARTICIPANTS African American patients with uncontrolled hypertension. INTERVENTION/METHODS In-depth structured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 60 patients. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed… CONTINUE READING