Lay beliefs about high blood pressure in a low- to middle-income urban African-American community: an opportunity for improving hypertension control.

@article{Wilson2002LayBA,
  title={Lay beliefs about high blood pressure in a low- to middle-income urban African-American community: an opportunity for improving hypertension control.},
  author={Ruth P Wilson and Anne D Freeman and Michael Kazda and Thomas C. Andrews and Leonard L Berry and Patrice A. C. Vaeth and Ronald G. Victor},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={112 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
PURPOSE Lay beliefs about illness are a potential barrier to improving the control of hypertension. We investigated the extent to which lay beliefs about hypertension diverge from current medical understanding. METHODS We conducted street intercept interviews and focus group discussions in six predominantly African-American census tracts in the southern sector of Dallas County, Texas. Sixty subjects, aged 18 to 67 years, were stopped along popular thoroughfares and administered a brief survey… CONTINUE READING

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