Mexican immigrants' and Mexican Americans' perceptions of hypertension.

@article{Barnes2012MexicanIA,
  title={Mexican immigrants' and Mexican Americans' perceptions of hypertension.},
  author={Donelle M. Barnes and Julie Hue Lu},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={
          1685-93
        }
}
Although the rate of hypertension (HTN) is no higher for Mexican-origin clients than for non-Hispanic Whites, their rate of blood pressure (BP) control is lower. To effectively assist clients with their BP, health care providers must first understand barriers and facilitators to BP control from the clients' perspectives. The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of living with HTN for Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans. A phenomenological method was appropriate to describe… CONTINUE READING
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