Racial discrimination and blood pressure: perceptions, emotions, and behaviors of black American adults.

@article{Barksdale2009RacialDA,
  title={Racial discrimination and blood pressure: perceptions, emotions, and behaviors of black American adults.},
  author={Debra J. Barksdale and Eugene Roy Farrug and Kimberly Harkness},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          104-11
        }
}
This study examined racial discrimination and blood pressure (BP) in 211 Black Americans. Racial discrimination is a chronic stressor for many Black Americans and hypertension prevalence is high in this population. Secondary analyses of data from the study, "Everyday Life for Black American Adults," were conducted to examine relationships among perceived racial discrimination, emotional and behavioral responses to racism, and BP. Although racial discrimination was not correlated with BP… CONTINUE READING

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