Family adaptability among urban African-American women with hypertension

Kelly Brittain, Jacquelyn Taylor, Chun Yi Wu

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Abstract

African-American women are at greater risk than other women for complications related to hypertension. This study examined relationships between hypertension, pulse pressure, body mass index, family adaptability, family cohesion, and social support among 146 urban African-American women. Significant relationships were found between family adaptability and systolic blood pressure (P = 5.03) and between adaptability and pulse pressure (P ≤ .01). Based on study results, practitioners should routinely assess family functioning, specifically family adaptability, in African-American women who are at risk for or diagnosed with hypertension to minimize complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)786-793
Number of pages8
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

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African Americans
Hypertension
Blood Pressure
Social Support
Body Mass Index

Keywords

  • African-American women
  • Family adaptability
  • Hypertension
  • Pulse pressure
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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Family adaptability among urban African-American women with hypertension. / Brittain, Kelly; Taylor, Jacquelyn; Wu, Chun Yi.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 6, No. 10, 01.11.2010, p. 786-793.

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