Antecedents to effective treatment of hypertension in Hispanic populations.
Hypertension is a common medical disorder affecting >50 million people. It is a primary modifiable risk factor to cardiovascular disease and a leading cause of death in black and Hispanic groups. This article focuses on patient-specific and physician-specific barriers that contribute to underdiagnosis, undertreatment, access issues, and poor adherence to therapy. Two cross-cultural interviewing frameworks, ETHNIC and ADHERE, are discussed as approaches that complement the traditional clinical assessment and treatment of hypertension in Hispanics.
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Soto-Greene, M. L., Salas-Lopez, D., Sanchez, J., & Like, R. C. (2004). Antecedents to effective treatment of hypertension in Hispanic populations. Clinical Cornerstone, 6(3), 30-36.
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty