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dc.contributor.authorAbrams, Jasmine A.en
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Bryanen
dc.contributor.authorGordhandas, Sushmitaen
dc.contributor.authorGrzegorczyk, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Morganen
dc.contributor.authorBrawner, Bridgetteen
dc.contributor.authorConserve, Donaldson F.en
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Marken
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T13:43:50Zen
dc.date.available2020-07-31T13:43:50Zen
dc.date.issued2020-06-23en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.othere0235088en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/99460en
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding health beliefs is important to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention as they influence health behaviors, outcomes, and disease management. Given the rise of hypertension-related diseases in the Dominican Republic, the purpose of our study was to identify hypertension-related health beliefs of Dominicans in order to inform the development of culturally appropriate interventions for hypertension prevention, care, and treatment. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 Dominicans, 15 of whom were receiving treatment for hypertension. Operating within the interpretative paradigmatic framework, we conducted thematic analyses of interview data to identify hypertension-related health beliefs and practices. Iterative data analysis revealed the following themes: 1) Negative emotions are a primary cause of hypertension, 2) Medication is the best treatment but adherence is challenging, 3) Systemic barriers impede treatment access, 4) Hypertension negatively impacts mental and physical well-being, and 5) Lifestyle changes, relaxation, and social support help manage hypertension. Data gathered from member checking validated these findings. This study enhances understanding of the beliefs and experiences of Dominicans and emphasize the importance of implementing culturally competent health programming and care.en
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dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleConocimientos de la hipertension: Health beliefs about hypertension in an under-resourced community in the Dominican Republicen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.contributor.departmentPopulation Health Sciencesen
dc.title.serialPLoS Oneen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235088en
dc.identifier.volume15en
dc.identifier.issue6en
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dc.identifier.pmid32574228en


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