Antecedents to effective treatment of hypertension in Hispanic populations

Maria L. Soto-Greene, Debbie Salas-Lopez, Jorge Sanchez, Robert C. Like

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Cornerstone
Volume6
Issue number3 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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