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  1. Gillum, Deborah R. RN, PhD
  2. Staffileno, Beth A. RN, PhD, FAHA
  3. Schwartz, Karon S. RN, PhD
  4. Coke, Lola RN, PhD, ACNS-BC
  5. Fogg, Louis PhD
  6. Reiling, Denise PhD


The Old Order Amish population is growing, yet little is known about their cardiovascular health care practices. This ethnographic study explored their cardiovascular knowledge, beliefs, and health care practices. This study showed that the Amish have distinct beliefs and practices which affect their cardiovascular health, and that culturally appropriate education is needed.