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Keywords

African Americans, faith-based, hypertension self-care, lifestyle modifications, nursing

 

Authors

  1. Alen, Josiya
  2. Forehand, Jeffery
  3. Miller, Barbara

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Health promotion strategies offered in a faith-based setting can be effective in influencing positive self-care behaviors related to hypertension. Faith-based organizations are ideal places to reach vulnerable populations to improve blood pressure management and make a lasting impact. The purpose of this pilot study was to provide a 4-week management program to improve hypertension self-care among a congregation of African Americans. Results revealed improvements among participants related to self-care as well as lowered blood pressure readings.