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dc.contributor.advisorFitzgerald, Cynthia E.
dc.creatorDeMayo, Valentino
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T21:51:57Z
dc.date.available2012-11-06T21:51:57Z
dc.date.issued11/6/2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/4208
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Nurs.), College of Nursing, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractHypertension is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Among Filipino-Americans, heart disease is the leading cause of death in adults aged 45-64 years (Hoyert & Kung, 1997). According to the 2000 report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), HTN affects 25% of Filipino-Americans living in the United States (US) and accounts for 32% of all Filipino deaths. Despite the high awareness of HTN in Filipino American communities, uncontrolled HTN still approaches an 'alarmingly high rate (dela Cruz & Galang, 2008). This paper reviews factors that contribute to a higher rate of HTN among Filipino Americans and factors that may complicate the treatment·and management of this condition. In addition, the literature review will describe current, evidence-based approaches to the nonpharmacologic management of HTN in·Filipino-Americans, providing important information to clinicians about the integration of HTN treatment plans with the lifestyles and cultural values of Filipino-American patients.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US)
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us
dc.titleLife Style Modification in Filipino Americans With Hypertension
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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