Navigation Links
Storytelling may help control blood pressure in African-Americans
Date:1/18/2011

Controlling blood pressure is not only a medical challenge, but a social one as well. Because patients are required to strictly adhere to a treatment plan that may include medication, dietary restrictions and regular doctor visits, the ideas of wellness and health are also powerful parts of the social reinforcement needed for behavioral change.

This is especially true in the African American population, which is particularly susceptible to hypertension. Social and cultural barriers have been found to contribute to African American patients being far more likely than white patients to suffer from uncontrolled high blood pressure and resulting complications.

A new study suggests that a storytelling approachin which recognizable members of a community provide positive messages aimed at controlling hypertension through diet and medication adherencemay offer a unique opportunity to communicate positive disease management choices in a culturally appropriate context.

Researchers at UMass Medical School, working with colleagues at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified one promising approach. They identified "exceptionally eloquent and persuasive" patients with hypertension from focus groups where blood pressure control and the benefits of intervention were discussed; these volunteers were then videotaped, and edited DVDs, distilled from 80 hours of taping, were created.

The study, "Stories to Improve Blood Pressure: Findings from a Culturally Sensitive Randomized Trial," appears in the Jan. 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers randomly assigned 299 African American patients with hypertension to receive either usual care or to view three videos that presented stories of real patients with hypertension. Among patients who had uncontrolled hypertension, those assigned to view the stories had better blood pressure control than those assigned to usual caret
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shelton
mark.shelton@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. National Guard Connects Nationwide with Desktop Alert's Command and Control Mass Notification Systems and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
2. Private Sector, President's Malaria Initiative Join Forces to Strengthen Angolas Capacity to Control Mosquitoes
3. FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs
4. High-fat ketogenic diet to control seizures is safe over long term
5. Almac Launches New STEMS System to Transform Temperature Controlled Shipment Monitoring in Clinical Trials
6. Flightless mosquitoes developed to help control dengue fever
7. Lacosamide validated as promising therapy for uncontrolled partial-onset seizures
8. Fifth Anniversary of Global Tobacco Control Treaty Presents Opportunity For U.S. Ratification and Leadership
9. Hypnosis can help control pain among women with metastatic breast cancer, UB Researcher finds
10. AGH Study Shows High Rates of Poorly Controlled Asthma Among Inner-City Pittsburgh Children
11. Long-acting beta-agonists most effective step-up therapy for children with poorly controlled asthma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... New York (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 ... room in a hospital for performing surgical operations. An ... as operating tables, surgical booms, operating room lights, imaging ... According to a report by Transparency Market Research, a ... is expected to reach USD 4.5 billion by 2019. ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully ... in laboratory tests, researchers report. The drug, ZMapp, prompted ... they didn,t get the medication until five days after infection. ... who were days or even hours away from death, said ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 ... is pleased to announce that Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, ... become Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. They ... PhD, MBA, RN-BC, CCM, FACHE, whose induction we reported ... on October 18, 2014, during the 2014 American Academy ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Parties involved in federally-filed Tylenol lawsuits ... status conference in September, where issues related to claims ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... on the Court’s website, the meeting is scheduled to ... This is the latest of several Tylenol conferences that ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... Now, an online resource and community that gives members ... image editing resources. , This online resource aims to ... tattoo, as well as artists who are looking for ... , Learn more about Tattoo Me Now by visiting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 2Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 4Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 4Health News:Tattoo Me Now Review Reveals Unique Ideas for Tattoo Designs 2
... go online with electronic health recordsNASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. ... today that they and Cogdell Memorial Hospital are ... HMS to supply a fully integrated financial and ... Texas hospital closer to electronic health records (EHR) ...
... ATLANTA, Jan. 7 The TV Teacher, LLC(TM) announces ... select,New York City schools: Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. ... Alphabet Beats(TM) was co-created,by Susan Ellis, a mother struggling ... write the alphabet. After an unsuccessful two years ...
... Jan. 7 David B. Snow Jr., chairman and chief ... ), is scheduled to address the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare ... at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, will begin ... executives scheduled to attend are Richard J. Rubino, chief financial ...
... Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) ... Health Care Conference in San Francisco.Jim Tobin, Chief Executive ... 14th, beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. E.T. Following ... Financial Officer will join Mr. Tobin in a question ...
... Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has registered Guru ... relations strategy developed and honed by Tom Gable, ... The official USPTO language said the mark covered: ... of professional legal and accounting services, health care, ...
... Calif., Jan. 7 Agito Networks, Inc.(TM), ... mobility , today,announced that Technology Marketing Corporation,s ... named Agito Networks,RoamAnywhere(TM) Mobility Router(TM) as a ... , Agito Networks, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cogdell Memorial Hospital Partners with Healthcare Management Systems 2Health News:Cogdell Memorial Hospital Partners with Healthcare Management Systems 3Health News:New York Schools Receive Program for Children with Autism 2Health News:Medco CEO to Present at the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Guru Program Pioneered by Tom Gable Receives Official Registration from USPTO 2Health News:Guru Program Pioneered by Tom Gable Receives Official Registration from USPTO 3Health News:Agito Networks' RoamAnywhere Mobility Router Wins Unified Communications Magazine's 2008 UC Excellence Award 2Health News:Agito Networks' RoamAnywhere Mobility Router Wins Unified Communications Magazine's 2008 UC Excellence Award 3Health News:Agito Networks' RoamAnywhere Mobility Router Wins Unified Communications Magazine's 2008 UC Excellence Award 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their ... and rising proportion of reimbursement for medical expenses, the ... with its scale presenting a CAGR of 19.2% during ... three product segments of orthopedic instruments in ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... Insight 2014" report to their offering. ... one of the largest segments of pharmaceuticals industry. The numbers ... the available therapies were unable to meet the market requirements. ... for CNS disorder, especially over the past two decades. The ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Does your doctor know what you,re smoking?  Chances are, probably ... the over 112,000 currently registered patients under Colorado,s ... roughly 20,300+ active physicians listed with the Colorado Dept of ... though a poll in February 2014 showed 51% of ... "With marijuana legalization underway, every doctor needs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2US CNS Disorders Drug Pipeline Insight 2014 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4
... Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ULU ), a ... portfolio of wound management and oral care products, today ... with Ironridge Global BioPharma and its affiliates ("Ironridge"), under ... certain conditions, to purchase common and preferred stock totalling ...
... N.J., Sept. 15, 2011 Soligenix, Inc. (OTCBB: ... company, announced that an independent Data Safety Monitoring ... for safety and futility for Soligenix,s confirmatory Phase ... of beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) in acute gastrointestinal Graft-versus-Host ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ULURU Inc. Enters Into Strategic Financings of Up to $1.6 Million at a Premium to Current Share Price 2ULURU Inc. Enters Into Strategic Financings of Up to $1.6 Million at a Premium to Current Share Price 3Soligenix Announces Results of Recent Data Safety Monitoring Board Review for Phase 3 orBec® Study in Acute GI GVHD 2Soligenix Announces Results of Recent Data Safety Monitoring Board Review for Phase 3 orBec® Study in Acute GI GVHD 3Soligenix Announces Results of Recent Data Safety Monitoring Board Review for Phase 3 orBec® Study in Acute GI GVHD 4Soligenix Announces Results of Recent Data Safety Monitoring Board Review for Phase 3 orBec® Study in Acute GI GVHD 5Soligenix Announces Results of Recent Data Safety Monitoring Board Review for Phase 3 orBec® Study in Acute GI GVHD 6
The humidity chamber maintains a moist environment during immunostaining procedures as well as other laboratory procedures requiring controlled incubation steps....
Used to remove wrinkles from sections and for reorientating embedded tissue....
Prevents formation of microscopic ice crystals and sample distortion caused by slow freezing of hyperosmolar tissue samples in conventional cyrostats....
Liquichek Blood Gas Plus EGL Control is an aqueous product used to monitor the measurement of pH, pCO2, pO2, electrolytes, glucose and lactate (lactic acid)....
Medicine Products: