The Effects of Acculturation, Locus of Control, and Social Support on Patient Adherence to Antihypertension Medication and Blood Pressure Control

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148305
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Presentation
Title:
The Effects of Acculturation, Locus of Control, and Social Support on Patient Adherence to Antihypertension Medication and Blood Pressure Control
Abstract:
The Effects of Acculturation, Locus of Control, and Social Support on Patient Adherence to Antihypertension Medication and Blood Pressure Control
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Bevill, Kristy
P.I. Institution Name:Natividad Medical Center, Medical/Surgical
PURPOSE: To create a conceptual model showing the interrelationships among acculturation, locus of control, social support and adherence and blood pressure control among immigrants. This model will be derived from a review of the empirical literature. METHOD: Literature review searching for the following key words (singly or in combination): Acculturation, Locus of control, Social support, Adherence to treatment, and/or Blood pressure control. Electronic data bases (i.e. CINHAL, First Search, MEDLINE, and EBSCO HOST) searched from 1995-2000. Ancestry search conducted for literature dating back to 1980’s. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: 1) How are acculturation, locus of control, social support, adherence, and blood pressure control defined in the empirical literature? 2) What are the relationships between and among these variables? RESULTS: Acculturation influences locus of control and social support, which in turn jointly influence adherence to treatment, and subsequently blood pressure control. CONCLUSIONS: Factors inherent to the personality and experience of a client (i.e. acculturation, locus of control, and social support) DO appear to influence treatment adherence behavior and blood pressure control. These factors also do not appear to be readily alterable by external intervention. Knowledge by health care professionals of the potential impact of acculturation, locus of control, and social support upon adherence and blood pressure control may serve to identify those patients more likely to display non-adherent behavior in order to allow for intervention. This further understanding of the interrelationships between acculturation, locus of control, social support, treatment adherence, and blood pressure control is merely one step toward a better understanding of the many factors influencing adherence behaviors and blood pressure control in hyptertensive clients. Many other factors influence these outcomes; therefore, a much broader conceptual map will be required before recommendations for action toward improving the treatment adherence and blood pressure control of immigrants can be made.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of Acculturation, Locus of Control, and Social Support on Patient Adherence to Antihypertension Medication and Blood Pressure Controlen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148305-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of Acculturation, Locus of Control, and Social Support on Patient Adherence to Antihypertension Medication and Blood Pressure Control</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bevill, Kristy</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Natividad Medical Center, Medical/Surgical</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">physicskk@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: To create a conceptual model showing the interrelationships among acculturation, locus of control, social support and adherence and blood pressure control among immigrants. This model will be derived from a review of the empirical literature. METHOD: Literature review searching for the following key words (singly or in combination): Acculturation, Locus of control, Social support, Adherence to treatment, and/or Blood pressure control. Electronic data bases (i.e. CINHAL, First Search, MEDLINE, and EBSCO HOST) searched from 1995-2000. Ancestry search conducted for literature dating back to 1980&rsquo;s. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: 1) How are acculturation, locus of control, social support, adherence, and blood pressure control defined in the empirical literature? 2) What are the relationships between and among these variables? RESULTS: Acculturation influences locus of control and social support, which in turn jointly influence adherence to treatment, and subsequently blood pressure control. CONCLUSIONS: Factors inherent to the personality and experience of a client (i.e. acculturation, locus of control, and social support) DO appear to influence treatment adherence behavior and blood pressure control. These factors also do not appear to be readily alterable by external intervention. Knowledge by health care professionals of the potential impact of acculturation, locus of control, and social support upon adherence and blood pressure control may serve to identify those patients more likely to display non-adherent behavior in order to allow for intervention. This further understanding of the interrelationships between acculturation, locus of control, social support, treatment adherence, and blood pressure control is merely one step toward a better understanding of the many factors influencing adherence behaviors and blood pressure control in hyptertensive clients. Many other factors influence these outcomes; therefore, a much broader conceptual map will be required before recommendations for action toward improving the treatment adherence and blood pressure control of immigrants can be made.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:14Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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