The Meaning and Consequences of Hypertension for Individuals of African-Caribbean Origin: Perceptions of Primary Health Care (PHC) Services

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The Meaning and Consequences of Hypertension for Individuals of African-Caribbean Origin: Perceptions of Primary Health Care (PHC) Services
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The Meaning and Consequences of Hypertension for Individuals of African-Caribbean Origin: Perceptions of Primary Health Care (PHC) Services
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Higginbottom, Gina Marie, RN, RM, RHV, BA, (Hons), MA
P.I. Institution Name:University of Sheffield
Hypertension is a major health problem for individuals of African-Caribbean origin in the U.K.(&amp; globally.) Early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension is a national priority. This research is extremely pertinent and relevant to the contemporary policy agenda. Collaboration &amp; partnership are key principles: a research consumer advisory is established. Research Objectives: ¨To understand the meaning and consequences of hypertension for individuals of African Caribbean origin. ¨To elicit knowledge and understanding of African-Caribbean individuals’ decision-making processes, risk perception, culturally specific health beliefs that mitigate against or enhance the early diagnosis and effective management of hypertension in (PHC). ¨To identify and map out African-Caribbean individuals perceptions of prevention, diagnosis and management of hypertension in PHC. Design: This study draws upon the ethnographic tradition to elicit and describe the meaning and consequences of hypertension for individuals of African-Caribbean origin in England. Additionally, perceptions of PHC services are elicited. The sample is purposive. Population and sample: is purposive, participants are accessed are accessed via PHC records, community groups &amp; associations. Methods: Data collection tools of focus groups, semi-structured interviews and structured vignettes (Greenhalgh 1998) are utilised. Data are systematically analysed with the aid of Atlas/ti, using Roper &amp; Shapira’s (2000) framework for ethnographic analysis. Findings: A complex picture of health beliefs and behaviours is evidenced presented in five key themes. Implications: Knowledge generated will contribute to the PHC evidence base, assisting the development &amp; configuration of culturally congruent services, contributing to the reduction of inequalities, early treatment &amp; diagnosis of hypertension in PHC.<P> The term African-Caribbean origin is used to describe individuals and communities who have an ancestral link to the continent of Africa via the Caribbean. Self-assignation of ethnicity is an important dimension to the formation of identity and participants in the study are given the opportunity to self-assign ethnicity. <P> <P> <!--Abstract 13615 modified by 194.117.133.84 on 11-5-2002--></P></P></P>
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Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Meaning and Consequences of Hypertension for Individuals of African-Caribbean Origin: Perceptions of Primary Health Care (PHC) Servicesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150750-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Meaning and Consequences of Hypertension for Individuals of African-Caribbean Origin: Perceptions of Primary Health Care (PHC) Services</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Higginbottom, Gina Marie, RN, RM, RHV, BA, (Hons), MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Sheffield</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">g.higginbottom@sheffield.ac.uk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Hypertension is a major health problem for individuals of African-Caribbean origin in the U.K.(&amp;amp; globally.) Early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension is a national priority. This research is extremely pertinent and relevant to the contemporary policy agenda. Collaboration &amp;amp; partnership are key principles: a research consumer advisory is established. Research Objectives: &uml;To understand the meaning and consequences of hypertension for individuals of African Caribbean origin. &uml;To elicit knowledge and understanding of African-Caribbean individuals&rsquo; decision-making processes, risk perception, culturally specific health beliefs that mitigate against or enhance the early diagnosis and effective management of hypertension in (PHC). &uml;To identify and map out African-Caribbean individuals perceptions of prevention, diagnosis and management of hypertension in PHC. Design: This study draws upon the ethnographic tradition to elicit and describe the meaning and consequences of hypertension for individuals of African-Caribbean origin in England. Additionally, perceptions of PHC services are elicited. The sample is purposive. Population and sample: is purposive, participants are accessed are accessed via PHC records, community groups &amp;amp; associations. Methods: Data collection tools of focus groups, semi-structured interviews and structured vignettes (Greenhalgh 1998) are utilised. Data are systematically analysed with the aid of Atlas/ti, using Roper &amp;amp; Shapira&rsquo;s (2000) framework for ethnographic analysis. Findings: A complex picture of health beliefs and behaviours is evidenced presented in five key themes. Implications: Knowledge generated will contribute to the PHC evidence base, assisting the development &amp;amp; configuration of culturally congruent services, contributing to the reduction of inequalities, early treatment &amp;amp; diagnosis of hypertension in PHC.&lt;P&gt; The term African-Caribbean origin is used to describe individuals and communities who have an ancestral link to the continent of Africa via the Caribbean. Self-assignation of ethnicity is an important dimension to the formation of identity and participants in the study are given the opportunity to self-assign ethnicity. &lt;P&gt; &lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 13615 modified by 194.117.133.84 on 11-5-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:41:51Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:41:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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