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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152443
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Acculturative Stress and Hypertension Control in Filipino Americans
Abstract:
Acculturative Stress and Hypertension Control in Filipino Americans
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Dela Cruz, Felicitas A., RN, DNSc, FAANP
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Professor and Director, Family Nurse Practitioner and Second Careers and Nursing (SCAN) Programs
Co-Authors:Carmen Galang, RN, DNSc
Purpose: This presentation describes the acculturative stress experienced by Filipino-Americans (FAs) with hypertension (HTN), using the concept of allostasis for its theoretical framework.  Background: Studies have shown that the incidence of HTN among immigrants is related to the stress resulting from their acculturation to the receiving country. Since 1965, FAs have been one of the fastest growing Asian groups in the U.S. Studies have shown that FAs have the highest rate of uncontrolled HTN among Asians, closely approximating that of African Americans, leading to more cardiovascular disease and deaths than found in the general population. Despite their growing numbers, FAs have remained a ?hidden minority?; sparse information exists on the acculturative stress they experience in the U.S.  Methods:  This qualitative study is part of a larger study designed to discover the factors involved in HTN control among diagnosed FAs. Two separate focus group interviews of men (n=10) and 2 separate groups of women  (n=17) were conducted by a male and female moderator, respectively. Each group completed a sociodemographic form and A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA). The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed, coded and analyzed for themes. This study incorporated member checks, peer debriefing, and an audit trail to ensure trustworthiness.  Results: All born in the Philippines, the participants (N=27) ranged in age from 42 to 73, and have resided in the U.S. for an average of 25 years. Their mean ASASFA scores indicated that they were becoming bicultural. They identified acculturative stress as a major cause of uncontrolled HTN, stemming from tensions between the collectivist Filipino and individualistic American values and cultural practices.  Conclusion: Acculturative stress emerged as an important reason for uncontrolled HTN in FAs. This information suggests the need for culturally-appropriate interventions to alleviate the acculturative stress experienced by hypertensive FAs, leading to improved HTN control.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAcculturative Stress and Hypertension Control in Filipino Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152443-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Acculturative Stress and Hypertension Control in Filipino Americans</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dela Cruz, Felicitas A., RN, DNSc, FAANP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Director, Family Nurse Practitioner and Second Careers and Nursing (SCAN) Programs</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fdelacruz@apu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carmen Galang, RN, DNSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This presentation describes the acculturative stress experienced by Filipino-Americans (FAs) with hypertension (HTN), using the concept of allostasis for its theoretical framework. &nbsp;Background: Studies have shown that the incidence of HTN among immigrants is related to the stress resulting from their acculturation to the receiving country. Since 1965, FAs have been one of the fastest growing Asian groups in the U.S. Studies have shown that FAs have the highest rate of uncontrolled HTN among Asians, closely approximating that of African Americans, leading to more cardiovascular disease and deaths than found in the general population. Despite their growing numbers, FAs have remained a ?hidden minority?; sparse information exists on the acculturative stress they experience in the U.S. &nbsp;Methods: &nbsp;This qualitative study is part of a larger study designed to discover the factors involved in HTN control among diagnosed FAs. Two separate focus group interviews of men (n=10) and 2 separate groups of women&nbsp; (n=17) were conducted by a male and female moderator, respectively. Each group completed a sociodemographic form and A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA). The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed, coded and analyzed for themes. This study incorporated member checks, peer debriefing, and an audit trail to ensure trustworthiness. &nbsp;Results: All born in the Philippines, the participants (N=27) ranged in age from 42 to 73, and have resided in the U.S. for an average of 25 years. Their mean ASASFA scores indicated that they were becoming bicultural. They identified acculturative stress as a major cause of uncontrolled HTN, stemming from tensions between the collectivist Filipino and individualistic American values and cultural practices. &nbsp;Conclusion: Acculturative stress emerged as an important reason for uncontrolled HTN in FAs. This information suggests the need for culturally-appropriate interventions to alleviate the acculturative stress experienced by hypertensive FAs, leading to improved HTN control.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:36:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:36:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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