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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155684
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors in the Control of Hypertension in Filipino Americans
Abstract:
Factors in the Control of Hypertension in Filipino Americans
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:dela Cruz, Felicitas A., RN, DNSc, FAANP
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Professor and Director, FNP and Second Careers and Nursing (SCAN) Programs
Co-Authors:Carmen Galang, RN, DNSc
Purpose: This exploratory descriptive study elicited the experiences and perspectives of Filipino Americans with hypertension (HTN) to determine the factors involved in the management and control of their illness. Background: Filipino-Americans have remained a ôhidden minorityö in the U.S., although they are the fastest growing Asian ethnic/cultural group. Data suggest that their prevalence rate of HTN closely approximate that of African Americans but few studies exist to provide information about the factors involved in controlling their illness. Methods: Two separate focus groups of hypertensive men (n=10) and 2 separate focus groups of hypertensive women (n=17) were conducted. Each group (4-8 participants treated during the past 12 months), completed a sociodemographic form and A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA). Using semi-structured questions, a female and a male moderator conducted the separate focus groups, respectively. Interviews were tape-recorded and the tapes were transcribed, coded and analyzed with questions serving as information categories. To ensure trustworthiness of this qualitative study, member checks, peer debriefing, and an audit trail were implemented Results: The participants (N=27) were all born in the Philippines, with an average stay in the U.S. of 25 years. Their ages ranged from 42 to 73. Though they identified themselves as more Filipino than American, their total mean ASASFA scores indicated that they were becoming biculturalùequally a Filipino and an American. Several factors involved in the control and management of their illness emerged during the interviews: (a) cultural folkways and patterns; (b) acculturative stress; (c) perceptions of the nature and cause of HTN, its treatment, and the facilitators and barriers to its control; (d) use of indigenous and alternative health practices alongside Western medicine; and (e) culturally competent health caregivers. Conclusions: Cultural, personal, and health-related factors are involved in the control and management of HTN in diagnosed FAs.
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.titleFactors in the Control of Hypertension in Filipino Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155684-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors in the Control of Hypertension 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">2005</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, FNP 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 exploratory descriptive study elicited the experiences and perspectives of Filipino Americans with hypertension (HTN) to determine the factors involved in the management and control of their illness. Background: Filipino-Americans have remained a &ocirc;hidden minority&ouml; in the U.S., although they are the fastest growing Asian ethnic/cultural group. Data suggest that their prevalence rate of HTN closely approximate that of African Americans but few studies exist to provide information about the factors involved in controlling their illness. Methods: Two separate focus groups of hypertensive men (n=10) and 2 separate focus groups of hypertensive women (n=17) were conducted. Each group (4-8 participants treated during the past 12 months), completed a sociodemographic form and A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA). Using semi-structured questions, a female and a male moderator conducted the separate focus groups, respectively. Interviews were tape-recorded and the tapes were transcribed, coded and analyzed with questions serving as information categories. To ensure trustworthiness of this qualitative study, member checks, peer debriefing, and an audit trail were implemented Results: The participants (N=27) were all born in the Philippines, with an average stay in the U.S. of 25 years. Their ages ranged from 42 to 73. Though they identified themselves as more Filipino than American, their total mean ASASFA scores indicated that they were becoming bicultural&ugrave;equally a Filipino and an American. Several factors involved in the control and management of their illness emerged during the interviews: (a) cultural folkways and patterns; (b) acculturative stress; (c) perceptions of the nature and cause of HTN, its treatment, and the facilitators and barriers to its control; (d) use of indigenous and alternative health practices alongside Western medicine; and (e) culturally competent health caregivers. Conclusions: Cultural, personal, and health-related factors are involved in the control and management of HTN in diagnosed FAs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:04:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:04:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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