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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182238
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bringing Blood Pressure Awareness to the Barber Shop
Author(s):
Gusz, Mindy
Author Details:
Mindy Gusz, RN, BSN, Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio, USA, email: mgusz@rmh2.org
Abstract:
Approximately 73 million adult Americans (1 in 3) have hypertension; 28% are unaware that they have this silent killer. (1) Efforts to reach African Americans, 40% of whom have hypertension, through churches have increased detection rates in women, but men are less likely to attend services.(2) After learning about a barber shop-based blood pressure screening initiative in the southwestern U.S., a local African American barber contacted our health education center for help in raising awareness about hypertension among his clientele. He requested a DVD about heart health to show his captive audience (customers in the chair) and also a nurse to visit his shop to conduct blood pressure screening. After meeting with him to learn more about his idea and realizing that our educational materials were not culturally appropriate, we obtained materials (including a DVD) from the American Heart Association and the Association of Black Cardiologists. We proposed sending a male nurse to conduct the screenings, but deferred to the barber, who felt that a female nurse would be better accepted. We have conducted 6 monthly screenings reaching 37 men. We have identified 15 with prehypertension and 10 with hypertension and referred them to local clinics and primary care providers. The barber has offered discounts on haircuts to anyone whose blood pressure is measured. In recognition of this project, we received an NAACP Martin Luther King Community Service award. We attribute the success of this project to a true sense of partnership between the barber and the nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBringing Blood Pressure Awareness to the Barber Shopen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGusz, Mindyen_US
dc.author.detailsMindy Gusz, RN, BSN, Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio, USA, email: mgusz@rmh2.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182238-
dc.description.abstractApproximately 73 million adult Americans (1 in 3) have hypertension; 28% are unaware that they have this silent killer. (1) Efforts to reach African Americans, 40% of whom have hypertension, through churches have increased detection rates in women, but men are less likely to attend services.(2) After learning about a barber shop-based blood pressure screening initiative in the southwestern U.S., a local African American barber contacted our health education center for help in raising awareness about hypertension among his clientele. He requested a DVD about heart health to show his captive audience (customers in the chair) and also a nurse to visit his shop to conduct blood pressure screening. After meeting with him to learn more about his idea and realizing that our educational materials were not culturally appropriate, we obtained materials (including a DVD) from the American Heart Association and the Association of Black Cardiologists. We proposed sending a male nurse to conduct the screenings, but deferred to the barber, who felt that a female nurse would be better accepted. We have conducted 6 monthly screenings reaching 37 men. We have identified 15 with prehypertension and 10 with hypertension and referred them to local clinics and primary care providers. The barber has offered discounts on haircuts to anyone whose blood pressure is measured. In recognition of this project, we received an NAACP Martin Luther King Community Service award. We attribute the success of this project to a true sense of partnership between the barber and the nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:15:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:15:16Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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