Tertiary Prevention of Hypertension
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The paper relates that chronic hypertension remains a large health issue concern for the African-American aggregate of any given community. The paper reveals that while tertiary preventive measures are more aggressive in achieving desirable outcomes in this population, it is clear that interventions at the primary, secondary and tertiary level of prevention are a more cost-effective means of achieving these outcomes. The paper discusses how one nursing intervention - patient education through adult learning and application of self-care theory - can target non-compliance with treatment in this population. The paper notes that it is essential that regimen compliance is fully understood by the patient, and it is also the responsibility of both the nurse and patient to ensure that education is not merely an exercise in rote memory, but rather, the search for the betterment of self-care in the wake of adversity.
From the Paper:"Hypertension still remains one of the most prevalent chronic disease conditions among the African-American population, especially women (Fongwa, Evangelista & Doering, 2006). While in recent years, tertiary prevention-oriented measures such as aggressive treatment intensification and more access to health care and medications have led to a greater understanding of how these and other factors were involved in the odds of lowering blood pressure, this group still persisted in remaining hypertensive due to medication non-compliance, illiteracy and a family..."
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