Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 1, P132-143 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0259 View full text
Chima D. Ndumele, Shimon Shaykevich, Deborah Williams, LeRoi S. Hicks

Abstract: Nationally, a higher proportion of the medically underserved than of the general population suffer from hypertension. Poorer adherence to recommended therapies (including medication regimens, salt intake reduction, and regular visits with provider) has been linked to poorer blood pressure control. To identify whether differences in adherence are associated with racial/ethnic and socioeconomic characteristics, we administered a survey to 141 African American and non-Hispanic White hypertensive patients within t…

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