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Cultural comparison of chronic conditions, functional status, and acceptance in older African-American and White adults

TitleCultural comparison of chronic conditions, functional status, and acceptance in older African-American and White adults
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMcDonald, PE, Zauszniewski, JA, Bekhet, AK
JournalJ Natl Black Nurses AssocJ Natl Black Nurses Assoc
Volume21
Pagination1-6
Date PublishedJul
ISBN Number0885-6028 (Print)<br/>0885-6028 (Linking)
Accession Number20857770
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living/psychology, African Americans/ ethnology, Aged, Arthritis/ethnology, Attitude to Health/ ethnology, Chi-Square Distribution, Chronic Disease/ ethnology, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Cross-Sectional Studies, Cultural Competency, European Continental Ancestry Group/ ethnology, Female, Health Services Needs and Demand, Health Status Disparities, Housing for the Elderly, Humans, Hypertension/ethnology, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing Methodology Research, Ohio/epidemiology, Questionnaires
AbstractAcceptance of functional decline accompanying chronic illness is challenging for all elders, and even more so for African-American elders. This study examined functional status and the number, types, and acceptance of chronic conditions in 16 African-American and 46 White elders. African-American elders reported better functioning but resembled Whites in number of chronic conditions and acceptance. All African-Americans reported hypertension; 76% of Whites reported arthritis. Greater acceptance was correlated with fewer chronic conditions (r = -.23, p
Short TitleJournal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA
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