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Cultural diversity and views on Alzheimer disease in older African Americans

TitleCultural diversity and views on Alzheimer disease in older African Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRovner, BW, Casten, RJ, Harris, LF
JournalAlzheimer Dis Assoc DisordAlzheimer Dis Assoc Disord
Volume27
Pagination133-7
Date PublishedApr-Jun
ISBN Number1546-4156 (Electronic)<br/>0893-0341 (Linking)
Accession Number22828323
KeywordsAfrican Americans/ statistics & numerical data, Aged, Alzheimer Disease/ epidemiology, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice/ ethnology, Humans, Male
AbstractCultural constructs prevalent in older African Americans may influence their risk perceptions and knowledge of Alzheimer disease (AD). To examine this issue, we administered 3 sociocultural scales, the AD Knowledge Scale, and a Risk Perception questionnaire to 271 older African Americans who were recruited from a large community senior center and local churches. Higher Present Time Orientation was significantly related to perceptions of having little control over risks to health (P=0.004), God's Will in determining AD (P=0.001), and lower AD knowledge (P
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