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Factors predicting blood pressure control in older Chinese immigrants to the United States of America

TitleFactors predicting blood pressure control in older Chinese immigrants to the United States of America
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLi, WW, Wallhagen, MI, Froelicher, ES
JournalJ Adv NursJ Adv Nurs
Volume66
Pagination2202-12
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number1365-2648 (Electronic)<br/>0309-2402 (Linking)
Accession Number20722800
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and Over, Antihypertensive Agents/therapeutic use, Asian Americans, Blood Pressure/ physiology, China/ethnology, Cultural Characteristics, Emigrants and Immigrants, Epidemiologic Methods, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Hypertension/drug therapy/ ethnology/nursing, Male, Medication Adherence, Polypharmacy, United States/epidemiology
AbstractAIM: This paper is a report of a study of the extent to which demographic characteristics, medication-related factors, hypertension-related knowledge and medication adherence predict systolic and diastolic blood pressure. BACKGROUND: Little is known about predictors of hypertension control in Chinese elders. METHODS: A longitudinal study with a 3-month follow-up was conducted with 90 Chinese immigrants to the United States of America aged >/=65 years and recruited from 2006 to 2007. The independent variables were measured at baseline. Blood pressure was measured at 3 months. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to evaluate the independent effects of seven variables on change in blood pressure at 3 months. RESULTS: Participants ranged in age from 66 to 92 years (Mean 76.7, sd 6.6). The overall regression model for systolic blood pressure was statistically significant (R(2) = 0.32, F = 4.37, P
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