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Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans.

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  • Author(s): Harvin, Lori A.
  • Source:
    Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans 2018; 1-1. (1p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - research, doctoral dissertation
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Salisbury University
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The high mortality rates among African Americans related to complications of uncontrolled hypertension continue to be an unresolved issue. Successful management of chronic diseases such as hypertension require self-care behaviors which foster healthy outcomes and limit morbidities and mortalities related to uncontrolled hypertension. The purpose of this DNP project was to determine if a faith based self-management education program would improve self-care activities related to the management of hypertension among African American adults. Participants completed the Hypertension Self-Care Activity Level Effects Scale (H-Scale), a self-reported assessment designed to measure the practice of recommended self-care activities to control high blood pressure prior to and at the conclusion of eight faith based hypertension education sessions. The Self Transcendence Scale was administered at the beginning of the study to assess participants' views of life and to what extent they utilize psychosocial resources and introspective means to promote a sense of well-being. Participants were also asked to complete a Spiritual Perspective Scale at the beginning and end of the project to assess to what extent they hold their spiritual views and engage in spiritually-related behaviors. The Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test revealed a statistically significant increase in medication adherence among participants post intervention. This data revealed an increase by 30% in the number of participants who were adherent with medication adherence after the intervention and a decrease of 10% of non-adherent participants. Increase in medication adherence among individuals with hypertension is substantial. Results of this project contributes to the limited body of knowledge regarding spirituality and its potential role in managing chronic disease.
    • Instrumentation:
      Spiritual Perspective Scale (SPS)
      Hypertension Self-Care Activity Level Effects Scale (H-Scale)
      Self Transcendence Scale
    • ISBN:
      9780355981377
    • Accession Number:
      UMI Order AAI10824164
    • Publication Date:
      20180920
    • Publication Date:
      20180921
    • Accession Number:
      131796513
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARVIN, L. A. Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans. Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans, [s. l.], p. 1, 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131796513. Acesso em: 28 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Harvin LA. Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans. Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans. December 2018:1. Accessed September 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131796513
    • APA:
      Harvin, L. A. (2018). Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans. Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans, 1.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harvin, Lori A. 2018. “Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans.” Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans, December, 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131796513.
    • Harvard:
      Harvin, L. A. (2018) ‘Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans’, Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans, p. 1. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131796513 (Accessed: 28 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harvin, LA 2018, ‘Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans’, Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans, p. 1, viewed 28 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Harvin, Lori A. “Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans.” Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans, Dec. 2018, p. 1. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131796513.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harvin, Lori A. “Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans.” Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans, December 31, 2018, 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131796513.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harvin LA. Bridging the Gap: The Use of a Faith Based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension among African Americans. Bridging The Gap: The Use Of A Faith Based Intervention To Improve The Management Of Hypertension Among African Americans [Internet]. 2018 Dec 31 [cited 2020 Sep 28];1. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=131796513