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Family & Community Health:
doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000020
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Adapting Hypertension Self-Management Interventions to Enhance Their Sustained Effectiveness Among Urban African Americans

Ameling, Jessica M. MPH; Ephraim, Patti L. MPH; Bone, Lee R. MPH, RN; Levine, David M. MD, ScD, MPH; Roter, Debra L. DrPH, MPH; Wolff, Jennifer L. PhD; Hill-Briggs, Felicia PhD, MS; Fitzpatrick, Stephanie L. PhD; Noronha, Gary J. MD; Fagan, Peter J. PhD; Lewis-Boyer, LaPricia BS, LPN; Hickman, Debra M.Div; Simmons, Michelle BA; Purnell, Leon MS; Fisher, Annette MBA; Cooper, Lisa A. MD, MPH; Aboumatar, Hanan J. MD, MPH; Albert, Michael C. MD; Flynn, Sarah J. BA; Boulware, L. Ebony MD, MPH; for the ACT Study Investigators

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African Americans suffer disproportionately poor hypertension control despite the availability of efficacious interventions. Using principles of community-based participatory research and implementation science, we adapted established hypertension self-management interventions to enhance interventions' cultural relevance and potential for sustained effectiveness among urban African Americans. We obtained input from patients and their family members, their health care providers, and community members. The process required substantial time and resources, and the adapted interventions will be tested in a randomized controlled trial.

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