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Hypertensive African American women and the DASH diet

Spencer, Anniece MSN, RN, NP-C; Jablonski, Rita PhD, CRNP; Loeb, Susan J. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000410278.75362.a2
Feature: NUTRITION
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This integrative review identifies barriers to implementing the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet in hypertensive African American women. Databases were searched for original research published between 1999 and 2009. Barriers included clinicians' low adherence to nutritional counseling and patients' lack of knowledge regarding nutrition and the consequences of hypertension.

Susan J. Loeb is an associate professor at the Penn State College of Medicine, School of Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA.

Rita A. Jablonski is an assistant professor at the Penn State College of Medicine, School of Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA.

Anniece Spencer is a family nurse practitioner at the Grace Hill Water Tower Health Center, in St. Louis , MO.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.