Inevitability, cultural food preferences may affect heart failure in African-Americans
Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The common belief that heart failure is inevitable, stress and difficulty reconciling cultural preferences with the salt-restricted diet all contribute to poor self-care in ethnic minority black populations, according to a study published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Research to develop and test culturally sensitive interventions is needed, and community-based interventions that provide culturally acceptable resources to facilitate self-care should be explored, wrote the authors.
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