Adapting hypertension self-management interventions to enhance their sustained effectiveness among urban African Americans

Jessica M. Ameling, Patti L. Ephraim, Lee R. Bone, David M. Levine, Debra L. Roter, Jennifer L. Wolff, Felicia Hill-Briggs, Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, Gary J. Noronha, Peter J. Fagan, Lapricia Lewis-Boyer, Debra Hickman, Michelle Simmons, Leon Purnell, Annette Fisher, Lisa A. Cooper, Hanan J. Aboumatar, Michael C. Albert, Sarah J. Flynn, L. Ebony Boulware

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-133
Number of pages15
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014



  • Communitybased participatory research
  • Health disparities
  • Hypertension
  • Implementation science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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