Understanding the nature and role of spirituality in relation to medication adherence: A proposed conceptual model

Lisa M. Lewis, Gbenga Ogedegbe

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Abstract

Racial disparities in hypertension prevalence and its attendant complications are well documented. Spirituality is an important component of African American beliefs and a small body of literature suggests that spirituality influences hypertension management in African Americans. This article describes a conceptual model of spirituality that may be useful for developing interventions for increasing medication adherence and decreasing blood pressure in African Americans diagnosed with hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-267
Number of pages7
JournalHolistic Nursing Practice
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • African Americans
  • Disparities
  • Hypertension
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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