TITLE

Beliefs and knowledge of cardiovascular-related disease among uninsured primary care patients: A cross-sectional study

AUTHOR(S)
Kamimura, Akiko; Nourian, Maziar M.; Chernenko, Alla; Rathi, Naveen; Oslund, Michael-Ann; Ashby, Jeanie
PUB. DATE
March 2019
SOURCE
Chronic Illness;Mar2019, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective The purpose of this study was to examine cardiovascular disease-related health beliefs and how they are influenced by knowledge and a sense of community among uninsured primary care patients. Method This study was a cross-sectional study using a self-administered paper survey (January to April 2016). The study population included medically uninsured US-born English speakers, non-US-born English speakers, and Spanish speakers. Results Medically uninsured adults utilizing a free clinic (N = 374) participated in the survey. Increasing knowledge about major risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease helped enhance levels of perceived severity of cardiovascular disease and benefits of healthy diet and physical activity. Spanish speakers reported higher levels of perceived severity of cardiovascular disease but lower levels of knowledge compared to US-born or non-US-born English speakers. Conclusion Spanish speakers may need different approaches to promote cardiovascular disease prevention due to their higher levels of perceived severity of cardiovascular disease but lower levels of cardiovascular disease-related knowledge compared to English speakers. Developing a healthy "community" in a clinic setting may be effective to promote cardiovascular disease-related health for underserved populations.
ACCESSION #
135207593

 

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