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Stress and Nutrition Among African American Women With Hypertension

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Objective : To examine the associations of cognitive, behavioral, and physical stress with health-promoting nutrition behaviors (HPNB) among African American women who are at risk for or diagnosed with hypertension and/or related health conditions.

Methods : Eighty women completed demographic and medical data forms and questionnaires to assess levels of stress and HPNB.

Results : HPNB was negatively associated with behavioral stress and positively associated with physical stress among the participants.

Conclusions : This research suggested strategies for increasing HPNB in African American women. Future research should focus on how these women cope with stress.

Keywords: African American; health promotion; nutrition; stress; women

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.33.6.4

Affiliations: 1 Doctoral Candidate, University of Florida, Department of Psychology, Gainesville, FL.

Publication date: November 1, 2009

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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