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Exploring African American males' responses to health-care practitioner recommendations


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This qualitative phenomenological research study explored and identified reasons African American men comply or do not comply with the medical recommendations of their health-care practitioner. The research sample was 20 African American men living in Baltimore City, Maryland, who had visited their health-care practitioner within the past year. The study utilized open-ended objectively phrased interviewing questions, which allowed participants to respond with their own words to describe their decision making regarding their health-care practitioner’s advice. Invariant themes were revealed by data mining. Three clusters of themes emerged: relationship, apprehension, and trust. The research revealed that participants viewed the doctor-patient relationship as critical in establishing trust and respect and in building rapport. Participants felt these elements would serve to promote patient compliance to their health-care practitioner’s recommendations.

Indexing (details)


Subject
African American Studies;
Black studies;
Medicine;
Health education
Classification
0296: African American Studies
0325: Black studies
0564: Medicine
0680: Health education
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education; Social sciences; African-American; Compliance; Decision-making; Health care practitioner; Late stage diagnosis; Men; Noncompliance; Patient-provider relationship; Relationship and trust
Title
Exploring African American males' responses to health-care practitioner recommendations
Author
Graham, Lennox Alexander
Number of pages
147
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 72/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124547084
Advisor
Moon, James R.
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
D.M.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3448381
ProQuest document ID
859587643
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/859587643
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