Date of Award


Document Type

Evidence Based Nursing Education Project

Degree Name

Master Of Science In Nursing

Colleges & School

Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences

First Advisor

Christine Miller, PhD, RN

Library of Congress Subject Heading

African American women; Cardiovascular system -- Diseases; Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Patients; Stroke; Patient education


Although there has been considerable improvement in the health of African American women through educational interventions, it has yet to be determined which modifying factors and constructs inform nursing educational interventions targeted at health seeking behaviors of this vulnerable population. Studies included in this literature review focused on the health behaviors and health beliefs of African American women. Using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a framework, the author analyzed selected studies of African American women at risk for CVD and stroke. Educational interventions that were used in the reviewed research were categorized as nurse mediated motivational counseling, Lifestyle classes, Faith-Based educational programs, Nurse lead classes on risk factors, and Use of lay health advisors. These interventions correspond to the following HBM factors; Perceived Susceptibility, Self-Efficacy, Cues to action, Perceived Barriers, Perceived Benefits, and Perceived Severity. These factors may be helpful in constructing educational programs that will have an impact on the risk behavior of African American women.


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