Holston, Ezra C.
Stigmatization in research sustains the spread of the silent epidemic of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in African American populations. Researchers use stereotypes and inappropriate assumptions to select a paradigm to examine the symptoms of AD. This paradigm fails to encompass the symptoms as manifested by African American elders. Yet, stigmatization can be minimized by recognizing the genetic heterogeneity of the symptoms within the general population, especially those manifested by African American elders. Thus, researchers can utilize pioneering genetic analyses to identify other paradigms critical in the assessment and proactive treatment of the symptoms of AD needed for this vulnerable population.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Stigmatization in research; Alzheimer's disease; African American populations|
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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|Date Deposited:||30 Nov 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Jun 2011 12:05|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1143|
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