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STIGMATIZATION IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH ON AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS

Holston, Ezra C. (2005) STIGMATIZATION IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH ON AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 26 (10). pp. 1103-1127.

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Abstract

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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Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Stigmatization in research; Alzheimer's disease; African American populations
Subjects: Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
Research
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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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