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This study also seems to dispel the idea that was circulating that there are cultural differences why patients do not adhere, and that culturally specific education for indvidual ethnic groups may not be justified.
The research concludes that "To improve adherence, clinicians and educational interventions must better understand and engage with patients’ ideas about causality, experiences of symptoms, and concerns about drug side effects."
How do you explain the causes of hypertension? Are there any common misconceptions? Do you see cultural differences at all?