Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Ostrich behavior, Men's health, African-American men
This project explores why African American men choose Ostrich Behavior when it comes to health care prevention and maintenance as related to hypertension. The population was African American men, ages18–80, in Northern California. Men were recruited while getting a haircut or waiting for one or after church services. Blood pressure readings were taken and a health questionnaire was administered. The results show that even if hypertension is known, men ages 18–45 go to fewer office visits than African American men in other age groups, and older men tend to seek medical care and take medication if prescribed.
Slack-Gay, Debbie, "African American Men and Ostrich Behavior" (2017). Doctoral Projects. 70.