Hmong Populations and Diabetes/Hypertension

(Compiled by Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD)

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in Hmong Americans from Dunn County, Wisconsin. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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of Nursing Scholarship 41(2): 139-148.

Wong, C.; Mouanoutoua, V.; and M.J. Chen. (2008). “Engaging Community in the Quality of Hypertension Care
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Vang, S.V. (2007). Perception of Hypertension and Antihypertensive Medication Compliance
in the Elderly Hmong Population. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Fresno.

Devlin, H., M. Roberts, A. Okaya, and Y.M. Xiong (2006). “Our Lives Were Healthier Before: Focus Groups with
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Vang, L.N. (2005). Sweet blood: Hmong decision making and experiences in living with diabetes. M.A. Thesis,
California State University, Long Beach.

Peterson, K.A. (2003). "Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Hmong Community." In Healing by Heart: Clinical and
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Henry, Rebecca Rose (1996). Sweet blood, dry liver: Diabetes and Hmong embodiment in a foreign land, PhD
dissertation. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Johnson, Sharon Kay. (1995). Diabetes in the Hmong refugee population . Ph.D dissertation, University of
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