Cultural constructs prevalent in older African Americans may influence their risk perceptions and knowledge of Alzheimer disease (AD). To examine this issue, we administered 3 sociocultural scales, the AD Knowledge Scale, and a Risk Perception questionnaire to 271 older African Americans who were recruited from a large community senior center and local churches. Higher Present Time Orientation was significantly related to perceptions of having little control over risks to health (P=0.004), God's Will in determining AD (P=0.001), and lower AD knowledge (P
Rovner, Barry W.; Casten, Robin J.; and Harris, Lynn F., "Cultural diversity and views on Alzheimer disease in older African Americans." (2013). Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Faculty Papers. Paper 19.