EB stands for a Black Female. It may also be a cultural issue as studies have shown that black people have higher levels of hypertension than others. Additionally, EB’s age may also be a factor as hypertension tends to occur more commonly in older adults.
EB is a single woman who has taken multiple medication for hypertension. It may be that she cannot manage her own health. This could be a problem to address when EB is in contact with you.
EB’s vision has been worsening and she is missing a medication, which may suggest that she has difficulty remembering to take her medications or may have trouble remembering what medications she has been prescribed. It may be helpful to assess EB’s medication adherence and to consider strategies to improve her adherence, such as using a medication calendar or setting reminders.
Five targeted questions that may be helpful in building EB’s health history and assessing her health risks include:
- Please tell me about the medications you are currently taking and what you do with them.
- Did you experience any side effects due to your medication?
- Have you ever experienced any reactions or allergies to medication?
- Please tell me more about how you eat and what your physical activities are.
- Do you notice any vision changes or other visual effects?