Myths and Realities About Hypertension: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Recommendations of Research Journals and Medical Associations
Keywords:Hypertension, Medical, Journals, Discourse, Research
The goal of the study was to manipulate the way that associations for hypertension disease and research journal articles describe suggestions for patient diets and safety. The study covered the selection, generalization, deletion, and construction processes that are used to alter the discourse and delete information through association recommendations. For the critical discourse analysis of the recommendations made by the research articles and associations, the researcher used Van Dijk's macrostructure model of discourse as an instrument. For the analysis of the data derived from articles and other web publications, Excel and AntConc were also employed. The investigation included 10 research articles in total and the recommendations of 3 main medical associations employed. Data presented in the form of tables and charts for depth of understanding. The study's findings demonstrated that associations engage in this activity because they are constrained from offering a full discourse by several constraints. In this way, the discourse surrounding hypertension sickness is distorted endangering the health of sufferers.