The Effect of a Wellness Program on the Health of Minority Disadvantaged Seniors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150647
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of a Wellness Program on the Health of Minority Disadvantaged Seniors
Abstract:
The Effect of a Wellness Program on the Health of Minority Disadvantaged Seniors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Tallier, Peggy, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Lehman College
Title:Assistant Professor
Objectives: To determine the effects of a wellness program taught by RN Interns on group process and social networks on health indicators of a sample of underserved, minority, disadvantaged senior citizens. Methods: The Wellness Education and Health Promotion Program for a sample of elderly in the Bronx was based on evidence-based practice, social networks, and the group process in an eight week series of education on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  The information was disseminated using educational programs, exercise sessions, media, and weekly question and answer sessions. To evaluate the impact of the educational series on participants pre and post physiological data include body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, weight, blood pressure, and glucose levels were analyzed for differences. Results: Thirty senior citizens participated in the RN Intern Wellness Education and Health Promotion Program between the ages of 56-88 with a mean age of 72. There was statistically significant improvement in the post body mass index (p=.025), waist circumference (p=.042), glucose self-reports (p=.052), and weight p=.053) in a two tailed paired t-test analysis. Conclusion: Underserved minority disadvantaged senior citizen participation in a RN Intern Wellness Education and Health Promotion Program significantly improved their health indicators that are used to predict cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This pilot program will be repeated as it appears to be cost effective with a high level of benefit.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of a Wellness Program on the Health of Minority Disadvantaged Seniorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150647-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of a Wellness Program on the Health of Minority Disadvantaged Seniors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tallier, Peggy, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lehman College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ptallier@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: To determine the effects of a wellness program taught by RN Interns on group process and social networks on health indicators of a sample of underserved, minority, disadvantaged senior citizens. Methods: The Wellness Education and Health Promotion Program for a sample of elderly in the Bronx was based on evidence-based practice, social networks, and the group process in an eight week series of education on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.&nbsp; The information was disseminated using educational programs, exercise sessions, media, and weekly question and answer sessions. To evaluate the impact of the educational series on participants pre and post physiological data include body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, weight, blood pressure, and glucose levels were analyzed for differences. Results: Thirty senior citizens participated in the RN Intern Wellness Education and Health Promotion Program between the ages of 56-88 with a mean age of 72. There was statistically significant improvement in the post body mass index (p=.025), waist circumference (p=.042), glucose self-reports (p=.052), and weight p=.053) in a two tailed paired t-test analysis. Conclusion: Underserved minority disadvantaged senior citizen participation in a RN Intern Wellness Education and Health Promotion Program significantly improved their health indicators that are used to predict cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This pilot program will be repeated as it appears to be cost effective with a high level of benefit.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:38:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:38:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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