Double Disadvantage: Risky Lifestyle and Comorbidity among Truck Drivers, a Class of Blue-Collar Workers, with Hypertriglyceridemia in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152911
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Presentation
Title:
Double Disadvantage: Risky Lifestyle and Comorbidity among Truck Drivers, a Class of Blue-Collar Workers, with Hypertriglyceridemia in Taiwan
Abstract:
Double Disadvantage: Risky Lifestyle and Comorbidity among Truck Drivers, a Class of Blue-Collar Workers, with Hypertriglyceridemia in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Hung, Shu-ling, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Mackay Medicine, Nursing, and Management College
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purposes of this study were to examine the relationship on lifestyle behavior and the comorbidity among male truck drivers with and without hypertriglyceridemia. Methods: The theoretical framework for this study was Pender's Health Promotion Model applied in a cross-sectional study. Data was obtained from a convenience sample of 1,083 male Taiwanese truck drivers who were asked to complete the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II) and the Demographic, Occupational, and Health Status questionnaires (DOHS). With permission of participants, individual's responses to the HPLP II and DOHS questionnaires were linked to Employee Annual Health Data (EAHD) in order to identify lifestyle behaviors and comorbidity associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Results: Data reveals that the double disadvantage of truck drivers with hypertriglyceridemia is evident with regard to both lifestyle risk participation and prevalence of comorbidity. Truck drivers who engaged in risky lifestyle behaviors are more likely to have hypertriglyceridemia than those who avoided risky lifestyle behaviors (Tobacco use Chi squared(1)=13.7, p<.001; alcohol consumption Chi squared(1)=13.7, p<.001; betel nut chewing Chi squared(1)=11.6, p=.001). Those who presented with hypertriglyceridemia showed associations with higher readings of systolic (>=140 mmHg, Chi squared(1)=10.4, p<.001), diastolic blood pressure (>=90 mmHg, Chi squared(1)=15.3, p<.001), cholesterol (>=240mg/dl, Chi squared(1)=38.4, p<.001), blood sugar (>=126mg/dl, Chi squared(1)=10.2, p=.001), waist circumference (>=90cm, Chi squared(1)=29.1, p<.001), and body mass index (>=27, Chi squared(1)=25.3, p<.001); however, none of the health promotion lifestyle behaviors (such as: health responsibility, stress, exercise, etc., p.>05) were evidently associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Conclusion: Truck drivers with risky lifestyles and comorbidity are at double disadvantage for having hypertriglyceridemia. For nurses, development of targeted health education focused on ceasing risky lifestyle behaviors might be more important than the development of health promotion lifestyle interventions for truck drivers.
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.titleDouble Disadvantage: Risky Lifestyle and Comorbidity among Truck Drivers, a Class of Blue-Collar Workers, with Hypertriglyceridemia in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152911-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Double Disadvantage: Risky Lifestyle and Comorbidity among Truck Drivers, a Class of Blue-Collar Workers, with Hypertriglyceridemia in Taiwan</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hung, Shu-ling, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mackay Medicine, Nursing, and Management 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">yu202677@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purposes of this study were to examine the relationship on lifestyle behavior and the comorbidity among male truck drivers with and without hypertriglyceridemia. Methods: The theoretical framework for this study was Pender's Health Promotion Model applied in a cross-sectional study. Data was obtained from a convenience sample of 1,083 male Taiwanese truck drivers who were asked to complete the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II) and the Demographic, Occupational, and Health Status questionnaires (DOHS). With permission of participants, individual's responses to the HPLP II and DOHS questionnaires were linked to Employee Annual Health Data (EAHD) in order to identify lifestyle behaviors and comorbidity associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Results: Data reveals that the double disadvantage of truck drivers with hypertriglyceridemia is evident with regard to both lifestyle risk participation and prevalence of comorbidity. Truck drivers who engaged in risky lifestyle behaviors are more likely to have hypertriglyceridemia than those who avoided risky lifestyle behaviors (Tobacco use Chi squared(1)=13.7, p&lt;.001; alcohol consumption Chi squared(1)=13.7, p&lt;.001; betel nut chewing Chi squared(1)=11.6, p=.001). Those who presented with hypertriglyceridemia showed associations with higher readings of systolic (&gt;=140 mmHg, Chi squared(1)=10.4, p&lt;.001), diastolic blood pressure (&gt;=90 mmHg, Chi squared(1)=15.3, p&lt;.001), cholesterol (&gt;=240mg/dl, Chi squared(1)=38.4, p&lt;.001), blood sugar (&gt;=126mg/dl, Chi squared(1)=10.2, p=.001), waist circumference (&gt;=90cm, Chi squared(1)=29.1, p&lt;.001), and body mass index (&gt;=27, Chi squared(1)=25.3, p&lt;.001); however, none of the health promotion lifestyle behaviors (such as: health responsibility, stress, exercise, etc., p.&gt;05) were evidently associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Conclusion: Truck drivers with risky lifestyles and comorbidity are at double disadvantage for having hypertriglyceridemia. For nurses, development of targeted health education focused on ceasing risky lifestyle behaviors might be more important than the development of health promotion lifestyle interventions for truck drivers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:54:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:54:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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