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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154361
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prevalence of CVD Risk Factors within the Milwaukee Police Department
Abstract:
Prevalence of CVD Risk Factors within the Milwaukee Police Department
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Ramey, Sandra L., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Marquette University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Purpose: Determine the prevalence of risk and CVD morbidity within a diverse major metropolitan police department and to explore unique aspects within the profession of law enforcement that may contribute to increased prevalence of risk and CVD development. Background: Law enforcement is among the occupations with the highest documented rate of CVD. The mechanisms underlying this risk remain uncertain, but clearly efforts are needed to develop strategies to reduce risks of CVD within this profession. Method: Using the Precede-Proceed Health Promotion Planning Model, specific aims of this study are to: 1) determine the prevalence of risk and CVD morbidity within a major metropolitan police department (n = 1,762); 2) identify contributive factors that are precursors of risk development and 3) explore possible relationships among lifestyle attributes, job stressors, length of time employed as a LEO, gender, and racial/ethnic characteristics with CVD risk. Using an exploratory design, a 50-question survey was used to query officers about risk factors including perception of stress. Thirty interviews were conducted to understand and explain the perceptions of health and lifestyle embraced by the officers. Confirmation of qualitative reports were triangulated with other findings in the literature to identify the predisposing, enabling and reinforcing factors contributing to the increased prevalence of CVD risk. Results: The results of this study will further define the relationship between the risks for CVD and the profession of law enforcement. In addition, it will provide the basis for future health promotion initiatives and CV risk factor reduction strategies in this high-risk population. Implications: There are approximately 80,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. Strategic interventions piloted and refined in this study may be generalized to other law enforcement agencies to reduce the prevalence of CVD risk. Other occupations experiencing high levels of stress may benefit from the interventions as well.
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.titlePrevalence of CVD Risk Factors within the Milwaukee Police Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154361-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevalence of CVD Risk Factors within the Milwaukee Police Department</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">Ramey, Sandra L., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Marquette University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sandra.ramey@marquette.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Determine the prevalence of risk and CVD morbidity within a diverse major metropolitan police department and to explore unique aspects within the profession of law enforcement that may contribute to increased prevalence of risk and CVD development. Background: Law enforcement is among the occupations with the highest documented rate of CVD. The mechanisms underlying this risk remain uncertain, but clearly efforts are needed to develop strategies to reduce risks of CVD within this profession. Method: Using the Precede-Proceed Health Promotion Planning Model, specific aims of this study are to: 1) determine the prevalence of risk and CVD morbidity within a major metropolitan police department (n = 1,762); 2) identify contributive factors that are precursors of risk development and 3) explore possible relationships among lifestyle attributes, job stressors, length of time employed as a LEO, gender, and racial/ethnic characteristics with CVD risk. Using an exploratory design, a 50-question survey was used to query officers about risk factors including perception of stress. Thirty interviews were conducted to understand and explain the perceptions of health and lifestyle embraced by the officers. Confirmation of qualitative reports were triangulated with other findings in the literature to identify the predisposing, enabling and reinforcing factors contributing to the increased prevalence of CVD risk. Results: The results of this study will further define the relationship between the risks for CVD and the profession of law enforcement. In addition, it will provide the basis for future health promotion initiatives and CV risk factor reduction strategies in this high-risk population. Implications: There are approximately 80,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. Strategic interventions piloted and refined in this study may be generalized to other law enforcement agencies to reduce the prevalence of CVD risk. Other occupations experiencing high levels of stress may benefit from the interventions as well.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:56:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:56:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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