Cardiovascular Risk Among Patients at a Rural Health Clinic in Limon, Honduras

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155251
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Presentation
Title:
Cardiovascular Risk Among Patients at a Rural Health Clinic in Limon, Honduras
Abstract:
Cardiovascular Risk Among Patients at a Rural Health Clinic in Limon, Honduras
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lehman, Betsy B., MS, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Title:Clinical Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Jennifer B. Sandoval, RN, MSN, PhD
[Research Presentation] Context: Faculty and students conducted a pilot study at a local health care clinic in Limon, Honduras. Objectives: The purpose of this international pilot study was to examine the prevalence of cardiovascular risks factors among the population of Limon and the surrounding area who attend the clinic in Limon. Physiologic measures and demographic data were used to evaluate risk.á Health information related to life style changes was provided and evaluated.áMethods:áA descriptive, correlational study design was used to examine the incidence of cardiovascular risk factors among the population aged 13 years old and older. áPhysiological measures that were available and a demographic risk profile were used. Health education materials related to life style changes to minimize cardiovascular risk were distributed. The likelihood of behavioral change was evaluated. Main Outcomes:áThe most prevalent risks were BPs above 130/80, BMIs > 25, and frying food.áMost patients were unsure of their family medical history. A majority of the patients walk to the store and to work. Twenty nine percent of the patients interviewed ate no vegetables and 15% ate no fruit.áThe behavior the patients said they were most likely to change was the way they prepared foods. Conclusion: This was a wonderful educational experience for faculty, students and Hondurans blending international service learning, research, student-faculty collaboration and cultural awareness. Continued research surrounding cardiovascular risk and behavior change in developing countries needs to be done. Key-word: international research, cardiovascular risk, service-learning
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.titleCardiovascular Risk Among Patients at a Rural Health Clinic in Limon, Hondurasen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155251-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cardiovascular Risk Among Patients at a Rural Health Clinic in Limon, Honduras</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lehman, Betsy B., MS, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina at Greensboro</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">betsy_lehman@uncg.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jennifer B. Sandoval, RN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Context: Faculty and students conducted a pilot study at a local health care clinic in Limon, Honduras. Objectives: The purpose of this international pilot study was to examine the prevalence of cardiovascular risks factors among the population of Limon and the surrounding area who attend the clinic in Limon. Physiologic measures and demographic data were used to evaluate risk.&aacute; Health information related to life style changes was provided and evaluated.&aacute;Methods:&aacute;A descriptive, correlational study design was used to examine the incidence of cardiovascular risk factors among the population aged 13 years old and older. &aacute;Physiological measures that were available and a demographic risk profile were used. Health education materials related to life style changes to minimize cardiovascular risk were distributed. The likelihood of behavioral change was evaluated. Main Outcomes:&aacute;The most prevalent risks were BPs above 130/80, BMIs &gt; 25, and frying food.&aacute;Most patients were unsure of their family medical history. A majority of the patients walk to the store and to work. Twenty nine percent of the patients interviewed ate no vegetables and 15% ate no fruit.&aacute;The behavior the patients said they were most likely to change was the way they prepared foods. Conclusion: This was a wonderful educational experience for faculty, students and Hondurans blending international service learning, research, student-faculty collaboration and cultural awareness. Continued research surrounding cardiovascular risk and behavior change in developing countries needs to be done. Key-word: international research, cardiovascular risk, service-learning</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:40:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:40:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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