An Exploratory Study of Health Promotion Lifestyle of Community Health Volunteers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155525
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Exploratory Study of Health Promotion Lifestyle of Community Health Volunteers
Abstract:
An Exploratory Study of Health Promotion Lifestyle of Community Health Volunteers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chiang, Chen-Hung, BA
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gung Institute of Technology
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Pei-Lin Hsieh, MSc, PhD; Shu-Man Lin, BA; Hsiao-Jung Chen, BA
Prevention strategies and lifestyle interventions have been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Community health volunteers play an important role and contribute significantly to health promotion in the general community. Training the community health volunteers to be a health promoter is beneficial because they are important community resources. The aim of this study was to evaluate any significant changes in lifestyle, blood pressure (systolic blood pressure, SBP and diastolic blood pressure, DBP), body fat and body mass index (BMI) after health promotion training courses. A pre-test-post-test design was used evaluate the training course of volunteers. The training courses comprised five components: measuring and understanding blood pressure; understanding CVD; nutrition; physical activity; and Chinese medicine care. Fifty-two community health volunteers were recruited and attended a training course for 3 months. A Heart Promotion Questionnaire (HPQ) was used to evaluate the change of lifestyle. The results revealed that there were significant differences in the total score of the HPQ. Although there was not significant difference in the level of BMI, SBP, DBP and body fat, there was a slight drop in the four measurements. It is important for community health volunteers to be aware of strategies to prevent CVD , not only in order to improve their own lifestyle but also to help others to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
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.titleAn Exploratory Study of Health Promotion Lifestyle of Community Health Volunteersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155525-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Exploratory Study of Health Promotion Lifestyle of Community Health Volunteers</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">Chiang, Chen-Hung, BA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gung Institute of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">megan@gw.cgit.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pei-Lin Hsieh, MSc, PhD; Shu-Man Lin, BA; Hsiao-Jung Chen, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Prevention strategies and lifestyle interventions have been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Community health volunteers play an important role and contribute significantly to health promotion in the general community. Training the community health volunteers to be a health promoter is beneficial because they are important community resources. The aim of this study was to evaluate any significant changes in lifestyle, blood pressure (systolic blood pressure, SBP and diastolic blood pressure, DBP), body fat and body mass index (BMI) after health promotion training courses. A pre-test-post-test design was used evaluate the training course of volunteers. The training courses comprised five components: measuring and understanding blood pressure; understanding CVD; nutrition; physical activity; and Chinese medicine care. Fifty-two community health volunteers were recruited and attended a training course for 3 months. A Heart Promotion Questionnaire (HPQ) was used to evaluate the change of lifestyle. The results revealed that there were significant differences in the total score of the HPQ. Although there was not significant difference in the level of BMI, SBP, DBP and body fat, there was a slight drop in the four measurements. It is important for community health volunteers to be aware of strategies to prevent CVD , not only in order to improve their own lifestyle but also to help others to adopt a healthier lifestyle.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:55:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:55:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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