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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158793
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lifestyle modification in individuals at risk for cardiac disease
Abstract:
Lifestyle modification in individuals at risk for cardiac disease
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Lembke, Leslie
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA
Contact Telephone:219.464.5000
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether participants in a cardiac screening program were motivated to change their lifestyle by having high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) or a perception of control over their health. The health locus of control model served as the theoretical framework. Did subjects identified as high risk for CVD implement lifestyle modifications more than those identified as low risk? Did subjects identified with an internal locus of control implement lifestyle modifications more than subjects with an external locus of control? Retrospective Ex Post Facto comparative and correlational designs were used. A convenience sample of 38 executives from a Midwestern steel company’s Cardiac Risk Reduction Program gave informed consent, and completed a profile and health locus of control questionnaire. Profile results were correlated with each subject's cardiac risk and suggested lifestyle modifications. Data showed no significant difference between high and low risk subjects and implementation of lifestyle modifications (t=- .22, df=36, p=.827). There was no correlation between LOC and lifestyle modifications (r=-.032, n=38, p=.424). Further studies may determine what motivates individuals at high risk for CVD to make lifestyle modifications. Additionally, development of cardiac risk educational tools and outcomes could enhance future programs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLifestyle modification in individuals at risk for cardiac diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158793-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Lifestyle modification in individuals at risk for cardiac disease</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lembke, Leslie</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219.464.5000</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">boomles@attglobal.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether participants in a cardiac screening program were motivated to change their lifestyle by having high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) or a perception of control over their health. The health locus of control model served as the theoretical framework. Did subjects identified as high risk for CVD implement lifestyle modifications more than those identified as low risk? Did subjects identified with an internal locus of control implement lifestyle modifications more than subjects with an external locus of control? Retrospective Ex Post Facto comparative and correlational designs were used. A convenience sample of 38 executives from a Midwestern steel company&rsquo;s Cardiac Risk Reduction Program gave informed consent, and completed a profile and health locus of control questionnaire. Profile results were correlated with each subject's cardiac risk and suggested lifestyle modifications. Data showed no significant difference between high and low risk subjects and implementation of lifestyle modifications (t=- .22, df=36, p=.827). There was no correlation between LOC and lifestyle modifications (r=-.032, n=38, p=.424). Further studies may determine what motivates individuals at high risk for CVD to make lifestyle modifications. Additionally, development of cardiac risk educational tools and outcomes could enhance future programs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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