Health Behaviors and Prevalence of Heart Disease Risk Factors among Girls and Women in Middle Eastern Countries

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158888
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Presentation
Title:
Health Behaviors and Prevalence of Heart Disease Risk Factors among Girls and Women in Middle Eastern Countries
Abstract:
Health Behaviors and Prevalence of Heart Disease Risk Factors among Girls and Women in Middle Eastern Countries
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Mohamed, H.anem
P.I. Institution Name:Tanta University, Egypt
Contact Address:Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Tanta, 40, Egypt
Contact Telephone:+0966-2422970
Co-Authors:H.F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, Nursing, Tanta University , Tanta, EGYPT; H.F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, , CWRU, Cleveland, OH;
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The drastic social and economic change in Middle Eastern countries has been accompanied by cultural changes, and changes in the life style. This change contributed to increase the risk for developing heart disease especially among women in different age groups. In addition, the prevalence of heart disease risk factors is different in women and should be taken seriously in prevention and treatment. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of coronary heart disease risk factors, health knowledge, perception of personal risk of heart disease and barriers to behavioral change among adult girls and women in Middle Eastern countries. The study will also provide demographic information, life style factors and health behaviors in relation to coronary heart disease risk factors. A cross-sectional design using structured interview will be used to collect the data. A convenience sample of all nursing students (girls only) aged 17 years and older and women who are employed at two metropolitan hospitals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be included. The survey will include demographic information, medical history and risk factors such as positive family history, hypertension, smoking, dyslipidaemia, obesity, physical activity and diabetes. Height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure and glucose level will be measured for each participant during the interview. Results from this study will help health care providers to provide age-related and culturally sensitive interventions to improve the health of girls and women in these countries. Appropriate recommendations regarding health promotion and education programs that may contribute to reducing the risks of coronary heart disease among girls and women in Middle Eastern countries will be discussed.
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.titleHealth Behaviors and Prevalence of Heart Disease Risk Factors among Girls and Women in Middle Eastern Countriesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158888-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Behaviors and Prevalence of Heart Disease Risk Factors among Girls and Women in Middle Eastern Countries</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mohamed, H.anem</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tanta University, Egypt</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Tanta, 40, Egypt</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">+0966-2422970</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hanemfm@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">H.F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, Nursing, Tanta University , Tanta, EGYPT; H.F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, , CWRU, Cleveland, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The drastic social and economic change in Middle Eastern countries has been accompanied by cultural changes, and changes in the life style. This change contributed to increase the risk for developing heart disease especially among women in different age groups. In addition, the prevalence of heart disease risk factors is different in women and should be taken seriously in prevention and treatment. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of coronary heart disease risk factors, health knowledge, perception of personal risk of heart disease and barriers to behavioral change among adult girls and women in Middle Eastern countries. The study will also provide demographic information, life style factors and health behaviors in relation to coronary heart disease risk factors. A cross-sectional design using structured interview will be used to collect the data. A convenience sample of all nursing students (girls only) aged 17 years and older and women who are employed at two metropolitan hospitals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be included. The survey will include demographic information, medical history and risk factors such as positive family history, hypertension, smoking, dyslipidaemia, obesity, physical activity and diabetes. Height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure and glucose level will be measured for each participant during the interview. Results from this study will help health care providers to provide age-related and culturally sensitive interventions to improve the health of girls and women in these countries. Appropriate recommendations regarding health promotion and education programs that may contribute to reducing the risks of coronary heart disease among girls and women in Middle Eastern countries will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:29:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:29:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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