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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160430
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Risk Reduction Program for Diabetes and Heart Disease in African Americans
Abstract:
Risk Reduction Program for Diabetes and Heart Disease in African Americans
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Miller, Christine
Contact Address:SON, Cunningham Room 645, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Co-Authors:Mary Jo Baisch; Jean Bell-Calvin
Diabetes and heart disease are the most serious health threats for African Americans (AAs) in the U.S. Traditional medical approaches have not been successful in reducing the alarming morbidity and mortality rates in this population. Reduction of risk is essential to decreasing the incidence and prevalence of these two major health threats. This research study is designed to: 1) Identify factors that improve or hinder healthy lifestyle choices regarding diet and exercise among AA in a community setting and 2) assess the impact of a ten week modular program of screening, education, and behavior modification on selected health indicators for AA participants. A program called, Give It Up To Live It Up has been designed by a community based, multidisciplinary team to promote healthy lifestyle changes in African American's in a community setting to reduce their risk for Diabetes and Heart Disease. The pilot program includes information on risk factors for diabetes, and heart disease, healthy nutrition, stress reduction and a variety of physical activities and exercises. Participants will attend ten weekly sessions, participate in discussions and mild to moderate physical activities, sample healthy snacks, keep a food/activity diary, and have access to a Nurse Practitioner. Field trips will include visits to a local grocery store and restaurant to facilitate learning about healthier food selections. Participant incentives include pedometers, and grocery vouchers. Fifteen volunteers with risk factors for diabetes and heart disease are being recruited from an AA neighborhood center. Screening includes a lipid panel, cholesterol, glucose and A1C, and a health exam including assessment of risk factors and physical limitations done both pre and post program participation. A pre / post-test design will assess knowledge, diaries and participant feedback will be used to detect behavior changes, and physical assessment and lab data will be used to determine health outcomes. AN: MN030315
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.titleRisk Reduction Program for Diabetes and Heart Disease in African Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160430-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Risk Reduction Program for Diabetes and Heart Disease in African Americans </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Miller, Christine</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, Cunningham Room 645, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Jo Baisch; Jean Bell-Calvin</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Diabetes and heart disease are the most serious health threats for African Americans (AAs) in the U.S. Traditional medical approaches have not been successful in reducing the alarming morbidity and mortality rates in this population. Reduction of risk is essential to decreasing the incidence and prevalence of these two major health threats. This research study is designed to: 1) Identify factors that improve or hinder healthy lifestyle choices regarding diet and exercise among AA in a community setting and 2) assess the impact of a ten week modular program of screening, education, and behavior modification on selected health indicators for AA participants. A program called, Give It Up To Live It Up has been designed by a community based, multidisciplinary team to promote healthy lifestyle changes in African American's in a community setting to reduce their risk for Diabetes and Heart Disease. The pilot program includes information on risk factors for diabetes, and heart disease, healthy nutrition, stress reduction and a variety of physical activities and exercises. Participants will attend ten weekly sessions, participate in discussions and mild to moderate physical activities, sample healthy snacks, keep a food/activity diary, and have access to a Nurse Practitioner. Field trips will include visits to a local grocery store and restaurant to facilitate learning about healthier food selections. Participant incentives include pedometers, and grocery vouchers. Fifteen volunteers with risk factors for diabetes and heart disease are being recruited from an AA neighborhood center. Screening includes a lipid panel, cholesterol, glucose and A1C, and a health exam including assessment of risk factors and physical limitations done both pre and post program participation. A pre / post-test design will assess knowledge, diaries and participant feedback will be used to detect behavior changes, and physical assessment and lab data will be used to determine health outcomes. AN: MN030315 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:56:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:56:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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