Health-promoting lifestyles and cardiovascular risk factors in adult monozygotic twins

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160708
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Presentation
Title:
Health-promoting lifestyles and cardiovascular risk factors in adult monozygotic twins
Abstract:
Health-promoting lifestyles and cardiovascular risk factors in adult monozygotic twins
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Murrock, Carolyn, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Ursuline College
Title:Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist
Contact Address:Breen College of Nursing, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH, 44124, USA
Contact Telephone:440.646.8166
Development of cardiovascular disease (CD) is often linked to heredity; however, modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, alcohol and caffeine consumption, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity may also increase the incidence of CD. The purpose of this study is to describe the influence of health-promoting lifestyles in relation to the development of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in monozygotic twins (MZT). MZT provide the best evidence of familial, hereditary influences because they result from a single conception. This study employed a descriptive correlational design with a convenience sample of 76 MZT pairs (N=152). Data were collected at the annual Twins Days Festival in northeastern Ohio during the first weekend of August 2000. Pearson correlations revealed significant positive relationships among variables of health-promoting lifestyles, advanced educational levels, and high density lipoprotein levels. Negative correlations were found between health-promoting lifestyles and increased systolic blood pressures, greater caffeine consumption, and higher body weight/body mass index. The findings support health-promotion as a means for modifying many of the CVRF that lead to CD. Traditionally, nurses as health educators and patient counselors can use the results as a basis for future health teaching and practice.
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-promoting lifestyles and cardiovascular risk factors in adult monozygotic twinsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160708-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health-promoting lifestyles and cardiovascular risk factors in adult monozygotic twins</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">Murrock, Carolyn, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ursuline College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Breen College of Nursing, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH, 44124, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">440.646.8166</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kmurrock@stratos.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Development of cardiovascular disease (CD) is often linked to heredity; however, modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, alcohol and caffeine consumption, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity may also increase the incidence of CD. The purpose of this study is to describe the influence of health-promoting lifestyles in relation to the development of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in monozygotic twins (MZT). MZT provide the best evidence of familial, hereditary influences because they result from a single conception. This study employed a descriptive correlational design with a convenience sample of 76 MZT pairs (N=152). Data were collected at the annual Twins Days Festival in northeastern Ohio during the first weekend of August 2000. Pearson correlations revealed significant positive relationships among variables of health-promoting lifestyles, advanced educational levels, and high density lipoprotein levels. Negative correlations were found between health-promoting lifestyles and increased systolic blood pressures, greater caffeine consumption, and higher body weight/body mass index. The findings support health-promotion as a means for modifying many of the CVRF that lead to CD. Traditionally, nurses as health educators and patient counselors can use the results as a basis for future health teaching and practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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