Developing Strategic Interventions to Reduce CVD Risk in Law Enforcement: The Art and Science of Data Triangulation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160825
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Presentation
Title:
Developing Strategic Interventions to Reduce CVD Risk in Law Enforcement: The Art and Science of Data Triangulation
Abstract:
Developing Strategic Interventions to Reduce CVD Risk in Law Enforcement: The Art and Science of Data Triangulation
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Ramey, Sandra, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Univeristy of Iowa
Title:nursing
Contact Address:50 Newton Rd., Iowa City, IA, 50242, USA
Contact Telephone:3193357113
Co-Authors:S.L. Ramey, N.R. Downing, A.A. Knoblauch, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA;
This paper explores and describes how nurses develop strategic interventions targeted toward risk reduction in the workplace. Thirty years of data support that people employed in law enforcement have greater prevalence of CVD risk and morbidity than that found in the general population. More needs to be known about the factors that contribute to this risk. Using Green and Kreuter's (1999) Precede-Proceed Health Promotion Planning Model, survey data (n = 672), interview transcripts (n = 30) and focus group data (n = 8) from the Milwaukee Police Department were triangulated to inform intervention development. Narrative transcripts disclose that officers encounter potential barriers and motivators to a healthy life style on a daily basis. The real, intense and unprotected circumstances that are the reality of their work informed the steps toward risk reduction. Survey data results support that the rates of overweight and hypertension are significantly (p < .001) higher in those employed by the MPD than that found in the Wisconsin general population (n = 2,855) and that the best predictor of CVD is diabetes. The increased prevalence of risk and disease in this profession is real. Officers are ready to receive information about their health. Several health promotion strategies, including facilitation of increased awareness, are offered as ways for addressing the dissonance that exists between the expectations of the job and the intense relational experiences in the workplace. This study clearly identifies risk factors that nurses can modify within this group. The strategies are offered that may reshape the patterns of health for this and other high stress occupations.
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.titleDeveloping Strategic Interventions to Reduce CVD Risk in Law Enforcement: The Art and Science of Data Triangulationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160825-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing Strategic Interventions to Reduce CVD Risk in Law Enforcement: The Art and Science of Data Triangulation</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ramey, Sandra, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Univeristy of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">50 Newton Rd., Iowa City, IA, 50242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">3193357113</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sandra-ramey@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S.L. Ramey, N.R. Downing, A.A. Knoblauch, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This paper explores and describes how nurses develop strategic interventions targeted toward risk reduction in the workplace. Thirty years of data support that people employed in law enforcement have greater prevalence of CVD risk and morbidity than that found in the general population. More needs to be known about the factors that contribute to this risk. Using Green and Kreuter's (1999) Precede-Proceed Health Promotion Planning Model, survey data (n = 672), interview transcripts (n = 30) and focus group data (n = 8) from the Milwaukee Police Department were triangulated to inform intervention development. Narrative transcripts disclose that officers encounter potential barriers and motivators to a healthy life style on a daily basis. The real, intense and unprotected circumstances that are the reality of their work informed the steps toward risk reduction. Survey data results support that the rates of overweight and hypertension are significantly (p &lt; .001) higher in those employed by the MPD than that found in the Wisconsin general population (n = 2,855) and that the best predictor of CVD is diabetes. The increased prevalence of risk and disease in this profession is real. Officers are ready to receive information about their health. Several health promotion strategies, including facilitation of increased awareness, are offered as ways for addressing the dissonance that exists between the expectations of the job and the intense relational experiences in the workplace. This study clearly identifies risk factors that nurses can modify within this group. The strategies are offered that may reshape the patterns of health for this and other high stress occupations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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