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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160922
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perception of Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Abstract:
Perception of Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ammouri, Ali, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Hashemite University
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:P.O Box 150459, Zarqa, 13115, Jordan
Contact Telephone:962 5390333 Ext 5448
Co-Authors:A.A. Ammouri, School of Nursing, Hashemite University, Zarqa, JORDAN; G. Neuberger, School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS;
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess perceptions of risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) among Jordanians and its association with demographic variables and health behaviors. Design: Using descriptive statistics and regression analysis, a cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted of 300 adult Jordanians. Results: Older Jordanians had higher perception of risk of CHD (Beta= .237, p < .001). Jordanian women (Beta = -.121, p < .05) perceived CHD more as unobservable, unknown, new, and delayed in manifestation of harm than Jordanian men. Also, adult Jordanians who reported not having family member with CHD (Beta= .129, p < .05) perceived CHD more as unobservable, unknown, new, and delayed in manifestation of harm. Adults with higher level of education indicated higher perception of risk of CHD. There was no significant association between perception of risk of CHD and health behaviors among adult Jordanians. Conclusion: Our data indicate the need for heart disease education programs for all adults, including programs targeted for younger adults, women, and low level of education. It is important to emphasize that adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors can influence their risk for developing long term disease.
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.titlePerception of Risk of Coronary Heart Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160922-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perception of Risk of Coronary Heart 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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ammouri, Ali, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hashemite University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">P.O Box 150459, Zarqa, 13115, Jordan</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">962 5390333 Ext 5448</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aammouri@hu.edu.jo</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A.A. Ammouri, School of Nursing, Hashemite University, Zarqa, JORDAN; G. Neuberger, School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess perceptions of risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) among Jordanians and its association with demographic variables and health behaviors. Design: Using descriptive statistics and regression analysis, a cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted of 300 adult Jordanians. Results: Older Jordanians had higher perception of risk of CHD (Beta= .237, p &lt; .001). Jordanian women (Beta = -.121, p &lt; .05) perceived CHD more as unobservable, unknown, new, and delayed in manifestation of harm than Jordanian men. Also, adult Jordanians who reported not having family member with CHD (Beta= .129, p &lt; .05) perceived CHD more as unobservable, unknown, new, and delayed in manifestation of harm. Adults with higher level of education indicated higher perception of risk of CHD. There was no significant association between perception of risk of CHD and health behaviors among adult Jordanians. Conclusion: Our data indicate the need for heart disease education programs for all adults, including programs targeted for younger adults, women, and low level of education. It is important to emphasize that adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors can influence their risk for developing long term disease.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:12:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:12:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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