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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603189
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Walking for Heart Health in Rural Women
Other Titles:
Promoting Cardiovascular Related Education [Session]
Author(s):
Marigliano, Elisabeth J.; Stewart Fahs, Pamela; Ludden, Cristina; Stewart Fahs, Pamela; Ludden, Cristina
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Iota
Author Details:
Elisabeth J. Marigliano, RN, libbymarigliano@gmail.com; Pamela Stewart Fahs, RN; Cristina Ludden
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Abstract Purpose:  To examine the effects of a walking program on outcomes such as blood pressure, total and HDL cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), 10 year cardiovascular risk and results of a 6-minute walk test for adult women in a rural community in upstate New York. Method: A 10 week walking program was initiated in a rural community in upstate New York; a convenience sample of 70 eligible females was obtained from this walking program.  We successfully retained 62 of those participants to study completion; however 2 participants did not have a post cholesterol reading.  We collected pre and post BMI, total cholesterol, HDL, blood pressure and a 6 minute walk test on the selected women.  Pedometer activity was collected throughout the program with computer downloads at 5 and 10 weeks.  Socio-demographic variables such as age, self-identified ethnicity and reported educational level are used to describe the sample and trends in the data.   In this quasi-experimental study we conducted eight paired t-tests of pre and post data with Bonferroni correction for multiple t-tests. Findings: The age range was 29-79 with a mean age of 55 years.  The mean pretest weight was 181 lbs. and the mean pretest BMI was 30.7.  Upon completion of the walking program there was a statistically significant improvement (p < .05) in the following measures: weight, BMI, total cholesterol, systolic blood pressure and the 6 minute walk test.  All comparisons retained significance except improvement in total cholesterol after the Bonferroni correction.  Although not statistically significant there was also an improvement in diastolic blood pressure, HDL and 10 year cardiovascular risk.  We also discovered a statistically significant increase in aerobic steps from midway through the end of the study, after an incentive raffle challenge was implemented.  Conclusions:  The data suggest that a community walking program utilizing pedometers with tracking capabilities was successful in increasing steps and improving select cardiovascular risk factors in a rural community in upstate New York.
Keywords:
rural women; cardiovascular risks; pedometer walking program
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15H01
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleWalking for Heart Health in Rural Womenen
dc.title.alternativePromoting Cardiovascular Related Education [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorMarigliano, Elisabeth J.en
dc.contributor.authorStewart Fahs, Pamelaen
dc.contributor.authorLudden, Cristinaen
dc.contributor.authorStewart Fahs, Pamelaen
dc.contributor.authorLudden, Cristinaen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Iotaen
dc.author.detailsElisabeth J. Marigliano, RN, libbymarigliano@gmail.com; Pamela Stewart Fahs, RN; Cristina Luddenen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603189en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Abstract Purpose:  To examine the effects of a walking program on outcomes such as blood pressure, total and HDL cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), 10 year cardiovascular risk and results of a 6-minute walk test for adult women in a rural community in upstate New York. Method: A 10 week walking program was initiated in a rural community in upstate New York; a convenience sample of 70 eligible females was obtained from this walking program.  We successfully retained 62 of those participants to study completion; however 2 participants did not have a post cholesterol reading.  We collected pre and post BMI, total cholesterol, HDL, blood pressure and a 6 minute walk test on the selected women.  Pedometer activity was collected throughout the program with computer downloads at 5 and 10 weeks.  Socio-demographic variables such as age, self-identified ethnicity and reported educational level are used to describe the sample and trends in the data.   In this quasi-experimental study we conducted eight paired t-tests of pre and post data with Bonferroni correction for multiple t-tests. Findings: The age range was 29-79 with a mean age of 55 years.  The mean pretest weight was 181 lbs. and the mean pretest BMI was 30.7.  Upon completion of the walking program there was a statistically significant improvement (p < .05) in the following measures: weight, BMI, total cholesterol, systolic blood pressure and the 6 minute walk test.  All comparisons retained significance except improvement in total cholesterol after the Bonferroni correction.  Although not statistically significant there was also an improvement in diastolic blood pressure, HDL and 10 year cardiovascular risk.  We also discovered a statistically significant increase in aerobic steps from midway through the end of the study, after an incentive raffle challenge was implemented.  Conclusions:  The data suggest that a community walking program utilizing pedometers with tracking capabilities was successful in increasing steps and improving select cardiovascular risk factors in a rural community in upstate New York.en
dc.subjectrural womenen
dc.subjectcardiovascular risksen
dc.subjectpedometer walking programen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:45:12Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:45:12Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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