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Assessment of blood pressure knowledge among workers in a midwestern manufacturing plant.
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PMID:  21627061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This pilot study assessed knowledge of blood pressure among employees in a midwestern manufacturing plant. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) guidelines were used to define blood pressure categories. The Roy Adaptation Model served as the framework. Results indicated two statistically significant relationships-one between knowledge of blood pressure and employees taking blood pressure medication, and one between employees' knowledge of blood pressure readings and increased interest in learning about lifestyle modifications impacting blood pressure. Of those correctly identifying the blood pressure ranges for prehypertension, 94.4% indicated interest in learning about lifestyle modifications to improve blood pressure. Occupational health nurses in industrial settings have a unique opportunity to influence employees' blood pressure knowledge, which can propel employees to consider lifestyle modifications or wellness programs that may favorably impact indirect and direct costs.
Cindy L Fearn; Gail Y Brick; Shannon Lizer; Andrea Doughty; Martin Macdowell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0891-0162     ISO Abbreviation:  AAOHN J     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608669     Medline TA:  AAOHN J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-63     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright 2011, SLACK Incorporated.
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