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A family history intervention: enhancing cardiovascular risk assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21462901     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes the effect of individualized counseling using family history data and objective cardiovascular risk factors on intent to change and actual exercise behavior in a diverse sample of working adults. Using a longitudinal, quasi-experimental, crossover design, objective data (blood lipids, glucose, blood pressure, and body mass index) and subjective data (awareness of heart disease risk, depression, spirituality, and knowledge of family history) were collected from 91 (mostly female and with a mean age of 45 years) primary and secondary teachers in a southwestern city. The Transtheoretical Model of Change guided the study and measured intent to exercise. Objective risks in this sample mirrored national indices of risk for obesity and abnormal lipids. Although some participants increased their exercise, no significant differences were found between the groups in exercise behavior at 6 and 12 months. Using knowledge of family history to raise awareness and encourage lifestyle changes related to cardiovascular risk warrants further study.
Jeanette A McNeill; Jennifer D M Cook; Marveen Mahon; David A Allwein; Maureen Rauschhuber; Cynthia O Richardson; Laura R Muñoz; Rosanna Estrada; Mary Elaine Jones
Publication Detail:
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 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-05     Completed Date:  2011-06-08     Revised Date:  2011-06-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608669     Medline TA:  AAOHN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-92; quiz 193-4     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2011, SLACK Incorporated.
University of the Incarnate Word, School of Nursing and Health Professions, San Antonio, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Faculty / statistics & numerical data*
Family Health*
Middle Aged
Models, Theoretical*
Occupational Health Nursing / methods*
Risk Assessment / methods
Risk Factors
Comment In:
AAOHN J. 2011 Jun;59(6):241; author reply 241   [PMID:  21627059 ]

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