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Brinkman, Patricia – Journal of Extension, 2016
Extension has taught successful classes to address heart disease, yet heart disease remains the number one killer in the United States. The U.S. government's Million Hearts initiative seeks collaboration among colleges, local and state health departments, Extension and other organizations, and medical providers in imparting a consistent message…
Descriptors: Diseases, Heart Disorders, Health Promotion, Extension Education
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Al Khayyal, Hatem; El Geneidy, Moshera; El Shazly, Somaya Abdel Moneim – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Coronary heart disease is the most frequent single cause of death among persons over 65 years of age and it seems to continue to be a significant threat to the health and wellbeing of the elderly population all over the world, yet the condition is largely preventable. The aims of this study to assess and determine the relations among elder's…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Heart Disorders, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior
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Brown, Cynthia Williams; Alexander, Dayna S.; Cummins, Kayla; Price, Amanda Alise; Anderson-Booker, Marian – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: African American women have the highest risk of death from heart disease among all racial, ethnic, and gender groups due to sedentary behaviors. Purpose: This article describes an intervention among 2 groups--a program group and an information group (intervention and comparison)--that assessed cardiovascular risk factor knowledge among…
Descriptors: Females, African Americans, Heart Disorders, Intervention
Bergman, Hannah E.; Reeve, Bryce B.; Moser, Richard P.; Scholl, Sarah; Klein, William M. P. – American Journal of Health Education, 2011
Background: Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, yet a comprehensive and evidence-based heart disease knowledge assessment is currently not available. Purpose: This paper describes the two-phase development of a novel heart disease knowledge questionnaire. Methods: After review and critique of the…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Diseases, Knowledge Level, Questionnaires
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Smith, Matthew Lee; Dickerson, Justin B.; Sosa, Erica T.; McKyer, E. Lisako J.; Ory, Marcia G. – American Journal of Health Behavior, 2012
Objective: To compare college students' perceived disease risk with disease prevalence rates. Methods: Data were analyzed from 625 college students collected with an Internet-based survey. Paired t-tests were used to separately compare participants' perceived 10-year and lifetime disease risk for 4 diseases: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Health Education, Heart Disorders
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Hovick, Shelly R.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Ashida, Sato; de Heer, Hendrik D.; Koehly, Laura M. – Health Education Research, 2014
Little is known about the effect of personalized risk information on risk perceptions over time, particularly among ethnically diverse subpopulations. The present study examines Mexican American's (MAs) risk perceptions for heart disease and diabetes at baseline and following receipt of risk feedback based on family health history. Participants…
Descriptors: Risk, Feedback (Response), Mexican Americans, Heart Disorders
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Eckard, Nathalie; Nedlund, Ann-Charlotte; Janzon, Magnus; Levin, Lars-Åke – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
This paper explores the practice of evidence-based policy in a Swedish healthcare context. The study focused on how policymakers in the specific working group, the Priority-Setting Group (PSG), handled the various forms of evidence and values and their competing rationalities, when producing the Swedish National Guidelines for heart diseases that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices
Alavi, Nasim – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the preferred method of learning about heart disease by adult learners. This research study also investigated if there was a statistically significant difference between race/ethnicity, age, and gender of adult learners and their preferred method of learning preventative heart disease care. This…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Heart Disorders, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Hutchins, Mathew; Melancon, Jim; Sneed, Demarcus; Nunning, Jennifer – Physical Educator, 2015
Currently, heart disease and diabetes dominate society as the leading cause of death for Americans. In this study, we examined the effectiveness of a lifestyle enhancement program on factors related to the development of heart disease. The Wabash Valley Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a community-based lifestyle change program with…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Life Style, Heart Disorders, Prevention
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Korin, Maya Rom; Chaplin, William F.; Shaffer, Jonathan A.; Butler, Mark J.; Ojie, Mary-Jane; Davidson, Karina W. – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Objective: To examine gender differences in the association between beliefs in heart disease preventability and 10-year incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in a population-based sample. Methods: A total of 2,688 Noninstitutionalized Nova Scotians without prior CHD enrolled in the Nova Scotia Health Study (NSHS95) and were followed for 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Health, Beliefs
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Ai, Amy L.; Rollman, Bruce L.; Berger, Candyce S. – Health & Social Work, 2010
On the basis of current epidemiological and clinical research, this article describes how mental health symptoms are associated with heart disease, a major chronic condition that occurs primarily in middle and late life. The article describes the culturally and historically important link between heart and mind. It then describes depression and…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Diseases, Mental Health, Risk
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Meng, Karin; Seekatz, Bettina; Haug, Günter; Mosler, Gabriele; Schwaab, Bernhard; Worringen, Ulrike; Faller, Hermann – Health Education Research, 2014
Patient education is an essential part of the treatment of coronary heart disease in cardiac rehabilitation. In Germany, no standardized and evaluated patient education programs for coronary heart disease have been available so far. In this article, we report the evaluation of a patient-oriented program. A multicenter quasi-experimental,…
Descriptors: Patients, Health Education, Heart Disorders, Rehabilitation
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Fuller-Thomson, Esme; Brennenstuhl, Sarah; Frank, John – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2010
Objectives: Although, the relationship between childhood physical abuse and adult heart disease has been documented, very few studies have controlled for many of the known risk factors for heart disease. The objective of the current study, therefore, was to investigate the association between childhood physical abuse and adult heart disease while…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Heart Disorders, Public Health, Diseases
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Findley, Patricia; Shen, Chan; Sambamoorthi, Usha – Health & Social Work, 2011
This study investigated the association between multimorbidity and persistent depression among cohorts of veterans with diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension. The retrospective longitudinal analysis used national administrative data on around 1.38 million Veteran Health Administration clinic users merged with Medicare claims data.…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Heart Disorders, Incidence, Hypertension
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Holly, Deirdre; Sharp, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
People with learning disabilities are at increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Research suggests this may be due to inequalities in health status and inequities in the way health services respond to need. Little is known about the most effective way to improve health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. A previously developed…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Health Education, Adult Education
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