Preventing cardiovascular disease through community-based risk reduction : the Bootheel heart health project.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a community-based risk reduction project affected behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Community-based activities were conducted in six southeastern Missouri counties.
Physical inactivity decreased within in the intervention region, that is, in communities where heart health coalitions were developed and among respondents who where aware of these coalitions.
In addition, the prevalence rates for reports of cholesterol screening within the past 2 years were higher for respondents in areas with coalitions and among persons who were aware of the coalitions.
Even with modest resources, community-based interventions show promise in reducing self-reported risk for cardiovascular disease within a relatively brief period. (R. A.).
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Prévention, Facteur risque, Etats Unis
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Prevention, Risk factor, United States
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 96/02 V
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 28/06/1996.