This investigation evaluated the effect of a peer-education program on preventing cardiovascular disease in older persons.
Peer leaders at two urban senior housing residences were provided with training on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, strategies to reduce the risk factors, and communication skills.
Baseline and follow-up data were collected on residents at the two intervention and two control sites.
The dependent variables were knowledge of cardiovascular disease risk factors; perceived self-efficacy to reduce calories, dietary fat and salt intake, to lose weight, to stop smoking, and to exercise regularly; and self-reported cardiovascular risk behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Cardiopathie, Vieillard, Homme, Facteur risque, Comportement, Enseignement mutuel, Etablissement troisième âge, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Health education, Prevention, Heart disease, Elderly, Human, Risk factor, Behavior, Peer tutoring teaching, Homes for the aged, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0193094
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.