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Expectation to improve cardiovascular risk factors control in participants to a health promotion program.
Journal of General Internal Medicine
BACKGROUND: We assessed expectations to improve cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVD-RF) in participants to a health promotion program. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Blood pressure (BP), blood glucose (BG), blood total cholesterol (TC), body mass index (BMI), and self-reported smoking were assessed in 1,598 volunteers from the general public (men: 40%; mean age: 56.7 +/- 12.7 years) participating in a mobile health promotion program in the Vaud canton, Switzerland. Participants were asked about their expectation to have their CVD-RF improved at a next visit scheduled 2-3 years later. RESULTS: Expectation for improved control was found in 90% of participants with elevated BP, 91% with elevated BG, 45% with elevated TC, 44% who were overweight, and 35% who were smoking. Expectation for TC improvement was reported more often by men, persons with high level of TC, and persons who had consulted a doctor in the past 12 months. Expectations to lose weight and to quit smoking were found more often in younger persons than the older ones. CONCLUSION: Volunteers from the general population participating in a health promotion program expected improved control more often for hypertension and dysglycemia than for dyslipidemia, overweight and smoking.
Adult, Aged, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cohort Studies, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Promotion, Humans, Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemias, Hypertension, Male, Middle Aged, Motivation, Overweight, Patient Participation, Patient Satisfaction, Risk Factors, Self Concept, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Switzerland
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