A Clinical Practice Guideline for Prehypertension in Army Soldiers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146091
Title:
A Clinical Practice Guideline for Prehypertension in Army Soldiers
Author:
Weltha, Elena M.
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this project was to present a proposal for implementing and evaluating a new prehypertension clinical practice guideline (CPG) at the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy, Ft. Bliss, Texas. Prehypertension has been identified as being a precursor to hypertension, and is a fairly new concept. Individuals identified as having prehypertension have an extremely increased risk for developing hypertension. One population at great risk is the military, in particular the U.S. Army. Army soldiers are at great risk due to the nature of their occupation, as well as deployments to the Middle East to fight in the war on terror. One particular group within the U.S. Army is the Sergeant Major Academy, which represents the senior ranking, most elite of the enlisted Army. Sergeants Majors are at great risk for developing hypertension due to the presence of risk factors such as: prehypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, and stress. By implementing and evaluating a new prehypertension CPG, Sergeant Majors are less likely to develop hypertension and require intensive medical intervention. Pilot testing the CPG at the Sergeant Majors Academy can determine whether permanent implementation is appropriate. The ultimate goal is to prevent progression to hypertension through education, management, and follow-up.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Clinical Practice Guideline for Prehypertension in Army Soldiersen_US
dc.creatorWeltha, Elena M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeltha, Elena M.en_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project was to present a proposal for implementing and evaluating a new prehypertension clinical practice guideline (CPG) at the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy, Ft. Bliss, Texas. Prehypertension has been identified as being a precursor to hypertension, and is a fairly new concept. Individuals identified as having prehypertension have an extremely increased risk for developing hypertension. One population at great risk is the military, in particular the U.S. Army. Army soldiers are at great risk due to the nature of their occupation, as well as deployments to the Middle East to fight in the war on terror. One particular group within the U.S. Army is the Sergeant Major Academy, which represents the senior ranking, most elite of the enlisted Army. Sergeants Majors are at great risk for developing hypertension due to the presence of risk factors such as: prehypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, and stress. By implementing and evaluating a new prehypertension CPG, Sergeant Majors are less likely to develop hypertension and require intensive medical intervention. Pilot testing the CPG at the Sergeant Majors Academy can determine whether permanent implementation is appropriate. The ultimate goal is to prevent progression to hypertension through education, management, and follow-up.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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