Effects of an Educational Intervention on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health Awareness Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults

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Title:
Effects of an Educational Intervention on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health Awareness Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Author:
Nguyen, Stephanie; Yano, Breanna; Lee, Jeannie
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2015
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: The specific aim of the study was to examine the effects of a 30-minute educational intervention, developed and delivered by student pharmacists, on knowledge of hypertension and its management among community-dwelling older adults and their caregivers. The study also aimed to examine the helpfulness of the program and readiness of the participants to adopt healthier lifestyle practices afterward. Methods: This was a pre- and post-interventional study. At senior centers around the Phoenix metropolitan area, community-dwelling older adults (ages 60 or older) and family members or caregivers (ages 18 or older) were recruited to participate. Participants completed knowledge-based questionnaires prior to and after the educational program. The mean number of correct responses was calculated for pre- and post-program questionnaires, then compared using paired t-test. Results: A total of 77 individuals participated in the program with mean age of 72 and 67% female. The mean number of correct responses calculated for survey before the educational program was 3.03 and 5.46 for survey after the program, which was significantly different (p <0.01). 85% of participants reported the program to be helpful, and 84% participants were willing to adopt healthier lifestyle after attending the program. Conclusions: An intervention tailored to community-dwelling older adults, developed and delivered by student pharmacists, was found to improve awareness of hypertension and generated willingness to adopt healthier lifestyle among the participants.
Description:
Class of 2015 Abstract
Keywords:
intervention; hypertension; cardiovascular; community-dwelling
Advisor:
Lee, Jeannie

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorLee, Jeannieen
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Stephanieen
dc.contributor.authorYano, Breannaen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jeannieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T17:33:26Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-22T17:33:26Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614131-
dc.descriptionClass of 2015 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The specific aim of the study was to examine the effects of a 30-minute educational intervention, developed and delivered by student pharmacists, on knowledge of hypertension and its management among community-dwelling older adults and their caregivers. The study also aimed to examine the helpfulness of the program and readiness of the participants to adopt healthier lifestyle practices afterward. Methods: This was a pre- and post-interventional study. At senior centers around the Phoenix metropolitan area, community-dwelling older adults (ages 60 or older) and family members or caregivers (ages 18 or older) were recruited to participate. Participants completed knowledge-based questionnaires prior to and after the educational program. The mean number of correct responses was calculated for pre- and post-program questionnaires, then compared using paired t-test. Results: A total of 77 individuals participated in the program with mean age of 72 and 67% female. The mean number of correct responses calculated for survey before the educational program was 3.03 and 5.46 for survey after the program, which was significantly different (p <0.01). 85% of participants reported the program to be helpful, and 84% participants were willing to adopt healthier lifestyle after attending the program. Conclusions: An intervention tailored to community-dwelling older adults, developed and delivered by student pharmacists, was found to improve awareness of hypertension and generated willingness to adopt healthier lifestyle among the participants.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectinterventionen
dc.subjecthypertensionen
dc.subjectcardiovascularen
dc.subjectcommunity-dwellingen
dc.titleEffects of an Educational Intervention on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health Awareness Among Community-Dwelling Older Adultsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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