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Improving Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge among Rural Participants

Title: Improving Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge among Rural Participants: The Results of a Cluster Randomized Trial.
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Name(s): Abbott, Laurie S, author
Slate, Elizabeth H, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2018-06-25
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death and disability, especially among people living in the rural, southern United States. Rural African Americans are often diagnosed with CVD earlier in life, and they bear a disproportionate burden of CVD risk factors, morbidity, and mortality. Health equity among historically underserved, rural populations can potentially be attained through culturally relevant interventions that teach people skills to stay well and avoid CVD-related risk and diagnoses. The purpose of this secondary analysis was to determine the effect of an evidence-based intervention on cardiovascular health knowledge and the stages of change toward the action and maintenance phases. The pre-test-post-test data were obtained during a cluster randomized trial involving twelve rural churches that were randomized to intervention ( = 6) and control ( = 6) groups. Participants ( = 115) in the intervention group received a cardiovascular health intervention, and those ( = 114) in the control group could receive the intervention following the study’s completion. The data were analyzed using a linear mixed model to compare group differences from pre-test to post-test. The cardiovascular health promotion intervention significantly improved cardiovascular health knowledge and was associated with advancements in the stages of change toward the action and maintenance phases.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_29941776 (IID), 10.3390/healthcare6030071 (DOI), PMC6164969 (PMCID), 29941776 (RID), 29941776 (EID), healthcare6030071 (PII)
Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, Community health, Health promotion, Rural health
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164969.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29941776
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland).
2227-9032
Issue: iss. 3, vol. 6

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Abbott, L. S., & Slate, E. H. (2018). Improving Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge among Rural Participants: The Results of a Cluster Randomized Trial. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland). Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29941776