TITLE

ESTILO DE VIDA EM HIPERTENSOS FREQUENTADORES DO PROGRAMA "ACADEMIA DA CIDADE", RECIFE, BRASIL

AUTHOR(S)
da Silva Paes, Isabella Martins Barbosa; Fontbonne, Annick; Pessoa Cesse, Eduarda Ângela
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde;out/dez 2011, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p340
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To identify the lifestyle of hypertensive patients attending the "Academia da Cidade" program of the VI Sanitary District, in Recife-PE, Brazil, with regard to behaviors that can influence the control of risk factors for complications of hypertension. Methods: A descriptive, observational and cross-sectional study. The study population included all that attended the four sites of the program "Academia da Cidade" which claimed to be suffering from high blood pressure and agreed to join in the survey (n=78). Structured questionnaires were applied containing questions about social, economic and demographic factors, but also related to lifestyle. Results: Although existing a regularity in the participation and duration period of physical activity, the number of hypertensive patients who were overweight was high (n = 51, 65.4%). In relation to other behaviors, we highlight those related to eating habits, where 30 (39.2%) of interviewees were not able to identify some of these habits. Those who identified said they consumed in excess, especially fatty foods (31.3%), fried (25.0%) and meat (16.7%). Conclusion: These findings reinforce the need to develop and expand educational measures to influence behavior change of the population in relation to lifestyle.
ACCESSION #
83750727

 

Related Articles

  • Lifestyle changes for hypertension. Mungal-Singh, V. // South African Family Practice;Apr/May2012, Vol. 54 Issue 2, pS12 

    The article explores health promotion and lifestyle modification interventions that can help prevent the rising incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Africa. Physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, tobacco use and alcohol consumption are modifiable risk factors for...

  • Adherence to healthy lifestyle in hypertensive patients: ample room for improvement? Hamer, M. // Journal of Human Hypertension;Sep2010, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p559 

    In this article, the author discusses the adherence of hypertensive patients to healthy lifestyle. The author states that dietary intake and lifestyle factors play an important role in hypertension, particularly in managing high blood pressure and reducing overall cardiovascular risk. The author...

  • Youth physical activity and sedentary time and associations with cardiometabolic health. Ridgers, Nicola D. // Evidence Based Nursing;Oct2012, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p116 

    The author comments on a study by Ekelund and colleagues which revealed that higher moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) time by youth was associated with better cardiometabolic health regardless of the amount of sedentary time. The author mentions that the findings are...

  • THE CONSEQUENCES OF SLOTH. CARDINAL, BRADLEY J.; JELINEK, BENJAMIN C. // American Fitness;May/Jun2012, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p58 

    The article discusses the health implications of spending several hours sitting. It reveals that sedentary lifestyle may lead to chronic health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. The authors emphasize the importance of exercise to counteract or prevent the negative...

  • Fruits and Vegetables Intake and Physical Activity Among Hypertensive Adults in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003 and 2007. Jing Fang; Keenan, Nora L.; Ayala, Carma; Dai, Shifan; Valderrama, Amy L. // American Journal of Hypertension;Jul2010, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p762 

    BackgroundConsuming enough fruits and vegetables and engaging in regular physical activity are believed to be two important components of several lifestyle modifications for people with hypertension. The purpose of this study was to measure the degree to which US adults with hypertension...

  • Third national surveillance of risk factors of non-communicable diseases (SuRFNCD-2007) in Iran: methods and results on prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, central obesity, and dyslipidemia. Esteghamati, Alireza; Meysamie, Alipasha; Khalilzadeh, Omid; Rashidi, Armin; Haghazali, Mehrdad; Asgari, Fereshteh; Kamgar, Mandana; Gouya, Mohammad Mehdi; Abbasi, Mehrshad // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: The burden of non-communicable diseases is rising globally. This trend seems to be faster in developing countries of the Middle East. In this study, we presented the latest prevalence rates of a number of important non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in the Iranian...

  • Impact of dietary and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of hypertension in Western populations. Geleijnse, Johanna M.; Kok, Frans J.; Grobbee, Diederick E. // European Journal of Public Health;Sep2004, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p235 

    Background: Data on the impact of the many dietary and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of hypertension in Western societies are lacking. This study quantified the contributions of body weight, physical inactivity and dietary factors to the prevalence of hypertension in Finland, Italy, the...

  • Community-Based Lifestyle Modification of Cardiovascular Disease Risks in Middle-Aged Japanese: A 27-Month Update. Fujii, H.; Muto, T.; Haruyama, Y.; Nakade, M.; Kobayashi, E.; Ishisaki, K.; Yamasaki, A. // Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine;Apr2010, Vol. 220 Issue 4, p307 

    Lifestyle modification is the cornerstone of preventive management for people with cardiovascular disease risks, such as obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes. This study investigated the effect of a 27-month community-based lifestyle intervention on the reduction of cardiovascular...

  • ESTUDIO DE LA ALEXITIMIA Y DE LOS PROCESOS EMOCIONALES NEGATIVOS EN EL ÁMBITO DE LOS FACTORES DE RIESGO Y LA SINTOMATOLOGÍA CARDIOVASCULAR. RUEDA, BEATRIZ; PÉREZ.-GARCÍA, ANA M. // Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica;ago2007, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p105 

    This study examines differences in cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, overweight, cholesterol and unhealthy lifestyle), symptoms and negative emotions (anger-out, anger-in, rumination and depression) in people with high and low alexithymia (HA / LA). It also analyses in each group how...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics