Women on a low income, coronary heart disease risk and lifestyle change.

Hemingway, A., 2005. Women on a low income, coronary heart disease risk and lifestyle change. Community Practice. (Submitted)

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Aims of the Study The aims of this study were to ask women to consider their lifestyle, and experience of lifestyle change in relation to CHD risk factors, particularly in relation to; • their knowledge of CHD risk factors and related health promotion/education, • their perceived ability to comply with such advice, and • the perceived barriers and enabling factors regarding a change of lifestyle. Background to the Study Mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in women in the UK are among the highest in the world,1-2 and as in men, mortality rates for CHD in women internationally seem to be directly related to income inequality and social deprivation. 3-4

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health
Group:School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Wellbeing and Quality of Life
ID Code:19692
Deposited By:Dr Ann Hemingway
Deposited On:23 Mar 2012 14:33
Last Modified:15 Jan 2014 12:05

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