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A health education program for the prevention of heart diseases carried out in a population in Calabria


, : A health education program for the prevention of heart diseases carried out in a population in Calabria. Minerva Medica 90(10): 385-390

To evaluate the behaviour and knowledge of students on cardiovascular risk factors and to programme a campaign for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. All students attending the last year of the secondary school of this province answered a questionnaire. An educational campaign followed the analysis of the questionnaire. The analysis of 3675 questionnaires shows that almost all students were between 18 and 20; 16% of males (m) and 7.4% of females (f) were overweight; 1.5% and 0.4% respectively were obese; 88.8% of m and 44% of were doing physical activity; 32.4% of m and 26.8% of f were cigarette smokers. Knowledge about cardiovascular risk factors were poor. Development of the prevention campaign. In the school districts four seminars were organized to discuss about cardiovascular prevention with science teachers of the province, using audiovisual materials. The same teachers devote 4-6 hours to the same matters during school lessons. In the next months conferences destined to the population of the province will be organized. This program allows to promote health education in the whole population, through the students, with a low cost.

US$29.90

PMID: 10767912


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