2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of an Educational Workshop on Heart Disease Prevention Knowledge of Employees in Rural, Northeast Missouri: A Pilot Study
Megan E. Temme*, Jenna N. Osseck, and Deirdra V. Frausto
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

Adult employees from three job settings in rural Northeast Missouri participated in an hour-long heart attack prevention workshop. The workshop covered the causes of heart attacks, prevention techniques including proper diet and exercise regimens, and symptoms and warning signs of a heart attack. Prior to and immediately following each workshop, the participants completed a heart attack prevention knowledge test. Results indicated that the mean knowledge post-test score for all participants was significantly higher than their mean knowledge pre-test score. It seems that a brief workplace heart attack prevention workshop could improve knowledge of employees in different types of work settings.

Keywords: heart disease, prevention, workshop, employees, rural

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 10-8
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 4:30

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