2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Evaluation of Truman Students’ Knowledge about the Prevalence of Heart Disease in Women and the Associated Risk Factors
Rachel M. King*, Kara L. Jungblut, and Tara L. Osseck
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has long been recognized as a leading killer of men, but has only recently been addressed as a serious problem in women. While CVD is the leading cause of death in women, studies show that only 13% of women view CVD as a health threat. The purpose of this research is to investigate the students’ knowledge about the prevalence of heart disease in women and the associated risk factors. A 15-question survey was developed that included demographics, risk behaviors, and CVD knowledge regarding females. The survey, administered to a cross-section of 361 Truman students, will compare risk behaviors to national averages, and identify correct knowledge of CVD facts. The results of this study will be used to identify needed on-campus programming to decrease CVD risk behaviors and promote awareness among students.

Keywords: Cardiovascular, Heart, Women, CVD, Stroke, Heart Attack, MI

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 2-32
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15 pm

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