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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 276121, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/276121
Research Article

Determining Information on Cardiology Disease Risk Factors of Disease in Women

1Department of Medical Nursing, Health Sciences Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Meliksah University, Mevlana Mahallesi, Aksu Sokak, 38280 Talas, Kayseri, Turkey
3Public Health Agency, Erzurum, Turkey

Received 14 March 2014; Revised 22 April 2014; Accepted 30 April 2014; Published 3 July 2014

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai

Copyright © 2014 Hasret Yalçınöz Baysal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In an attempt to decrease the rate of mortality from cardiovascular diseases, first cardiovascular risk factors should be controlled. This study was carried out to reveal the level of knowledge about cardiovascular disease risk factors in women who presented to a primary healthcare center in Erzurum, Turkey, and the prevalence of such risk factors. Our study is a descriptive one and its data were collected between February and April 2013. The study included 168 women who presented to Filiz Dolunay Family Healthcare Center and who met the criteria and agreed to participate in the study. It was found that 22.6% of the women did not exercise at all above normal range, 53.6% of them had weights above normal, 23.8% smoked, and 22% had hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, or excess fat around their waist. It was concluded that, although women were knowledgeable, they did not put this into practice in their lives.