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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2883-2897; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112883
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Two Distinct Training Methods for a Doctrine of Life with Healthy Heart in a Low Socioeconomic Society Model

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Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Public Health Department 26480 Meselik-Eskisehir, Turkey
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Received: 3 September 2009 / Accepted: 17 November 2009 / Published: 19 November 2009
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Abstract

This study was conducted in three stages in a semi-rural region of Eskisehir, Turkey. In the first stage, individuals selected by random sampling were evaluated for cardiovascular disease risk factors. In the second stage, Group I and Group II training materials were randomly distributed. In the third stage, the subjects were screened one year later to assess and determine if there had been any changes in their attitudes towards the dangers of cardiovascular diseases. The number of active smokers significantly decreased after the training in the both groups. The percentage of people with regulated blood pressure exhibited an increase in Group II more than Group I.
Keywords: cardiovascular risk factors; training materials; health education; community-based protection cardiovascular risk factors; training materials; health education; community-based protection
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Metintas, S.; Kalyoncu, C.; Arıkan, İ. Two Distinct Training Methods for a Doctrine of Life with Healthy Heart in a Low Socioeconomic Society Model. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2883-2897.

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