Date of Award

5-1-2008

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Robert Gracy

Abstract

Arslanagic,Enisa, MD,CCRC., Promotores de Salud of North Texas: Impact of Health Education Intervention on the Change of Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index in Adult Participants in Dreams Project 1. Master of Public Health (Community Health), May 2008, 46 pp., 3 tables, references, 51 titles. The prevalence of obesity among Mexican Americans has been increasing over the past decade, and is associated with hypertension and diabetes. Secondary data from DREAMS study were used to evaluate whether behavioral intervention on diet and physical activity using promotores de salud model significantly reduced blood pressure and body mass index among adult participants. Results showed significant changes in systolic blood pressure after the trial within intervention and control group, without significant difference in changes of blood pressure and body mass index after the trial between groups. These findings suggest that more comprehensive programs are needed to better understand Hispanic population's health behavior.

Comments

Arslanagic,Enisa, MD,CCRC., Promotores de Salud of North Texas: Impact of Health Education Intervention on the Change of Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index in Adult Participants in Dreams Project 1. Master of Public Health (Community Health), May 2008, 46 pp., 3 tables, references, 51 titles.

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