Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

The possibility of using ACCF/AHA (2009) measures for quality assessment of initial prevention of cardiovascular pathology among employees of criminal executive system in the Saratov region

Year: 2014, volume 10 Issue: №2 Pages: 267-271
Heading: Internal Diseases Article type: Original article
Authors: Balashov S.V., Kiselev A.R., Posnenkova О.М., Zhurkin I.G., Gridnev V.I.
Organization: Saratov Institute of Cardiology, Russia, Center of Medical and Social Rehabilitation of Medical Unit no.64 of Russian Federal Penitentiary Service

The aim of the study was to assess the quality of cardiovascular pathology prevention among penitentiary employees of the Saratov region using ACCF/AHA (2009) measures. Material and Methods. The data of 1014 employees (829 male and 185 female) aged 33.4±6.8 years were included in the single-step cohort study. All participants underwent an annual preventive health examination in Center of Medical and Social Rehabilitation of Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in the Saratov Region in the period from 01.10.2012 to 01.10.2013. 13 measures by ACCF/AHA (2009) were used to assess the quality of initial prevention. Results. ACCF/AHA (2009) measures revealed deficiencies in the control of the following cardiovascular risk factors in the studied group: low physical activity, high blood pressure and dys-lipidemia. Conclusion. ACCF/AHA (2009) measures were useful for assessment the quality of cardiovascular pathology prevention in organized cohorts (among penitentiary stuff in particular).

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