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Khosravi A, Jozan M, Gharipour M, Rowzati M, Khosravi E, Sarrafzadegan N. The impact of workplace intervension on controling hypertension. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2013; 19 (6) :10-16
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1245-en.html

1- Associate Professor of cardiology, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Hypertension Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- BSc, Researcher, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Hypertension Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
3- PhD candidate in Cellular and Molecular biology, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , Gharipour@crc.mui.ac.ir
4- Occupational Health Center, Mobarakeh Steel Company, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
5- Professor of cardiology, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Hypertension Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract:   (7069 Views)
Background: We evaluated the impacts of a workplace intervention project "Stop Hypertension in Mobarakeh Steel Company" (SHIMSCO) on controlling hypertension in industrial workers. Methods: This clinical trial was carried out in workers and employees of Mobarakeh Steel Company in Isfahan All individuals were evaluated for the presence of hypertension (HTN). According to examinations and after calculating Framingham score for each person, 500 subjects referred to Isfahan Cardiovascular research Institute. HTN considers as having systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 140 mmHg, and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 90 mmHg, and/or those using antihypertensive medications. They were questioned for socio-demographic characteristics, past medical history and medication use. They received an educational program including healthy lifestyle and self-care recommendations of HTN management and control as well as training for accurate blood pressure measurement and home monitoring for two years. SBP, DBP, weight, height and routine lab tests were measured for all hypertensive subjects before and after the interventions. Paired t-test, generalized estimation equation (GEE) and ordinary linear regression were used for statistical analysis in SPSS. Results: The comparison of SBP and DBP before and after the educational program showed significant reductions in both parameters (-7.97 ± 14.72 and -2.66 ± 9.96 mmHg, respectively). However, a greater decrease was detected in case of DBP. GEE analysis showed SBP and DBP to decrease about -0.115 and -0.054 mmHg/month. OLR also revealed reductions of 4.88 and 2.57 mmHg respectively in SBP and DBP upon adding each antihypertensive drug. Conclusion: interventional project in workplaces could be effective in reducing SBP and DBP among hypertensive employees and workers through improvement in awareness regarding healthy lifestyle
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Received: 2012/09/19 | Accepted: 2013/03/6 | Published: 2014/01/5

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