Studying Coronary Artery Disease in the Retirement Community

V. Inez Wendel, Samuel C. Durso, Robin E. Remsburg

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Abstract

A study was conducted to identify the prevalence of heart disease and associated health-related behaviors among continuing care retirement community (CCRC) residents; researchers also sought to identify management strategies for heart disease. Study results indicated that self-reported heart disease is prevalent among CCRC residents: 60% reported three or more health risk behaviors. The CCRC environment lends itself to providing various management advantages, including access to on-site clinicians, group education, and exercise and dining facilities to promote adherence to exercise, nutrition, and medical management plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-55
Number of pages8
JournalNurse Practitioner
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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