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Research Registry No : HRID-00198_V11
University Departmental Research :
Registration Date : 2019-06-11
Title of Research : Effect of Health Education on Changes in Dietary Habit and Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Sedentary Workers
Principle Investigator : Moh Moh Hlaing
Co-authors : Theingi Thwin, Mya Ohnmar, Sandar Tun,Thuzar Aye, Yin Lynn Myint, Thidar Khine & Pe Zaw Oo
Field of Research : Nutrition
Publication Source : Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(1): P52 - 59
Year of Publication : 2014
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Presentation Source : 41st Myanmar Health Research Congress. 2013; P13
Placement of Presentation : Department of Medical Research
Year of Presentation : 2013
Abstract : The study was done to assess the effect of health education on readiness to change dietary habit and change in cardiovascular risk factors among employees. The study was pre-test post-test study and conducted in Myanmar Timber Enterprise (Head Quarter), Kyokone, Insein township ,Yangon during 2011. A total of 196 employees underwent the screening procedures for cardiovascular risk factors (measurement of height and weight, waist circumstances, blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose and lipids profile). Among them 36.7%, 11.7%, 17.8% and 19.4% of employees have hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and obesity respectively. After screening procedures, 50 employees with one or more cardiovascular risks (obesity/ diabetes/ hypertension/hypercholesterolemia) gave consents to attend bimonthly health education sessions (promotion of healthy dietary habits and physical activity) for six months. After six months of intervention, the end line assessment on body weight, waist circumstances, blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose and lipids profile was done on 33 participants. Change in dietary habit was interviewed with the structured questionnaires before and after health education. At the end line assessment, 32 employees had changed their dietary habit but one employee could not change his dietary habit in spite of increasing knowledge. Mean body mass index, waist circumferences, fasting blood sugar mean total cholesterol before and after intervention were 30±4.2 Vs 29.8±4.3, 91.8±9.1 Vs 91.2 ±9.2 cm, 110.9±48.1 Vs 107.5±38.6 mg%, 188.4 ±56.5 Vs 191.5±37.4 mg%, respectively. These findings could not support obvious effect on changes in cardiovascular risk factors .It might be due to short duration between two assessments.
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Date : 2010-07-20
Placement of IRB/PRC/ERC : Department of Medical Research
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Letter/Document : EhthicalApprovalHealthyWorkplace.pdf
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