Endocrine Abstracts (2017) 49 EP382 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.49.EP382

Description of an educational intervention lifestyle program in reducing cardiovascular risk factors

Eduardo Oliveira


Universidade Estadual do Pará, Belém, Pará, Brazil.


Goals: The purpose of this article is to describe an educational program of lifestyle intervention rather successful, taught for 25 groups of customers of a private hospital in Amazon, for a total of 2,215 individuals between 2008 and 2014, 1448 being female and male 767 and briefly assess its results in relation to some of the main risk factors.

Methods: The PVS - Programa Vida Saudável, promotes evaluations and individual and group counselling, consisting of two phases, the first being, with eight meetings of the group with the multidisciplinary team in 12 weeks, followed by the second phase, with monthly meetings during 52 weeks for a total of 15 months. Clinical evaluations occur with individual counselling and laboratory dosages at the beginning and end of each phase, as well as an assessment of reaction to the end of each of the sessions. The goals of the intervention were presented progressively and easy to perform encouraging the adoption of habits and health principles, widely established.

Results: We analyse those who obtained 75% or more of the meetings frequency (n=1723) in 15 months and as controls, those who did the assessments and exams, however, did not participate in the educational program (n=132). Preliminary results showed a significant evolution in the percentage of each risk factor in patients with blood glucose reduction, improvement in cholesterol, with reduction in LDL-c reduction in triglycerides, reduction in blood pressure and weight reduction.

Conclusion: Based on studies of the data, this program of health education (PVS) presented a good adhesion of the customers and proved to be effective to reduce the risk levels in its active participants.

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