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Lifestyle modification programs protecting cardiovascular health in Germany and Sweden

Meyer, C., Göpel, E., Siegrist, J., Heiss, C., Kelm, M. and Rassaf, T. (2011) Lifestyle modification programs protecting cardiovascular health in Germany and Sweden Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz, 54 (2). pp. 213-220.

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Abstract

A large amount of evidence, including neurohumoral, inflammatory, and metabolic physiological adaptations, emphasize the importance of the individual lifestyle as a public health concern. The related burden of chronic diseases in the European Union, which could be minimized by appropriate lifestyles, requires consistent transfer of evidence-based prevention guidelines. Due to the epidemiologic importance of cardiovascular diseases and innovative health-promoting strategies in Sweden, a comparative analysis between German and Swedish practices preventing cardiovascular events in high-risk populations is presented in this paper. This qualitative analysis demonstrates that lifestyle-related risk and protective factors based on smoking, physical activity, nutrition, and psychosocial determinants are of growing importance in cardiac death prevention. Especially in Sweden, behavioral prevention is joined by condition prevention. In Germany, intersectoral rehabilitation concepts improve patient adherence to behavioral recommendations but interdisciplinary communication between different health experts needs to be improved. The health-promoting hospital composes a health professional's interface, which is based on the understanding that behavioral risk factors are not only highly interrelated, but also require sophisticated healthcare delivery to optimize health management effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine > Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Meyer, C.
Göpel, E.
Siegrist, J.
Heiss, C.c.heiss@surrey.ac.uk
Kelm, M.
Rassaf, T.
Date : 27 January 2011
DOI : 10.1007/s00103-010-1202-0
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer Medizin Verlag 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords : Prevention; Health promotion; European Union Coronary artery disease; Sudden cardiac death; Lifestyle
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 15 Aug 2018 15:32
Last Modified : 15 Aug 2018 15:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/848958

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