Risk Factors That Nurses Face
What are risk factors and how do they impact the cultures you serve as a nurse?
In a 1-2 page Word document, explain about risk factors for a different culture. (Hispanic Culture) You may conduct independent online research to provide information for your response. Please cite any outside research sources.
What is the definition of risk factors?
Select a different culture than your own (Hispanic Culture) and describe two risk factors.
What one nursing strategy can you implement to effectively care for this culture, based upon the risk factors that you identified?
Identify one health promotion intervention that might reduce the risk factor.
eart problems are a widespread health issue, especially among older populations.
And while researchers know that several lifestyle factors can increase the risk of heart disease — including an unhealthful diet, lack of physical activity, and smoking — there is one risk factor that does not receive as much attention as it perhaps deserves, namely, someone’s occupation.
Recent studies have shown that it is possible to link a person’s occupation with an increased risk of heart disease or other cardiovascular problems.
For instance, one study that researchers conducted on a cohort from Japan found that individuals in managerial positions, regardless of industry, face a higher risk of heart disease
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that it remains unclear just how occupational risk factors may contribute to heart problems, and they encourage further research in this area.
At this year’s American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions — which takes place in Philadelphia, PA, between November 16–18 — Bede Nriagu and colleagues from Drexel University in Philadelphia will present research adding to the evidence that certain types of work have an association with heart disease.
In their presentation at the Scientific Sessions, the researchers will explain which occupations show links with a higher risk of health problems in females, according to their study.
Social workers may face highest risk increase
The researchers looked for possible associations between heart health status and different occupations in a cohort of more than 65,000 females whose average age was 63 years, and who had already experienced menopause. The team accessed these participants’ data through the Women’s Health Initiative study.
As part of their research, the investigators classified the participants according to the AHA’s cardiovascular health measurements.
These metrics look at lifestyle factors, such as smoking status, weight, physical activity, and nutrition, plus health risk factors, including total cholesterol, blood pressure, and fasting blood sugar. The research team also took into consideration 20 of the most common occupations among the participants.
In total, the researchers noted that almost 13% of the females in the study cohort had poor cardiovascular health. They also found an association between specific jobs and an increased risk of heart health problems in these individuals.
More specifically, women who performed social work were 36% more likely to experience heart health problems than those with other occupations, and retail cashiers had a 33% higher risk of cardiovascular issues.
Nurses, psychiatrists, and home health aides had an up to 16% higher likelihood of developing heart problems. Among these, nurses, in particular, had a 14% higher risk of cardiovascular problems.
Yet the team also found an association between some occupations and a lower risk of cardiovascular health issues.
Thus, female real estate brokers and sales agents had a 24% lower risk of heart problems than those in other lines of work, while administrative assistants had an 11% lower risk
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