Journal article

The Know Your Numbers (KYN) program 2008 to 2010: impact on knowledge and health promotion behavior among participants

Dominique A Cadilhac, Monique F Kilkenny, Roslyn Johnson, Belinda Wilkinson, Bhasker Amatya, Erin Lalor

International Journal of Stroke | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Since 2007, the National Stroke Foundation in Australia has undertaken a community-based 'Know Your Numbers' program on blood pressure and other stroke risk factors. AIMS: The aims of this study are to assess, in a sample of registrants participating in a three-month follow-up survey, retention of knowledge of risk factors and health conditions associated with hypertension, and whether those who were advised to see their doctor sought treatment or performed other health promotion actions. METHODS: Various organizations (mainly pharmacies) were recruited to offer a 'free' standardized blood pressure check and educational resources for one-week/year between 2008 and 2010. Data coll..

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