People show greater resolve to improve health if given their ‘heart age’

Source: European Journal of Preventative Cardiology

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: Randomized Controlled Trial

In a nutshell: Researchers have found that informing patients of their heart age compared to just their percentage risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) was more effective in changing behaviour and lifestyle choices. The Heart Age Calculator uses the same risk factor data as the percentage risk score but presents it’s as an age compared with the persons actual age.

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Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum

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