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Perceptions and Practices of Cardiovascular Health: A Population Perspective from a Peri-Urban Nepalese Community

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Title: Perceptions and Practices of Cardiovascular Health: A Population Perspective from a Peri-Urban Nepalese Community
Authors: Vaidya, Abhinav
Issue Date: 20-May-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Inst of Medicine. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
Parts of work: I. Aryal UR*, Vaidya A*, Shakya-Vaidya S, Petzold M, Krettek A. Establishing a health demographic surveillance site in Bhaktapur district, Nepal: initial experiences and findings. (*Equal contribution) BMC Research Notes 2012;5(1):489.

II. Vaidya A, Aryal UR, Krettek A. Cardiovascular health knowledge, attitude, and practice/behaviour in an urbanising community of Nepal: a population-based cross-sectional study from Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site. BMJ Open 2013; 3:e002976.

III. Vaidya A, Krettek A. Physical activity level and its sociodemographic correlates in a peri-urban Nepalese population: a cross-sectional study from the Jhaukhel-Duwakot health demographic surveillance site. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014;11:39.

IV. Vaidya A, Oli N, Aryal UR, Karki DB, Krettek A. Disparities in fruit and vegetable intake by socio-demographic characteristics in peri-urban Nepalese adults: findings from the Heart-Health Associated Research and Dissemination in the Community (HARDIC) Study, Bhaktapur, Nepal. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College 2013;2(1):3-11.

V. Oli N*, Vaidya A*, Subedi M, Krettek A. Experiences and perceptions about cause and prevention of cardiovascular disease among people with cardiometabolic conditions: findings of in-depth interviews from a peri-urban Nepalese community. (*Equal contribution) Global Health Action 2014; 7:24023

Date of Defence: 2014-06-10
Disputation: Tisdagen den 10 juni 2014, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Attitude
cardiovascular diseases
cardiovascular health
fruit and vegetable intake
health literacy
physical activity
Abstract: Background Global phenomena such as urbanization and individual traits such as health literacy affect people’s exposure and vulnerability to cardiovascular risk factors. Nepal, a low-income South Asian country undergoing epidemiological transition, has limited data and understanding of cardiovascular health issues, particularly regarding cardiovascular health literacy, perception and practice on the community level. Aims This Thesis investigated issues of cardiovascular health from a popul... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8946-3
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