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Vol 3, No 4 (1999)
Programy badawcze
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New Preventive Programs of the Polish Hypertension Society in Gdansk. Part I: SOPKARD

Tomasz Zdrojewski, Alicja Kowalisko, Barbara Krupa-Wojciechowska, Bogdan Wyrzykowski, Wiktor Januszko, Michał Kąkol, Piotr Bandosz, Małgorzata Wasilewska, Arkadiusz Szalewski, Alicja Gasińska, Zdzisława Luberda-Heynar, Michał Wożniak, Wiesława Szydłowska-Łysiak, Ewa Sernetkowska-Jurkiewicz, Władysław Sidorowicz, Jerzy Leppert, Elżbieta M. Szynkiewicz, Ryszard Pieńkowski
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 1999;3(4):234-244.

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Vol 3, No 4 (1999)
Programy badawcze
Published online: 2000-03-09

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Representative survey performed in 1997 in Poland showed still low awareness of hypertension (46%) and poor control ofhigh blood pressure (8.5%), with the worst situation in small towns and villages. To intensify preventive measures we have implemented a new preventive program in Sopot (small town nearby Gdansk) based on models worked out in Sweden. Its aim is to increase detection and control of arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolaemia. It is also a pilot program for other cities in Gdansk region. The program (SOPKARD) is intended to provide service to the community of Sopot, and to yield valid research material. It is based on co-operation between primary health care, university authorities and health insurance companies. Estimated minimum duration is 10 years. SOPKARD is addressed to those Sopot inhabitants who within the period 1999-2009 will reach the age of 40 and 50 years. The representative survey performed to measure the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among citizens of Sopot fully confirmed the necessity of such programs. In the group of 50-year-old inhabitants, half of them smoked cigarettes, only two thirds were aware of their blood pressure level, 45% were hypertensives (criterion 140/90 mm Hg). Among hypertensive subjects, only in 5% blood pressure was well controlled. Fasting blood glu- cose > 126 mg/dl was found in 13% of respondents, and only 4% declared to have diabetes. The aim of the conference, which inaugurated the program, was to develop an agreement between medical experts, journalists and representatives from different political groups to improve control ofcardiovascular diseases in our region and in Poland.

Abstract

Representative survey performed in 1997 in Poland showed still low awareness of hypertension (46%) and poor control ofhigh blood pressure (8.5%), with the worst situation in small towns and villages. To intensify preventive measures we have implemented a new preventive program in Sopot (small town nearby Gdansk) based on models worked out in Sweden. Its aim is to increase detection and control of arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolaemia. It is also a pilot program for other cities in Gdansk region. The program (SOPKARD) is intended to provide service to the community of Sopot, and to yield valid research material. It is based on co-operation between primary health care, university authorities and health insurance companies. Estimated minimum duration is 10 years. SOPKARD is addressed to those Sopot inhabitants who within the period 1999-2009 will reach the age of 40 and 50 years. The representative survey performed to measure the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among citizens of Sopot fully confirmed the necessity of such programs. In the group of 50-year-old inhabitants, half of them smoked cigarettes, only two thirds were aware of their blood pressure level, 45% were hypertensives (criterion 140/90 mm Hg). Among hypertensive subjects, only in 5% blood pressure was well controlled. Fasting blood glu- cose > 126 mg/dl was found in 13% of respondents, and only 4% declared to have diabetes. The aim of the conference, which inaugurated the program, was to develop an agreement between medical experts, journalists and representatives from different political groups to improve control ofcardiovascular diseases in our region and in Poland.
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Keywords

prevention of hypertension; prevention program

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Title

New Preventive Programs of the Polish Hypertension Society in Gdansk. Part I: SOPKARD

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 3, No 4 (1999)

Pages

234-244

Published online

2000-03-09

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 1999;3(4):234-244.

Keywords

prevention of hypertension
prevention program

Authors

Tomasz Zdrojewski
Alicja Kowalisko
Barbara Krupa-Wojciechowska
Bogdan Wyrzykowski
Wiktor Januszko
Michał Kąkol
Piotr Bandosz
Małgorzata Wasilewska
Arkadiusz Szalewski
Alicja Gasińska
Zdzisława Luberda-Heynar
Michał Wożniak
Wiesława Szydłowska-Łysiak
Ewa Sernetkowska-Jurkiewicz
Władysław Sidorowicz
Jerzy Leppert
Elżbieta M. Szynkiewicz
Ryszard Pieńkowski

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