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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue4
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022284.4640
Published online: 26 October 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Oct-Dec;28(4):4640-4643
Tanya PopovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Dimitrina BlagoevaORCID logo, Nadia ManolovaORCID logo,
Department of Health Care, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria.

Introduction: An epidemic of cardiovascular disease has been observed in Bulgaria for decades. In order to reduce the risk of developing the disease, it is necessary to prevent risk factors, starting in childhood and continuing throughout life.
Purpose, material and methods: The aim of the study is to establish students' awareness of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the nature and need for disease promotion and prevention. Sociological, documentary, statistical methods and method of graphic analysis of the obtained results are used.
Results Conclusions: More than 2/3 of study participants know the adjustable risk factors such as alcohol use, smoking, stress and fatigue, and approximately half have information about the negative effects of being overweight and high blood pressure. There is a need for additional information on the impact of other major biological risk factors, such as atherosclerosis, high blood sugar and diabetes mellitus, as well as the impact of unadjustable risk factors - age, gender and family history.

Keywords: risk factors, cardiovascular disease, information needs, students,

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Please cite this article as: Popova T, Blagoeva D, Manolova N. Analysis of students’ information needs in conditions of epidemic distribution of cardiovascular risk factors. J of IMAB. 2022 Oct-Dec;28(4):4640-4643. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022284.4640

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Tanya Popova, Department of Health Care, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: t.popova@foz.mu-sofia.bg

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Received: 16 January 2022
Published online: 26 October 2022

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