umu.sePublications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Lags in behavioral change: A population based comparison of cardiovascular risk behavior in Poland and Sweden.
Show others and affiliations
2006 (English)In: Central European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1210-7778, E-ISSN 1803-1048, Vol. 14, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One thousand and twenty Polish men and women and 1,011 Swedish men and women aged 50 and recruited through primary health care took part in a survey relating to their knowledge of health-related behaviour, attitudes to health-related behaviour and self-reported risk behaviour. The results reveal that Poles know as much about cardiovascular risk factors as Swedes, but that Swedes feel that it is more important to change their dietary habits and to influence factors in the working environment to avoid the risk of developing CVD than did Poles. Swedes also displayed less risk behaviour than Poles and more Swedes than Poles had successfully stopped smoking. These findings suggest that differences in stages of health-related behavior that have previously been observed at an individual level may sometimes also be discerned at a national level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 14, no 2
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111362PubMedID: 16830610OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-111362DiVA: diva2:869425
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2015-11-13

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

PubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sjöberg, Rickard L
In the same journal
Central European Journal of Public Health
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 33 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link