Cardiovascular Disease Patient Interview

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Cardiovascular Disease Patient Interview
Rebecca Marange
January 28, 2011
Margaret Mcgannon

Cardiovascular Disease Patient Interview
Appendix D

Cardiovascular Disease Patient Interview

Suppose you are tasked with confidentially interviewing members of a retirement community to see who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. At the same time, you are asked to help educate the retirement community about what they can do to control their risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. Use the template below to design an interview form you would be able to take to members of the retirement community (age 60 and up). Refer to Ch. 7 of the text, and this week’s articles on cardiovascular health. Remember—you will come into contact with seniors from all walks of life, so write questions that are direct, yet friendly. Apply judgment when writing questions; you cannot possibly cover all forms of cardiovascular disease with one 10-question interview. Finally, imagine you are actually conducting the interviews within a retirement community when one interviewee says her sister has been diagnosed with a particular cardiovascular disease. She wants you to explain what must be done to treat the disease because her sister did not understand the doctor’s explanation. Complete the interview and case study below. Post your response to the Assignment link.

Part 1: Interview Form

Cardiovascular Disease Interview

Checklist for Symptoms and Signs of Cardiovascular Disease| □| 1. Have you ever experienced any pain in your chest or arms from stress or during and after exercising if you participate in such activities?| □| 2. Do you know of any family history of heart disease?| □| 3. Are you a smoker and if so, how many packs a day and for how long?| □| 4. Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure or high cholesterol and if so, are you currently taking medication to treat it?| □| 5. Have you ever experience back pain and...