Barriers to women's cardiovascular risk knowledge

Linda Liewer, Douglas A. Mains, Kristine Lykens, Antonio A. René

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, resulting in a greater emphasis on research and methods for addressing issues relating to this health problem both nationally and worldwide. The authors' purpose was to identify barriers to women's cardiovascular risk knowledge, both personal and organizational, through key informant interviews of health leaders at 10 community health organizations. Analysis showed an overall lack of awareness of CVD risk for women. Culture, finance, and lack of awareness and easily accessible programs implicated the importance of physicians as health care providers and educators for women patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-38
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


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