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Draft an outline of your

Narrative/Project Description.

I have attached my professor’s slides below.

Outline of your Project Description/Narrative (at least 2 pages, double spaced)
â–ª Clearly note in this section which part(s) are your improvements of the previous
project’s limitation
The outline (atleast 2 pages, double spaced) includes the following components from the
project description:
1. Hypothesis and Specific Aims (see Week 5 slides)
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Aim #1, Hypothesis #1
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Aim #2, Hypothesis #2
2. Methods (see Week 4 slides)
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Study Design
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Sample selection
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Data Collection
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Data Analysis
3. Ethics (see Week 5 slides)
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Protection of human subjects
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Consent and confidentiality
4. Data sharing (see Week 5 slides)
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If and how you will be sharing raw data with other researchers
5. Timeline
Ryan Tran
Professor Gideonese
PH 195W
12 October 2020
Article Outline
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II.
Introduction: This study is aiming to evaluate the impact of a 6-year workplace health
promotion program that has been put in place on employees’ blood pressure in a public
university.
A. This study is important because unhealthy working adults contribute to the
economic burden of health-related productivity loss; workplace programs have
been implemented and discussed in order to protect health and improve
productivity among employees.
i. Implementing workplace health programs that target health-related
behaviors like smoking, diet, and exercise
B. Most developed countries have some form of workplace health program in place,
but many low and middle-income countries like Malaysia do not.
i. There are few health programs in place, but these programs do not
involve many employees and have small sample sizes.
C. Overall, these health programs improve health and reduce modifiable risk factors
in the workplace.
D. This study might also provide evidence on the health benefits of committing to
long-term participation in a workplace health promotion program.
i. Discovering the right modifications to make in one’s lifestyle factors in
order to prevent or delay health problems.
Methodology: This study is a prospective cohort study carried out in a public university
in Malaysia from 2008 to 2013.
A. Materials and resources used included twelve faculties, two academies, and three
academic centres.
B. The subjects of the study included 1,365 employees who participated in a
workplace health program that was introduced to employees ages 35 and above in
2008.
C. The authors invited employees ages 35 and above to participate in the annual
health screening and physical examination.
i. The program was low intensity and the activities included health
educational seminars and health exhibitions.
ii. All activities focused on maintaining a healthy diet, increasing physical
activity, quitting smoking, and stress management.
iii. Employees who were found to be at risk for obesity, hypertension,
diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia were contacted and were to follow up
with face-to-face lifestyle counseling conducted by medical professionals
and referred to medical treatments.
D. Participants in this program and study were all entirely volunteered.
E. Participants were required to complete at least one follow-up screening during the
6-year study period (2008-2013).
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F. A self-administered questionnaire was implemented to assess the
socio-demographic characteristics, medical history, medication use and smoking
status.
G. The 6-year data was merged into a common data set and cleaned before analysis.
Data was analyzed using SPSS for Windows version 21.0. Significant level was
pre-set at p < 0.05. Results and outcomes were measured with employees’ systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Results: A total of 1, 365 employees were included in the analysis, most were Malays (78.8%) and concluded that most participants never smoked. Groups were separated by Academic, Support I, and Support II. A. The mean age of the participants was 46.2, one third worked as support staff group II (administrative staff, technicians, and general workers). B. Overall, Chinese participants had the lowest prevalence of hypertension, followed by minor ethnic groups, Malays, and Indians having the highest prevalence. i. Participants who identified as lower socio-economic status (support II) were more likely to have hypertension, while non-smokers and those at healthy body weight was less prone to hypertension. Conclusion: The results of the study concluded that there is some improvement in blood pressure among employees who participated in low-intensity workplace health programs, suggesting engagement in long-term workplace health promotion programs help reduce hypertension risk among employees. A. Periodic health screening served as the first step to identifying employees who were at risk. B. Intervention programs can help increase awareness and encourage adoption to healthy lifestyles among employees. i. The information at seminars and programs allow patients to learn and educate themselves about healthy habits and reduce risks of developing hypertension and high blood pressure. C. Employee long-term commitment to workplace health promotion programs prove to be beneficial, and could show bigger potential if there were more participants. i. More participants can improve primary prevention of health-related behaviors and risk factors that are detrimental to work efficiency. Purchase answer to see full attachment

  
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