Poster Presentation

Friday, July 13, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Friday, July 13, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation III
The relationship between risk factors of metabolic syndrome and health promoting lifestyle among middle-aged population in Taipei, Taiwan
Yu-Chi Chen, RN, MS, Department and Institute of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan and I. Chuan Li, DNS, Nursing, Institute of Community Health Nursing, National Yang-ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Learning Objective #1: know the relationship between risk factors of metabolic syndrome and health promotion lifestyle.
Learning Objective #2: understand which domains of health-promoting lifestyle related to risk factors of metabolic syndrome

The high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) has become a critical issue either in western countries or in Taiwan. MS is defined by 5 of the following factors: blood pressure, blood sugar, waist circumference, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides (TG). Lifestyle factors appear to play a permanent role in the development of MS. The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship of the five risk factors of MS and health promoting lifestyle for middle-aged population who undergone health screening examination in communities in Taipei. The sampling criterion of this study was to recruit middle-aged people who have participated in health screening services and been identified as at least one abnormal risk factors of MS. Six domains of health-promoting lifestyle of this study were:self-actualization, health responsibility, exercise, nutrition, interpersonal support, and stress management. Results of this study showed that the prevalence rate of MS was 20.76% among participated in community health screening population. Finally, there were 402 subjects participated in this study and had response rate of this study was 52.69%. The average number of abnormal item of risk factors was 2.02 (SD=10.6). There were significantly negative association between nutrition (r= -.100*) and exercise (r=-.146**) with the average number of risk factors, respectively. Subjects who had positive nutrition and exercise behaviors were less likely been diagnosed as MS. Exercise behavior was significantly related to waist circumference and TG (t=2.23, p<0.05; t=2.18, p<0.05, respectively). The improvement of nutrition and exercise behaviors has been proposed by this study in order to reduce risk factors of MS.