Title

Evaluating Women's Awareness of Heart Attack Symptoms

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease holds a societal stigma of being a man's disease; however, this mentality is detrimental to another another demographic who is undereducated in the area of heart attacks: women (Albarran, J.W, etc, 2006). This is because women experience a more atypical presentation of symptoms than men. This study’s objective is to determine women’s ability to correctly identify the heart attack symptoms specific to their gender. If women were asked to name female symptoms of a heart attack, then they would only cite the male related warning signs. To achieve this, a survey will be supplemented to men and women. Its content will cover heart attack differences between genders. Then a video will be viewed, describing symptom differences and other areas previously tested on. Lastly, a post test will be administered, and the results will portray women’s understanding of heart attack symptoms. Paired T testing will be used to analyze the mean difference between the pre and post evaluations. A successful procedure would be the hypothesis being supported through a discrepancy between the two mean scores indicating a lack of awareness within females. However, the goal of the campaign portion of the project would be successful when recognition of symptoms are increased within the female demographic. The implications of this project would be to stimulate concerted efforts to increase female awareness of heart attack symptoms. Future work would focus on shifting risk profiles of a heart attack patient as well as conducting more studies on women with cardiovascular diseases. Key Words: Heart Attack Symptoms Women Awareness

Location

Neville 121

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

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Apr 14th, 9:00 AM

Evaluating Women's Awareness of Heart Attack Symptoms

Neville 121

Cardiovascular disease holds a societal stigma of being a man's disease; however, this mentality is detrimental to another another demographic who is undereducated in the area of heart attacks: women (Albarran, J.W, etc, 2006). This is because women experience a more atypical presentation of symptoms than men. This study’s objective is to determine women’s ability to correctly identify the heart attack symptoms specific to their gender. If women were asked to name female symptoms of a heart attack, then they would only cite the male related warning signs. To achieve this, a survey will be supplemented to men and women. Its content will cover heart attack differences between genders. Then a video will be viewed, describing symptom differences and other areas previously tested on. Lastly, a post test will be administered, and the results will portray women’s understanding of heart attack symptoms. Paired T testing will be used to analyze the mean difference between the pre and post evaluations. A successful procedure would be the hypothesis being supported through a discrepancy between the two mean scores indicating a lack of awareness within females. However, the goal of the campaign portion of the project would be successful when recognition of symptoms are increased within the female demographic. The implications of this project would be to stimulate concerted efforts to increase female awareness of heart attack symptoms. Future work would focus on shifting risk profiles of a heart attack patient as well as conducting more studies on women with cardiovascular diseases. Key Words: Heart Attack Symptoms Women Awareness