Health Promotion in the Elderly--Prevention of Cardiovascular Disorders

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: July 2000

To develop an epidemiologic model to estimate the benefits, costs and risks of disease prevention in the elderly.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: May 1991
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 1991
Detailed Description:


The investigators extended work they had done in modeling the health benefit of reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Their new model incorporating risks of importance in the elderly, including cerebrovascular disease, estimated both morbidity and mortality averted by risk reduction, and estimated the costs and risks of the interventions used to modify risk factors.

The model was designed for the counseling of elderly individuals free of cardiovascular disease, and evaluated strategies for remaining disease free. It was implemented as software running on personal computers, and marketed to physicians and other health professionals who advised the elderly on medical issues. Accompanying documentation was also developed to explain the assumptions and non-quantifiable aspects of the decision to adopt major lifestyle changes to reduce risk.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

No eligibility criteria

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  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00005450     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4380
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on March 30, 2015