Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education «Northern State Medical University» of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Institution Types: Collaborative Partners | Research Partners | University
Northern State Medical University (NSMU) is participating in a highly detailed cross-sectional study of the cardiovascular health of a random sample of men and women of working age using state of the art diagnostic and laboratory technologies. The ultimate goal of the study is identify what lifestyle and other factors are associated with differences in cardiovascular health in Russian population.
The cross-sectional study is conducted in Arkhangelsk under the name “Know your heart” (“Узнай своё сердце”) in coordination with a parallel study in Novosibirsk. In Arkhangelsk, the study includes a random stratified sample of 2385 men and women aged 35-69 years from four districts of the town (Lomonosovsky, Oktyabrsky, Mayskaya Gorka, and Maymaksansky). In addition, the study in Arkhangelsk includes a sample of 275 men and women treated at the narcological departments of regional psychiatric hospital for primary diagnoses related to sustainable problem alcohol drinking.
The study is conducted in two stages: a survey at home (or at the hospital for narcological patients) and a medical examination of the cardiovascular system in the consultative-diagnostic polyclinic of the NSMU. Particularly for the purposes of the medical examination, NSMU has refurbished and allocated examination rooms in the university polyclinic. This excellent space was used solely for the purposes of the study throughout the field work in 2015-2017. This has made the day to day functioning of the study very smooth, and has provided a good experience for the study participants.
Cross-sectional study in Arkhangelsk is coordinated by Dr. Alexander V. Kudryavtsev. The study has got strong support of the university leadership, particularly the rector of NSMU Prof. Lyubov Gorbatova, and that was among the key factors of its successful implementation within the budget and time allocated.
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