Tutors are a pillar of EDU’s didactic model. Not only do they provide support to students throughout their studies in the form of assignments, feedback and grading, but they themselves are active and experienced medical practitioners and researchers.
Thus, some tutors are highly active in the medical scientific world. Such is the case for Dr. Jose Pantaleon Hernández, one of EDU’s tutors since 2020, with academic qualifications across Public Health, Business Administration, Clinical Epidemiology and Teaching. EDU’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is once again proud of being represented through Dr. Jose Hernández in the academic world.
Dr. Hernández published an article titled: “Body Constitution and Unhealthy Lifestyles in a Primary Care Population at High Cardiovascular Risk: New Insights for Health Management”. This article was published in October 2021 in the International Journal of General Medicine, an open access, peer-reviewed scientific and medical research journal from Dove Press which focuses on general and internal medicine, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment protocols.
Said paper was conducted alongside fellow researchers from various institutions in China such as: the Sun Yat-Sen University, Shipai Community Health Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Guangdong-Provincial Primary Healthcare Association, Guangzhou Medical University, Peking University, The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College as well as The University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Oxford, UK.
As the title suggests, this research consisted in analysing whether body constitutions may play a role in the presence of unhealthy lifestyles. Thus, it looked to determine relations between both parts among Chinese individuals at high cardiovascular risk. The data collected was retrieved from primary care health records of routine check-ups for the 1,739 individuals with cardiovascular risks that comprised the sample. The participants’ ages ranged from 20 to 96 years, with an average of 69.55 years.
The results and conclusions from this study confirm that an individual’s body constitution is closely related to the presence of unhealthy lifestyles. Hence, for health management purposes, body constitution-based strategies should be implemented to target those at high cardiovascular risk who require customized attention in lifestyle modifications during routine primary care.
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