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SOTO-RODRIGUEZ, Anxela et al. Clinical trial with educational intervention in perimenopausal women with cardiovascular risk factor. Gac Sanit [online]. 2017, vol.31, n.1, pp.48-52. ISSN 0213-9111.


To assess whether an educational intervention in women in perimenopausal age with diabetes mellitus, hypertension and/or dyslipidemia could improve aspects of quality of life and exercise.


A randomized clinical trial. Variables: physical activity, quality of life and weight in women aged 45-60 years (n = 320) at time 0 and 12 months after surgery. intervention group (IG): 3 interactive workshops on cardiovascular disease prevention and control group (CG): information by mail.


The IG obtained better scores on the mental component of quality of life one year later (p < 0.05) and showed a significant increase in physical activity (p < 0.01). GI women maintained their weight while in CG women it increased (p < 0.01).


A simple educational intervention in premenopausal women with a cardiovascular risk factor improves aspects of quality of life and of healthy habits such as physical activity.

Keywords : Cardiovascular diseases; Quality of life; Exercise; Health education; Clinical trial.

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