Opportunistic screening for CVD risk factors: the Dubai shopping for cardiovascular risk study (DISCOVERY)

BackgroundComprehensive cardiovascular disease risk factor (CVDRF) screening programs are limited in the developing world. Simplifying screening can increase its utility.ObjectivesThe present study aims to estimate the burden of CVDRF in volunteers and the yield of newly discovered CVDRF comparing different sites and nationalities using this screening method.MethodsVoluntary point-of-care CVDRF screening was conducted in 4 shopping malls, 9 health care facilities, and 3 labor camps in 5 cities in the United Arab Emirates. Follow-up for newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and dyslipidemia was made 1 month after screening to inquire about physician consultation, confirmation of diagnosis, and lifestyle changes.ResultsA total of 4,128 subjects were screened (43% at malls, 36% at health care facilities, and 22% at labor camps). Subjects were relatively young (38 ± 11 years), predominantly …

A Yusufali, N Bazargani, K Muhammed, A Gabroun… – Global heart, 2015
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Global heart
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