Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
DO CARMO CRUZ ROBAZZI, MARIA LÚCIA et al. BLOOD PRESSURE VALUES BETWEEN WORKERS OF A UNIVERSITY INSTITUTION. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2002, vol.8, n.1, pp. 57-65. ISSN 0717-9553. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95532002000100008.
The present study was developed among workers from a Brazilian College of Nursing with the purpose of identifying the values of their blood pressure (BP). Data were collected from the records of these workers registered in a BP Program at the Unit. Among the 149 workers, the sample was formed by 51 of them. The values were measured in a standardized way and registered in records during 18 months. There were 405 measurements in the sitting position. Authors found out that among the occupational categories that were studied, the guards, Xerox machine operators and drivers had higher BP levels and these results are similar to the ones found in the literature. Also, 5 workers were hypertensive and one of them did not know about this situation. Findings showed the need to develop more specific research related to occupational categories, especially the ones from university fields
Palabras llave : Blood pressure of adults; Measurement of blood pressure; Arterial hypertension; University workers.