MORE ORAL PRESENTATION Summer School 2010/11 Sandi Dillon - 0008000
Why??? <ul><li>Physical fitness of ambulance staff – Entering the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Link between IHD and shift wo...
Research Question <ul><li>Is there an increase in modifiable ischemic heart disease risk factors within operational ambula...
Design and Methods <ul><li>Quantitative design – review of existing statistical data </li></ul><ul><li>External validity –...
Sample selection <ul><li>Stratification - reduce the chance of sampling error.  </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetical ordering </...
Measurement
Confounding Variables <ul><li>Internal validity  </li></ul><ul><li>Non-modifiable IHD risk factors also measured  </li></u...
Data Analysis <ul><li>Multivariate analysis measures the different modifiable IHD risk factors </li></ul><ul><li>Open-ende...
Implications <ul><li>Appropriate support from employers </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Measures taken to pr...
References <ul><li>Babbie, E. (2010).  The basics of social research  (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Centage Learning....
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  1. 1. MORE ORAL PRESENTATION Summer School 2010/11 Sandi Dillon - 0008000
  2. 2. Why??? <ul><li>Physical fitness of ambulance staff – Entering the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Link between IHD and shift work, bad diet and perceived lack of time </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on looking after wider community = less focus on individual </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of information on EMS professionals in the USA or non-specific shift workers. </li></ul><ul><li>No information specific to ambulance staff in NZ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research Question <ul><li>Is there an increase in modifiable ischemic heart disease risk factors within operational ambulance staff with more than five years experience in New Zealand? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Design and Methods <ul><li>Quantitative design – review of existing statistical data </li></ul><ul><li>External validity – results can be generalized </li></ul><ul><li>Target population relevance sample population </li></ul><ul><li>No conscious or unconscious bias is involved in the selection - probability sampling </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sample selection <ul><li>Stratification - reduce the chance of sampling error. </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetical ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic sampling will be applied to every tenth name - 200 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Representation of target population </li></ul>
  6. 6. Measurement
  7. 7. Confounding Variables <ul><li>Internal validity </li></ul><ul><li>Non-modifiable IHD risk factors also measured </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ethnicity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>family or personal history of high cholesterol & hypertension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Previous personal or family history of IHD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect statistical data and a coding scheme will be used appropriately </li></ul>
  8. 8. Data Analysis <ul><li>Multivariate analysis measures the different modifiable IHD risk factors </li></ul><ul><li>Open-ended and closed question survey </li></ul><ul><li>Height and weight = BMI </li></ul><ul><li>Data will then be displayed using multivariate tables = % </li></ul>
  9. 9. Implications <ul><li>Appropriate support from employers </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Measures taken to protect and educate those who help and protect the community </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Babbie, E. (2010). The basics of social research (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Centage Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Hay, D. R. (2004). Cardiovascular disease in New Zealand (82). Retrieved 05 December, 2010, from www.heartfoundation.org.nz </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Health. (2010). Mortality and Demographic Data 2007 . Retrieved 05 December, 2010, from http://www.moh.govt.nz </li></ul><ul><li>Adam, N. (2009). Palmeston gets new ambulance crew. Retrieved on 08 February, 2010, from http://ntnews.com.au </li></ul>
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