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Cancer, Patients, Survivors, CVD, Health, Socioeconomic, Factors
Background: Cardiovascular health in adult cancer survivors is a critical yet understudied aspect of survivorship care.
Objectives: This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the associations between social determinants of health (SDOH) and cardiovascular outcomes in a diverse population of 180 adult cancer survivors.
Methods: Demographic and clinical data, socio-economic status, access to healthcare, psychosocial factors, and cardiovascular health outcomes were assessed. Statistical analyses, including chi-square tests, t-tests, and logistic regression models, were employed to identify associations and adjust for potential confounding variables.
Results: Higher household income was significantly associated with a lower prevalence of hypertension, emphasizing the role of socio-economic factors. Regular healthcare visits and health insurance were linked to reduced hypertension and high cholesterol, highlighting the importance of healthcare access. Depression exhibited a significant association with hypertension, underscoring the interplay between psychosocial factors and cardiovascular health.
Practical Implications: Public health interventions aimed at reducing social inequalities and improving healthcare access could contribute to broader improvements in cardiovascular health in this population.
Conclusion: The study provides insights into the intricate relationships between SDOH and cardiovascular outcomes in adult cancer survivors. The findings underscore the importance of tailoring survivorship care plans to address socio-economic disparities, enhance mental health support, and promote preventive cardiovascular care. These results contribute to a holistic understanding of survivorship care, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions to improve long-term cardiovascular health in this population.
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