Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Michelle Nelson
Dr. Lee Eades
Title: Education on Caffeine Consumption, to Improve Blood Pressure for Adults ages 19-65, who Consume High Amounts of Caffeine Daily.
Purpose: This project aimed to examine caffeine consumption in the context of its effects on adults' blood pressure, provide education on high caffeine consumption, and evaluate for a reduction in use over four weeks.
Methods: A pretest survey was conducted at a primary care practice to determine caffeine consumption among adults between the ages of 19-65. This session included verbal communication, a 10-minute video, and written educational information. The Caffeine Consumption Questionnaire-Revised was used to obtain information on the participant's caffeine consumption. A post-test survey was conducted at the project site four weeks after the first educational class to assess for a reduction in consumption and improvement in blood pressure.
Results: Thirty participants were recruited, including normotensive and hypertensive individuals. However, twenty-eight participants completed the study. Among the respondents, most were African Americans. The sample consisted of twenty women and eight men with a mean age of 49.1, and age ranged between 33-65. Upon completion of the study four weeks after the initial educational session, there was a 65% reduction of caffeine consumption and a 6%-8% reduction of systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Conclusion: Overall, the findings suggest that education on high caffeine consumption can reduce the use and improvement of blood pressure.
Clarke, Merlyn Ann, "Education on Caffeine Consumption to Improve Blood Pressure for Adults ages 19-65, who Consume High Amounts of Caffeine Daily.." , Georgia State University, 2020.
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