This research paper critically analyses the Stanford Coronary Risk Intervention Project (SCRIP) in an attempt to provide quality proof of cardiovascular coronary and arteriosclerosis diseases using evidence-based approach. Cases of non-communicable diseases such as the coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases have significantly increased globally. The paper explores the prevalence of cardiovascular and atherosclerosis diseases based on the Stanford Coronary Risk Intervention Project (SCRIP). The main objective of the project is to incorporate activities that enable reduction of cardiac diseases by persuading individuals to change various behaviours such as alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and sedentary life among other risk factors.
Rationale for the Health Intervention/Policy
This section describes the foundation of the policy. It explains the functions of SCRIP in monitoring the problems and risk factors that favour development of coronary diseases. The policy enables identification of individuals who are susceptible to cardiac infections. This section also provides theoretical underpinning of the intervention. It evidences that existing methods and activities that are concerned with health issues and timely response to cardiovascular and arteriosclerosis are evidence-based. The section credits epidemiological proofs and notions, randomisations-controlled trials, and quasi-experiments that have been previously used to manage cardiovascular and atherosclerosis diseases. However, the discussion in this section criticises medical researchers and professionals for overusing theoretical frameworks that are based on plain speculations and proposals to judge the causes, statistics, and methods of alleviating coronary infections. Various studies that have been undertaken to establish risk factors are also discussed in this section.
Mechanism for Implementation
Mechanism for implementing the evidence-based approach entailed various steps. At the outset, there was a need to establish infrastructure by identifying dependable partners, clear definition of duties and responsibilities, securing funds for dissemination, and implementation of the approach. The second step involved gathering of information based on evidences. Collection of reliable information was accomplished by identifying patients who had been diagnosed with cardiac diseases. This step also involved establishment of procedures, community-based practices, and contextual factors that facilitated the evidence-based research. Thirdly, there was a need to synthesise the gathered information by conducting various activities such as review of community practices, culture, and lifestyle, addressing the underlying problems of coronary infections, randomisation of subjects, screening of patients to determine their eligibility for the study, and segmentation of coronary cases using computer-aided quantification to ensure correctness of research. The next step entailed building of capacities and delivery processes in an attempt to implement the intervention programmes. Lastly, assessment of the implemented evidence-based approaches was accomplished through various research qualitative and quantitative designs to ensure successful administration of treatment of cardiovascular and atherosclerosis diseases.
Implications of the Intervention to Vulnerable Groups
The research unveiled that obese, diabetic, drug users, alcoholics, cigarette smokers, and HIV-infected individuals were the most vulnerable to coronary infections. People who live sedentary lifestyles were also prone to cardiovascular and atherosclerosis diseases. The research brought about effective management of healthcare equality amongst patients, guidance on life changing behaviours, and encouragement of health lifestyles amongst sedentary patients. Ethical issues were also observed through social-economic benefits and provision of access to universal diagnosis and patient-focused treatment approaches.
Impacts of Implementation of the Intervention
The impacts of the intervention that were implemented on the prevalence of cardiovascular and coronary diseases revealed a variety of infection differences among men and women of different age categories. The results also showed indicators of burden and an evidence of realising a substantial reduction of cardiovascular and atherosclerosis disease prevalence.
Evaluation of the Intervention
The evidence-based intervention was appraised using both qualitative and quantitative techniques to determine the appropriateness and future of the approach in administering healthcare services to cardiovascular and atherosclerosis patients. To accomplish this objective, there was a need to maintain standardised recording of patient information, diagnostic data, and robust assessment technology.