Student Media Gallery

The Fantastic Five
Hypertensive complications can impact up to 10% of all pregnancies in the United States each year, exposing both the mother and the baby to a host of adverse effects. This video will cover the characteristics of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, how they both impact the mother and baby, and the preventative measures you and your partner can take to reduce the likelihood of developing hypertension during your pregnancy. We have created a video to encourage women to analyze risks, effects, and preventative measures associated with hypertension in order to modify their lifestyles to reduce the likelihood of developing hypertension, and specifically how it relates to pregnancy. Our audience is pregnant women, women who are planning on getting pregnant, and the general public. A survey will be implemented following the video to assess the understanding of the effects of hypertension, the likelihood of adopting the preventative measures mentioned, and demographics. We hypothesize that people who are currently pregnant or are planning to get pregnant soon are more likely to state that they will follow the preventative measures outlined in the video than those who are not. The second hypothesis is that those who identify as African American will be more likely to state that they will follow the preventative measures due to their being more likely to develop hypertension during pregnancy. Lastly, we hypothesize that the majority of viewers will state that they are more likely to modify their lifestyles. This video is created by a Vanderbilt University PAECER summer program research group. LEARNING OBJECTIVE. In this video, we will encourage women to identify risks, effects, and preventative measures associated with hypertension during pregnancy in order to evaluate the risks present in their current lifestyles. AUDIENCE. Pregnant women, women of childbearing age, and partners of women who plan to become pregnant in the future.

Alexis Edmonds, Bianca Walker, C’Aira Dillard, Dimitri Johnson, & Kristen Camille Smith

Heart Worth a Lifetime
Smoking during Pregnancy. Congenital heart defects affect approximately 1% of all live births. Smoking during pregnancy can increase risk of morbidity and mortality for these children and approximately 15% of women smoke during pregnancy. We have developed an animated video discussing these effects, which populations are affected, and provides potential solutions for mothers to quit or reduce their smoking. The purpose of this video is to enable women to identify these effects smoking has on the fetus especially for babies with congenital heart defects. We intend for our viewers to complete a survey after watching regarding internalization of the information, likelihood of behavioral changes, and demographic questions. so we can examine which populations were most likely to change their behavior. We hypothesize that viewers will be able to identify the effects of smoking during pregnancy on a fetus. The second hypothesis is people with child-bearing capacity of lower socioeconomic status will be more likely to use or share the cessation resources compared to people with child-bearing capacity of higher socioeconomic status. Our final hypothesis is based on self-reporting, white women are less likely to reduce their smoking. LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Enable pregnant women to identify the effects that smoking cigarettes has on the likeliness of birthing a preterm baby, its effects on those with congenital heart defects, and identify what populations are most at risk. AUDIENCE: Pregnant women, those who want to be pregnant, or those who can share our research project with prospective mothers.

Alexandra Filipkowski, Grace Garrett, & Logan Long

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Diet and CVD health. Lifestyle is one of the most important modifiable contributors to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Dietary habits are a key component of lifestyle modification that is recommended by major physician organizations like the American Heart Association, American Diabetic Association and American College of Physicians. We have developed an educational video that targets minority Americans with at least a 9th grade education or greater at risk for the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Minority Americans are targeted by the use of an African American character to guide the discussion in the video.  The goal of the video is to promote awareness of different evidence supported eating patterns and dietary content that promote long term cardiovascular wellness. We intend for participants to fill out a questionnaire before and after watching our video to determine the impact of our video on their knowledge regarding diet and cardiovascular disease.

Guyton Harvey, Malik Robinson, Natalie A. Butler, Vivian Iloabuchi, & Brandon Brown

The Heart’s Mind
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: We have created an animated video that attempts to educate the general public on the link that exists between mental health and cardiovascular health. The goal of the video is to communicate peer-reviewed information to non-scientific audiences via visuals and narration. In doing so, we wish to achieve the following two learning objectives: 1) enable non-scientific audiences to identify the association between mental health and cardiovascular health, and 2) enable these audiences to identify strategies that mitigate risks associated with mental health induced cardiovascular disorders. A short survey will be used to measure the completion of these learning objectives. This survey will be administered to viewers of the video. We hypothesize that individuals that watch the video will be able to identify the link between mental health and cardiovascular health and successfully identify strategies that benefit their mental health. AUDIENCE: Non-scientific lay audience

Alexander M. Martinez Lopez, Davin Means, Hector Haddock, Madelyn Terhune, & Ximena Leon

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