The STEPS objective is to collect information from 5112 citizens between 18 to 69 years about their health, lifestyle, and mental health. The collected data will help the health departments and entities update their policies and create preventive programs targeting the risk factors that lead to chronic noncommunicable diseases.
The STEPS surveyors will work during different hours of the day and on the weekends. You can identify them by their uniform and STEPS ID. The surveyors will ask for the number of persons between 18 to 69 years living at the same address and will select one person for the interview.
STEPS consists of 3 steps.
- Interview by a surveyor (Q&A);
- Physical measurements;
- Blood sugar and Cholesterol test.
The first step is the Q&A. The surveyor will ask various health-related questions for the individual to answer. (Step 1
Once they complete the questionnaire, the surveyor will proceed with step 2, to measure the individual's weight, length, hip, waist, and blood pressure. (Step 2)
For step 3, the blood test, the individual must be on an empty belly. If not, they can go the next day to the DVG located at the Caya Ing Roland Lacle #4 (ex laboratories) in Oranjestad or IBISA San Nicolas to do a blood test.
Both test locations will be open from 6:00 am to 9:00 am from Monday to Friday and from 7:00 am to 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. A nurse will collect the blood samples at home from individuals who do not have transportation to go to the blood test locations.
Should you be approached by one of the surveyors, please don't hesitate to participate.
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