This integrative review of the literature focused on sodium (Na) content in drinking water (H?O) supplies and the subsequent effect on blood pressure levels in children. Studies for this review were drawn from the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health, PubMED, Science and Technology Databases, PsychInfo, United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EPA in Florida websites. Criterion for inclusion in the data base searches were hypertension, high blood pressure, sodium in drinking water, drinking water salinity, children or preg'. Subsequently, further article selection criteria included children (under 18 years of age) and published in the English language (N=59). Findings of the review as summarized in this thesis could guide nursing research, education, policy and practice related to primary, secondary and tertiary interventions associated with sodium levels in drinking as a contributing factor to blood pressure levels in children.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing; Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
UCF Daytona Beach
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Schiffman, Sara, "Sodium (Na) Levels in Drinking Water (H20) and Development of Hypertension in Children" (2013). HIM 1990-2015. 1509.