Evaluating a telephone-delivered cholesterol education program measuring stages of change and self-efficacy in adults
Arwa F. Al-Timimi, D'Youville College, United States
D'Youville College . Awarded
This study reviewed existing data to document the stage of change for dietary behaviors and self-efficacy among adult patients with hypercholesterolemia. The study targeted individuals prescribed a specific statin enrolled in a telephone-delivered program. Stages of change and self-efficacy were assessed before and after the program using the Statin Program Questionnaire Data were analyzed using paired t-tests and Wilcoxon analysis. The total number of individuals completing the pre- and postintervention questionnaire was 201. Significantly different stage distributions were observed for fiber and fish intake. Self-efficacy significantly improved in modifying fat intake, reading food labels, and choosing healthy foods. The results support the use of telephone-delivered programs in improving health behaviors and adherence to dietary changes among patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Al-Timimi, A.F. Evaluating a telephone-delivered cholesterol education program measuring stages of change and self-efficacy in adults. Master's thesis, D'Youville College.
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