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Does Statin Initiation Undermine Dietary Behavior?

2014-08-27 03:48:49 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of the effects that taking cholesterol reducing pills have on dietary behavior as well as other health related behaviors

Description

This study explores the impact of initiating statin therapy on subsequent dietary as well as other lifestyle beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.

Specific aims:

1. To test whether the initiation of statin therapy increases dietary saturated fat intake among statin naive patients.

2. To determine what role attitudes, beliefs, expectations, motivation, intention and self-efficacy regarding drug or diet therapy may play in observed changes in dietary behavior after starting statin therapy.

Study Design

Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

All English Speaking Adults From the Manhattan VA Clinic Who Have Recently Received Their First Prescription for a Statin

Intervention

Drug and Dietary behavior

Location

The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center
New York
New York
United States
10021

Status

Completed

Source

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:48:49-0400

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