This study examined African-American mothers'perceptions of cholesterol and its effects on their children.
A random sample of middle-and upper-class women, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority members, 26 to 53 years of age, responded to a 42-item questionnaire.
Fifty-nine percent knew their cholesterol level and 13% knew the cholesterol level of their children.
Two thirds of the parents believed that all elementary school children should have their cholesterol levels checked.
A total of 79% had made lifestyle changes to reduce their child's risk of hypercholesterolemia, including 22% of this group who had purchased food supplements for this activity.
Parents were more likely to receive most of their cholesterol information from the mass media, magazines (74%), newspapers (64%), and television (52%). The results of this study imply that these parents may be in need of further nutritional guidance from physicians to help them establish a safe and nutritious approach to maintaining normal cholesterol levels for their children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cholestérol, Mère, Enfant, Homme, Hypercholestérolémie, Information public, Information biomédicale, Enquête opinion, Africain, Américain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Lipide, Métabolisme pathologie, Hyperlipoprotéinémie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cholesterol, Mother, Child, Human, Hypercholesterolemia, Public information, Biomedical information, Opinion inquiry, African, American, United States, North America, America, Lipids, Metabolic diseases, Hyperlipoproteinemia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0186759
Code Inist : 002B22A. Création : 199608.