The purpose of this study was to assess an elderly population's (60-80 years old) attitudes toward health prevention and lifestyle change with a particular emphasis on cholesterol screening and management.
A free cholesterol screen was offered to participants in exchange for completion of a 21-item questionnaire (including medical history, risk factors, attitudes on preventive health, eating patterns and demographic information).
This study provides evidence for increasing awareness of elevated cholesterol levels as a risk factor for coronary heart disease.
It also demonstrates that there is an attitude of willingness to modify dietary cholesterol and fat intake within this mobile elderly population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cholestérol, Alimentation, Mode de vie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Prévention, Facteur risque, Changement attitude, Dépistage, Lipide, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cholesterol, Feeding, Life habit, Coronary heart disease, Prevention, Risk factor, Attitude change, Medical screening, Lipids, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0103677
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 09/06/1995.