Colorectal cancer and cardiac risk reduction using computer-assisted dietary counseling in a low-income minority population.
Three nurses offered computer-assisted 24-hour dietary analysis to patients waiting to see their physicians in a general medicine clinic in a public hospital.
The nurses showed the participants their results, recommended food substitutions, and suggested reevaluation of the patients'diets at their next scheduled clinic visit.
Follow-up data showed a decrease in fat, dietary cholesterol, kilocalories, and weight, and an increase in dietary fiber.
This article discusses the use of this and other interventions to assist low-income minority patients in understanding and complying with dietary recommendations that promote cardiovascular health and decrease the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réduction, Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne, Côlon, Rectum, Cardiopathie, Régime alimentaire, Assistance ordinateur, Résultat, Homme, Intestin pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Reduction, Risk factor, Malignant tumor, Colon, Rectum, Heart disease, Diet, Computer aid, Result, Human, Intestinal disease, Digestive diseases, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0176175
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 09/06/1995.