Carolyn Covington

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PURPOSE To define and discuss five genetic disorders--Tay-Sachs, sickle cell anemia, Canavan's disease, thalassemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF)--and to explain the importance of the nurse practitioner's (NP's) assessment of clients' ethnicity during preconception counseling, which should address these genetic conditions. DATA SOURCES Review of literature(More)
IMPORTANCE Cardiovascular risk assessment is a fundamental component of prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, commonly used prediction models have been formulated in primarily or exclusively white populations. Whether risk assessment in black adults is dissimilar to that in white adults is uncertain. OBJECTIVES To develop and validate risk(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary intervention research with free-living subjects relies on the ability of study participants to meet their dietary goals within the study timeframe. Little is known about underlying factors affecting compliance. METHOD Here, we examined whether motivation to enroll in a trial of low-fat and/or energy-reduced diets influenced the ability(More)
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