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We undertook a direct mail campaign to urge persons identified as being at risk for hypertension to seek medical advice. Those who received a single mailing displayed a 28% increase in the proportion who subsequently discussed their blood pressure with a physician and a 12% increase in the proportion who had their blood pressure rechecked, while those(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes the development of the self-administered Eating Pattern Assessment Tool (EPAT), which is designed to assess dietary fat and cholesterol intake and aid patients and health professionals in achieving control of blood cholesterol levels. DESIGN Test-retest reliability of the instrument over five visits and concurrent validity(More)
Although about 98 percent of children have received their basic series of immunizations at the time of school entry, only 67 percent of two-year-old children are appropriately immunized. Parental, provider, economic and system barriers to immunization must be overcome if the United States is to achieve the objective that 90 percent of two-year-old children(More)
Web scripting enables users to automate interactions with websites. Online open source repositories provide scripts available for reuse. Yet just because these scripts are open source does not mean they are all reusable: many are specialized and irrelevant to most peoples' needs, while others are hard to understand or learn from. Repositories offer(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of patients with elevated cholesterol who participated in a physicians' office-based cholesterol management program and to compare patient reports with clinic counseling records. We conducted telephone interviews with 94 patients from five family practice clinics participating in the Physician-Based(More)
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is 1 of 15 health priorities of the Public Health Service set forth in the report, "Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objectives for the Nation." The nine objectives for hypertension include improved health status, reduced risk factors, increased public-professional awareness, improved services and protection, and(More)
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