Martha L Taylor

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OBJECTIVE To assess and document the need for nutrition and wellness patient education materials. DESIGN The results of open-ended interviews and focus groups were used to develop a mail-type survey. The 46-item survey addressed barriers to using nutrition and wellness education materials as well as format, education/reading level, foreign languages, and(More)
Reports of abnormalities in vitamin D, calcium, and bone status associated with anticonvulsant use are inconsistent and difficult to interpret because of widely varying study designs, particularly for ambulatory status. We examined the relative effects of anticonvulsant use and ambulatory status on vitamin D, calcium, and bone status in a large group (n =(More)
Circulating thyroxine (T4), retinol binding protein (RBP), and vitamin A were measured in conjunction with nutritional status assessment of 707 cognitively delayed children, ages 3.0-9.0 y. Twenty percent were receiving anticonvulsant (AC) medication. T4 was lower and RBP and vitamin A were higher (p less than 0.0001) among AC than non-AC subjects. Molar(More)
Social Marketing Theory is a comprehensive approach of program development encompassing the needs and preferences of the intended audience. It was hypothesized a Social Marketing Theory-based, registered dietitian-led, in-home, cardiovascular disease-targeted diet-education program would improve the dietary status of community-residing older women. Using a(More)
Access to primary health care for indigent citizens presents a dilemma for many communities in the United States. In response, communities have developed a variety of strategies to effectively deal with the problem. This article describes the evolution of a small free clinic into a comprehensive primary care clinic developed through the actions of a(More)
PURPOSE To determine the stages of change for dietary fat and fruit and vegetable intake of cardiac patients entering a rehabilitation program. DESIGN A cross-sectional study using a convenience sample of newly admitted cardiac rehabilitation patients. SETTING Department of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital,(More)
PURPOSE To track the 2-year movement of cardiac rehabilitation patients through the stages of change for dietary fat reduction and increasing fruit and vegetable intake. DESIGN A cross-sectional, longitudinal evaluation of a convenience sample of cardiac rehabilitation patients. SETTING Department of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Moses H. Cone(More)