Cardiovascular disease risk reduction for tenth graders. A multiple-factor school-based approach.

  title={Cardiovascular disease risk reduction for tenth graders. A multiple-factor school-based approach.},
  author={Joel D. Killen and Michael J Telch and Thomas N Robinson and Nathan Maccoby and Craig B Taylor and John W. Farquhar},
  volume={260 12},
All tenth graders in four senior high schools (N = 1447) from two school districts participated in a cardiovascular disease risk-reduction trial. Within each district, one school was assigned at random to receive a special 20-session risk-reduction intervention and one school served as a control. At a two-month follow-up, risk factor knowledge scores were significantly greater for students in the treatment group. Compared with controls, a higher proportion of those in the treatment group who… CONTINUE READING


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