One-year follow-up of nutrition education for hypercholesterolemic children.

  title={One-year follow-up of nutrition education for hypercholesterolemic children.},
  author={A M Tershakovec and Barbara M. Shannon and Cheryl L. Achterberg and J M McKenzie and Juliann K. Martel and Helen Smiciklas-Wright and Scott E. Pammer and Jean A. Cortner},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={88 2},
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated retention of the effect of a home-based, practitioner-initiated nutrition education model. METHODS Children with elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels were randomly assigned to one of two nutrition interventions or to an at-risk control group. Intervention effects were evaluated 3, 6, and 12 months postbaseline. RESULTS The parent-child autotutorial group demonstrated significant increases in knowledge and, along with the counseling group… CONTINUE READING