"Traditionally, health care providers have focused their education on the benefits of lifestyle modification and spent little time considering the difficulties women encounter when trying to implement those behavior changes," states lead author of the article, Joanne L. Thanavaro. "Healthcare providers need to recognize how important a woman's perceived barriers to risk factor modification are and use methods to help reduce or eliminate these barriers."
CHD accounts for one half millions deaths each year. The majority of CHD can be prevented or delayed with appropriate lifestyle changes.
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Joanne Thanavaro, RN, ND, ANP-BC is an Adult Nurse Practitioner in private practice and an Associate Professor of Nursing and Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health. She can be reached for questions and interviews at (314) 454-8594 or email@example.com.
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