New Orleans, Louisiana – New articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals JAMA Cardiology It points to the need for personalized behavioral counseling to help patients make unhealthy lifestyle changes to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Carl “Chip” Lavie, MD, lead author of this article, said: Dr. Lavie is the Medical Director of Ochsner Health Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention. He ranks as one of the world’s most cited researchers according to the Google Scholar Citations database and is recognized by Expertscape as the top global expert on obesity.
In Improving Behavioral Counseling for Prevention of Primary Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Raby and co-authors Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D. and Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, found that patients were less likely to engage in certain lifestyle behaviors. , recognizes that it is governed by a myriad of socioeconomic factors. , attitudes, and cultural factors. They further point to evidence that interventions designed to favorably modify dietary and physical activity practices in one population cohort may be less effective in another population cohort.
They advocate a number of evidence-based methods for individualized counseling that clinicians can use to identify unhealthy lifestyle practices in their patients and encourage behavioral change.
The authors point to disparities in health care delivery at many levels and note that black adults have shorter life expectancies, largely due to the highest CVD mortality rates. In addition to counseling, the authors suggest that structural changes in health care and coordinated community-based interventions can help prevent or reverse large disparities in morbidity and mortality within specific population subsets. argue that it is a reasonable approach.
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