The correlation between changes in conicity index and changes in other risk factors for coronary heart disease at baseline and after a six- month intervention program

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dc.contributor.advisor Landis, William en_US
dc.contributor.author Coe, Ellen M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:17Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .C6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185448
dc.description.abstract The emphasis of the study was to determine the degree of correlation between the Conicity Index and known risk factors for heart disease. Conicity Index was shown in one study to be a useful screening tool in assessing the relationship between body composition and risk for heart disease. This study was designed to provide nutrition education and teach lifestyle modification to fourteen Veteran's Affairs patients. Change in specific risk factors including Waist-to-Hip Ratio, Body Mass Index, serum lipid levels and dietary intakes were correlated with change in Conicity Index over the six month study. Results from the present study did not suggest that the Conicity Index would serve as an effective screening tool for the present population. Mean body weight, body mass index, hip circumference, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, total caloric and fat intake all decreased significantly as a result of the program. Through nutrition education, behavior modification and group support, the risk for heart disease was successfully modified in this population.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent vi, 47 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coronary heart disease -- Risk factors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Diseases -- Nutritional aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior. en_US
dc.title The correlation between changes in conicity index and changes in other risk factors for coronary heart disease at baseline and after a six- month intervention program en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/941352 en_US


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