Health beliefs and desire to improve cholesterol levels among patients with hyperlipidemia
Zullig, L. L., Sanders, L. L., Thomas, S., Brown, J. N., Danus, S., McCant, F., & Bosworth, H. B. (2016). Health beliefs and desire to improve cholesterol levels among patients with hyperlipidemia. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(5), 830-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.11.025
The factors most significantly associated with desire to improve cholesterol control were perceiving hyperlipidemia as 'very serious and self-efficacy for cholesterol control. Educating patients, with the goal of appropriately increasing their perceived risk of disease, is likely necessary to impact cholesterol control.