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.
Health beliefs and desire to improve cholesterol levels among patients with hyperlipidemia
Zullig, LL., Sanders, LL., Thomas, S., Brown, JN., Danus, S., McCant, F., & Bosworth, HB. (2016). Health beliefs and desire to improve cholesterol levels among patients with hyperlipidemia. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(5), 830-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2015.11.025