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Effect of Dietary Education on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Rahil Taheri, Shahram Molavynejad*, Parvin Abedi, Elham Rajaei and Mohammad Hosein Haghighizadeh   Pages 131 - 139 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary education on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 112 patients with rheumatoid arthritis were randomly assigned into two groups, intervention and control. Dietary education was provided for the intervention group in 4 sessions; anthropometric measurements, serum levels of RF, triglycerides, cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and fasting blood sugar were measured before and three months after the intervention. Data were analyzed using SPSS software and appropriate statistical tests.

Results: The mean of total cholesterol (p <0.001), triglycerides (p = 0.004), LDL (p <0.001), systolic blood pressure (p = 0.001), diastolic blood pressure (p = 0.003), FBS and BMI (p <0.001) were decreased significantly in the intervention group after education compared the control group.

Conclusion: Traditional care for rheumatoid arthritis patients is not enough. Patients need more education in order to improve their situation.

Keywords:

Rheumatoid Arthritis, cardiovascular risk factors, education, diet, CVDs, HDL.

Affiliation:

Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Nutrition, Reproductive Health Promotion Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Department of Rheumatology, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz



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