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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1970. Department of Family Economics and Management.


Copyright 1970, the author. Used by permission.


Modifications in activity and in diet often are prescribed by a physician for therapeutic management of cardiovascular disease. To comply with physicians’ diet prescriptions, homemakers are faced with food preparation for their own special needs that extends beyond preparation done for family meals which, in turn, is in contradiction to the physicians’ prescriptions for physical activity modification.

Described is the design and evaluation of small group classes which would give homemakers information that would help them meet their own, and their families’, food needs while following a prescripted fat-controlled diet and limitation of physical activity. Results of the study showed that group classes were shown to have helped cardiac homemakers follow the fat-controlled diet and physical activity limitation prescriptions.

Advisors: Dorothy A. Larery, Gary D. Hansen, and Hazel M. Fox