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Topics in Clinical Nutrition 29:4 (October/December 2014), pp. 294–303.

doi: 10.1097/FIN.0000000000000012


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The purpose of this study was to determine knowledge of and accordance with practices recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Guideline for Disorders of Lipid Metabolism. Knowledge and food frequency questionnaires were completed by dyslipidemic patients from an outpatient cardiology clinic (n = 51). Participants were primarily white (74.5%), obese (64.7%), female (64.7%) adults 62.0 ± 9.3 years of age. Mean Disorders of Lipid Metabolism guideline knowledge score was 53.l ± 13.4% correct. Mean accordance was 35.4 ± 13.0% correct. There were no significant associations between knowledge and accordance (rs = 0.175, P = .219). In addition to increasing knowledge, registered dietitians should focus on behavior modification to increase accordance.