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. Tailakh, Ayman, et al. “Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension among Arab Americans.” The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2013, . 1. It is extremely important for dietitians to be culturally appropriate with educating their patients based on their diet habits to improve there well-being. This study examines the cultural training of dietitians and how appropriate their educational materials were. They conducted a randomized sample of 126 New York dietitians by survey to determine their cultural compentensies when related to diet. A large part of the survey asked them about their work experience with diverse groups, cultural food training, and need for culturally sensitive patient education materials. Out of these questions 95% of dietitians were comfortable counseling Caucasian and 79% were comfortable with African Americans. Only 37% of these dietitians stated to be comfortable educating and counseling Middle Eastern patients. Most of the respondents believed they needed additional cultural food training as apart of there education. This study overall demonstrated a need to develop more culturally appropriate materials and for counseling more diverse clients. This research study shows the importance of cultural compentensies and how having a compentent dietetion that understands cultural diversity it will lead to better adherence to diet and improve patient outcomes and decrease mortality. Lam, L., Weiss, E. H., Hewner, S. J., & Sabo, D. (1998). Perceived Adequacy of Dietetics Education in Preparing Dietitians to Work With Culturally Diverse Populations. Journal of the American Dietetic Association , 98 (9), A71. (98)00562-8 2. The benefits of dietitians are proven to help patients adhere to diets more than pamphlets and self-help literature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietitian education on adherence to a diet plan. They did randomized trial where 23 patients with Heart Failure were placed in a dietian group and 24 patients were given teaching materials and literature on the specific diet to adhere to. They were observed for a 3-month period and results showed that education with a dietitian monthly resulted in a significant increase in adherence to the diet more than the patients with just literature review. This research article supports the main question because it provides evidence that speaking with a dietitian and being able to ask questions and following up in person allows for information to retain longer thus leading to adherence of a diet.
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