This was a quasi-experimental study designed to determine the difference in blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels of subjects post-myocardial infarction (post-MI) who practiced the high fiber-high carbohydrate diet and subjects post-MI who did not practice the diet. The researcher had hypothesized that when the blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides of post-MI subjects who were practicing the high fiber-high carbohydrate diet were compared to those who were not practicing the d i e t , there would be no significant difference. There was a total of 18 subjects in the study, two groups with nine participants in each group. The researcher met with the groups several times. The Health and Nutritional Profile was completed on all subjects. Initial blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels were obtained at the third meeting. The experimental group met two other times in which the high fiber-high carbohydrate diet was discussed and explained. At the end of the study, both groups returned to have blood cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels drawn. The analysis of data regarding cholesterol and triglyceride levels revealed no significant difference in iv the blood cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels between the experimental group and the control group. Therefore, it would appear that the high fiber-high carbohydrate diet does not significantly lower the blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels in those who practice the diet. However, when the experimental group and control group were compared according to the degree of change in blood values, a signifi cant decrease in the blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels was noted in the experimental group.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Mary Patricia Curtis
Baskin, Evelyn Mckinney, "Effects of a High Fiber-High Carbohydrate Diet on Selected Blood Chemistries of Post-Myocardial Infarction Clients" (1985). MSN Research Projects. 213.