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The Nurse's Role in Counseling Patients at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Using the 5As Model

Storer, Sallyann G. DNP, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000332

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is often caused by modifiable risk factors related to diet and lifestyle behaviors. Counseling patients to adopt lifestyle changes for CVD risk-reduction is needed. Using the 5As strategy (ask, assess, advise, agree, assist) can help patients incorporate positive behavior changes and reduce CVD risk factors.

College of Nursing, The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Correspondence: Sallyann G. Storer, DNP, FNP-BC, College of Nursing, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1610 Ben Graves Dr, Huntsville, AL 35899 (

Conflicts of interest: None declared.

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