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Project Title

Cardiac Rehab – DRA Validation Study

Funding Dates



Dietary assessment is vital to inform individualized nutrition care and to evaluate the success of interventions aimed at improving diet for participants in Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR). To date, however, brief dietary assessment instruments have not been developed and validated that assess current evidence-informed dietary recommendations advocated to reduce cardiovascular risk. The purpose of this study was to develop such an instrument and assess its validity and reliability.

Research Areas 

Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, and Diabetes
Nutrition and Physical Activity

Principal Investigator

Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH


UNC Division of Cardiology and Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics