Education about vascular disease requires Information to change habits related to diet, activity, and personal health. Uncertainty significantly impacts the ability of individuals with a chronic disease to feel secure in treatment programs. A clear understanding of the disease, mutual development of measurable goals, clear communication, and a commitment to change provide the format for a successful education and prevention program. As the health-care system expects each individual to assume more responsibility for health promotion and maintenance, education will be key
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