The effect of the Maryland WIC 5-A-Day Promotion Program on participants' stages of change for fruit and vegetable consumption

Citation
Rhl. Feldman et al., The effect of the Maryland WIC 5-A-Day Promotion Program on participants' stages of change for fruit and vegetable consumption, HEAL EDUC B, 27(5), 2000, pp. 649-663
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
HEALTH EDUCATION & BEHAVIOR
ISSN journal
1090-1981 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
649 - 663
Database
ISI
SICI code
1090-1981(200010)27:5<649:TEOTMW>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
The Maryland Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 5-A-Day Promotion Program ex amined the effect of a multifaceted nutrition intervention on changing the fruit and vegetable consumption of low-income women in the WIC program in M aryland. The sample consisted of 3,122 participants (1,443 intervention and 1,679 control) with a mean age of 27.2. Fifty-six percent were Black/Afric an American. This article focuses on the effect of the intervention on the stages of change of the participants. Intervention participants showed sign ificantly greater positive movement through the stages than control partici pants. Stages of change were measured for two specific target behaviors: ea ting dye servings of fruits and vegetables a day and eating more servings o f fruit and vegetables a day. Results demonstrated significant differences in the stage status of intervention and control women and in movement throu gh the stages. The effectiveness of the intervention across groups depended on which staging measure was used.