Psychosocial factors and intervention-associated changes in those factors as correlates of change in fruit and vegetable consumption in the Maryland WIC 5 a day promotion program

Citation
P. Langenberg et al., Psychosocial factors and intervention-associated changes in those factors as correlates of change in fruit and vegetable consumption in the Maryland WIC 5 a day promotion program, ANN BEHAV M, 22(4), 2000, pp. 307-315
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
ISSN journal
0883-6612 → ACNP
Volume
22
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
307 - 315
Database
ISI
SICI code
0883-6612(200023)22:4<307:PFAICI>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
This study sought to examine: (a) the relative effects of baseline demograp hic and psychosocial factors and an intensive nutritional intervention on c hanges in fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income, ethnically diverse women sewed by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infan ts, and Children (WIC) program in Maryland; (b) whether this intervention, designed to modify psychosocial factors associated with fruit and vegetable consumption, was successful in changing these factors, and (c) whether cha nges in these factors were associated with increased consumption. the same women from 15 WIC program sites were surveyed at baseline and postintervent ion 8 months later Woman randomized to the intervention group showed signif icantly greater mean change in self-efficacy, attitudes, social support, an d knowledge of national consumption recommendations them control group wome n. Changes in all psychosocial factors were significantly associated with n utrition session attendance and increased consumption. In a hierarchical mo del, changes in these factors accounted for most of the intervention effect on increased consumption.