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ERIC Number: EJ828418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Stages of Change for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Deprived Neighborhoods
Kloek, Gitte C.; van Lenthe, Frank J.; van Nierop, Peter W. M.; Mackenbach, Johan P.
Health Education & Behavior, v31 n2 p223-241 2004
This article describes the association of external and psychosocial factors on the stages of change for fruit and vegetable consumption, among 2,781 inhabitants, aged 18 to 65 years, in deprived neighborhoods (response rate 60%). To identify correlates of forward stage transition, an ordinal logistic regression model, the Threshold of Change Model (TCM), was used to analyze the data. The results indicate that men, those from Dutch origin, those with (rather) low health locus of control, those displaying risk behaviors, and those without knowledge of dietary guidelines were less likely to move from one stage to another and therefore were more likely to be in a lower stage-of-change category. The results make it possible to distinguish target groups, which should receive more attention in future health promotion campaigns, and to identify factors to be addressed in those programs. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands