ERIC Number: EJ1035063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Nutrition Education Brings Behavior and Knowledge Change in Limited-Resource Older Adults
McClelland, Jacquelyn W.; Jayaratne, K.S.U.; Bird, Carolyn L.
Journal of Extension, v51 n2 Article 2FEA1 Apr 2013
A prospective, controlled, randomized, crossover design was used to examine a nutrition education curriculum's effects on knowledge and behavior of 463 limited-resource older adults in 13 counties. Counties were randomized to begin with the treatment or control curriculum and then the remaining curriculum. Participants completed a pre-test before beginning, a post-test at the completion of the first curriculum, and another post-test at the completion of the remaining curriculum. Significant results provide an evidence base for this intervention's effectiveness. The study reported here provides factors that can contribute to Extension outreach to limited-resource older adult audiences and to Extension scholarship.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Behavior Change, Older Adults, Low Income Groups, Cross Cultural Studies, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Intervention, Extension Education, Eating Habits, Food, Dietetics, Health Promotion, Curriculum, Surveys, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Health Behavior, Adult Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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