Intentions modify program impact after a nutrition education intervention

Amber C. Summers, Ann C. Klassen

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Abstract

Objective: To examine whether expressed intentions modified program impact on diet. Methods: A nutrition education intervention was conducted with African American women in Washington, DC. Dietary recalls and surveys at postintervention and follow-up were analyzed. Results: At 20-week follow-up, frequent attenders reported .13 more fruit and vegetable servings per additional point postintervention behavioral intentions score (p = .03) and .10 servings per point on follow-up intentions score (p = .07). Conclusions: Sustained intentions predicted dietary change, informing measurement and theory for nutrition interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-501
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • African American
  • Education
  • Nutrition
  • Self-efficacy
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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