Physician recommendations for dietary change : their prevalence and impact in a population-based sample.
A random-digit-dialing survey to examine the prevalence, content, and impact of physician dietary recommendations in a representative population-based sample of Washington State residents was adminstered to 1972 persons aged 18 years and older.
Twenty percent of those surveyed received a physician's recommendation for dietary change in the previous year.
The most common recommendations were to decrease intake of cholesterol, calories, and red meat and to increase intake of vegetables and fiber.
Respondents receiving recommendations were more likely to report decreased use of high-fat foods and increased use of high-fiber foods and to be in the maintenance stage of dietary change.
Results suggest that physicians can play a limited role in promoting dietary change.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Education nutritionnelle, Recommandation, Régime alimentaire, Alimentation, Lipide, Fibre alimentaire, Washington, Promotion santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Health staff, Human, Nutrition education, Recommendation, Diet, Feeding, Lipids, Dietary fiber, Washington, Health promotion, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0319935
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.