This article examines the relationship between reported social support and readiness to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, based on the Transtheoretical Stage of Change Model.
Data were collected as part of the baseline assessments for a work site intervention study promoting increased consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Among workers who did not live alone, household support was significantly higher for those of Hispanic and African American heritage than other groups, and was also higher among men, nonsmokers, and those living with adults compared to those living only with children.
In multivariate analyses, coworker support was significantly associated with being in preparation compared to precontemplation/contemplation.
Household support was not significantly related to readiness to change in multivariate analyses.
The effectiveness of work site nutrition education interventions is likely to be enhanced by teaching participants to provide social support to coworkers and family members.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Régime alimentaire, Nutrition, Changement comportement, Motivation, Support social, Homme, Fruit, Légume, Lieu travail, Facteur sociodémographique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Diet, Nutrition, Behavior change, Motivation, Social support, Human, Fruit, Vegetable, Work place, Sociodemographic factor, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 98-0437208
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.