This study examined the applicability of the transtheoretical model and a model derived from the theory of reasoned action for predicting breast-feeding intention among low-income pregnant women.
Participants completed a 70-item self-report questionnaire assessing their breast-feeding attitudes, intentions, and support.
A positive correlation existed between Stages of Change for breast-feeding and the number of Processes of Change used by respondents.
A negative correlation existed between Stages of Change for breast-feeding and the number of negative breast-feeding beliefs held by respondents.
Furthermore, women's normative beliefs and outcome beliefs were significantly correlated with breast-feeding intention in manners consistent with the model developed from the theory of reasoned action.
After accounting for significant sociodemographic and lifestyle factors, the Processes of Change and outcome beliefs remained independently correlated with breast-feeding intention.
These models are capable of predicting the intention to breast-feed and might offer an innovative approach for further breast-feeding research and intervention development.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Femelle, Gestation, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Facteur prédictif, Allaitement, Modèle, Etude comparative, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Human, Female, Pregnancy, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Predictive factor, Breast feeding, Models, Comparative study, Questionnaire
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Cote : 99-0483643
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.