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PURPOSE Assess effectiveness of an intervention to improve fruit and vegetable consumption in economically disadvantaged young adults. DESIGN Randomized treatment-control, pre-post design. SETTING Ten states. SUBJECTS Young adults (n = 2024, ages 18-24) were recruited from noncollege venues; 1255 (62%) completed assessment interviews at baseline and(More)
This study determined whether psychosocial, weight satisfaction, and dietary pattern variables discriminate between the Stages of Change for fruit and vegetable intakes among young men and women. A random sample of 18 to 24 year-olds, from 10 states returned 1438 surveys. Discriminant analyses for fruit intake conveyed that between precontemplation and(More)
OBJECTIVE Assess validity of the ecSatter Inventory (ecSI) to measure eating competence (EC). DESIGN Concurrent administration of ecSI with validated measures of eating behaviors using on-line and paper-pencil formats. SETTING The on-line survey was completed by 370 participants; 462 completed the paper version. PARTICIPANTS Participants included 863(More)
Weight gain and an increase in overweight and obesity in college students raise serious health concerns. Weight management interventions for college-age men and women might be more effective if they were tailored to subgroups of students with similar behavioral and psychosocial characteristics associated with body weight status. The purpose of this study(More)
PURPOSE To examine the stages of change, decisional balance, and self-efficacy constructs in relation to fruit and vegetable intakes by young adults 18-24 years old. DESIGN A cross-sectional project was conducted by 10 states in January-July 2000 to examine decisional balance and self-efficacy in relation to stage of change for increasing fruit and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a tailored theory-based, Web-delivered intervention (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health) developed using community-based participatory research process. DESIGN A 15-month (10-week intensive intervention with a 12-month follow-up) randomized, controlled trial delivered via Internet and e-mail. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of a consolidated version of the PRECEDE-PROCEED participatory program planning model to collaboratively design an intuitive eating program with Fort Drum military spouses tailored to their readiness to reject the dieting mentality and make healthful lifestyle modifications. DESIGN A consolidated version of PRECEDE-PROCEED(More)
The objective of this study was to determine if a fruit and vegetable (FV) intervention, previously demonstrated to increase amount of FV per day, also increased the variety consumed. Variety in FV intake was assessed using a 26-item FV (12 fruit and 14 vegetable) food frequency questionnaire on 1255 low-income adults, with ages from 18 to 24 years (control(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify strengths and weaknesses of nutrition education via telephone calls as part of a larger stage-of-change tailored intervention with mailed materials. DESIGN Evaluative feedback was elicited from educators who placed the calls and respondents who received the calls. SETTING An internet and telephone survey of 10 states in the(More)
Adequate fruit and vegetable intake is strongly associated with a reduced risk for various chronic diseases. US national surveys show that 18- to-24-year-olds are not consuming enough of these foods. Theory-based nutrition interventions, e.g. stage-tailored education programs, are needed for promoting fruit and vegetable consumption in this age group.(More)