Evaluation of psychosocial measures for understanding weight-related behaviors in pregnant women.

@article{Kendall2001EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of psychosocial measures for understanding weight-related behaviors in pregnant women.},
  author={Alison Kendall and Christine Marie Olson and Edward A Frongillo},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={50-8}
}
The greatest weight gain for US. women occurs during the childbearing years of 25 to 34, and many obese women attribute their adult weight gain to childbearing. Few studies have examined psychosocial influences on women's behaviors during pregnancy, in part because of the lack of valid and reliable measures of psychosocial constructs relevant to pregnant women. Based on existing theory and an in-depth interview study, the psychosocial constructs of locus of control, self-efficacy, body image… CONTINUE READING

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