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Am J Health Behav. 2007 Jan-Feb;31(1):3-12.

Psychosocial correlates of dietary intake among overweight and obese men.

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Program in Clinical Psychology, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the relationship between theoretically based psychosocial constructs and dietary components among overweight men.

METHODS:

Participants were 441 men (BMI M = 34.2). Psychosocial constructs included self-efficacy, decisional balance, social support, and behavior change strategies. Dietary components were fat, fiber, and fruit and vegetable intake.

RESULTS:

All significant findings were in the expected direction. Multiple regression models indicated that the psychosocial factors accounted for the most variance in vegetable intake (R(2)=.13) and the least variance in fat (R(2)=.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Theoretically based psychosocial constructs were related to overweight men's dietary intake and have potential for use in tailored behavior-change interventions.

PMID:
17181457
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2007.31.1.3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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