Effectiveness of a nutrition intervention with rural low-income women.

Auteur(s) :
Tessaro I., Parker L., Rye S., Mangone C., Mccrone S.
Date :
Jan, 2007
Source(s) :
Am J Health Behav.. #31:1 p35-43
Adresse :
Community Health Initiatives, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA. itessaro@hsc.wvu.edu

Sommaire de l'article

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate Cookin’ Up Health, a computer-based interactive nutrition intervention.

METHODS: After randomization to intervention and control groups, 262 women in rural clinics in West Virginia completed both a baseline and 3-month follow-up survey.

RESULTS: Compared to the control group, the intervention group had significantly improved scores on knowledge of dietary fats, food label reading, and readiness to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day and foods lower in fat.

CONCLUSIONS: This brief interactive nutrition intervention shows potential as a strategy to begin the process of change, but follow-up may be needed for actual behavior change to occur.

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