Using the Integrative Behavioral Model to Predict Monitoring of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Hispanic Mothers.
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The purpose of this study was to operationalize the Integrative Behavioral Model (IBM) to identify significant theory-based determinants of maternal monitoring of fruit and vegetables consumption among low-income, Hispanic mothers of 2- to 5-year-old children (N = 238). Mothers completed a survey evaluating each construct of the IBM. Path analysis showed that intentions significantly predicted maternal monitoring of fruit and vegetables consumption (5.3% of the variance explained) and autonomy significantly predicted intentions (33.1% of the variance explained). Results from this study help create foundational work to establish targets for future public health interventions for Hispanic mothers of preschoolers.