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Associations of decisional balance, processes of change, and self-efficacy with stages of change for increased fruit and vegetable intake among low-income African-American mothers

Henry H, et al. Associations of decisional balance, processes of change, and self-efficacy with stages of change for increased fruit and vegetable intake among low-income African-American mothers. J Am Diet Assoc. Jun 2006;106(6):841-849.

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the relationship between stage of change and decisional balance, processes of change, and self-efficacy variables of the Transtheoretical Model to increase fruit and vegetable consumption by low-income African-American mothers and (2) to assess the usefulness of the model for intervention efforts. Results showed that perceptions of benefits for health and planning meals were stronger for women in later stages, compared with earlier stages.

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