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Diabetes prevention, weight loss, and social support: program participants' perceived influence on the health behaviors of their social support system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23455686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined participants' perceptions of how their involvement in a well-established weight loss and diabetes prevention program influenced their social support persons (SSPs). Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, participants were surveyed to determine their perceived influence on SSPs. Compared to controls, intervention participants reported that SSPs' lifestyle changes were more positively influenced by their study participation, and their amount of weight loss was related to favorability of perceived changes in SSPs' eating habits. Themes of lifestyle changes, knowledge dissemination, and motivation emerged from responses. Future lifestyle change interventions could potentially capitalize on program participants' influence on their social support networks.
Authors:
Julie Bishop; Megan B Irby; Scott Isom; Caroline S Blackwell; Mara Z Vitolins; Joseph A Skelton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family & community health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-5057     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Community Health     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-04     Completed Date:  2013-05-22     Revised Date:  2013-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809641     Medline TA:  Fam Community Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control*
Female
Food Habits / psychology
Health Behavior*
Health Promotion
Humans
Life Style
Male
Patient Participation / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Qualitative Research
Social Support*
Weight Loss*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1R18DK069901/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; 5T35DK007400-33/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; K23 HD061597/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K23 HD061597/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R18 DK069901/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R18DK06990/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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