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Health Literacy, Self-efficacy, Food Label Use, and Diet in Young Adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24636029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVES: To examine relationships among health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, and dietary quality in young adults aged 18-29.
METHODS: Health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, and dietary quality were assessed. Participants were categorized into low, medium and high health literacy groups based on Newest Vital Sign score.
RESULTS: Self-efficacy and health literacy were predictors of food label use, which positively predicted dietary quality. The low health literacy group had significantly lower use of food labels than the high health literacy group. However, there was no significant difference between medium and high health literacy groups.
CONCLUSION: Strategies to enhance health literacy, self-efficacy and food label use should be developed to improve dietary quality and health outcomes.
Authors:
Eunseok Cha; Kevin H Kim; Hannah M Lerner; Colleen R Dawkins; Morenike K Bello; Guillermo Umpierrez; Sandra B Dunbar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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