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Population attitudes towards changing dietary habits and reliance on general practitioners in Spain.
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PMID:  10406439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between population attitudes towards modifying food behaviour and reliance on General Practitioners (GPs) as nutrition educators. DESIGN: Personal interview in a random sample of the general population of the Canary Islands as part of the Canary Islands Nutrition Survey. SUBJECTS: 1747 individuals aged 6-74y. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Attitudes towards changing food behaviour and reliance on GPs. RESULTS: Response rate was 67%. Physicians were the most reliable source of nutrition information with 79% of the population considering them as highly reliable. More than 60% of the population showed a favourable attitude towards increasing fruit and vegetables and towards decreasing alcohol, sugar and pastries. Reliance on GPs was associated with better attitudes towards increasing fruits, decreasing meat, pastries, sugar and losing weight. CONCLUSIONS: Population attitudes towards changing certain dietary behaviours were associated with having the greatest reliance on GPs.
L L Serra-Majem; J R Calvo; M L Male; L Ribas; P Lainez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  53 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0954-3007     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-19     Completed Date:  1999-08-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804070     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S58-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Community Nutrition Research Group, School of Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Family Practice
Food Habits / psychology*
Health Education / methods*
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys
Population Surveillance
Social Class

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