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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 1150–1158

First Online: 17 November 2010

Abstract

The aim was to explore the relationships between degree of participation in a culturally adapted lifestyle intervention and stages of change for healthy eating and weight loss among Pakistani immigrant women in Norway. The intervention lasted 7 months and included 198 women, randomized into control and intervention groups. The odds of losing weight from baseline to follow-up, and being in action stages of change compared to pre-action stages with regard to intake of amount and type of fat, sugar and white flour at follow-up, increased significantly with number of group sessions attended. Those in action stage of reducing intake of fat and increasing intake of vegetables, as well as of reducing weight, were significantly more likely than others to have experienced weight loss at follow-up. Participation in the culturally adapted intervention was related to increase in intentions to change dietary behaviours and to weight loss.

KeywordsStages of change Immigrants Dietary habits Intervention  Download fulltext PDF



Author: M. K. Råberg Kjøllesdal - V. T. Hjellset - B. Bjørge - G. Holmboe-Ottesen - M. Wandel

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