Date of Award


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Master Thesis

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Education, Health.



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A decision making model was used to evaluate a social cognitive approach to nutrition and health education. One hundred and eighty-one participants (164 females and 17 males) of the Be Trim Weight Control program in four urban and two rural centres were subjects in the current study. The study examined the impact of social cognitive strategies provided during the program on participants' self-efficacy to choose low fat foods and avoid overeating, behavioural intentions to eat low fat foods, outcome expectations related to healthy life-style practices and social support from friends and family members. The effect of the Be Trim program on weight, body mass index (BMI) and percentage weight loss were also examined. The evaluation of the Be Trim Weight Control program provided valuable information for decision making about the ability of the program to achieve its intended objectives and insight into possible modifications in program structure and content. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .B555. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0439. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.