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Family Factors as Correlates of Diet in Relatives of Colon Cancer Patients

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Abstract:

Objectives : To examine family social support and closeness to the patient for their association with diet in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of colon cancer patients.

Methods : Participants (N=98) were interviewed by telephone to assess study constructs. Multiple hierarchical regressions examined relationships among family factors and diet.

Results : Family social support was associated with healthier diets, particularly fruits and vegetables. However, FDRs closest to the cancer patient had less healthy diets.

Conclusions : FDRs with close relationships to their family member with cancer may be in greatest need of dietary intervention. Diet is understudied in this high-risk population and warrants more investigation.

Keywords: colon cancer; diet; family social support; first degree relatives

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.32.4.2

Affiliations: 1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Viginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Publication date: July 1, 2008

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