Family Factors as Correlates of Diet in Relatives 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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Viginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Publication date: 2008-07-01
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