Computer-Assisted Dieting: Effects of a Randomized Nutrition Intervention
Author: Schroder, Kerstin E. E.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 35, Number 2, March 2011 , pp. 175-188(14)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives : To compare the effects of a computer-assisted dieting intervention (CAD) with and without self-management training on dieting among 55 overweight and obese adults.
Methods : Random assignment to a single-session nutrition intervention (CAD-only) or a combined CAD plus self-management group intervention (CADG). Dependent variables were the number of servings from various food groups and macronutrients related to body weight.
Results : Both intervention groups reduced the consumption of energy, fat, and carbohydrates. Relative to CAD-only, the CADG condition was more successful in reducing fat intake, increasing vegetable consumption, and maintaining fruit intake.
Conclusions : Effects of computer-assisted self-monitoring can be augmented through self-management training.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.
Publication date: 2011-03-01
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