Relationship of Stages of Change to Attendance in a Diabetes Prevention Program

DL Helitzer, A Bobo Peterson, M Sanders, JL Thompson

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Abstract

Purpose. To determine whether preintervention stage-of-change measures are indicative of subsequent attendance at diabetes prevention intervention sessions. Design. Cross-sectional. Setting. Local community. Subjects. Seventy-five women participated. Measures. Attendance, stage-of-change questions for seven diabetes prevention behaviors, and mean stage-of-change score to reflect the combined stages of change for all behaviors. Analysis. Univariate analyses for stage-of-change distribution and Fisher exact test and prevalance ratios for the association between attendance and stage of change. Results. Participants' readiness for change at baseline was distributed across all stages of change. There was a significant relationship between the mean stage-of-change scores and attendance. Participants with lower mean stage-of-change scores (mean +/- SE, 3.03 +/- 0.13) were less likely to attend all 5 sessions than those with higher mean stage-of-change scores (mean +/- 3.38 +/- 0.10)(p=.04). Participants in the action category (preparation, action, and maintenance stages) before the intervention were 6.7 (95% confidence interval, 1.0-44.1; p
Translated title of the contributionRelationship of Stages of Change to Attendance in a Diabetes Prevention Program
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517 - 520
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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