Reaching Black Women for a Dietary Intervention to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk.
Annual rept. 15 Aug 94-14 Aug 95,
MEHARRY MEDICAL COLL NASHVILLE TN
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Fat and fiber have been implicated as important food factors associated with breast cancer. Black Americans have a high mortality rate for breast cancer and preferentially select high fat, low fiber diets. The purpose of this project is to extend the Transtheoretical Model TTM of behavioral change to dietary fat reduction in black women. The target population was approximately 2,000 black women from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, senior citizen centers, and black churches in Nashville. A total of 174 9 women responded to a screening questionnaire designed to determine percent fat intake and stage of change. Forty-one women participated in stage-matched focus groups designed to understand black food habits ensure that the TTM constructs of Stage, Process, Decisional Balance, Self Efficacy, and Situational Temptation are meaningful and valid in a black population and obtain suggestions on how to lower fat intake within the context of cultural food habits. Exploratory questionnaire development analyses reveal that the TTM measures for dietary fat reduction are relevant in large part. jg p.2
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