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The Transtheoretical Model in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity


Abstract Childhood obesity is a growing public health concern in the United States. For several years, many interventions have been established to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. However, these interventions have not adequately utilized existing models of behavior change, and as a result, have been unsuccessful in increasing levels of physical activity and healthy dietary intake. One such model of change, the Transtheoretical Model, views behavior change as occurring through a series of stages with progression through the stages being facilitated by cognitive and behavioral processes. Within these processes the constructs of consciousness-raising, helping relationships, and self-efficacy have been shown to be most influential in changing... (more)
Created Date 2012-12
Contributor Wang, Janice (Author) / Broman, Tannah (Thesis Director) / Hoffner, Kristin (Committee Member) / Baldwin, Marjorie (Committee Member) / Barrett, The Honors College () / College of Health Solutions ()
Subject Transtheoretical Model / Consciousness-raising / Health / Childhood Obesity / Kinesiology
Series Academic Year 2012-2013
Type Text
Extent 34 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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