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Designing a Short-Form Survey Instrument to Evaluate the Healthfulness of Corner Stores

Abstract Individuals in urban low-income areas often do not have easy access to large grocery stores and supermarkets, and regularly shop at nearby small/corner stores. These stores stock an abundance of processed, energy-dense, nutrient poor foods, combined with few nutrient-dense products. A high concentration of small/corner stores is associated with poor diets by nearby residents. Interventions that target small food stores for increasing the availability and sale of healthy foods have been launched in many communities, and validated survey instruments have been developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions. However, in-store surveys can take up to thirty minutes to conduct and require individual visits from investigators. Many pr... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor DeWeese, Robin (Author) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Advisor) / Todd, Mike (Committee member) / Karpyn, Allison (Committee member) / Bruening, Meg (Committee member) / Wharton, Chris (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / food environment / survey development
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 175 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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