Predicting the consumption of foods low in saturated fats among people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: The role of planning in the theory of planned behavior

White, Katherine M., Terry, Deborah J., Troup, Carolyn, Rempel, Lynn A. and Norman, Paul (2010) Predicting the consumption of foods low in saturated fats among people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: The role of planning in the theory of planned behavior. Appetite, 55 2: 348-354. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.07.011


Author White, Katherine M.
Terry, Deborah J.
Troup, Carolyn
Rempel, Lynn A.
Norman, Paul
Title Predicting the consumption of foods low in saturated fats among people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: The role of planning in the theory of planned behavior
Journal name Appetite   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-6663
Publication date 2010-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2010.07.011
Volume 55
Issue 2
Start page 348
End page 354
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The present study tested the utility of an extended version of the theory of planned behaviour that included a measure of planning, in the prediction of eating foods low in saturated fats among adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease. Participants (N = 184) completed questionnaires assessing standard theory of planned behaviour measures (attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioural control) and the additional volitional variable of planning in relation to eating foods low in saturated fats. Self-report consumption of foods low insaturated fats was assessed 1 month later. In partial support of the theory of planned behaviour, results indicated that attitude and subjective norm predicted intentions to eat foods low in saturated fats and intentions and perceived behavioural control predicted the consumption of foods low in saturated fats. As an additional variable, planning predicted the consumption of foods low in saturated fats directly and also mediated the intention–behaviour and perceived behavioural control–behaviour relationships, suggesting an important role for planning as a post-intentional construct determining healthy eating choices. Suggestions are offered for interventions designed to improve adherence to healthy eating recommendations for people diagnosed with these chronic conditions with a specific emphasis on the steps and activities that are required to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Keyword Saturated fats consumption
Theory of planned behaviour
Planning
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 30 July 2010.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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