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Factors associated with probability of personal digital assistant-based dietary self-monitoring in those with type 2 diabetes

Sevick, MA and Stone, RA and Zickmund, S and Wang, Y and Korytkowski, M and Burke, LE (2010) Factors associated with probability of personal digital assistant-based dietary self-monitoring in those with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 33 (4). 315 - 325. ISSN 0160-7715

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Knowledge of factors associated with the use of technology could inform the design of technology-based behavioral interventions. This study examined modifiable and nonmodifiable factors associated with technology-based self-monitoring. 123 participants with type 2 diabetes self-monitored diet using a personal digital assistant in a 6-month behavioral intervention. Multinomial logistic regression was used to examine probability of nonadherent and suboptimally adherent behavior relative to adherent behavior. Sociodemographic characteristics were not associated with probability of self-monitoring. Probability of adherence generally was greater in the weeks preceding no group session, and lower in the weeks following no group session or following skipped sessions. Non-modifiable factors suggested by the literature to be associated with poorer access to technology (lower income, older age, minority race, and lower education) were not associated with probability of self-monitoring in this population. © 2010 US Government.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sevick, MA
Stone, RAroslyn@pitt.eduROSLYN
Zickmund, Sslz9@pitt.eduSLZ9
Wang, Y
Korytkowski, M
Burke, LElbu100@pitt.eduLBU100
Date: 1 August 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Volume: 33
Number: 4
Page Range: 315 - 325
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10865-010-9257-9
Schools and Programs: School of Nursing > Nursing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0160-7715
MeSH Headings: Behavior Therapy; Computers, Handheld; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2--diet therapy; Diet; Female; Health Behavior; Humans; Logistic Models; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Compliance; Self Care--instrumentation; Treatment Outcome
PubMed ID: 20232131
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 21:18
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 15:58


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