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Psychosocial correlates of weight maintenance among black & white adults

Turk, MW and Sereika, SM and Yang, K and Ewing, LJ and Hravnak, M and Burke, LE (2012) Psychosocial correlates of weight maintenance among black & white adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36 (3). 395 - 407. ISSN 1087-3244

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Objectives: To investigate (1) weight maintenance among black and white participants and (2) psychosocial correlates (eg, healthy eating barriers, self-efficacy, stress) of weight maintenance 18 months after behavioral weight-loss treatment. Methods: Linear and logistic regression examined weight change and unsuccessful weight maintenance (>5% weight gain) among 107 black and white adults. Results: After controlling for socio-demographics, differences in weight maintenance between ethnicities were not generally noted. Healthy eating barriers and stressful life events were associated with weight gain, P<.04. Conclusions: Strategies to cope with stressful events and overcome barriers to eating healthfully are needed for weight maintenance among both ethnicities.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Turk, MW
Sereika, SMssereika@pitt.eduSSEREIKA0000-0002-7840-1352
Yang, K
Ewing, LJlje1@pitt.eduLJE1
Hravnak, Mmhra@pitt.eduMHRA
Burke, LElbu100@pitt.eduLBU1000000-0003-2434-9867
Date: 1 May 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Health Behavior
Volume: 36
Number: 3
Page Range: 395 - 407
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5993/ajhb.36.3.10
Schools and Programs: School of Nursing > Nursing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1087-3244
MeSH Headings: Adolescent; Adult; African Americans--psychology; Body Weight--ethnology; Body Weight--physiology; European Continental Ancestry Group--psychology; Female; Humans; Linear Models; Male; Middle Aged; Questionnaires; Self Efficacy; Stress, Psychological; Young Adult
PubMed ID: 22370440
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 19:52
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 11:56


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