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The relationship between self-efficacy for low-fat diet and exercise, dietary restraint, and weight loss

Weinzierl, Valarie (2013) The relationship between self-efficacy for low-fat diet and exercise, dietary restraint, and weight loss. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the relationship between self-efficacy and weight loss in participants of the Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) program with a specific focus on exercise self-efficacy, low-fat diet self efficacy, and dietary restraint. Subjects: Sixty non-diabetic adults (21 male, 39 female; age 54.7 ± 10.5 years; BMI, 36.6± 5.6kg/m2). Intervention: Subjects participated in 12 weekly group lifestyle education sessions focused on improving dietary behaviors and increasing physical activity. This study was a pre-post study design with subjects completing baseline and post intervention assessment visits. Methods: At baseline, all subjects completed a comprehensive clinical assessment measuring weight, height, waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood glucose, and other variables relevant for weight management. Baseline assessments also included behavioral and psychological measures assessing exercise self-efficacy, low-fat diet self-efficacy, and dietary restraint. Subjects completed a 12-session core curriculum and all measures were assessed again at month 3. Results: At the end of the 3-month intervention, weight loss was 9.9 ± 7.9 lbs. (% change of -4.43, p


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Weinzierl, Valarievas31@pitt.eduVAS31
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairZgibor, Janiceedcjan@pitt.eduEDCJANUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberTerry, Marthamaterry@pitt.eduMATERRYUNSPECIFIED
Date: 18 November 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 20:40
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 13:58
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19983

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