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Dietitian Counselling Practices, and Food Behaviour Changes in the First Three Months of a Primary Care Intervention for Metabolic Syndrome

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dc.contributor.advisor Brauer, Paula
dc.contributor.author Green, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-30T17:27:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-30T17:27:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-07
dc.date.created 2016-08-22
dc.date.issued 2016-08-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9907
dc.description.abstract Approximately one in five Canadian adults have metabolic syndrome. The Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise (CHANGE) Study was a one-year demonstration project aimed at producing lifestyle changes to reduce metabolic syndrome prevalence. The goal of this thesis was to examine to results from the first three months of the CHANGE study to explore the dietitian’s counselling practices and the dietary changes made by the participants. The results indicate that dietitians most frequently counseled on balanced meals and increasing fruits and vegetables, and the most commonly used behavior change techniques were goal setting and review of goals. The greatest dietary changes were seen in participants with poor diet at baseline; however dietitians did not change their counselling strategies based on patients’ initial diet or medical risk. Overall more research is needed to explore the relationship between dietitian’s counselling and food behavior change. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Pre-diabetes en_US
dc.subject Primary care en_US
dc.subject Metabolic Syndrome en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Dietitian en_US
dc.subject Counselling en_US
dc.subject Behaviour Change Technique en_US
dc.subject Food Behaviour Goal en_US
dc.title Dietitian Counselling Practices, and Food Behaviour Changes in the First Three Months of a Primary Care Intervention for Metabolic Syndrome en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
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