Title

Dietary adherence: characteristics and interventions

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Date

10-2000

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Aged; *Clinical Trials as Topic; Culture; Decision Making; *Diet; Health Behavior; Humans; *Patient Compliance; Socioeconomic Factors

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

This paper reviews issues regarding dietary adherence. Issues and barriers unique to dietary adherence, in contrast to adherence to physical activity or medication regimens, are discussed. These include decision making, social and cultural contexts, perceptions and preferences, and environmental barriers. We review factors known to increase adherence in dietary interventions, including education, motivation, behavioral skills, new and modified foods, and supportive interactions. We conclude with directions for future study, such as improved measurement of diet-related behavior and longitudinal, culturally sensitive interventions.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Control Clin Trials. 2000 Oct;21(5 Suppl):206S-11S.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

11018577