Understanding the intention to permanently follow a high folate diet among a sample of low-income pregnant women according to the Health Belief Model

Understanding the intention to permanently follow a high folate diet among a sample of low-income... Despite folate fortification of the US food supply beginning January 1, 1998, evidence indicates that a substantial proportion of women of child-bearing age will continue to have folate intakes inadequate for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs). Therefore, health education remains an essential component of this public health campaign. The purpose of this study was to determine the applicability of the Health Belief Model (HBM) to understanding the intention to permanently follow a high folate diet among low-income pregnant women. A convenience sample of 251 low-income pregnant women participated in individual 15 min interviews assessing their folate attitudes and beliefs according to the model. Correlations consistent with the HBM were found between the perceived susceptibility , perceived severity , perceived benefits , perceived barriers , self-efficacy and cues to action constructs, and participants' intention to permanently follow a high folate diet ( folate intention ). In regression analyses, the perceived benefits construct was consistently the most predictive of folate intention . Participants were generally unfamiliar with and had many misperceptions concerning both folate and NTDs. The HBM may offer an effective foundation for development of tailored educational interventions promoting permanent consumption of a high folate diet among low-income women. © Oxford University Press « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article Health Educ. Res. 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Despite folate fortification of the US food supply beginning January 1, 1998, evidence indicates that a substantial proportion of women of child-bearing age will continue to have folate intakes inadequate for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs). Therefore, health education remains an essential component of this public health campaign. The purpose of this study was to determine the applicability of the Health Belief Model (HBM) to understanding the intention to permanently follow a high folate diet among low-income pregnant women. A convenience sample of 251 low-income pregnant women participated in individual 15 min interviews assessing their folate attitudes and beliefs according to the model. Correlations consistent with the HBM were found between the perceived susceptibility , perceived severity , perceived benefits , perceived barriers , self-efficacy and cues to action constructs, and participants' intention to permanently follow a high folate diet ( folate intention ). In regression analyses, the perceived benefits construct was consistently the most predictive of folate intention . Participants were generally unfamiliar with and had many misperceptions concerning both folate and NTDs. The HBM may offer an effective foundation for development of tailored educational interventions promoting permanent consumption of a high folate diet among low-income women. © Oxford University Press « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article Health Educ. Res. (1999) 14 (3): 327-338. doi: 10.1093/her/14.3.327 » Abstract Free Full Text (HTML) Free Full Text (PDF) Free Classifications Original Article Services Article metrics Alert me when cited Alert me if corrected Alert me if commented Find similar articles Similar articles in Web of Science Similar articles in PubMed Add to my archive Download citation Request Permissions Disclaimer Responses Submit a response No responses published Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via CrossRef Citing articles via Scopus Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by Kloeblen, A. S. Articles by Batish, S. S. Search for related content PubMed PubMed citation Articles by Kloeblen, A. S. Articles by Batish, S. S. Related Content Load related web page information Share Email this article CiteULike Delicious Facebook Google+ Mendeley Twitter What's this? 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