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Table 6 Shifts in intention and confidence to modify behavior in next year

From: Evaluation of the Families SHARE workbook: an educational tool outlining disease risk and healthy guidelines to reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer

  Phase 1 Phase 2
(n = 35) (n = 36)
  Baseline M(SD) Follow-Up M(SD) p-value Baseline M(SD) Follow-Up M(SD) p-value
Intention and confidence to change behavior
 Increase fruit and vegetable consumption       
  All participants 3.66 (2.51) 4.77 (2.44) .048 3.33 (2.61) 4.25 (2.61) .021
  Subset with intentions to improve behavior at both assessmentsa 4.83 (1.50) 5.57 (1.16) .004 4.79 (1.64) 5.42 (1.47) .036
 Increase fiber consumption       
  All participants 1.97 (2.44) 3.60 (2.66) .002 1.86 (2.74) 3.31 (2.99) .007
  Subset with intentions to improve behavior at both assessmentsb 4.50 (1.22) 5.14 (1.10) .045 5.18 (1.83) 5.72 (1.74) .167
 Increase physical activity       
  All participants 4.51 (2.47) 4.80 (2.35) .451 3.58 (2.85) 4.28 (2.60) .149
  Subset with intentions to improve behavior at both assessmentsc 5.33 (1.73) 5.74 (1.23) .046 5.48 (1.60) 5.62 (1.20) .576
  1. Abbreviations: M mean, SD standard deviation
  2. aPhase 1: N = 23, Phase 2: N = 24; bPhase 1: N = 14, Phase 2: N = 11; cPhase 1: N = 27, Phase 2: N = 21