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A mixed-methods investigation to explore how women living in disadvantaged areas might be supported to improve their diets

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Mixed-methods explored the potential for using Sure Start Children's Centres (SSCCs) to deliver an intervention to improve the diets of disadvantaged women and their children. In an 'expert' discussion, SSCC staff described gaining women's trust, meeting needs and bringing about change as key to engaging women successfully. Structured observations in SSCCs showed they host activities in an environment conducive to building relationships and meeting women's needs. However, staff often missed opportunities to support women to make dietary changes. These data suggest that an intervention to help staff make the most of these opportunities would have the best chance of success.

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Lawrence, Wendy, Keyte, Jeanette, Tinati, Tannaze, Baird, Janis, Margetts, Barrie, Swift, Judy, Cooper, Cyrus and Barker, M.E. (2011) A mixed-methods investigation to explore how women living in disadvantaged areas might be supported to improve their diets Journal of Health Psychology (doi:10.1177/1359105311425271). (PMID:22044913).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 November 2011
Keywords: behaviour change taxonomy, diet, disadvantage, mixed-methods, Sure Start
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 207715
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/207715
ISSN: 1461-7277
PURE UUID: 0a4267b5-0c67-40cb-9f1b-bf1cd48463af

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2012 11:58
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:50

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Author: Wendy Lawrence
Author: Jeanette Keyte
Author: Tannaze Tinati
Author: Janis Baird
Author: Barrie Margetts
Author: Judy Swift
Author: Cyrus Cooper
Author: M.E. Barker

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