Applications of social learning theory in the promotion of heart-healthy diets: The family heart study dietary intervention model

Timothy P. Carmody, Joseph Istvan, Joseph D. Matarazzo, Sonja L. Connor, William E. Connor

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Abstract

This paper examines the application of social learning theory (SLT) in large-scale studies designed to investigate the effects of dietary intervention in the lowering of plasma cholesterol level and prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). Several SLT-based intervention methods are reviewed including behavioral self-regulation techniques, group approaches and family involvement. The Family Heart Study intervention is described in detail, with a particular focus on efforts to promote dietary lifestyle change using a family-based group approach. The implications for present and future CHD prevention projects and dietary intervention studies aimed at lowering plasma cholesterol levels are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Education Research
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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