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dc.contributor.authorSalinas Martínez, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorGómez Campusano, Ruth Isabel
dc.contributor.authorCordero Franco, Hid Felizardo
dc.contributor.authorChávez Barrón, Karen Abigail
dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez Sauceda, Cecilia Janeth
dc.contributor.authorGuzmán de la Garza, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.authorNúñez Rocha, Georgina Mayela
dc.identifier.citationSalinas Martínez AM, Gómez Campusano RI, Cordero Franco HF, Chávez Barrón KA, Gutiérrez Sauceda CJ, Guzmán de la Garza FJ, Núñez Rocha GM. Multiple unhealthy behaviors share equivalent profiles of readiness for change in patients with type 2 Diabetes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. [En línea]. 2021. [consultado día mes año] 18: 3631. Disponible en: https://
dc.description.abstractFew studies have considered more than one behavior, despite the tendency towards multiple behaviors, and there are none that have focused on a Latino population. We determined the concurrence of four unhealthy behaviors related to glycemic control and identified common cognitive factors at advanced stages of readiness for change in patients with type 2 diabetes treated in primary care. A cross-sectional study was carried out during August–December 2018 in northeastern Mexico. We consecutively included patients between 20 and 70 years who were without medical contraindication, physical impediment against exercise, pregnancy and edentulism, among other selection criteria (n = 407). Stages of behavior were measured according to the Transtheoretical Model. Pros, cons, self-efficacy, susceptibility, and severity data were collected by interview. Statistical analysis consisted of descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression. A total of 36.7% exhibited more than one unhealthy behavior in precontemplation or contemplation (no interest or some interest in changing consumption of refined sugars and saturated fats, exercise, or oral hygiene behavior). Cons (p < 0.05) and self-efficacy (p < 0.001) were common to all four unhealthy behaviors, independent of potential confounders. Studies like ours facilitate the recognition of individuals with multiple unhealthy behaviors who share equivalent profiles of readiness for change before implementing public health programs.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectConductas relacionadas con la saluden_US
dc.subjectEstilo de vida saludableen_US
dc.subjectDiabetes Mellitusen_US
dc.titleMultiple unhealthy behaviors share equivalent profiles of readiness for change in patients with type 2 Diabetesen_US

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