Toward Reducing Risk for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Latina College Women
Article first published online: 15 JUN 2012
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Volume 90, Issue 3, pages 298–307, July 2012
How to Cite
Franko, D. L., Jenkins, A. and Rodgers, R. F. (2012), Toward Reducing Risk for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Latina College Women. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90: 298–307. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2012.00038.x
- Issue published online: 15 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 15 JUN 2012
- Received 05/12/11 Revised 07/27/11 Accepted 09/04/11
- body dissatisfaction
The efficacy of 2 computer-based programs was tested with Latina college women (N= 64). Compared with participants in the control group, intervention participants improved their motivation to eat fruits and vegetables (F&V; p= .042) and to participate in physical activity (p= .023) and significantly increased their F&V intake (pre- to posttest, p < .001; pre-follow-up, p= .002). Body dissatisfaction improved at a trend level (p= .055). Some modest effects of computer-based programs were found.