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How to promote fruits, vegetables, and berries intake among patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care? A self-determination theory perspective

List of Authors: Koponen AM, Simonsen N, Suominen S
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Health Psychology Open
Journal name in source: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY OPEN
Journal acronym: HEALTH PSYCHOL OPEN
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 1
Number of pages: 11
eISSN: 2055-1029

The results of this study showed the importance of autonomous motivation for healthy eating. Autonomous motivation and female gender were the determinants most strongly associated with fruits, vegetables, and berries intake among patients with type 2 diabetes. Other determinants of fruits, vegetables, and berries intake were high education, high social support, high age, and a strong sense of coherence. Autonomous motivation and self-care competence mediated the effect of perceived autonomy support from a physician on fruits, vegetables, and berries intake. Thus, physicians can promote patients' fruits, vegetables, and berries intake by supporting their autonomous motivation and self-care competence. The results are in line with self-determination theory.

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