Perceived Benefits and Barriers by Mexican Adolescents for Consuming Fruits and Vegetables

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154162
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Presentation
Title:
Perceived Benefits and Barriers by Mexican Adolescents for Consuming Fruits and Vegetables
Abstract:
Perceived Benefits and Barriers by Mexican Adolescents for Consuming Fruits and Vegetables
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Flores-Pena, Yolanda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León
Title:Senior Professor
Co-Authors:San Juana Lopez-Guevara, MSN; Hermelinda Avila-Alpirez, MSN; Esther C. Gallegos, PhD; Raquel A. Benavides-Torres, PhD; Ricardo M. Cerda-Flores, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose was to know the perceived benefits and barriers by adolescents for consuming fruits and vegetables, and to determine gender differences. Methods: Eight hundred and twenty nine adolescents attending public secondary schools in  Matamoros, Mexico were recruited; 48% were males, and 52% women; mean age was 13.11 yrs. (SD = 0.93). Results: The most important perceived benefits for male adolescents were: "I'd take care of my health eating more fruits and vegetables" ( = 4.24, SD =0 .99), "I like fruits' taste" ( = 4.21, SD = 1.06), and "eating fruits and vegetables would give me more vitamins and minerals" ( = 4.20, SD = 1.07). For the female adolescents the perceived benefits were: "I like fruits' taste" ( = 4.48, SD = .81), and  "I'd take care of my health eating more fruits and vegetables" ( = 4.41,  SD = .91). Adolescents both genders, pointed out as barrier pesticides in fruits and vegetables (males:  = 3.14, SD = 1.31. Females:  = 2.97, SD = 1.22). Findings showed that perceived benefits and barriers have differences by gender. Female adolescents perceive higher benefits ( = 24.25, SD = 9.15; t = 3,93, p = .001). Male adolescents perceived higher barriers ( = 24.94, SD = 7.28; t = 3.93, p = .001). Conclusion: Adolescents perceive short term benefits; benefits and barriers are different by gender; and the main barrier for consuming fruits and vegetables is the contamination by pesticides.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceived Benefits and Barriers by Mexican Adolescents for Consuming Fruits and Vegetablesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154162-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceived Benefits and Barriers by Mexican Adolescents for Consuming Fruits and Vegetables</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Flores-Pena, Yolanda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Le&oacute;n</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yflores_mx@yahoo.com.mx</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">San Juana Lopez-Guevara, MSN; Hermelinda Avila-Alpirez, MSN; Esther C. Gallegos, PhD; Raquel A. Benavides-Torres, PhD; Ricardo M. Cerda-Flores, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose was to know the perceived benefits and barriers by adolescents for consuming fruits and vegetables, and to determine gender differences. Methods: Eight hundred and twenty nine adolescents attending public secondary schools in&nbsp; Matamoros, Mexico were recruited; 48% were males, and 52% women; mean age was 13.11 yrs. (SD = 0.93). Results: The most important perceived benefits for male adolescents were: &quot;I'd take care of my health eating more fruits and vegetables&quot; ( = 4.24, SD =0 .99), &quot;I like fruits' taste&quot; ( = 4.21, SD = 1.06), and &quot;eating fruits and vegetables would give me more vitamins and minerals&quot; ( = 4.20, SD = 1.07). For the female adolescents the perceived benefits were: &quot;I like fruits' taste&quot; ( = 4.48, SD = .81), and&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;I'd take care of my health eating more fruits and vegetables&quot; ( = 4.41,&nbsp; SD = .91). Adolescents both genders, pointed out as barrier pesticides in fruits and vegetables (males: &nbsp;= 3.14, SD = 1.31. Females: &nbsp;= 2.97, SD = 1.22). Findings showed that perceived benefits and barriers have differences by gender. Female adolescents perceive higher benefits ( = 24.25, SD = 9.15; t = 3,93, p = .001). Male adolescents perceived higher barriers ( = 24.94, SD = 7.28; t = 3.93, p = .001). Conclusion: Adolescents perceive short term benefits; benefits and barriers are different by gender; and the main barrier for consuming fruits and vegetables is the contamination by pesticides.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:47:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:47:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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