Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Intentions to Food Consumption Behaviors Among Older Persons with Uncontrolled Diabetes

Authors

  • Winut Duangsanjun Faculty of Nursing, Vongchavalitkul University
  • Pathitta Suangpho Faculty of Nursing, Vongchavalitkul University

Keywords:

Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control, Intentions, Older Persons with Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract

This research was aimed to study the relationship between attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intentions to food consumption behaviors among older persons with uncontrolled diabetes. The sample consisted of 197 older adults diagnosed with uncontrolled diabetes attending the health promotion hospital in Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, from July to August 2020. The sample was purposively selected based on the inclusion criteria. The assessment tool measured 4 aspects: attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control and intention to food consumption behaviors. The validity and reliability of these instruments were approved prior to data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.

The findings were indicated a significant positive relationship between attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control with intentions to food consumption behaviors among older persons with uncontrolled diabetes (p < .05, r = .342, .417, and .216 respectively). Thus, the findings can be used as information for health personal to promote food consumption behaviors among older persons with uncontrolled diabetes.

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Published

04-05-2022

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Duangsanjun ว, Suangpho ป. Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Intentions to Food Consumption Behaviors Among Older Persons with Uncontrolled Diabetes. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2022 May 4 [cited 2022 Jun. 29];23(1):265-73. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JRTAN/article/view/246000

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