Factors Influencing Food Consumption Behaviors to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases among Adults with Overweight and Obesity

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Paiwan Kotta
Amornrat Natason


This research aimed to examine factors influencing food consumption behaviors to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among adults with overweight and obesity. The sample consisted of 142 adults aged 19-59 years with overweight and obesity, who were recruited using multistage random sampling. The research instruments included seven questionnaires to elicit personal information, food consumption behaviors to prevent NCDs, perceived susceptibility to NCDs, perceived severity of NCDs, perceived benefits of food consumption behaviors to prevent NCDs,perceived barriers to food consumption behaviors to prevent NCDs, and cue to action.Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson, s correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis with the Enter method. The result revealed that all seven
study variables jointly accounted for 35% of the variance in food consumption behaviors to prevent NCDs. However, only the perceived barriers to food consumption behaviors significantly explained of the variance in food consumption behaviors to prevent NCDs.The results of this study could be utilized as basic information for healthcare providers to promote healthy food consumption behaviors by finding strategies for minimizing perceived barriers to healthy food consumption among adults with overweight and
Keywords: Overweight, Obesity, Food consumption behaviors, Non-communicable disease, Adults


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Kotta P, Natason A. Factors Influencing Food Consumption Behaviors to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases among Adults with Overweight and Obesity. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2021 Jan. 6 [cited 2022 Sep. 28];26(3):338-53. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/240654


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