Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effect of the stoplight diet on blood pressure among veterans
by Zakeri, Negar L., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 158; 1528073
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the "stoplight" diet on blood pressure in veterans. Additionally, this study examined the effectiveness of different modes of intervention (ASPIRE phone only, ASPIRE in-person, and MOVE! usual care) in terms of improving blood pressure in veterans. Specifically, this study examined the change in blood pressure by: (a) percent change in the consumption of red foods and (b) mode of intervention. A convenience sample of 87 individuals was analyzed in this study. This study found that percent change in consumption of red foods was not significantly correlated with changes in either systolic blood pressure (p = 0.979) or diastolic blood pressure ( p = 0.936). However, results indicated that mode of intervention impacted systolic (p = 0.014) and diastolic (p = 0.044) blood pressure. Particularly, it was found that participants in the MOVE! usual care experienced a greater increase and less favorable results in both their systolic (p = 0.011) and diastolic (p = 0.037) blood pressure compared to participants in ASPIRE phone only group, who had more favorable results with lower blood pressure.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
Commitee: Devine, Wendy, Gray, Virginia
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Military studies
Keywords: Blood pressure, Dietary approaches, Hypertension, Stoplight diet, Veterans
Publication Number: 1528073
ISBN: 9781303985973
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