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dc.contributor.authorCrosmer, Janie Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-26T16:08:58Z
dc.date.available2020-02-26T16:08:58Z
dc.date.issued2000-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/12219
dc.descriptionPage 62 is missing from the original document.
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to compare the differences between school district employees with and without chronic health conditions (diagnosis of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and overweight) for their health behavior stages of change for exercise, diet, weight loss, and tobacco use. Research data were collected using a survey questionnaire developed for a worksite wellness program evaluation project funded by the Texas Department of Health. Of the 512 employees who received the survey questionnaire, 255 respondents completed and returned the questionnaires, for a 49.8% response rate. Descriptive statistics and chi-square tests were performed to determine if significant differences in stages of change for risk factors existed for those with and without chronic health conditions. From the chi-square analyses, statistically significant differences were found for: high-fat food consumption stages of change and weight and/or body fat stages of change between overweight and non-overweight respondents, and weight and/or body fat stages of change between respondents with and without hypertension.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHealth and environmental sciences
dc.subjectPublic health
dc.subjectHealth behaviors
dc.subjectSchool employees
dc.titleA comparison between school district employees with and without chronic health conditions for their health behavior stages of changeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairRager, Robin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDoyle, Eva
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWard, Susan
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Health Sciencesen_US


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