Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Developing Theory-Based Measurement Tools for Improving Diet Compliance in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Developing Theory-Based Measurement Tools for Improving Diet Compliance in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Increasing compliance with diet recommendations is critical for improving health, quality of life, and survival among head and neck cancer (HNCa) patients. The social cognitive theory is a potentially useful behavioral theory framework for improving compliance but measurement tools assessing theory constructs related to diet compliance in HNCa patients are needed. Therefore, our study aim was to pilot test social cognitive theory construct measures, including prevalence and preliminary associations with self-reported compliance with physician or dietitian diet recommendations.Cross-sectional survey completed by 33 HNCa patients followed in an out-patient academic otolaryngology clinic.T

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