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Author Wiss, David A., author.
Title Nutrition and substance abuse / by David A. Wiss.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2013.

 Electronic Book  TX165 .Z95 2013 W57eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 137 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-76).
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 9, 2013).
Summary The present study measured attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors towards nutrition, health, and self-care in a population of US veterans enrolled in the MOVE! Weight Management Program. Using anonymous surveys, individuals with a self-reported history of substance abuse were compared to individuals without a history of abuse. The study found that depression leads to overeating for individuals recovering from substance abuse (p = 0.052). Other findings that approached significance suggest that persistence of bad habits in this population is not due to an absence of desire for a better life, but more likely due to the impact of addiction on the brain. Disordered and dysfunctional eating behaviors persist after abstinence has been achieved. The study confirms that self-efficacy is a useful predictor of positive change beliefs. The evidence provided supports the need for greater levels of nutrition care among individuals with a history of drug addiction and/or alcoholism. The impact of nutrition interventions by trained dietitians in substance abuse treatment settings warrants further investigation.
Subject Veterans -- Nutrition -- California -- Los Angeles -- Attitudes.
Veterans -- Substance use.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Family and Consumer Sciences.
OCLC number 856530489