The purpose of this study was to examine the beliefs, barriers, social support, and self-efficacy among a sample of Hispanic women in South Carolina by using the health belief model and the social cognitive theory. This cross-sectional study included a face-to-face survey in Spanish, and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the outcomes. According to main results, participants know that vegetables are healthful foods. They also believe that reduced weight is part of the benefits of consuming healthful foods. Regarding social support, they believe that taste is the main reason why their families do not eat these foods. In terms of self-efficacy, only half of the participants were confident in their ability to cook healthful foods. When developing nutrition interventions, culturally compatible strategies that need to be considered include increasing individual self-efficacy to cook healthful foods.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nutrition and Dietetics