Awareness and adoption of a nationally disseminated dietary curriculum

Marilyn S. Nanney, Debra Haire-Joshu, Ross C. Brownson, Jane Kostelc, Mary Stephen, Michael Elliott

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Abstract

Objective: To identify regional, organizational, and personal characteristics that predict awareness and adoption of a dietary curriculum training and CD among educators. Methods: A cross-sectional study of educators (n=675) representing 48 states report program awareness and factors that influenced adoption. Results: Among those surveyed, 354 educators were aware (52%) of the CD and 192 educators adopted it (54%). Adopters were nearly 8 times more likely to identify training time and nearly 7 times more likely to identify CD training method as influencing adoption. Conclusion: Although regional and organizational characteristics are predictors of awareness, these variables were less likely to predict adoption of such programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Awareness
  • Dietary intervention
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Dissemination

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