Goal achievement and adaptive goal adjustment in a behavioral intervention for participants with prediabetes

Maija Huttunen-Lenz, Sylvia Hansen, Pia Siig Vestentoft, Thomas Meinert Larsen, Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga, Mathijs Drummen, Tanja Adam, Ian Macdonald, Moira Taylor, Elizabeth Simpson, J. Alfredo Martinez, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska, Sally D. Poppitt, Martha P. Silvestre, Mikael Fogelholm, Elli Jalo, Roslyn Muirhead, Shannon Brodie, Jennie Brand-MillerAnne Raben, Wolfgang Schlicht

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Abstract

Participants with prediabetes were supported to achieve and maintain weight loss with a stage-based behavior change group program named PREview behavior Modification Intervention Toolbox (PREMIT). The tendency to engage in a process of goal adjustment was examined in relation to PREMIT attendance. Analyses were based on 1857 participants who had achieved ⩾8percent weight loss. Tendency to engage in a process of goal adjustment appeared not to be influenced by PREMIT attendance. Instead, results suggested that when unsure about reaching an intervention goal, participants were more likely to engage in a process of goal adjustment, possibly lessening distress due to potentially unachievable goals, either weight loss or maintenance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal Of Health Psychology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • behavior change
  • goal adjustment
  • lifestyle
  • prevention
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus

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