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Sense of Coherence and Food Selection in Adults
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
Centrum för folkhälsovetenskap, Linköping.
Avdelning för odontologi, Umeå universtitet.
Avdelning för folkhälsovetenskap och klinisk medicin, Umeå universitet.
2004 (English)In: Oral health and prevention during the different stages of life: Conference of International Federation of Dental hygienists 2004; Madrid, 2004, p. 1-Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Background:  “Sense of coherence” (SOC) influences the individual´s capacity to handle events associated with health (Antonovsky, 1987). Peoples selection of eating habits may be regarded as a “life choice” (Johansson et al, 2001; Lännernäs et al, 1997; Palojoki, 1997) as it is made against the knowledge that dietary habits influence endemic diseases (Falkenberg, 2001; Wolfram, 2003).

Aim: The aim of the study was to examine if SOC is associated with food selection.

Method: The study population were 3,072 woman and 2,920 men, from the 1999 year WHO MONICA project in northern Sweden. Data were collected by the Antonovsky short SOC questionnaire (13 items)(Antonovsky,1987), and a semi-quantitative food questionnaire (84 items) (Johansson et al, 2001).

Results: Both men and woman with the lowest SOC scores consumed less healthy food like vegetables and fruits but more fat and sucrose containing products than individuals with high SOC scores (t-test, ANOVA, post hoc-test).

Conclusion: It is concluded that individuals with a low SOC score have less favorable dietary habits.

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2004. p. 1-
Keyword [en]
oral health, diet, "sense of coherence"
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-4478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-4478DiVA, id: diva2:35298
Available from: 2007-11-13 Created: 2007-11-13Bibliographically approved

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