Table 6

Stage distribution pre-health information

Stages

n

ntotal

%total n

npre-action

%pre-action

naction

%action


Pre-action

36

49

74%


precontemplation

19

49

39%

36

53%


contemplation

15

49

31%

36

42%


preparation

2

49

4%

36

6%


Action

13

49

27%


action

3

49

6%

13

23%


maintenance

10

49

20%

13

77%


N = number of participants in each stage of distribution, ntotal = number of total participants in the study, %total n = percent of total number of participants in each state distribution, npre-action = number of participants in pre-action stage, %pre-action = percentage of pre-action participants, naction = number of action participants and %action = percentage of participants in each action or maintenance.

precontemplation, participants with no intentions of eating bitter melon, contemplation, participants with limited information about bitter melon and contemplates making changes, preparation, participants planning to change and consume bitter melon, action, participants who consume bitter melon, maintenance, participants who consumed bitter melon for at least 6 months

Snee et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:78   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-78

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