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Does self-control modify the impact of interventions to change alcohol, tobacco, and food consumption? A systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Health Psychology Review, January 2018
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Title
Does self-control modify the impact of interventions to change alcohol, tobacco, and food consumption? A systematic review
Published in
Health Psychology Review, January 2018
DOI 10.1080/17437199.2017.1421477
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Authors

Kaidy Stautz, Zorana Zupan, Matt Field, Theresa M. Marteau

Abstract

Low self-control is associated with increased consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and unhealthy food. This systematic review aimed to assess whether individual differences in self-control modify the effectiveness of interventions to reduce consumption of these products, and hence their potential to reduce consumption amongst those whose consumption is generally greater. Searches of six databases were supplemented with snowball searches and forward citation tracking. Narrative synthesis summarised findings by: consumption behaviour (alcohol, tobacco, food); psychological processes targeted by the intervention (reflective, non-reflective, or both); and study design (experiment, cohort, or cross-sectional). Of 54 eligible studies, 22 reported no evidence of modification, 18 reported interventions to be less effective in those with low self-control, and 14 reported interventions to be more effective in those with low self-control. This pattern did not differ from chance. Whilst self-control often influenced intervention outcomes, there was no consistent pattern of effects, even when stratifying studies by consumption behaviour, intervention type, or study design. There was a notable absence of evidence regarding interventions that restructure physical or economic environments. In summary, a heterogeneous, low quality evidence base suggests an inconsistent moderating effect of low self-control on the effectiveness of interventions to change consumption behaviours.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 28%
Researcher 10 19%
Student > Master 8 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 7 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 18 34%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Neuroscience 3 6%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 10 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 February 2019.
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#434,946
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#2
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