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MORRIS COUNTY (NJ) - DIET-VITAMIN PROGRAM FOR JAIL INMATES

NCJ Number
31335
Author(s)
B D'ASARO; C GROESBECK; C NIGRO
Date Published
Unknown
Length
27 pages
Annotation
DESCRIPTION OF A PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS THAT VITAMIN THERAPY AND DIET CHANGES CAN IMPROVE CERTAIN ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR FOUND IN JAIL INMATES.
Abstract
THE PROGRAM INCLUDED DIET EDUCATION AIMED AT BALANCING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS, AND AVAILABILITY OF A HIGH PROTEIN EVENING SNACK. RESULTS OF THE EIGHT WEEK EXPERIMENT SHOWED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN PREVIOUSLY IMPAIRED PERCEPTION AS MEASURED ON THE EXPERIENTIAL WORLD INVENTORY AND REDUCTION OF INMATES' VOLUNTARY SUGAR INTAKE AS MEASURED ON SELF-REPORT QUESTIONNAIRES. ALSO NOTED WAS IMPROVEMENT IN MORALE, MOOD, AND SELF-MOTIVATED BEHAVIOR AMONG INMATES AS MEASURED BY SELF-REPORTS, AND STAFF OBSERVATIONS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)