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NCJ Number: 31335 Find in a Library
Title: MORRIS COUNTY (NJ) - DIET-VITAMIN PROGRAM FOR JAIL INMATES
Author(s): B D'ASARO; C GROESBECK; C NIGRO
Corporate Author: Morris Cty Office of the Sheriff
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Morris Cty Office of the Sheriff
Morristown, NJ 07960
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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)
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Biological influences; Inmates; Jails; New Jersey
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