Journal article

Sense of Mastery and Metabolic Risk: Moderating Role of the Local Fast-Food Environment

Catherine Paquet, Laurette Dube, Lise Gauvin, Yan Kestens, Mark Daniel



OBJECTIVE: To test the moderating role of the extent of fast-food restaurants in one's immediate environment in the association between mastery and metabolic risk. Higher sense of mastery (perceived control over one's circumstances) has been associated with better metabolic outcomes. Mastery may be instrumental in resisting unhealthful environmental food cues when these become ubiquitous, resulting in a greater health impact of mastery. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from 344 individuals (50% men), aged 18 to 57 years (mean, 34.9 years), sampled from seven census tracts representing the spectrum of census tract-level socioeconomic status and language (French/English) in Montreal. Risk ..

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Awarded by Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec (FRSQ)

Funding Acknowledgements

Data collection was provided in equal parts through the 1) Canada Research Chairs program and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (Grant 201252, MD); 2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Grant 200203 MOP 57805, LG); and 3) Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec (FRSQ) (Team Grant 8394, LD). At the time of this research, C. P. was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec; M. D. was supported by a Canada Research Chair for Biopsychosocial Pathways in Population Health, awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; and Y.K. was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. L. G. holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research/Centre de Recherche en Prevention de l'Obesite Chair in Applied Public Health Chair on Neighborhoods, Lifestyle, and Healthy Body Weight. L. D. holds the James McGill Chair in Consumer and Lifestyle Psychology and Marketing. M. D. holds a Research Chair for Social Epidemiology at the University of South Australia.