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Table 1 Bitter Melon Stages of Change Algorithm*

From: Strategies to improve palatability and increase consumption intentions for Momordica charantia(bitter melon): A vegetable commonly used for diabetes management

Question Answer Stage
Do you currently consume bitter melon at least once every 2 months? Yes Action or Maintenance
  No Pre-action
Which of the following best describes how long you have consumed bitter melon at least once every 2 months? <6 months Action
  ≥ 6 months Maintenance
I am not thinking of consuming bitter melon in the future. Yes Precontemplation
I am thinking of consuming bitter melon in the future. Yes Contemplation
I am planning to consume bitter melon in the future. Yes Preparation
  1. *Adapted from Chapman-Novakofski [29]