Technology-Based Methods for Measurement of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Preliminary Report

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153811
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Presentation
Title:
Technology-Based Methods for Measurement of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Preliminary Report
Abstract:
Technology-Based Methods for Measurement of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Preliminary Report
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Long, JoAnn D., RN, PhD, NEA-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Lubbock Christian University
Title:Professor of Nursing & Director of Research and Development
Co-Authors:Gina Kuenzi BSN, Graduate Research Assistant; Carol Boswell EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Professor;
Laurel Littlefield BS, MS, ACSM-HFS, Graduate Student;
Gary Estep PhD, Professor of Biology; Carmen Roman-Shriver PhD, RD, LD, Associate Professor & Director, Nutri
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:  Insufficient fruit/vegetable intake is among the ten leading risk factors for global mortality and is linked to the rising incidence of obesity worldwide (World Health Organization, 2009).  Evidence suggests accurately measuring dietary intake is problematic. The purpose of this study is to test a technology-based method of dietary assessment for fruit/vegetable recording using cell-phones with digital picture capability, for memory prompt.  
Methods:  A quasi-experimental cross-over design was used.  The research questions are: 1) What is the effectiveness of recording fruit/vegetable consumption using cell phone digital pictures for memory prompt in conjunction with the MyPyramid Tracker website as compared to entry into MyPyramid Tracker website alone in a college-age population, and 2) What is the acceptability and feasibility of these methods for recording diet in preparation for use in future interventional research targeting increasing healthy eating among youths?
Results: Data was collected from 67 college-age students enrolled in a private university in the fall of 2010.  Subjects recorded three days of diet in MyPyramid Tracker using memory only and three days using digital pictures as a memory prompt over a 2 week period.  Average fruit and vegetable scores with and without the use of the cell phone digital pictures will be compared by t-test.  Data analysis is in progress for research question one.  Data for research 2 was collected from focus groups.
Conclusion: Focus group findings suggest the use of technology-based methods for recording fruit/vegetable consumption including the use of digital cell phone pictures as a memory prompt was acceptable and feasible in this population.  An iPhone Application was recommended and developed to ease connection to MyPyramid Tracker as a result of focus group feedback. Roger?s theory of Diffusion of Innovation was utilized in this study and is suggested as a possible model for testing technology-based methods of fruit/vegetable consumption.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTechnology-Based Methods for Measurement of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Preliminary Reporten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153811-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Technology-Based Methods for Measurement of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Preliminary Report</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Long, JoAnn D., RN, PhD, NEA-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lubbock Christian University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing &amp; Director of Research and Development</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">joann.long@lcu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gina Kuenzi BSN, Graduate Research Assistant; Carol Boswell EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Professor;<br/>Laurel Littlefield BS, MS, ACSM-HFS, Graduate Student;<br/>Gary Estep PhD, Professor of Biology; Carmen Roman-Shriver PhD, RD, LD, Associate Professor &amp; Director, Nutri</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;&nbsp;Insufficient fruit/vegetable intake is among the ten leading risk factors for global mortality and is linked to the rising incidence of obesity worldwide (World Health Organization, 2009).&nbsp;&nbsp;Evidence suggests accurately&nbsp;measuring dietary intake is problematic. The purpose of this study is to test a technology-based method of dietary assessment for fruit/vegetable recording using cell-phones with digital picture capability, for memory prompt. &nbsp; <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;A quasi-experimental cross-over design was used.&nbsp; The research questions are: 1) What is the effectiveness of recording fruit/vegetable consumption using cell phone digital pictures for memory prompt in conjunction with the MyPyramid Tracker website as compared to entry into MyPyramid Tracker website alone in a college-age population, and 2) What is the acceptability and feasibility of these methods for recording diet in preparation for use in future interventional research targeting increasing healthy eating among youths?<br/>Results:&nbsp;Data was collected from 67 college-age students enrolled in a private university in the fall of 2010.&nbsp; Subjects recorded three days of diet in MyPyramid Tracker using memory only and three days using digital pictures as a memory prompt over a 2 week period.&nbsp; Average fruit and vegetable scores with and without the use of the cell phone digital pictures will be compared by t-test.&nbsp; Data analysis is in progress for research question one.&nbsp; Data for research 2 was collected from focus groups. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;Focus group findings suggest the use of technology-based methods for recording fruit/vegetable consumption including the use of digital cell phone pictures as a memory prompt was acceptable and feasible in this population.&nbsp; An iPhone Application was recommended and developed to ease connection to MyPyramid Tracker as a result of focus group feedback. Roger?s theory of Diffusion of Innovation was utilized in this study and is suggested as a possible model for testing technology-based methods of fruit/vegetable consumption.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:32:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:32:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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