Dietary Consumption of Fat, Sugar, Fruits and Vegetables and Anthropometric Indicators among Filipinos in U.S.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243194
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dietary Consumption of Fat, Sugar, Fruits and Vegetables and Anthropometric Indicators among Filipinos in U.S.
Author(s):
Serafica, Reimund
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Psi at Large Chapter
Author Details:
Serafica, Reimund, PhD, MSN, RN, rserafica@gardner-webb.edu;
Abstract:
 

Purposes: The purposes of this study were to describe the relationship among demographic variables, level of acculturation, dietary consumption of fat, sugar, fruits and vegetables among Filipino- Americans(FAs)  and to explore the predictors of their anthropometric measurements. The role of dietary acculturation and consumption of fat, sugar, fruits, and vegetables amongFAs in the United States (US) remains unclear. Despite the growing numbers of FAs in the US, little is known about their dietary acculturation and fat, sugar, fruits, and vegetable consumption.

Methods: The study sample consisted of 128 FAs (N = 128) residing in US. Participants completed the demographics, the Block’s Short Food Frequency Questionnaire (SFFQ), a Short AcculturationScale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA), and the Dietary Acculturation Questionnaire for Filipino Americans (DAQFA). Anthropometric measurements such as weight, height, waist and hip circumferences were also taken. Partial Least Squares (PLS) path modeling was used to explore the predictive relationships between dietary consumption and anthropometric measurements.

 Results:  The most important positive predictors of the anthropometric indicators were the Western Scale (path coefficient = .503, p < .05) and the intake of fats and sugars (path coefficient = .282, p < .05). Fruit and Vegetables (path coefficient = -.034), Acculturation (path coefficient = .035), the Filipino Scale (path coefficient = -.086) and Demographic factors (path coefficient = .133) were not significant predictors of the anthropometric measures at the .05 level.

 Conclusion: The implications were that a high number of food items chosen from the Western Scale, in combination with an increased intake of fat and sugar, predicted a significant increase in body-mass index (BMI), waist-hip-ratio (WHR), and waist and weight circumference of participants. FAs should be encouraged to decrease their fat and sugar consumption in their diet. Nurses and family nurse practitioners who take care of FAs may suggest alternative meal options.

 

Keywords:
Filipinos; dietary acculturation
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDietary Consumption of Fat, Sugar, Fruits and Vegetables and Anthropometric Indicators among Filipinos in U.S.en
dc.contributor.authorSerafica, Reimunden
dc.contributor.departmentMu Psi at Large Chapteren
dc.author.detailsSerafica, Reimund, PhD, MSN, RN, rserafica@gardner-webb.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243194-
dc.description.abstract<b>&nbsp;</b><p class="Default"><b><b>Purposes</b>: </b>The purposes of this study were to describe the relationship among demographic variables, level of acculturation, dietary consumption of fat, sugar, fruits and vegetables among Filipino- Americans(FAs)&nbsp; and to explore the predictors of their anthropometric measurements. The role of dietary acculturation and consumption of fat, sugar, fruits, and vegetables amongFAs in the United States (US) remains unclear. Despite the growing numbers of FAs in the US, little is known about their dietary acculturation and fat, sugar, fruits, and vegetable consumption. <p class="Default"><b><b>Methods: </b> </b>The study sample consisted of 128 FAs (<i>N </i>= 128) residing in US. Participants completed the demographics, the Block&rsquo;s Short Food Frequency Questionnaire (SFFQ), a Short AcculturationScale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA), and the Dietary Acculturation Questionnaire for Filipino Americans (DAQFA). Anthropometric measurements such as weight, height, waist and hip circumferences were also taken. Partial Least Squares (PLS) path modeling was used to explore the predictive relationships between dietary consumption and anthropometric measurements. <p class="Default">&nbsp;<b><b>Results: </b></b>&nbsp;The most important positive predictors of the anthropometric indicators were the Western Scale (path coefficient = .503, <i>p </i>&lt; .05) and the intake of fats and sugars (path coefficient = .282, <i>p </i>&lt; .05). Fruit and Vegetables (path coefficient = -.034), Acculturation (path coefficient = .035), the Filipino Scale (path coefficient = -.086) and Demographic factors (path coefficient = .133) were not significant predictors of the anthropometric measures at the .05 level. <p class="Default"><b>&nbsp;</b><b><b>Conclusion: </b> </b>The implications were that a high number of food items chosen from the Western Scale, in combination with an increased intake of fat and sugar, predicted a significant increase in body-mass index (BMI), waist-hip-ratio (WHR), and waist and weight circumference of participants. FAs should be encouraged to decrease their fat and sugar consumption in their diet. Nurses and family nurse practitioners who take care of FAs may suggest alternative meal options. <p>&nbsp;en
dc.subjectFilipinosen
dc.subjectdietary acculturationen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:18:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:18:49Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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