Effects of Recording Food Intake Using Cell Phone Camera Pictures on Calorie Intake and Food Choice in College Students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601555
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Effects of Recording Food Intake Using Cell Phone Camera Pictures on Calorie Intake and Food Choice in College Students
Author(s):
Doumit, Rita; Long, JoAnn D.; Zeeni, Nadine; Boswell, Carol; Song, Huaxin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chi Iota
Author Details:
Rita Doumit, , rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb; JoAnn D. Long, RN, NEA-BC; Nadine Zeeni; Carol Boswell, RN, CNE, ANEF; Huaxin Song, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: Recording food intake may contribute to weight loss by promoting changes in eating behavior. The current spread of mobile phone embedded cameras offers new opportunities for recording food intake. Furthermore, the act of taking pictures of food consumed may further increase chances of achieving dietary goals by enhancing visual consciousness of food choice and portion size. The present study tested the effects of using cell phone pictures to record food intake on the dietary behavior of college students. The study also examined the participants' perceptions about the use of this technology within the dietary assessment process. Methods: A repeated measure cross-over design was used. Participants (n =76) were randomly assigned to two groups and asked to complete 3 days of food recording using cell phone pictures and then another 3 days based on their memory. In addition, focus groups provided feedback on the acceptability and usability of cell phones for diet recording in this population. Results: Analysis of the food records revealed a decreasing trend in energy intake (p = 0.07) and in consumption of meat ((p = 0.008) and vegetable (p = 0.02) servings for picture-based dietary recording. Results from the focus group indicated a positive attitude towards the use of cell-phone camera pictures in recording food and increased awareness of food choice and portion size. Conclusions: Cell phone pictures may be an effective portable tool to help recording diet when aiming at improved dietary intake and weight loss. The combination of cell phone-based dietary recording with healthy eating education and guidelines may lead to greater improvement in dietary choices.
Keywords:
Food record; mobile phone; weight management
CINAHL Headings:
Weight Control; Mobile Applications--Utilization; Cellular Phone--Utilization
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST54
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleEffects of Recording Food Intake Using Cell Phone Camera Pictures on Calorie Intake and Food Choice in College Studentsen
dc.contributor.authorDoumit, Ritaen
dc.contributor.authorLong, JoAnn D.en
dc.contributor.authorZeeni, Nadineen
dc.contributor.authorBoswell, Carolen
dc.contributor.authorSong, Huaxinen
dc.contributor.departmentChi Iotaen
dc.author.detailsRita Doumit, , rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb; JoAnn D. Long, RN, NEA-BC; Nadine Zeeni; Carol Boswell, RN, CNE, ANEF; Huaxin Song, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601555-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: Recording food intake may contribute to weight loss by promoting changes in eating behavior. The current spread of mobile phone embedded cameras offers new opportunities for recording food intake. Furthermore, the act of taking pictures of food consumed may further increase chances of achieving dietary goals by enhancing visual consciousness of food choice and portion size. The present study tested the effects of using cell phone pictures to record food intake on the dietary behavior of college students. The study also examined the participants' perceptions about the use of this technology within the dietary assessment process. Methods: A repeated measure cross-over design was used. Participants (n =76) were randomly assigned to two groups and asked to complete 3 days of food recording using cell phone pictures and then another 3 days based on their memory. In addition, focus groups provided feedback on the acceptability and usability of cell phones for diet recording in this population. Results: Analysis of the food records revealed a decreasing trend in energy intake (p = 0.07) and in consumption of meat ((p = 0.008) and vegetable (p = 0.02) servings for picture-based dietary recording. Results from the focus group indicated a positive attitude towards the use of cell-phone camera pictures in recording food and increased awareness of food choice and portion size. Conclusions: Cell phone pictures may be an effective portable tool to help recording diet when aiming at improved dietary intake and weight loss. The combination of cell phone-based dietary recording with healthy eating education and guidelines may lead to greater improvement in dietary choices.en
dc.subjectFood recorden
dc.subjectmobile phoneen
dc.subjectweight managementen
dc.subject.cinahlWeight Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlMobile Applications--Utilizationen
dc.subject.cinahlCellular Phone--Utilizationen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:49:27Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:49:27Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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