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Over- and under-reporting of energy intake by patients with metabolic syndrome using an automated dietary assessment website

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Abstract


  • Background: Under- and overreporting of dietary intake in a face-to-face context is related to age, gender and body

    mass index. The use of computer technology in dietetic practice is restricted to analysis of nutrient data rather than

    assessment of the diet. DietAdvice, a website developed to allow patients with metabolic syndrome to self-report

    their dietary intake, has been developed in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Patients are recruited

    by their general practitioner, and use the website, and the data are electronically fed to a dietitian for an

    individualised dietary prescription.

    Aim: To describe the reporting status of patients using a pilot test of the website from November 2004 to October

    2005, and determine relationships to body mass index, gender and age.

    Methods: Reported energy intake (EI) was compared with predicted basal metabolic rate (BMR). Patients were

    classified as underreporting if EI : BMR <1.35 and overreporting if EI : BMR >2.4. Chi-square and ordinal regression

    analyses were used to determine relationships to patient characteristics.

    Results: Two hundred patients were recruited, of whom 57 had missing data or did not complete the assessment.

    Of the remaining 143 patients, 32.3% underreported their intakes, 21.7% overreported their intakes, and 46.2% were

    on target with their reporting. No relationships were found for age, gender or body mass index.

    Conclusion: Findings suggest that computerised dietary assessment may encourage patients to report with less

    bias than in a verbal dietary assessment when compared with the literature.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Probst, Y. & Tapsell, L. C. (2007). Over- and under-reporting of energy intake by patients with metabolic syndrome using an automated dietary assessment website. Nutrition and Dietetics, 64 (4), 280-284.

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  • 2-s2.0-35948934265

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1127&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/116

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 284

Volume


  • 64

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1446-6368&site=1

Abstract


  • Background: Under- and overreporting of dietary intake in a face-to-face context is related to age, gender and body

    mass index. The use of computer technology in dietetic practice is restricted to analysis of nutrient data rather than

    assessment of the diet. DietAdvice, a website developed to allow patients with metabolic syndrome to self-report

    their dietary intake, has been developed in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Patients are recruited

    by their general practitioner, and use the website, and the data are electronically fed to a dietitian for an

    individualised dietary prescription.

    Aim: To describe the reporting status of patients using a pilot test of the website from November 2004 to October

    2005, and determine relationships to body mass index, gender and age.

    Methods: Reported energy intake (EI) was compared with predicted basal metabolic rate (BMR). Patients were

    classified as underreporting if EI : BMR <1.35 and overreporting if EI : BMR >2.4. Chi-square and ordinal regression

    analyses were used to determine relationships to patient characteristics.

    Results: Two hundred patients were recruited, of whom 57 had missing data or did not complete the assessment.

    Of the remaining 143 patients, 32.3% underreported their intakes, 21.7% overreported their intakes, and 46.2% were

    on target with their reporting. No relationships were found for age, gender or body mass index.

    Conclusion: Findings suggest that computerised dietary assessment may encourage patients to report with less

    bias than in a verbal dietary assessment when compared with the literature.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Probst, Y. & Tapsell, L. C. (2007). Over- and under-reporting of energy intake by patients with metabolic syndrome using an automated dietary assessment website. Nutrition and Dietetics, 64 (4), 280-284.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-35948934265

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1127&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/116

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 284

Volume


  • 64

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1446-6368&site=1