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Relationships between patient age and BMI and use of a self-administered computerised dietary assessment in a primary healthcare setting

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Abstract


  • The objective of this paper was to determine relationships between patient age and BMI and use of a self-administered dietary

    assessment website in the primary healthcare setting. Chi- square and ordinal regression models were used to determine the relationships

    between age and BMI and computer experience, ownership, and usage from 188 patients using a self-administered dietary assessment

    website over 12 months. One hundred and twenty-five (66.5%) female and 63 (33.5%) male patients used the website. A total of 72.9%

    were overweight (BMI425 kg/m2). Advanced/intermediate computer users were 17.1 times more likely to own a computer than

    beginners or patients who had never used a computer. Patients with a higher BMI were 1.9 times (P ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂü 0.04) more likely to use the

    computer at home than in the GP practice, and patients aged o35 years and using the computer at home were 16.8 times more likely to

    be advanced computer users than patients aged 456 years using the computer in the GP practice. Finding innovative ways for

    overweight patients in the primary healthcare setting to report intakes may include the use of computers. Overweight patients may feel

    greater comfort having their diet assessed in their own home and any social desirability bias related to food and/or the interviewer may be

    decreased due to the limited face-to-face contact required.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Probst, Y., Tapsell, L. C. & Batterham, M. (2008). Relationships between patient age and BMI and use of a self-administered computerised dietary assessment in a primary healthcare setting. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 21 (S1), S56-S59.

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  • 2-s2.0-35549011043

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1126&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/115

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • S56

End Page


  • S59

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • S1

Abstract


  • The objective of this paper was to determine relationships between patient age and BMI and use of a self-administered dietary

    assessment website in the primary healthcare setting. Chi- square and ordinal regression models were used to determine the relationships

    between age and BMI and computer experience, ownership, and usage from 188 patients using a self-administered dietary assessment

    website over 12 months. One hundred and twenty-five (66.5%) female and 63 (33.5%) male patients used the website. A total of 72.9%

    were overweight (BMI425 kg/m2). Advanced/intermediate computer users were 17.1 times more likely to own a computer than

    beginners or patients who had never used a computer. Patients with a higher BMI were 1.9 times (P ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂü 0.04) more likely to use the

    computer at home than in the GP practice, and patients aged o35 years and using the computer at home were 16.8 times more likely to

    be advanced computer users than patients aged 456 years using the computer in the GP practice. Finding innovative ways for

    overweight patients in the primary healthcare setting to report intakes may include the use of computers. Overweight patients may feel

    greater comfort having their diet assessed in their own home and any social desirability bias related to food and/or the interviewer may be

    decreased due to the limited face-to-face contact required.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Probst, Y., Tapsell, L. C. & Batterham, M. (2008). Relationships between patient age and BMI and use of a self-administered computerised dietary assessment in a primary healthcare setting. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 21 (S1), S56-S59.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-35549011043

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1126&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/115

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • S56

End Page


  • S59

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • S1