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Automated dietary assessment website is accepted by healthcare providers and their patients

Journal Article


Abstract


  • practices

    for 12 months. This study aimed to determine acceptance of

    DietAdvice by its users and healthcare providers. A random sample of

    10 patients who had used DietAdvice, 10 dietitians stratified by work

    area, and a systematic sample of 10 recruiting and 10 non-recruiting

    GPs were approached. Audio-recorded telephone interviews determined

    beliefs about DietAdvice, health, nutrition and technology. Interviews

    were transcribed verbatim and analysed categorically using

    NVivo. Patients were concerned about repetition, Internet difficulties in

    the GP practices, not receiving their dietary prescriptions from their GP,

    and had a preference for face-to-face interviews. Dietitians were concerned

    about the GP providing dietary advice, computer literacy of the

    patients, the importance of including a dietitian. Dietitians felt that

    DietAdvice could save time prior to dietary education and counselling.

    Recruiting GPs believed that patient computer literacy was a limitation,

    though patient satisfaction with the dietary prescriptions, increased

    availability of dietary services created by DietAdvice, and the importance

    of nutrition in healthcare were advantages. Non-recruiting GPs felt that

    they had a lack of time available to recruit patients, patient computer

    literacy was limited and there was a need for face-to-face contact,

    although the importance of technology in healthcare was an advantage. Overall, the website was accepted by users and healthcare providers,

    though the perspectives of patients and healthcare providers show some

    variation based on their experience with DietAdvice, their focus on nutrition

    and the roles they play in the healthcare system. Automated technology

    may play a part in the future of dietetics.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Probst, Y. & Tapsell, L. C. (2007). Automated dietary assessment website is accepted by healthcare providers and their patients. In Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference, 24-26 May, Hobart. Nutrition & Dietetics, 64 (Suppl. 1), S33-S34.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1407

Start Page


  • S33

End Page


  • S34

Volume


  • 64

Issue


  • Suppl. 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • practices

    for 12 months. This study aimed to determine acceptance of

    DietAdvice by its users and healthcare providers. A random sample of

    10 patients who had used DietAdvice, 10 dietitians stratified by work

    area, and a systematic sample of 10 recruiting and 10 non-recruiting

    GPs were approached. Audio-recorded telephone interviews determined

    beliefs about DietAdvice, health, nutrition and technology. Interviews

    were transcribed verbatim and analysed categorically using

    NVivo. Patients were concerned about repetition, Internet difficulties in

    the GP practices, not receiving their dietary prescriptions from their GP,

    and had a preference for face-to-face interviews. Dietitians were concerned

    about the GP providing dietary advice, computer literacy of the

    patients, the importance of including a dietitian. Dietitians felt that

    DietAdvice could save time prior to dietary education and counselling.

    Recruiting GPs believed that patient computer literacy was a limitation,

    though patient satisfaction with the dietary prescriptions, increased

    availability of dietary services created by DietAdvice, and the importance

    of nutrition in healthcare were advantages. Non-recruiting GPs felt that

    they had a lack of time available to recruit patients, patient computer

    literacy was limited and there was a need for face-to-face contact,

    although the importance of technology in healthcare was an advantage. Overall, the website was accepted by users and healthcare providers,

    though the perspectives of patients and healthcare providers show some

    variation based on their experience with DietAdvice, their focus on nutrition

    and the roles they play in the healthcare system. Automated technology

    may play a part in the future of dietetics.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Probst, Y. & Tapsell, L. C. (2007). Automated dietary assessment website is accepted by healthcare providers and their patients. In Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference, 24-26 May, Hobart. Nutrition & Dietetics, 64 (Suppl. 1), S33-S34.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1407

Start Page


  • S33

End Page


  • S34

Volume


  • 64

Issue


  • Suppl. 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia