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Title: The development and validation of a novel computer program to assess food and nutrition intake in Portuguese schoolchildren
Author: Carvalho, Maria Ana
Pereira Miguel, José
Rito, Ana Isabel
Keywords: Estilos de Vida e Impacto na Saúde
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, IP
Citation: Obesity Reviews. 2011; 12 (Suppl. 1): 123.
Abstract: Introduction: Food and nutrition are important determinants of non-communicable diseases such as childhood obesity which is a public health priority. Understanding how to prevent it remains a research question. However the design of potentially effective interventions is hampered by the general lack of good-quality data available. There is no validated methodology available to assess food and nutrition intake in school age Portuguese children. The purpose of this study is to develop and validate, for the first time in Portugal, a novel engaging method of assessing food and nutrition intake of school age Portuguese children. Methods: A self-administered computerized 24-Hour Recall questionnaire will be designed to 7-10 years-old Portuguese children. The research will have the following chronological developmental phases: 1) Questionnaire food items selection and psychometric tests (reliability and validity tests) and 2) Pilot study (two days of dietary intake will be evaluated because one administration of the 24-Hour Recall is of little use in estimating children’s usual energy and nutritional intake). Results (expected): Developmental of a novel, valid and engaging method of assessing food and nutrition intake, set within a user-friendly interface and the collection of valid information about food and nutritional intake of school age Portuguese children. Conclusion: The design and implementation of this study will be an essential prerequisite for monitoring the nutritional status of school age Portuguese children as well as will lead to perform several epidemiological researches on the links between diet and health, which help develop sound public health policy, direct and design health programs.
Description: Comunicação por auto-iniciativa.
Peer review: yes
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