A potential tool for clinicians; evaluating a computer-led dietary assessment method in overweight and obese women during weight loss

Adrianne M. Widaman, Nancy L. Keim, Dustin J. Burnett, Beverly Miller, Megan G. Witbracht, Keith F. Widaman, Kevin D. Laugero

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Abstract

Many Americans are attempting to lose weight with the help of healthcare professionals. Clinicians can improve weight loss results by using technology. Accurate dietary assessment is crucial to effective weight loss. The aim of this study was to validate a computer-led dietary assessment method in overweight/obese women. Known dietary intake was compared to Automated Self-Administered 24-h recall (ASA24) reported intake in women (n = 45), 19–50 years, with body mass index of 27–39.9 kg/m2. Participants received nutrition education and reduced body weight by 4%–10%. Participants completed one unannounced dietary recall and their responses were compared to actual intake. Accuracy of the recall and characteristics of respondent error were measured using linear and logistic regression. Energy was underreported by 5% with no difference for most nutrients except carbohydrates, vitamin B12, vitamin C, selenium, calcium and vitamin D (p = 0.002, p < 0.0001, p = 0.022, p = 0.010, p = 0.008 and p = 0.001 respectively). Overall, ASA24 is a valid dietary assessment tool in overweight/obese women participating in a weight loss program. The automated features eliminate the need for clinicians to be trained, to administer, or to analyze dietary intake. Computer-led dietary assessment tools should be considered as part of clinician-supervised weight loss programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number218
JournalNutrients
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • 24 h recall
  • ASA24
  • Dietary assessment
  • Obesity
  • Weight loss programs
  • Weight management
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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    Widaman, A. M., Keim, N. L., Burnett, D. J., Miller, B., Witbracht, M. G., Widaman, K. F., & Laugero, K. D. (2017). A potential tool for clinicians; evaluating a computer-led dietary assessment method in overweight and obese women during weight loss. Nutrients, 9(3), [218]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9030218