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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164448/measuring-nutrition-literacy-in-spanish-speaking-latinos-an-exploratory-validation-study
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Heather D Gibbs, Juliana M T B Camargo, Sarah Owens, Byron Gajewski, Ana Paula Cupertino
Nutrition is important for preventing and treating chronic diseases highly prevalent among Latinos, yet no tool exists for measuring nutrition literacy among Spanish speakers. This study aimed to adapt the validated Nutrition Literacy Assessment Instrument for Spanish-speaking Latinos. This study was developed in two phases: adaptation and validity testing. Adaptation included translation, expert item content review, and interviews with Spanish speakers. For validity testing, 51 participants completed the Short Assessment of Health Literacy-Spanish (SAHL-S), the Nutrition Literacy Assessment Instrument in Spanish (NLit-S), and socio-demographic questionnaire...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149269/effects-of-a-healthy-eater-self-schema-and-nutrition-literacy-on-healthy-eating-behaviors-among-taiwanese-college-students
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Chia-Kuei Lee, Li-Ling Liao, I-Ju Lai, Li-Chun Chang
Unhealthy eating behaviors contribute to obesity and chronic illness. This study examined the relative contributions of a healthy-eater self-schema (a self-conception as a healthy eater) and nutrition literacy on healthy-eating behaviors and whether nutrition literacy was a mediator among Taiwanese college students. A total of 1216 undergraduate students from six universities in Taiwan participated in the study from April to June 2016. Healthy-eating behaviors, nutrition literacy, healthy-eater self-schema and known determinants of eating behaviors (e...
November 14, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128031/development-of-a-menu-board-literacy-and-self-efficacy-scale-for-children
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Olajide Williams, Ellyn Leighton-Herrmann Quinn, Mildred Ramirez, Vanessa Sawyer, Joseph P Eimicke, Jeanne A Teresi
OBJECTIVE: An instrument to measure menu board literacy (MBL) was developed to capture children's understanding of menu board nutrition information, including abbreviations, serving sizes and calorie ranges, and self-efficacy for using this information. METHODS: A list of 55 potential items (47 MBL and 8 self-efficacy) was generated. Content validity was established by 29 registered dietitians. Cognitive interviews were conducted with 24 black and Hispanic fourth- and fifth-grade students to assess comprehension and readability...
November 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063419/understanding-cultural-influences-on-dietary-habits-in-asian-middle-eastern-and-latino-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-review-of-current-literature-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Natalie Mora, Sherita Hill Golden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on evaluating and identifying gaps in the current literature regarding culturally specific dietary influences for patients with type 2 diabetes. As this topic has previously been examined in African American populations, we chose to focus on four other distinct populations (Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Western Pacific, South Asian). Given the rapid increase in global rates of type 2 diabetes and high rates of diabetes among certain ethnic groups, it is important to understand how culturally adapted strategies in diabetes management have been described in different regions and populations...
October 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056159/should-we-recommend-renal-diet-related-apps-to-our-patients-an-evaluation-of-the-quality-and-health-literacy-demand-of-renal-diet-related-mobile-applications
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Kelly Lambert, Judy Mullan, Kylie Mansfield, Paris Owen
OBJECTIVE: Mobile phone applications (apps) are increasingly being used by patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We sought to describe the main purpose of commonly available renal diet apps and to quantify the accuracy of information, technical quality, and health literacy demand of renal diet apps. DESIGN: The design was content analysis. All eligible renal diet apps in the Australian Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone, and Blackberry App World were evaluated...
November 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957033/us-consumers-understanding-of-nutrition-labels-in-2013-the-importance-of-health-literacy
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Alexander Persoskie, Erin Hennessy, Wendy L Nelson
INTRODUCTION: We examined US adults' understanding of a Nutrition Facts panel (NFP), which requires health literacy (ie, prose, document, and quantitative literacy skills), and the association between label understanding and dietary behavior. METHODS: Data were from the Health Information National Trends Survey, a nationally representative survey of health information seeking among US adults (N = 3,185) conducted from September 6, 2013, through December 30, 2013...
September 28, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955418/a-qualitative-study-of-health-education-experiences-and-self-management-practices-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-at-malamulo-adventist-hospital-in-thyolo-district-malawi
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Temidayo Ogunrinu, Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, R Ndinda Ngewa, Jasmine Saunders, Jamie Crounse, James Misiri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to understand the perceptions and experiences of health education and self-management practices on Malamulo Adventist Hospital type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: In this qualitative study, key informant interviews (KIIs; n=4) and focus group discussions (3 FGDs; n=16) were conducted amongst type 2 diabetes patients who had been treated at Malamulo Adventist Hospital in southern Malawi at least once. Key informant interviews and focus group discussions were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and translated for analysis...
June 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902480/the-ontario-food-and-nutrition-strategy-identifying-indicators-of-food-access-and-food-literacy-for-early-monitoring-of-the-food-environment
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Beatrice A Boucher, Elizabeth Manafò, Meaghan R Boddy, Lynn Roblin, Rebecca Truscott
INTRODUCTION: To address challenges Canadians face within their food environments, a comprehensive, multistakeholder, intergovernmental approach to policy development is essential. Food environment indicators are needed to assess population status and change. The Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy (OFNS) integrates the food, agriculture and nutrition sectors, and aims to improve the health of Ontarians through actions that promote healthy food systems and environments. This report describes the process of identifying indicators for 11 OFNS action areas in two strategic directions (SDs): Healthy Food Access, and Food Literacy and Skills...
September 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895659/implementation-strategies-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Tomas Pantoja, Newton Opiyo, Simon Lewin, Elizabeth Paulsen, Agustín Ciapponi, Charles S Wiysonge, Cristian A Herrera, Gabriel Rada, Blanca Peñaloza, Lilian Dudley, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: A key function of health systems is implementing interventions to improve health, but coverage of essential health interventions remains low in low-income countries. Implementing interventions can be challenging, particularly if it entails complex changes in clinical routines; in collaborative patterns among different healthcare providers and disciplines; in the behaviour of providers, patients or other stakeholders; or in the organisation of care. Decision-makers may use a range of strategies to implement health interventions, and these choices should be based on evidence of the strategies' effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890794/engaging-experts-and-patients-to-refine-the-nutrition-literacy-assessment-instrument
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Heather D Gibbs, Susan Harvey, Sarah Owens, Diane Boyle, Debra K Sullivan
BACKGROUND: An objective measure of nutrition literacy is unavailable for use in the primary care population. The Nutrition Literacy Assessment instrument (NLit) is a tool designed to measure nutrition literacy across six domains and has been previously piloted in breast cancer and parent populations. The purpose of this research was to engage nutrition experts and patients to guide revisions of the NLit for use in adult primary care. METHODS: Experts (n=5) reviewed each item in the NLit using a survey to assign rankings of their agreement according to relevance, clarity, and reading difficulty...
2017: BMC Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889854/the-association-between-consumer-competency-and-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-participation-on-food-insecurity
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Yunhee Chang, Jinhee Kim, Swarn Chatterjee
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants exhibited lower food insecurity when they also demonstrated desirable behaviors in the areas of financial management, nutrition literacy, and conscientious food shopping. DESIGN: Using data from the US Department of Agriculture's newly launched National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, this study examined whether consumer competency is a factor that affects food insecurity...
September 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852657/a-content-analysis-of-pediatric-information-in-widely-circulated-newspapers-in-iran
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Firoozeh Zare-Farashbandi, Faezeh Amini, Alireza Rahimi, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: Newspapers play an important role in improving public health literacy. This study analysis the content of pediatric information in widely circulated Iranian newspapers in 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an applied survey performed using content analysis method. The data gathering tool was a checklist designed by the researcher. The sample size was determined using nonprobability sampling to be 426 articles with pediatric-related topics of five Iranian newspapers...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818486/implementation-of-media-production-activities-in%C3%A2-an-intervention-designed-to-reduce-sugar-sweetened-beverage-intake-among-adults
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Kathleen J Porter, Yvonnes Chen, Hannah G Lane, Jamie M Zoellner
OBJECTIVE: To inform the implementation of media production activities with adult populations by describing the construction of counter-advertisements (counter-ads) within a behavioral intervention. METHODS: SIPsmartERparticipants could create 2 types of counter ads during the intervention's media literacy lesson. Participants (n = 40) were from rural southwestern Virginia. Most were female (85%) and white (93%), and 28% were low health literate. Descriptive statistics and Fisher exact tests were used to compare completion rates, content, techniques used, and persuasive intent with counter ad type and health literacy status...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802300/media-exposure-and-parental-mediation-on-fast-food-consumption-among-children-in-metropolitan-and-suburban-indonesian
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May O Lwin, Shelly Malik, Hardinsyah Ridwan, Cyndy Sook Sum Au
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fast-food companies have been reproached for rising obesity levels due to aggressive marketing tactics targeted at children. They have countered that parents should be held responsible considering their critical role as nutritional gatekeepers. This study examined the comparative effects of media exposure and parental mediation on Indonesian children's fast food consumption and how the effects compare in the metropolitan versus suburban areas. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The sample consisted of 394 child-mother pairs comprising grade three and four children and their mothers from two schools each in Jakarta and Bogor representing 40...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766913/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-text-message-intervention-used-as-an-adjunct-tool-by-wic-breastfeeding-peer-counsellors-the-latch-pilot
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Nurit Harari, Marjorie S Rosenthal, Valerie Bozzi, Lori Goeschel, Teshika Jayewickreme, Chukwuma Onyebeke, Michele Griswold, Rafael Perez-Escamilla
Breastfeeding rates among mothers in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are lower than for other mothers in the United States. The objective of this study was to test the acceptability and feasibility of the Lactation Advice thru Texting Can Help intervention. Mothers were enrolled at 18-30 weeks gestation from two WIC breastfeeding peer counselling (PC) programmes if they intended to breastfeed and had unlimited text messaging, more than fifth-grade literacy level, and fluency in English or Spanish...
August 1, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758850/a-picture-based-carbohydrate-counting-resource-for-somalis
#16
Muna Sunni, Carol Brunzell, Jennifer Kyllo, Loren Purcell, Phillip Plager, Antoinette Moran
Objective Carbohydrate counting is essential for effective management of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Somali diet-specific carbohydrate-counting references are lacking, creating an additional barrier to effective diabetes control. We developed a picture-based carbohydrate-counting resource for Somalis with T1D. Methods Traditional Somali foods were selected using a variety of methods. Serving sizes and carbohydrate calculations were tabulated using the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739178/the-role-of-health-literacy-in-predicting-adherence-to-nutritional-recommendations-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Anna Carrara, Peter J Schulz
OBJECTIVE: Synthesize quantitative empirical evidence on the role of health literacy in predicting adherence to dietary recommendations. METHODS: A systematic search of 13 online databases resulted in 1498 articles eligible for screening. Of those, 20 met the predefined inclusion criteria and, together with 6 studies retrieved from their reference lists, were included for review. Screening of full-texts, data extraction and quality appraisal were independently performed by two reviewers...
July 9, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729146/construction-of-nutrition-literacy-indicators-for-college-students-in-taiwan-a-delphi-consensus-study
#18
Li-Ling Liao, I-Ju Lai
OBJECTIVE: To use the Delphi process to select nutrition literacy (NL) indicators for Taiwan college students. DESIGN: Initial formulation of 8 principal indicators and 77 subindicators, followed by a 2-round Delphi survey and final selection of indicators. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 28 nutrition experts selected through snowball sampling; 100% response rate. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: An expert panel scored and ranked NL themes and indicators for relevance, representativeness, and importance...
October 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690950/the-role-of-parents-literacy-in-malnutrition-of-children-under-the-age-of-five-years-in-a-semi-urban-community-of-pakistan-a-case-control-study
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Umme K Khattak, Saima P Iqbal, Haider Ghazanfar
OBJECTIVES: According to a recent survey, Pakistan was ranked as the third highest country with malnutrition and the under-five child mortality. No realistic solution for this growing problem has been found despite the fact that the struggle to tackle the issue of malnutrition among young Pakistani children has been going on for the last several decades. The objective of our study was to look into the relationship between parental education and malnutrition in Pakistan and to make a recommendation to improve the nutritional condition of the children...
June 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654646/developing-and-validating-a-scale-to-measure-food-and-nutrition-literacy-fnlit-in-elementary-school-children-in-iran
#20
Aazam Doustmohammadian, Nasrin Omidvar, Nastaran Keshavarz-Mohammadi, Morteza Abdollahi, Maryam Amini, Hassan Eini-Zinab
BACKGROUND: Food and nutrition literacy is an emerging term which is increasingly used in policy and research. Though research in this area is growing, progression is limited by the lack of an accepted method to measure food and nutrition literacy. The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable questionnaire to assess food and nutrition literacy in elementary school children in the city of Tehran. METHODS: The study was conducted in three phases. To develop Food and Nutrition Literacy (FNLIT) questionnaire, a comprehensive literature review and a qualitative study were initially performed to identify food and nutrition literacy dimensions and its components...
2017: PloS One
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