ERIC Number: ED243837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition Education and Gerontology Services Project.
Meckler, Terry Anne; Vogler, James D.
The Nutrition and Gerontology Services Project attempted to affect basal nutrition knowledge and address dietary changes for 478 California senior citizens who were live-in residents in homes for the aged. Two instruments were employed to measure study variables. Knowledge of nutrition was measured by the Nutritional Learning Scale, an orally administered 12-item multiple choice format which represented a sample of the content domain addressed by instruction strategies. Nutritional behavior was measured by the 24-hour dietary recall procedure. Subjects were divided into a control and experimental group. The experimental group was instructed with audiovisual materials, individual conferences, and written materials for dietary needs and behaviors. The control group received only written materials. Follow-up interviews were held with each group at a 1-month and a 3-month measurement point. The experimental group demonstrated significantly more growth in both the knowledge and behavior areas than did the control group at both the 1-month and the 3-month intervals. (Author/JMK)
Descriptors: Dietetics, Eating Habits, Educational Media, Knowledge Level, Long Term Memory, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Teaching Methods
Los Angeles County Office of Education, 9300 E. Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242 (First Copy Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers: California; Nutrition and Gerontology Services Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).