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ERIC Number: ED243837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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).