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ERIC Number: EJ794039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
The Impact of a Computerized Dietary Assessment on Nutrition Knowledge
Hensleigh, Katherine Elizabeth; Eddy, James M.; Wang, Min Qi; Dennison, Darwin; Chaney, J. Don
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v7 p43-49 2004
In recent years, many health educators have integrated computer applications into their health education program interventions. The assessment of the impact of these interventions is limited. This study assessed the impact of the Pyramid Challenge nutrition software program on nutrition knowledge levels of students enrolled in traditional personal health courses at The University of Alabama (UA). An experimental group consisted of students enrolled in two sections of the personal health course designed to relate directly to UA's "Healthy Campus" initiative. The control group consisted of students who enrolled in three other sections of personal health at UA. The integration of the Pyramid Challenge activity into a personal health course yielded no significant difference in nutrition knowledge between groups. However, this use of technology was an effective instructional methodology in that it allowed students to focus more closely on their personal eating behaviors and to design strategies to modify those eating behaviors without adversely influencing knowledge gain. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.) [Abstract provided in both English and Spanish.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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