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ERIC Number: EJ905618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Food Insecurity and Food Choices in Rural Older Adults with Diabetes Receiving Nutrition Education via Telemedicine
Homenko, Daria R.; Morin, Philip C.; Eimicke, Joseph P.; Teresi, Jeanne A.; Weinstock, Ruth S.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v42 n6 p404-409 Nov-Dec 2010
Objective: To evaluate differences between rural older adults with diabetes reporting the presence or absence of food insecurity with respect to meal planning, preparation, shopping, obesity, and glycemic control after receiving nutrition counseling through telemedicine. Methods: Food insecurity data were obtained by telephone survey (n = 74). Group differences for continuous variables were measured by t tests; categorical variables by Pearson chi-square tests. Results: Participants reporting mild food insecurity (23%) had higher body mass index (35.5 plus or minus 7.1 kg/m[superscript 2] vs 30.5 plus or minus 6.0 kg/m[superscript 2], P = 0.01) and lower household incomes (P = 0.03) and were more likely to consider cost of ingredients in food preparation compared to food-secure participants (P = 0.03). Most purchased fresh produce (97%) and considered the dietitian's advice when purchasing food. Both groups report similar adherence to dietitians' advice and had similar glycemic control. Conclusions and Implications: Strategies to address higher levels of obesity associated with food insecurity are needed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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