Evaluation of a mobile phone image-based dietary assessment method in adults with type 2 diabetes

Rollo, Megan E., Ash, Susan, Lyons-Wall, Philippa, & Russell, Anthony W. (2015) Evaluation of a mobile phone image-based dietary assessment method in adults with type 2 diabetes. Nutrients, 7(6), pp. 4897-4910.

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Photographic and image-based dietary records have limited evidence evaluating their performance and use among adults with a chronic disease. This study evaluated the performance of a mobile phone image-based dietary record, the Nutricam Dietary Assessment Method (NuDAM), in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Criterion validity was determined by comparing energy intake (EI) with total energy expenditure (TEE) measured by the doubly-labelled water technique. Relative validity was established by comparison to a weighed food record (WFR). Inter-rater reliability was assessed by comparing estimates of intake from three dietitians. Ten adults (6 males, age=61.2±6.9 years, BMI=31.0±4.5 kg/m2) participated. Compared to TEE, mean EI was under-reported using both methods, with a mean ratio of EI:TEE 0.76±0.20 for the NuDAM and 0.76±0.17 for the WFR. There was moderate to high correlations between the NuDAM and WFR for energy (r=0.57), carbohydrate (r=0.63, p<0.05), protein (r=0.78, p<0.01) and alcohol (rs=0.85, p<0.01), with a weaker relationship for fat (r=0.24). Agreement between dietitians for nutrient intake for the 3-day NuDAM (ICC = 0.77-0.99) was marginally lower when compared with the 3-day WFR (ICC=0.82-0.99). All subjects preferred using the NuDAM and were willing to use it again for longer recording periods.

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ID Code: 87334
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: diabetes;, nutrition assessment, image-based dietary records;, photographic dietary records, doubly labelled water
DOI: 10.3390/nu7064897
ISSN: 2072-6643
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Megan E. Rollo, et al.
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2015 03:40
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 14:01

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