Background: Misreporting food intake is common because most health screenings rely on self-reports. The more accurate methods (eg, weighing food) are costly, time consuming, and impractical. Objectives: We developed a new instrument for reporting food intake-an Internet-based interactive virtual food plate. The objective of this study was to validate this instrument's ability to assess lunch intake. Methods: Participants were asked to compose an ordinary lunch meal using both a virtual and a real lunch plate (with real food on a real plate). The participants ate their real lunch meals on-site. Before and after pictures of the composed lunch meals were taken. Both meals included identical food items. Participants were randomized to start with either instrument. The 2 instruments were compared using correlation and concordance measures (total energy intake, nutritional components, quantity of food, and participant characteristics). Results: A total of 55 men (median age: 45 years, median body mass index [BMI]: 25.8 kg/m2) participated. We found an overall overestimation of reported median energy intake using the computer plate (3044 kJ, interquartile range [IQR] 1202 kJ) compared with the real lunch plate (2734 kJ, IQR 1051 kJ, P<.001). Spearman rank correlations and concordance correlations for energy intake and nutritional components ranged between 0.58 to 0.79 and 0.65 to 0.81, respectively. Conclusion: Although it slightly overestimated, our computer plate provides promising results in assessing lunch intake. © Filippo Castiglione.
Svensson, M., Bellocco, R., Bakkman, L., & Lagerros, Y. (2013). An interactive internet-based plate for assessing lunchtime food intake: A validation study on male employees. JMIR. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 15(1) [10.2196/jmir.2217].
|Citazione:||Svensson, M., Bellocco, R., Bakkman, L., & Lagerros, Y. (2013). An interactive internet-based plate for assessing lunchtime food intake: A validation study on male employees. JMIR. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 15(1) [10.2196/jmir.2217].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||An interactive internet-based plate for assessing lunchtime food intake: A validation study on male employees|
|Autori:||Svensson, M; Bellocco, R; Bakkman, L; Lagerros, Y|
BELLOCCO, RINO (Secondo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Rivista:||JMIR. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.2217|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|