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Modification of a nutritional questionnaire for older adults and the ability of its knowledge and attitude evaluations to predict dietary adequacy

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This paper outlines the modification of the Nutritional Questionnaire for Older Adults (NQOA) to determine the extent to which knowledge and attitude can predict dietary adequacy. Aged adults (65 years or older) who participate in the Title Ill-C congregate meal program at a small community Senior Center in Alabama (n = 22rsewed as subjects for this study. Knowledge and attitude were shown to be weak predictors of dietary adequacy with regard to specific components, but were found to significantly predict adequate nutritional intake as measured by both RDA and by food group standards.

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Publication
Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 9, 4, 35-43
Language: English
Date: 1990
Keywords
Nutritional Questionnaire for Older Adults, Dietary adequacy, Knowledge and attitude evaluations