R. Dale Terry

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Behaviors and concerns related to weight were measured among 457 fourth-grade children attending 10 rural schools in central Iowa. A questionnaire was used to gather data on the children's concerns about being overweight, concerns that certain types or amounts of food would contribute to their being overweight, alterations in food intake to avoid being(More)
Research on the education of diabetic patients in diet management suffers from lack of an adequate method for describing patients' dietary behavior. In this report, a method is proposed for the quantitative assessment of dietary adherence in patients with IDDM. The method relies on comparisons between individualized diet plans and actual consumption as(More)
Beliefs about and reasons for using vitamin/mineral supplements were investigated among 163 adolescents. Subjects' responses to belief statements about supplements and reasons cited for using supplements demonstrated both misconceptions and uncertainties. These results demonstrate the need for dietitians to routinely address the appropriate use of(More)
This study examines factors related to school achievement among low-income urban families in the Sudan. Data were obtained during January-February 1992 from a sample of 198 students aged 6-10 years from boys' and girls' schools in Ombada settlement in Khartoum, Elhag-Yousif in Khartoum North, and Arkwait in Khartoum. 53.5% of the sample were first(More)
The purpose of the research was to test the methodology used to identify how adolescents approach their nutrition concerns and questions. The methodology was based on Dervin's sense-making theory. Using a time-line interview technique, 305 adolescents 14 to 16 years of age detailed a situation involving their most important nutrition concerns. Other(More)