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BACKGROUND Current fetal-infant growth references have an obvious growth disjuncture around 40 week gestation overlapping where the fetal and infant growth references are combined. Graphical smoothening of the disjuncture to connect the matching percentile curves has never been validated. This study was designed to compare weight gain patterns of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare an educational approach based on the Stages of Change Model with usual care education in reducing dietary fat intake and serum lipids in individuals with hyperlipidemia. DESIGN A 40-week randomized control study was conducted. Four education sessions were provided on an outpatient basis during a 1-month(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies in recent years have demonstrated the effect of maternal diet on fatty acid composition of human milk. METHODS Fourteen free-living lactating women participated in a cross-over dietary intervention study, consuming a low fat diet (17.6% of energy as fat, 14.4% of energy as protein, 68.0% of energy as carbohydrate) and a high fat(More)
Chronic malnutrition and growth failure are frequent consequences of feeding difficulties in neurodevelopmentally disabled children. Gastrostomy feeding has been used successfully to alleviate chronic malnutrition as well as distress and frustration associated with feeding. Unfortunately, caregivers are often resistant to gastrostomy placement. In order to(More)
PURPOSE Demonstrating the effectiveness of nutrition counselling is imperative, not only to promote successful patient outcomes but also to secure funding. This study therefore assessed the value and effectiveness of nutrition counselling. METHODS To measure clients' perceptions of the value of inpatient counselling, the Clients' Perceptions about(More)
PURPOSE Practices related to oral nutrition supplement (ONS) use were examined in elderly people living in long-term care (LTC) facilities. METHODS Thirteen LTC facilities within a large regional health authority participated, and 17 people responsible for prescribing ONS in their facilities were interviewed, using a key informant telephone survey. A(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine consumers' perceptions of industrially produced trans fats. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Regina at 3 different grocery store chains located in 3 different regions. A 21-item survey was administered in English by 3 research assistants at the grocery stores over a 5-day period. Of 498 potential(More)
PURPOSE Through consultation with Canadian dietitian informants, we aimed to identify the desired knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) for preceptors, training opportunities, and the barriers that prevent preceptor training. METHODS In this qualitative study, an open-ended survey was sent electronically to 100 key informants across Canada. Informants(More)
PURPOSE The extent to which dietitians agreed or disagreed with key informants' perceptions of precepting knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA), training needs, and barriers was determined. METHODS A 98-item survey was developed and distributed electronically to Dietitians of Canada members (n=5376). RESULTS Of the 750 respondents who completed the(More)
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