Comparison of a Web-Based Dietary Assessment Tool with Software for the Evaluation of Dietary Records.

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BACKGROUND Dietary assessment in clinical practice is performed by means of computer support, either in the form of a web-based tool or software. The aim of the paper is to present the results of the comparison of a Slovenian web-based tool with German software for the evaluation of four-day weighted paper-and-pencil-based dietary records (paper-DRs) in pregnant women. METHODS A volunteer group of pregnant women (n=63) completed paper-DRs. These records were entered by an experienced research dietitian into a web-based application (Open Platform for Clinical Nutrition, OPEN, http://opkp.si/en, Ljubljana, Slovenia) and software application (Prodi 5.7 Expert plus, Nutri-Science, Stuttgart, Germany, 2011). The results for calculated energy intake, as well as 45 macro- and micronutrient intakes, were statistically compared by using the non-parametric Spearman's rank correlation coefficient. The cut-off for Spearman's rho was set at >0.600. RESULTS 12 nutritional parameters (energy, carbohydrates, fat, protein, water, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, dietary fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, and stearic acid) were in high correlation (>0.800), 18 in moderate (0.600-0.799), 11 in weak correlation (0.400-0.599), while 5 (arachidonic acid, niacin, alpha-linolenic acid, fluoride, total sugars) did not show any statistical correlation. CONCLUSION Comparison of the results of the evaluation of dietary records using a web-based dietary assessment tool with those using software shows that there is a high correlation for energy and macronutrient content.

DOI: 10.1515/sjph-2015-0014

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@article{Benedik2015ComparisonOA, title={Comparison of a Web-Based Dietary Assessment Tool with Software for the Evaluation of Dietary Records.}, author={Evgen Benedik and Barbara Korou{\vs}i{\'c} Seljak and Ma{\vs}a Hribar and Irena Rogelj and Borut Bratani{\vc} and Rok Orel and Nata{\vs}a Fidler Mis}, journal={Zdravstveno varstvo}, year={2015}, volume={54 2}, pages={91-7} }