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1. Henderson, Valerie Suzanne. Evaluation of Internet education to increase dietary calcium intake in youth.

Degree: MS, Nutrition, 2004, Texas A&M University

In recent years, dietary calcium intake among children and adolescents has fallen sharply. This trend is alarming because childhood and adolescence are the primary ages for building bone mass. Therefore, an interactive website, Clueless in the Mall (http://calcium.tamu.edu) was developed targeting youth to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and equip them to incorporate calcium-rich foods into their diets. This website was created with the help of adolescents at every stage of development and has been pilot tested with adolescents at home and in school, showing improvements in knowledge and attitudes. However, the website has not been tested for effectiveness in changing behaviors, specifically for increasing calcium intake. The present study was conducted to measure the effectiveness of the website for changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. The hypothesis of this investigation was that the website intervention would significantly improve attitudes and knowledge about calcium and increase dietary calcium intake among adolescents and pre-adolescents who took part in the study. After the group-administered Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) was validated among a local church youth group, a total of 126 middle school and high school students were recruited from 12 local public school classes to participate. Each student took three questionnaires during class time to measure baseline knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (including calcium intake using the FFQ). Then each student took one class period to view the calcium website. Four to six weeks later, the investigators returned to administer the same three tests to each student. Demographic information was collected, and data were analyzed using paired samples t-tests and analyses of variance (ANOVA). Results demonstrated that the website alone was sufficient to improve knowledge scores; however, it was not enough to change attitudes and behaviors significantly. In conclusion, the website should be used to promote and reinforce health behaviors, but should not be expected to stand alone as an intervention. Advisors/Committee Members: Reed, Debra B. (advisor), Sampson, H. Wayne (advisor), Street, Richard L. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Internet; Calcium; Youth; Adolescent; Dietary Calcium; Website

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APA (6th Edition):

Henderson, V. S. (2004). Evaluation of Internet education to increase dietary calcium intake in youth. (Masters Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1157

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Henderson, Valerie Suzanne. “Evaluation of Internet education to increase dietary calcium intake in youth.” 2004. Masters Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed April 18, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1157.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Henderson, Valerie Suzanne. “Evaluation of Internet education to increase dietary calcium intake in youth.” 2004. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Henderson VS. Evaluation of Internet education to increase dietary calcium intake in youth. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2004. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1157.

Council of Science Editors:

Henderson VS. Evaluation of Internet education to increase dietary calcium intake in youth. [Masters Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2004. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1157


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2. Gerges, Amira Sami. Dietary calcium intake and overweight in adolescence.

Degree: MS, Nutrition, 2005, Texas A&M University

Recent research has shown an association between low dietary calcium intake and obesity in adults as well as overweight in young children; however, this relationship has not been investigated in adolescents. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between inadequate calcium intake and overweight in adolescents. The hypothesis of this study was that there is a negative correlation between dietary calcium intake and overweight in adolescents. The study population consisted of middle school and high school students (n = 102) in a local school district. The gender and ethnic distributions of the sample were as follows: 74% female, 26% male, 63% Caucasian, 16% African-American, 12% Hispanic, and 8% other. Dietary calcium and energy intakes were assessed using a previously validated calcium-focused food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for youths. Calcium intake was also assessed using a single question on daily milk consumption. The FFQ was administered by trained interviewers to groups of three to five students. Body fat was assessed using body mass index for age (BMI-for-age) and sum of triceps and subscapular skinfolds (STS). The mean reported calcium intake was 1,972 ± 912 mg/day, and mean reported energy intake was 3,421 ± 1,710 kcals/day. Reported calcium intake from the FFQ was inflated since approximately 75% reported drinking less than three glasses of milk a day. According to BMI-for-age, 29% were classified as at risk of overweight or overweight. Using STS, 39% were classified as overweight. Chi-square analysis using either method of dietary calcium intake and either method of overweight assessment did not show dependence between categories of calcium intake and level of weight or body fat. This study failed to show a relationship between dietary calcium intake and risk of overweight or overweight in adolescents. Advisors/Committee Members: Reed, Debra B. (advisor), Bloomfield, Susan A. (advisor), McIntosh, William A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: overweight; calcium; Adolescence

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APA (6th Edition):

Gerges, A. S. (2005). Dietary calcium intake and overweight in adolescence. (Masters Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1384

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gerges, Amira Sami. “Dietary calcium intake and overweight in adolescence.” 2005. Masters Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed April 18, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1384.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gerges, Amira Sami. “Dietary calcium intake and overweight in adolescence.” 2005. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Gerges AS. Dietary calcium intake and overweight in adolescence. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2005. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1384.

Council of Science Editors:

Gerges AS. Dietary calcium intake and overweight in adolescence. [Masters Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2005. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1384

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