A questionnaire-based assessment of dietary adherence and identification of barriers to healthy eating

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dc.contributor.author Bishop, Karen en
dc.contributor.author Yi, W en
dc.contributor.author Piper-Jarrett, I en
dc.contributor.author Henning, Marcus en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-19T02:25:19Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation The Open Nutrition Journal 13:1-15 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1874-2882 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47763 en
dc.description.abstract Background: Adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with an extensive list of health benefits for people both with and without a disease. Objective: The objective of this study was to develop/modify a questionnaire to investigate the current adherence to a Mediterranean-style dietary eating pattern amongst the New Zealand male population, and to assess the association between perceived barriers to change and behaviours. Methods: The development of this questionnaire was based upon a modified 14-point validated Mediterranean diet adherence screener (PREDiMED) and included an additional section wherein we explored the reasons behind men’s food choices and barriers to healthy eating. Questionnaires were analysed from 295 men. Descriptive analyses were used to determine major barriers to change. Results: The modification of the PREDiMED questionnaire resulted in a 23 question questionnaire encompassing adherence, demographics and barriers to change. We found that 90.8% of respondents had either low or intermediate adherence to a Mediterranean style diet. Significant associations also existed between adherence and smoking (p=0.003), age (p< 0.01) and opinion of the importance of healthy eating (p< 0.01). We found participants felt the ‘major’ barrier to consume a healthy diet, to be a busy lifestyle, and the most common influencer of food choices was people. Conclusion: Through identifying how New Zealand men consume food and how they consider their barriers to change, we can better direct policy to aid changes in behaviour and integrate the Mediterranean style diet to complement the New Zealand food culture. en
dc.publisher Bentham open en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Open Nutrition Journal en
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dc.title A questionnaire-based assessment of dietary adherence and identification of barriers to healthy eating en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2174/1874288201913010001 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://opennutritionjournal.com/VOLUME/13/PAGE/1/ en
pubs.end-page 15 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 774751 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Medical Sciences en
pubs.org-id Auckland Cancer Research en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-06-19 en

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