Research Output

Using technology to positively influence dietary knowledge in colorectal clinic patients.

  Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem that is strongly associated
with poor diet. The acceptability and effectiveness of a nutrition education website
was investigated in those attending cancer-screening clinics. Sixteen subjects
were interviewed using a standardised, validated questionnaire. Results
demonstrated that the website was acceptable to those attending colorectal clinics,
although six (38%) considered the content too basic. A quarter (n=4, 25%) was
aged over 65 years and three (19%) used the Internet via a third party. Most of
the cohort (n=10, 63%) used the Internet to look for health information and utilised
the search engine to find relevant sites. Nutrition knowledge scores appeared to
improve significantly after using the website (p

  • Date:

    22 March 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    613 Personal health & safety

Citation

Dyer, K. J., Buckner, K., Richardson, R. A. & Fearon, K. C. H. (2004). Using technology to positively influence dietary knowledge in colorectal clinic patients.

Keywords

colorectal cancer; nutrition; website;

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