The development and evaluation of a novel computer programme to assess previous day dietary and physical activity behaviours in school children: The Synchronised Nutrition and Activity Programme ™ ( SNAP ™)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58279
Title:
The development and evaluation of a novel computer programme to assess previous day dietary and physical activity behaviours in school children: The Synchronised Nutrition and Activity Programme ™ ( SNAP ™)
Authors:
Moore, H. J. (Helen); Ells, L. J. (Louisa); McLure, S. A. (Sally); Crooks, S. (Sean); Cumbora, D. (David); Summerbell, C. D. (Carolyn); Batterham, A. M. (Alan)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School for Health and Social Care. Centre for Food, Physical Activity and Obesity; University of Teesside. School of Computing.
Citation:
Moore, H. J. et al. (2008) 'The development and evaluation of a novel computer programme to assess previous day dietary and physical activity behaviours in school children: The Synchronised Nutrition and Activity Programme', British Journal of Nutrition, 99, pp.1266–1274.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
British Journal of Nutrition
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58279
DOI:
10.1017/S0007114507862428
PubMed ID:
18042307
Abstract:
Self-report recall questionnaires used to measure physical activity and dietary intake in children can be labour intensive and monotonous and tend to focus on either dietary intake or physical activity. The web-based software, Synchronised Nutrition and Activity ProgramTM (SNAPTM), was developed to produce a novel, simple, quick and engaging method of assessing energy balance-related behaviours at a population level, combining principles from new and existing 24 h recall methodologies, set within a user-friendly interface. Dietary intake was measured using counts for twenty-one food groups and physical activity levels were measured in min of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). A combination of the mean difference between methods, type II regression and non-parametric limits of agreement techniques were used to examine the accuracy and precision of SNAPTM. Method comparison analyses demonstrated a good agreement for both dietary intake and physical activity behaviours. For dietary variables, accuracy of SNAPTM (mean difference) was within ± 1 count for the majority of food groups. The proportion of the sample with between-method agreement within ± 1 count ranged from 0·40 to 0·99. For min of MVPA, there was no substantial fixed or proportional bias, and a mean difference between methods (SNAPTM – accelerometry) of − 9 min. SNAPTM provides a quick, accurate, low-burden, cost-effective and engaging method of assessing energy balance behaviours at a population level. Tools such as SNAPTM, which exploit the popularity, privacy and engagement of the computer interface, and linkages with other datasets, could make a substantial contribution to future public health monitoring and research.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
school children; diet; physical activity; computer programs; recall
ISSN:
1475-2662
Rights:
Subject to Restrictions, author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 16/12/09]
Citation Count:
2 [Scopus, 16/12/09]

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dc.contributor.authorMoore, H. J. (Helen)-
dc.contributor.authorElls, L. J. (Louisa)-
dc.contributor.authorMcLure, S. A. (Sally)-
dc.contributor.authorCrooks, S. (Sean)-
dc.contributor.authorCumbora, D. (David)-
dc.contributor.authorSummerbell, C. D. (Carolyn)-
dc.contributor.authorBatterham, A. M. (Alan)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:47:52Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:47:52Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Nutrition; 99: 1266–1274-
dc.identifier.issn1475-2662-
dc.identifier.pmid18042307-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0007114507862428-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58279-
dc.description.abstractSelf-report recall questionnaires used to measure physical activity and dietary intake in children can be labour intensive and monotonous and tend to focus on either dietary intake or physical activity. The web-based software, Synchronised Nutrition and Activity ProgramTM (SNAPTM), was developed to produce a novel, simple, quick and engaging method of assessing energy balance-related behaviours at a population level, combining principles from new and existing 24 h recall methodologies, set within a user-friendly interface. Dietary intake was measured using counts for twenty-one food groups and physical activity levels were measured in min of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). A combination of the mean difference between methods, type II regression and non-parametric limits of agreement techniques were used to examine the accuracy and precision of SNAPTM. Method comparison analyses demonstrated a good agreement for both dietary intake and physical activity behaviours. For dietary variables, accuracy of SNAPTM (mean difference) was within ± 1 count for the majority of food groups. The proportion of the sample with between-method agreement within ± 1 count ranged from 0·40 to 0·99. For min of MVPA, there was no substantial fixed or proportional bias, and a mean difference between methods (SNAPTM – accelerometry) of − 9 min. SNAPTM provides a quick, accurate, low-burden, cost-effective and engaging method of assessing energy balance behaviours at a population level. Tools such as SNAPTM, which exploit the popularity, privacy and engagement of the computer interface, and linkages with other datasets, could make a substantial contribution to future public health monitoring and research.-
dc.publisherCambridge University Press-
dc.rightsSubject to Restrictions, author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 16/12/09]-
dc.subjectschool children-
dc.subjectdiet-
dc.subjectphysical activity-
dc.subjectcomputer programs-
dc.subjectrecall-
dc.titleThe development and evaluation of a novel computer programme to assess previous day dietary and physical activity behaviours in school children: The Synchronised Nutrition and Activity Programme ™ ( SNAP ™)-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School for Health and Social Care. Centre for Food, Physical Activity and Obesity; University of Teesside. School of Computing.-
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nutrition-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount2 [Scopus, 16/12/09]-
or.citation.harvardMoore, H. J. et al. (2008) 'The development and evaluation of a novel computer programme to assess previous day dietary and physical activity behaviours in school children: The Synchronised Nutrition and Activity Programme', British Journal of Nutrition, 99, pp.1266–1274.-
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