Healthy Eating and Lifestyle for Total Health (Health)
Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit
2010 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
HEALTH is a multi-center study with two broad objectives: (1) to construct culturally appropriate surveys to assess Dietary Guideline adherence barriers and facilitators in children and adults of major U.S. racial/ethnic groups and (2) to examine barriers and facilitators of Dietary Guideline adherence and other factors as they relate to dietary behavior and body mass index (BMI) by administering the U.S. population located in 7 geographic locations served by USDA Human Nutrition Research sites.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Objective 1 will enlist focus groups (Nominal Group Technique) and structured cognitive interviews to elicit key factors that inhibit (barriers) and motivate (facilitators) Dietary Guideline adherence. This work will serve to develop a "Barriers and Facilitators" survey instrument, which will be applied to Objective 2 of the research. Objective 2 will be conducted by administering the survey to cross-sections of the U.S. population located in 7 geographic locations served by USDA Human Nutrition Research sites. Documents Trust with Baylor College of Medicine. Log 37829. Formerly 5306-51530-016-19R (8/09).
As the western region site in this multi-site project, we have completed all of our cognitive interviews and focus groups (NGTs). Data from these studies have been submitted to the “HEALTH” study coordinating site for incorporation into the larger dataset, which will be assessed and used to generate the barriers and facilitator survey instrument for study in Objective 2.