UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Development and validation of a photographic food atlas for portion size assessment in the southern plains of Nepal

Harris-Fry, H; Paudel, P; Karn, M; Mishra, N; Thakur, J; Paudel, V; Harrisson, T; ... Saville, N; + view all (2016) Development and validation of a photographic food atlas for portion size assessment in the southern plains of Nepal. Public Health Nutrition , 19 (14) pp. 2495-2507. 10.1017/S1368980016000537. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text (Accepted manuscript version)
Harris Fry et al Development and validation of a photographic food atlas for portion size assessment in the southern plains of Nepal AAM.pdf

Download (890kB) | Preview
[img]
Preview
Text (Final version of record)
Harris Fry et al Development and validation of a photographic food atlas for portion size assessment in the southern plains of Nepal VoR.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a photographic food atlas of common foods for dietary assessment in southern Nepal. DESIGN: We created a life-sized photographic atlas of forty locally prepared foods. Between March and June 2014, data collectors weighed portion sizes that respondents consumed during one mealtime and then a different data collector revisited the household the next day to record respondents' estimations of their previous day's intakes using the atlas. Validity was assessed by percentage error, Cohen's weighted kappa (κ w) and Bland-Altman limits of agreement. SETTING: Dhanusha and Mahottari districts in southern Nepal. SUBJECTS: A random sample of ninety-five adults in forty-eight rural households with a pregnant woman. RESULTS: Overall, respondents underestimated their intakes (mean error =-4·5 %). Rice and dal (spiced lentil soup) intakes were underestimated (-14·1 % and -34·5 %, respectively), but vegetable curry intake was overestimated (+20·8 %). Rice and vegetable curry portion size images were significantly reliably selected (Cohen's κ w (se): rice=0·391 (0·105); vegetable curry=0·430 (0·139)), whereas dal images were not. Energy intake over one mealtime was under-reported by an average of 569 kJ (136 kcal; 4·5 % error) using recall compared with the weighing method. CONCLUSIONS: The photographic atlas is a useful tool for field estimation of dietary intake. Average errors were low, and there was 'modest' agreement between weighed and recalled portion size image selection of rice and vegetable curry food items. Error in energy estimation was low but with wide limits of agreement, suggesting that there is scope for future work to reduce error further.

Type: Article
Title: Development and validation of a photographic food atlas for portion size assessment in the southern plains of Nepal
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980016000537
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016000537
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Authors 2016. The article has been accepted for publication and will appear in revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Public Health Nutrition Harris-Fry, H; Paudel, P; Karn, M; Mishra, N; Thakur, J; Paudel, V; Harrisson, T; (2016) Development and validation of a photographic food atlas for portion size assessment in the southern plains of Nepal. Public Health Nutrition , 19 (14) pp. 2495-2507 published by Cambridge University Press. The final version of record is available at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10250088&fileId=S1368980016000537
Keywords: Dietary intake, Food atlas, Portion size, Validation
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > ICH Pop, Policy and Practice Prog
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1478285
Downloads since deposit
332Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item