Title page for ETD etd-12162009-020148
|Type of Document
||Validation of a food checklist for oncology patients
||Master of Science
||Human Nutrition and Foods
|Hertzler, Ann A.
|McCarthy, Patrick J.
|Webb, Ryland E.
|Date of Defense
A Food Checklist, based on the Food Guide pyramid, was
developed and validated as a quick method to determine the
adequacy of dietary energy and protein intakes in cancer
patients. Food intake data were monitored for 34
hospitalized oncology patients for two days. Caloric and
protein intake estimates computed using the Food Checklist
were correlated 0.99 (p <0.0001) with computer estimates of
Nutritionist III validating the Food Checklist as an
accurate, time-saving method for quickly assessing the
adequacy of a cancer patient's diet. By highlighting the
times during the day food intake was adequate and the food
groups best tolerated by each patient, the Food Checklist
could be a valuable tool for maximizing the effect of
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