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myfood24 is an online 24 hr dietary recall tool developed for nutritional epidemiological research. Its clinical application has been unexplored. This mixed methods study explores the feasibility and usability of myfood24 as a food record in a clinical population, women with gestational diabetes (GDM). Women were asked to complete five myfood24 food records, followed by a user questionnaire (including the System Usability Scale (SUS), a measure of usability), and were invited to participate in a semi-structured interview. Of the 199 participants, the mean age was 33 years, mean booking body mass index (BMI) 29.7 kg/m2, 36% primiparous, 57% White, 33% Asian. Of these, 121 (61%) completed myfood24 at least once and 73 (37%) completed the user questionnaire; 15 were interviewed. The SUS was found to be good (mean 70.9, 95% CI 67.1, 74.6). Interviews identified areas for improvement, including optimisation for mobile devices, and as a clinical management tool. This study demonstrates that myfood24 can be used as an online food record in a clinical population, and has the potential to support self-management in women with GDM. However, results should be interpreted cautiously given the responders’ demographic characteristics. Further research to explore the barriers and facilitators of uptake in people from ethnic minority and lower socioeconomic backgrounds is recommended.
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Use and experiences of myfood24: An online 24 hour dietary recall tool to record and self monitor dietary intake in women with gestational diabetes: A feasibility and acceptability study
Carla Gianfrancesco (Speaker), Zoe Darwin (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Linda McGowan (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Debbie M. Smith (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Roz Haddrill (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Michelle Carter (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Nisreen A. Alwan (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Janet E. Cade (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)Mar 2017
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