Tuesday , December 18 2018

A Web-based Nutritional Assessment Tool

Raluca-Monica POP1, Marian POP2, Grigore DOGARU3, Vladimir C. BACAREA1
1 Department of Medical Research Methodology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
38, Ghe. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540000, Romania
2 Doctoral School, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
38, Ghe. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540000, Romania
3 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
38, Ghe. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540000, Romania

Abstract: The aim of this study was to present a web-based nutritional assessment tool that offers the possibility to construct the personal food pyramid and interprets the metabolic profile of a patient. A web application was developed both for healthcare professionals and the general public that besides analyzing the eating habits also provides some specific recommendations for every user. After filling in some general information the user has the choice either to go to the interpretation or to complete a food frequency questionnaire that allows a thorough analysis of his/hers eating pattern. The advantages of this tool are its accessibility, the construction of the personal food pyramid and the fact that is developed in a home country.

Keywords: food pyramid, web-based tool, nutrition.

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Raluca-Monica POP, Marian POP,  Grigore DOGARU, Vladimir C. BACAREA, A Web-based Nutritional Assessment Tool, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 22 (3), pp. 307-314, 2013.

https://doi.org/10.24846/v22i3y201307