Journal article

Mis-reporting of energy intake among older Australian adults: Prevalence, characteristics, and associations with quality of life

Thara Govindaraju, Tracy A McCaffrey, John J McNeil, Christopher M Reid, Ben J Smith, Duncan J Campbell, Alice J Owen



OBJECTIVES: Mis-reporting is common in dietary assessment, leading to misinterpretation of disease risk and could be important in older adults with increased chronic disease risk. This study investigated the prevalence and characteristics of mis-reporting among older adults and its association with health outcomes including quality of life (QoL). METHODS: The study was conducted in 335 community-dwelling older adults at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, participating in the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New Heart Failure Study dietary substudy. Diet was assessed using 4-day weighed food diaries, QoL measured through Short Form 36, and physical activity assessed using the ..

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Awarded by Australian Government National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The SCREEN-HF was funded, in part, by the BUPA Foundation Australia, Australian Government National Health & Medical Research Council (APP1044619) , and Monash University Strategic Grant Scheme, who had no influence over data collection, analysis, manuscript preparation, or submission. This work was also sup-ported in kind by St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Thara Govindaraju is supported by the Australian research training scheme. Christopher M. Reid is supported by fel-lowship funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council. The authors thank the project team and participants of the SCREEN-HF for their contribution to the study.