Sunday, September 7, 2008

A PhD thesis that sheds more light on computer-tailored nutrition education

Last Thursday, Dr. Willemieke Kroeze defended her thesis “Insights in the efficacy of computer-tailored nutrition education” at a public ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The studies for her thesis indicate that computer-tailored nutrition education is more effective than generic nutrition education, as long as it incorporates personal, normative and behaviour change feedback. No differences in effectiveness were found between print-delivered and web-based computer-tailored nutrition education, but the print-delivered version was somewhat better appreciated. These effects were, however, based on self-report fat intake measures, and could not be confirmed based on objective measures, i.e. blood lipids.

The studies for this thesis have been published in international scientific journals: