Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1300

Author

Jessie Ho

Date

2014

Date of Award

12-3-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Clinical Nutrition

Committee Chair

Ruth Williams-Hooker

Committee Member

Lee Wallace

Committee Member

Dale Bowman Armstrong

Abstract

Objective To investigate if patients diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU) or hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) at the mid-south clinic had adequate essential fatty acid intakes.Design This study compared patients' intakes of linoleic (LA) and alpha-linolenic fatty acids (ALA) with Adequate Intake (AI) within an appropriate age and gender group. Data were gathered from existing food record analyses from MetabolicPro between June 2010 and December 2013. Means and standard deviations for percentage of essential fatty acid intakes were determined. A paired t-test was used to test the hypothesis that the mean intake of LA and ALA were equal. T-tests were performed to examine whether the mean percentage of each fatty acid was equal to 100%.Subjects Patients who were diagnosed with PKU or HPA, between 0- 58 years old, and had at least one 3-day food record analysis within the stated time frame (n=26).Results Patients had inadequate essential fatty acid intakes (p=0.062).

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Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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