Date of Award
Master of Science
Dale Bowman Armstrong
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).
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Ho, Jessie, "The Adequacy of Dietary Essential Fatty Acids in Patients With Phenylketonuria or Hyperphenylalaninemia: A Retrospective Study" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1093.