Date of Award
Master of Science
Objective: To determine if patients with PKU at the mid south clinic are getting the recommended amount of vitamin D and calcium in accordance with the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)Design: This was a retrospective study using existing nutrition data which were from using the MetabolicPro software to analyze the 3-day food records collected between June 30, 2010 to February 29, 2012. The means of calcium and vitamin D intake were calculated and compared with the subject's RDA. Descriptive analysis was used to determine frequency, percentages, mean, and standard deviation. T-test were conducted to compare calcium and vitamin D intake to the RDA recommendation based on age.Subjects: The participatns had a diagnosis of PKU, were between 0-21 years old, and had completed the 3-day food record (N=13)Results: The patients are getting sufficient vitamin D and calcium when compared to the RDA respectively (p=0.084 and p=0.626)
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Kuo, Chien-Yung, "Patients with Phenylketonuria Consumed Adequate Amounts of Calcium and Vitamin D" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 628.