Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

752

Date

2013

Date of Award

6-20-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Clinical Nutrition

Committee Member

Ruth Williams

Committee Member

Michelle Stockton

Committee Member

Lee Wallace

Abstract

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)

Comments

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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