Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Tolar-Peterson, Terezie

Committee Member

Tidwell, Diane K.

Committee Member

Schilling, M. Wes

Committee Member

Evans, Marion W. Jr.

Date of Degree

8-1-2020

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Nutrition

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Abstract

Diet is a key factor in the development and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A variety of diets have been studied with IBD patients. This cross-sectional survey identified current healthcare practitioner views on different diets and their efficacy with IBD patients. Diets were rated on awareness, compliance, and contributors to success by participants (n = 181). Frequencies were conducted, and ANOVA with Duncan pairwise comparison or chi-square analysis were used to determine significant differences. Most participants (96%) and 98% of registered dietitians (RD) considered using diet to help treat IBD patients. RDs perceived the low fiber or low residue diet easiest for patient compliance (4.2 ± 1.0, P < .05), and the specific carbohydrate diet hardest for patient compliance (2.4 ± 1.4). Initial and follow up consultations with a RD significantly contributed to patient success across all diets, and greater involvement from the RD may solve issues with compliance.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18005

Comments

Crohn's Disease||Diet||Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Ulcerative Colitis||Viewpoints||Views

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