Mississippi State University
Tidwell, Diane K.
Schilling, M. Wes
Evans, Marion W. Jr.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
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.
Stern, Eytan Ish, "Practitioner viewpoints on diet and inflammatory bowel disease" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 3589.