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dc.contributor.advisorGibbs, Heather
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-02T17:16:31Z
dc.date.available2016-01-02T17:16:31Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-31
dc.date.submitted2015
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:13958
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/19460
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: An individual’s degree of nutrition literacy impacts their diet quality and overall health. Determining an individual’s or a population’s nutrition literacy can help registered dietitians and other nutrition experts tailor educational programs and materials to meet the educational needs of their audience. Latinos face disparities when it comes to health and health education. The purpose of this research is to translate and validate a nutrition literacy assessment tool for use among this population. Methods: The Nutrition Literacy Assessment Instrument (NLit) developed by Dr. Heather Gibbs was adjusted to be culturally relevant for the Latino population of Kansas City and translated into Spanish. The NLit-S was reviewed by experts and tested using cognitive interviews in order to determine content validity and relevance to the target population. Finally, the reading level of the NLit-S was determined using the Fernandez-Huerta Readability Test. Results: The content of the NLit-S was found to be valid and written at a reading level appropriate for the target audience. Discussion: Assessment of nutrition literacy among the Latino population will allow health professionals to design nutrition education interventions that meet the needs of the population in the effort to reduce the risk of chronic disease development. Since there is no nutrition literacy assessment tool written and validated for use among Latinos, this research will attempt to close that gap by translating a valid instrument into Spanish and ensuring cultural validity for the target population.
dc.format.extent49 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectNutrition
dc.subject
dc.titleTranslation of a Nutrition Literacy Assessment Instrument for Use in the Latino Population of Greater Kansas City
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberGibbs, Heather
dc.contributor.cmtememberBarkley, Rachel
dc.contributor.cmtememberCupertino, Ana Paula
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineDietetics & Nutrition
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.S.
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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