Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Animal and Nutritional Sciences
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a “learn first, practice second” intervention on the nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of multidisciplinary health professionals in West Virginia, specifically highlighting the Mediterranean Diet. Data was captured via online surveys at four time points (Baseline, Post-education, Post-immersion, Follow Up). All information was self-reported. This approach consisted of 16 weeks of online education, 2 weeks of cultural immersion in Tuscany, Italy, and a 7 month return to practice period. Data were analyzed using JMP Version Pro 12.2 and SAS Version 9.3 for Windows. Repeated measures ANOVA with irregular spacing was performed, followed by Dunnett’s or Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel testing for variables lacking normality. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The intervention utilized in the present study significantly improved nutrition knowledge (nonzero correlation p=0.0136, means score p=0.0075) and self-efficacy (T0-T1 p
Santella, Madison E., "Learn First, Practice Second Approach to Increase Health Professionals’ Nutrition-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy." (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3856.