European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2018) 72:879–887 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-018-0126-x ARTICLE Clinical nutrition Using digital photography in a clinical setting: a valid, accurate, and applicable method to assess food intake 1,2 1,2 3 ● ● Eva Winzer Maria Luger Karin Schindler Received: 2 August 2017 / Revised: 23 January 2018 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published online: 21 March 2018 © Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature 2018 ABSTRACT Background/objectives Regular monitoring of food intake is hardly integrated in clinical routine. Therefore, the aim was to examine the validity, accuracy, and applicability of an appropriate and also quick and easy-to-use tool for recording food intake in a clinical setting. Subjects/methods Two digital photography methods, the postMeal method with a picture after the meal, the pre–postMeal method with a picture before and after the meal, and the visual estimation method (plate diagram; PD) were compared against the reference method (weighed food records; WFR). A total of 420 dishes from lunch (7 weeks) were estimated with both photography methods and the visual method. Validity, applicability, accuracy, and precision of the estimation methods, and additionally food waste, macronutrient composition, and energy content were examined. Results Tests of validity revealed stronger correlations for
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 21, 2018
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