Effectiveness of Australian cooking skill interventions
MetadataShow full item record
© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of cooking skill interventions (CSIs) targeting adults to improve dietary intakes in public health nutrition settings. Design/methodology/approach: A scoping review of the literature was used to identify and assess the quality and effectiveness of Australian single-strategy CSIs and multi-strategy programmes that included cooking for independent healthy people older than 16 years from 1992 to 2015. Findings: There were only 15 interventions (n=15) identified for review and included CSIs as single strategies (n=8) or as part of multi-strategy programmes (n=7) over 23 years. The majority of the interventions were rated as weak in quality (66 per cent) due to their study design, lack of control groups, lack of validated evaluation measures and small sample sizes. Just over half (53 per cent) of the CSIs reviewed described some measurement related to improved dietary behaviours. Research limitations/implications: There is inconclusive evidence that CSIs are effective in changing dietary behaviours in Australia. However, they are valued by policymakers and practitioners and used in public health nutrition programmes, particularly for indigenous groups. Originality/value: This is the first time that CSIs have been reviewed in an Australian context and they provide evidence of the critical need to improve the quality CSIs to positively influence dietary behaviour change in Australia.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Effectiveness of brief structured interventions on risk factor modification for patients with coronary heart disease: a systematic reviewFernandez, R.; Griffiths, R.; Everett, B.; Davidson, Patricia; Salamonson, Yenna; Andrew, S. (2007)Background: The physical and psychosocial benefits of participation in cardiac rehabilitation following a coronary event have well been established. Despite these benefits there is strong evidence that participation in ...
Pallebage-Gamarallage, Menuka Madhavi Somapala (2012)Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia pathologically characterised by neurovascular inflammation, extracellular proteinaceous deposits enriched in amyloid-β (Aβ) and formation of neurofibrillar ...
Effectiveness of general practice nurse interventions in cardiac risk factor reduction amongst adultsHalcomb, E.; Moujalli, S.; Griffiths, R.; Davidson, Patricia (2007)Background: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for adults in Australia. In recent years there has been a shift in health service delivery from institutional to community-based care for chronic conditions, ...