Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of a tool to evaluate nutrition education websites for Latino parents of preschool children
by Jurczyk, Ana Cristina, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 75; 1586866
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create a tool to evaluate web-based educational sources that are geared towards Latino parents with preschool children to combat childhood obesity and to promote healthy lifestyles. The goals of this project were to increase awareness of the Latino childhood obesity problem and provide a tool to web developers to aid in the development of culturally appropriate nutrition education websites for preschool Latino children.

The primary evaluation tool is organized into eleven groups: site content, site functionality, site design, layout, readability, user learning experience, type style, use of color, photos and illustrations, non-English site development, and site evaluation. All criteria were included based on evidence-based research and a review of literature. A feasibility study was conducted to review the primary evaluation tool and a content evaluation form for users provided feedback.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Frank, Gail F.
Commitee: Roy, Roudi, Sauceda, Amanda
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational evaluation, Nutrition, Health education
Keywords: Children, Latino, Obesity, Online, Preschool, United States
Publication Number: 1586866
ISBN: 978-1-321-69509-0
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