Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Evaluation of the "Run Fueled" Nutrition Education Application: Component Use among Collegiate Endurance Runners
by Bautista, Casey, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 66; 10838379
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the overall use of the resources and components presented in the smartphone-based nutrition education application, Run Fueled, among a sample of male and female NCAA Division I endurance runners. Specifically, this study evaluated the resource and component use of Module 1 of the application, a 4-week portion of the application focusing on nutrition education on topics relating to: (1) the importance of consuming adequate energy; (2) carbohydrate, protein, fat, and performance; (3) building a performance plate and hydration tips; and (4) nutrient timing and bone-building nutrients. Data were collected on total number of resources accessed among males and females, and average number of resources accessed by each participant in each triad risk level. Results revealed no differences among males and females in terms of overall application use or application use related to risk level. Results also indicated a clear decline in application usage over the 4-week period, showing a need for further development of the application to improve participation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Barrack, Michelle
Commitee: Gray, Virginia, Loy, Michelle
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Nutrition
Keywords: Application, Intervention, Nutrition education, Runners, Smartphone-based
Publication Number: 10838379
ISBN: 978-0-438-35905-5
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