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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Designing a nutritional packaging system for end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis to maintain their diet and health
by Lee, Min Sun, M.F.A., Iowa State University, 2008, 114; 1454704
Abstract (Summary)

End Stage renal disease; or ESRD is a kidney disease that requires a strict dietary regimen in order to limit the life-threatening effects of a poor diet. This dietary regimen requires careful regulation of 8 essential nutrients: calories, proteins, sodium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium, vitamins, and minerals. This strict diet creates a number of complications in patients' lives, including malnutrition, fatigue, other diseases, and death.

The purpose of this study was to develop an appropriate packaging system that provided nutritional information, was appetizing, and focused on the cognitive, affective, and emotional dietary needs of ESRD patients.

The design research for this study included the examination of packaging design, labeling systems, principles of effective packaging design and typography. In addition, this study researched the unique dietary and physical needs of ESRD patients.

The methodology includes case studies with three nutritional systems from the food industry and the development of an evaluation matrix that allows for an analysis of food packaging based on design principles and nutritional information.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Baer, Roger E.
School: Iowa State University
Department: Art and Design
School Location: United States -- Iowa
Source: MAI 47/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Health
Keywords: End stage renal disease, End stage renal disease patient's diet, End stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis, Nutritional packaging system, Nutritional packaging system for end stage renal disease patients, Packaging-graphic design
Publication Number: 1454704
ISBN: 978-0-549-68859-4
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