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Sociologic study of food habits--a review. I. Diversity in diet and scalogram analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  783236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scalogram analysis (Guttman scaling) organizes descriptive data into a form which is meaningful to the nutritionist and the sociologist in the study of the diversity in, and variation of, family food patterns. Scalogram analysis avoids the use of measures that are "description bound" or culturally biased by providing a means of using a higher level of abstraction in studying food habits. Scalogram analysis can be useful, both in planning and in evaluating programs of nutrition education, but until this tool becomes more familiar to nutrition educators and its effectiveness is evaluated in actual situations, it will remain only potentially useful.
A A Hertzler; C Owen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-01     Completed Date:  1976-11-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cultural Characteristics
Family Characteristics
Food Habits*
Health Education
Life Style
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Socioeconomic Factors
Sociometric Techniques / methods*

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