Development and Evaluation of the Nutrition Component of the Rapid Eating and Activity Assessment for Patients (REAP)

A New Tool for Primary Care Providers

Kim M. Gans, Patricia M. Risica, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Elizabeth M. Ross, Leslie O. Strolla, Jerome McMurray, Charles B. Eaton

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Objectives: 1. To describe the development of a dietary assessment tool (Rapid Eating and Activity Assessment for Patients [REAP]) that quickly assesses a patient's diet and physical activity and facilitates brief counselling by a primary care provider, and 2. To describe the evaluation of the REAP in terms of its reliability, validity, and ease of use by primary care providers. Design, Setting and Participants: The evaluation of REAP included: 1) an implementation feasibility study conducted with 61 medical students and practicing physicians in practice settings at various medical schools; 2) a calibration study with 44 Brown University Medical School students; 3) cognitive assessment testing with 31 consumers in Rhode Island; and 4) a reliability and calibration study of the revised tool with 94 consumers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Results: The feasibility study revealed moderately high rankings on usefulness, ease, practicality, and helpfulness. The calibration studies demonstrated that REAP has excellent test-retest reliability (r = 0.86, P < .0001), is correlated with the Healthy Eating Index score (r = 0.49, P = .0007), and is significantly associated with intake of most nutrients studied. Conclusions and Implications: REAP has adequate reliability and validity to be used in primary care practices for nutrition assessment and counselling, and is also user-friendly for providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-292
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

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Development and Evaluation of the Nutrition Component of the Rapid Eating and Activity Assessment for Patients (REAP) : A New Tool for Primary Care Providers. / Gans, Kim M.; Risica, Patricia M.; Wylie-Rosett, Judith; Ross, Elizabeth M.; Strolla, Leslie O.; McMurray, Jerome; Eaton, Charles B.

In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 38, No. 5, 09.2006, p. 286-292.

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Gans, Kim M. ; Risica, Patricia M. ; Wylie-Rosett, Judith ; Ross, Elizabeth M. ; Strolla, Leslie O. ; McMurray, Jerome ; Eaton, Charles B. / Development and Evaluation of the Nutrition Component of the Rapid Eating and Activity Assessment for Patients (REAP) : A New Tool for Primary Care Providers. In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2006 ; Vol. 38, No. 5. pp. 286-292.
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