Mary Cluskey

Mary Cluskey
Oregon State University | OSU · School of Biological and Population Health Sciences

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Publications (36)
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Background Previous research has reported negative health consequences and poor academic achievement among food insecure college students. It is unknown if food insecure students’ experiences qualitatively differ from food secure students. Objective To qualitatively evaluate food secure and food insecure students’ experiences with internal and ext...
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The purpose of this formative, cross-sectional study was to describe independent eating occasions (iEOs) among a convenience sample of low-income early adolescents (10–13 years, n = 46) in 10 U.S. states, including environmental context, foods selected and reasons for selection, and parental rules about foods consumed. Participants took pictures of...
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Objective: To identify practices that parents use to influence early adolescents' food choices during independent eating occasions (iEOs) from parent and child perspectives. Design: In-depth interviews. Participants: Low-income parents (n = 49) and early adolescent children (aged 10-13 years; n = 44) from 10 US states and the District of Colum...
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Objective To examine relationships between frequency of adolescents eating alone (dependent variable) and diet, weight status and perceived food-related parenting practices (independent variables). Design Analyses of publicly available, cross-sectional, web-based survey data from adolescents. Setting Online consumer opinion panel. Subjects A US...
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Background Calcium intake during early adolescence falls short of requirements for maximum bone accretion. Parents and the home food environment potentially influence children’s calcium intakes. This study aimed to quantify parental psychosocial factors (PSF) predicting calcium intakes of Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white (NHW) early adolesce...
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The objective of this study was to characterize independent eating occasions among adolescents ages 10-13 years with regards to frequency, eating location, activities while eating, and types of food consumed.
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The objectives of this study were to determine how often adolescents eat alone and to characterize occasions when adolescents eat alone, including the location, time of day, and, other activities performed while eating.
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Image-based dietary assessment (IBDA) may improve the accuracy of dietary assessments, but no formalized training currently exists for skills relating to IBDA. This study investigated nutrition and dietetics students’ and interns’ IBDA abilities, the training and experience factors that may contribute to food identification and quantification accur...
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Parental practices influence intake of calcium-rich foods and beverages (CRFB) in adolescents. This study aimed to test two posters promoting such parental practices for comprehension, cultural and personal relevance, and ability to motivate parents to encourage CRFB intake. Interviews were conducted with 14 Hispanic and 6 Asian parents to evaluate...
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Intervention strategies to increase calcium intake of parents and young adolescent children could be improved by identifying psychosocial factors influencing intake. The objective was to develop a tool to assess factors related to calcium intake among parents and Hispanic, Asian, and non-Hispanic white young adolescent children (10-13 years) meetin...
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Among early adolescents (10-14 years), poor diet quality along with physical inactivity can contribute to an increased risk of obesity and associated biomarkers for chronic disease. Approximately one-third of children in this age group in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Therefore, attention to factors affecting dietary intake as one of the primar...
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Abstract The study reported here aimed to identify the relationship of parents' calcium knowledge with diet-related parental practices and determinants of calcium knowledge. A cross-sectional survey was conducted measuring parental practices, calcium knowledge, and demographics. A convenience sample of 599 racially/ethnically diverse parents of chi...
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Role modeling, making calcium-rich foods (CRF) available at home, and setting healthful beverage expectations are parenting practices associated with calcium intake among early adolescents. The purpose was to test messages designed to motivate Hispanic and Asian parents of adolescents (10-13 years) to engage in these practices for comprehension, pe...
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Dietary calcium sources may differ by race/ethnicity and dietary acculturation. A cross-sectional, convenience sample including 587 United States (US) Asian, Hispanic and non-Hispanic White parent-child (10-13 years) pairs completed a calcium food frequency questionnaire. Calcium sources were ranked by mean percent contribution to total adjusted ca...
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Objective To identify and rank perceived personal benefits from parenting practices that promote intake of calcium-rich foods and beverages (CRF/B) by early adolescents. Methods A convenience sample of parents/caregivers (n = 133) of early adolescents (10–13 years) from 6 states (CA, HI, MN, OH, OR, UT) participated in a qualitative study using a...
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Latino immigrants to the United States experience health deterioration post-immigration. This qualitative study aimed to understand how new environments impact Latino immigrant families’ dietary behaviors and to discuss language use in nutrition education materials. Ten Latino mothers of adolescents were interviewed and qualitative analysis reveale...
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Delivering nutrition education using the Internet could allow educators to reach larger audiences at lower cost. Low-income adults living in a rural community participated in focus groups to examine their interest in, experience with, and motivators to accessing nutrition education online. This audience described limited motivation in seeking forma...
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The study aimed to (i) segment parents of early adolescents into subgroups according to their Ca-rich-food (CRF) practices and perceptions regarding early adolescent CRF intake and (ii) determine whether Ca intake of parents and early adolescents differed by subgroup. A cross-sectional convenience sample of 509 parents and their early adolescent ch...
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Most adults do not meet calcium intake recommendations. Little is known about how individual and family factors, including parenting practices that influence early adolescents' intake of calcium-rich foods, affect calcium intake of parents. This information could inform the development of effective nutrition education programs. To identify individu...
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College-student weight gain has been well-documented. However, little is known about the sex differences in weight gain and related behaviors during the transition to college. A repeated-measure study design was used to reveal measured weight changes from October to December 2005 among male and female college students. Three-hundred seventy-nine co...
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Optimal intake of dietary calcium is critical to prevent osteoporosis later in life, yet most young adolescents do not consume the recommended amount. We describe parental strategies that can influence young adolescents' calcium intake in Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white households A qualitative research design employed semistructured indivi...
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To explore at-home and away-from-home eating patterns influencing Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white preadolescents' intake of calcium-rich food from a parental perspective. Individual semistructured interviews. Home or community site. Convenience sample (n = 201) of self-reported Asian (n = 54), Hispanic (n=57), and non-Hispanic white (n = 90...
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A decision tree was developed to determine when NVivo is an appropriate tool for qualitative analysis. NVivo, a qualitative analysis software package, was used to analyze interviews of 204 Asian, Hispanic, and white parents in 12 states. The experience provided insight into issues that should be considered when deciding to use the software. NVivo c...
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A study investigating the food intake patterns and beliefs among independent living residents in one continuing care retirement community in the Pacific Northwest, in which resident meals are provided. Three hundred and fifty-five participants were surveyed using a food frequency instrument and a series of questions about meal patterns and beliefs....

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