Questions related to Eating Behavior
Many helminths migrate into and through the central nervous system (CNS). Indeed, Angiostrongylus and Toxocara even cause serious human diseases. Is it known what do they feed on when they stay in the CNS? Is it myelin/nervous tissue? I know that the neuropathogenic schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti feeds on myelin/nervous tissue. However, I was not able to find the data for Angiostrongylus or Toxocara (or other neurotropic species). Does anybody have a good reference, please?
For my bachelor's thesis (Health Sciences), I am looking into the relationship between Eating Behaviour and Sensory Processing Sensitivity (a (personality) trait). My research question is therefore: What is the relationship between Eating Behaviour and Sensory Processing Sensitivity?
I have a sample of 150 participants, and I am doing a cross-sectional association survey study.
Eating Behaviour can be measured with the Adult Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, consisting of 35 5-point Likert scale items, that form 8 subscales. Those eight are my dependent variables.
Sensory Processing Sensitivity can be measured via the Highly Sensitive Person Scale, consisting of 27-items 7 point Likert scale, that form three subscales. The independent variables (four) are the total score for Sensory Processing Sensitivity, and it's three subscales.
After excluding participants who completed less than 80 % of both questionnaires, I have 0.26% missing items, only 23 out of 9000 items. As I will need to compute subscores with these items, I do not want these data points to remain missing/zero. As a method of imputation, I was considering mean imputation (so for each missing, imputing the mean of this specific item). I have read that this is not the best recommended method since it does not take into account relationships between variables, but the method is OK when you have very little missing data.
What type of missing imputation would you recommend me to do? The other option I'm considering is multiple imputation.
Please let me know your thoughts, I would be so grateful!
Thanks so much in advance!
With a small team we are currently researching on nouvelle Jewish-Israeli cuisine as a worldwide trend and hence as a social-anthropological modern phenomenon. Your contribution could help analyze and describe a complex and ever changing food-culture.
Understanding processes that shape our cultures and identities is key.
Many protein shake powder mixes contain digestive enzymes such as protease, lipase, and cellulase. However, the products do not detail from which organism the proteins are produced or which protein homolog is used. I would imagine that the enzymes are produced in yeast or fungi. I am am curious regarding which organisms are used. Also, is the native form of the protein harvested from these organisms, or are they made to produce a recombinant human version? In the case of cellulase, there is no human homolog, so it must be from another organism. Regardless, should not the host species be listed on the product? Additionally, if the protein is not naturally occurring in humans, is it ever a good idea to consume it in high quantities?
The operational definition for eating attitudes is : " Eating attitudes are one's beliefs,thoughts,feelings,behavior and relationship with food".
Either positive or negative aspects of eating attitudes other than eating disorders to get a global idea of what make up eating attitudes.
If you have anything(articles,magazines etc) related to young adults women, that would help also.
I'm conducting a study in a university setting, it is about the eating patterns of the working staff, I need to make an assessment tool (questionnaire).
Is there any recommendations for contact or any readily validated questionnaires available online?
I am doing research about the influence of the form in which fruit is presented to children (age of 10-12) on the intake of fruit. You can think of the influence of fruit juices on the intake of fruit or the influence of smoothies, fruit animals, pre-sliced etc.
I'm trying to figure out if children eat more fruit, when fruit, for example, is pre-sliced. So I'm investigating the effect of the form in which fruit is presented on the intake/consumption of fruit.
I am studying food addiction in obese adults and am trying to decide on which questionnaires I should use to assess the different variants of food addiction.
I am interested to know rice preparation methods in use in rice eating communities.
I am interested in the phenomenon of refeeding syndrome and finding (creating if necessary) tools that can help the surgical patients while they are back home from the hospital, to raise their awareness about their engagement in the recuperation process regarding their eating behavior.
I want to assess the association between several variables and the eating behavior in individuals with intellectual disability. Since I have missing data on some variables I want to calculate my regression using FIML in Mplus. In addition I have some clustered (some individuals live in institutions with several individuals from the same institution in my data set) data and some unclustered (some cases life with their families, only one individual out of each family in my dataset) in my data set.
Is it appropriate to use TYPE=complex in this situation? Any good reference?
We're looking at doing some research on physicians and would like to gather more information on their activities outside the workplace (life choices, eating habits, exercise, stress, etc.).
The tool does not have to be all-encompassing but some recommendations would be really helpful!
Food Addiction is receiving a widespread attention from many researchers nowadays. Recently, this trait has been correlated with obesity development. However, there is still debate either on food addiction itself as a trait or the connection to other problems e.g obesity. Any opinions?