Vitamin D: Australian dietitian's knowledge and practices

Dix, Clare F., Robinson, Alex, Bauer, Judith D. and Wright, Olivia R.L. (2016) Vitamin D: Australian dietitian's knowledge and practices. Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, . doi:10.1111/1747-0080.12291


Author Dix, Clare F.
Robinson, Alex
Bauer, Judith D.
Wright, Olivia R.L.
Title Vitamin D: Australian dietitian's knowledge and practices
Journal name Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1032-1322
1747-0080
Publication date 2016-06-13
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12291
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 12
Place of publication Richmond, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim
To survey dietitians on their knowledge and practices regarding vitamin D (VitD) intake, sources, supplementation and effect on disease state.

Methods
An online survey was disseminated to members of the Dietitian Association Australia via the weekly online state newsletter during April 2015. Response rate was 3%, with 134 respondents completing the survey. The survey included questions about knowledge and current practices. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the results.

Results
Dietitians have good knowledge regarding dietary sources of VitD and roles in the body, but there is confusion around supplement doses for treatment and prevention of deficiency and sun exposure guidelines.

Conclusions
Dietitians are well positioned to provide patients with advice on VitD supplementation and sun exposure practices, but not all are confident to provide this care. There is a need for clear and well-disseminated guidelines for VitD management by dietitians.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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