Special Issue "Dietary Interventions: From Development to Assessment of Efficacy and Effectiveness"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: nutrition interventions; dietary behaviour change; health promotion; nutrition education; dietary patterns; Mediterranean diet
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Dietary Interventions: From Development to Assessment of Efficacy and Effectiveness”, welcomes the submission of manuscripts describing either original, quantitative or qualitative, research or systematic reviews and meta-analyses of dietary interventions. Manuscripts can focus on primary, secondary or tertiary prevention. Studies in a variety of population groups (defined by age, socioeconomic status, etc) and dietary components (dietary patterns, foods and nutrients), and those conducted in both research settings (evaluating efficacy) and under ‘real-world’ conditions (evaluating effectiveness) will be considered.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Interventions, including randomised, non-randomised and pilot/feasibility controlled trials and pre and post studies, that evaluate dietary programmes to improve dietary behaviours and/or health outcomes (from risk factors to chronic disease endpoints)
- Studies investigating components of effective dietary interventions (e.g., with regards to methods of intervention delivery, intensity of treatment, etc)
- Methodologies for the assessment of dietary compliance in interventions
- Methodologies for the assessment of adherence and retention in dietary interventions
- Process evaluation of dietary interventions
- Formative research (qualitative or quantitative), with a clear focus on its use to inform dietary intervention development
- Qualitative research, with a clear focus on its use to inform dietary intervention development or dietary intervention evaluation
- Use of behaviour change taxonomies to inform or evaluate dietary interventions
- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of dietary interventions and health outcomes
Dr. Angeliki Papadaki
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Dietary intervention
- Chronic disease
- Intervention development
- Intervention evaluation
- Dietary behaviour change