Assessment of Knowledge About the Energy Value of Selected Meals by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Team
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Instytucja
Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej
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Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology
ISSN
2451-3512
EISSN
2543-7186
Wydawca
POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO MEDYCYNY LOTNICZEJ
DOI
Rok publikacji
2017
Numer zeszytu
3
Strony od-do
12-17
Numer tomu
22
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Autorzy
Pozostali autorzy
+ 1
Słowa kluczowe
angielski
knowledge about energy value
Polish Medical Air Rescue
overweight
obesity
Streszczenia
Język
angielski
Treść
Introduction: An appropriate level of nutrition knowledge resulting in proper eating is one of the components of health behaviours. The profession of both paramedics and pilots should involve taking greater care of one’s health. The aim of this study was to assess the Polish Medical Air Rescue paramedics and pilots’ nutrition knowledge with respect to the energy value of selected meals present in the daily diet. Material and methods: The assessment of the energy value of selected foods was carried out among all Polish Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) pilots and paramedics (66 pilots, 65 paramedics) aged 27-59. Their nutritional status was assessed based on the results of anthropometric tests. The HEMS team’s knowledge about the energy value of selected foods was assessed based on the author’s photographs of meals. The meals energy value was calculated using the applicable Polish tables of foods’ nutritional value and content. Results: The assessed group was characterizsed by a high share of overweight and obese persons. According to BMI, 34.6% of the tested persons had normal range body mass, 44.9% were overweight, and 20.5% were obese. An analysis of the respondents' answers showed that on average they overestimated energy value of six out of the seven presented meals. The overestimation concerned mainly the energy value of supper (over 215 kcal) and snack I (over 283 kcal). Those were meals including fast food, sweets and stimulants. Conclusions: The HEMS team’s knowledge about the energy value of meals was unsatisfactory. The level of nutrition knowledge was independent of a person’s profession, education, sex, and BMI. Nutrition education and healthy lifestyle programmes should be implemented in the examined group.
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PX-598ae678d5de5b4b2b687a9d
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