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Domestic Cooking and Food Skills: A Review.

McGowan, L, Caraher, M, Raats, M, Lavelle, F, Hollywood, L, McDowell, D, Spence, M, McCloat, A, Mooney, E and Dean, M (2015) Domestic Cooking and Food Skills: A Review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr.

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Domestic cooking skills (CS) and food skills (FS) encompass multiple components, yet there is a lack of consensus on their constituent parts, inter-relatedness or measurement, leading to limited empirical support for their role in influencing dietary quality. This review assessed the measurement of CS and FS in adults (>16 years); critically examining study designs, psychometric properties of measures, theoretical basis and associations of CS/FS with diet. Electronic databases (PsychInfo), published reports and systematic reviews on cooking and home food preparation interventions (Rees et al. 2012 ; Reicks et al. 2014 ) provided 834 articles of which 26 met the inclusion criteria. Multiple CS/FS measures were identified across three study designs: qualitative; cross-sectional; and dietary interventions; conducted from 1998-2013. Most measures were not theory-based, limited psychometric data was available, with little consistency of items or scales used for CS/FS measurements. Some positive associations between CS/FS and FV intake were reported; though lasting dietary changes were uncommon. The role of psycho-social (e.g., gender, attitudes) and external factors (e.g. food availability) on CS/FS is discussed. A conceptual framework of CS/FS components is presented for future measurement facilitation, which highlights the role for CS/FS on food-related behaviour and dietary quality. This will aid future dietary intervention design.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
McGowan, L
Caraher, M
Lavelle, F
Hollywood, L
McDowell, D
Spence, M
McCloat, A
Mooney, E
Dean, M
Date : 30 November 2015
DOI : 10.1080/10408398.2015.1072495
Uncontrolled Keywords : Cooking, diet, food, food literacy, measurement, scale, skills
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:39
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 19:46

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