Perception of the quality of the diet in a group of adults. | 76031


Perception of the quality of the diet in a group of adults. Comparison with real quality

Author(s): López Torres, LP1; Navia, B2; Ortega, RM2

Introduction: Although the dietetic recommendations addressed to the prevention of illnesses, there are still differences between the advised guides and the real intake, possibly due to a misleading perception of the diet quality.

Objective: To know the perception of the diet quality of a group of adults and to compare it with the real quality of itself.

Material and methods: Dietetic and diet quality data were taken from 124 adults (18-50 years old). The population was divided in order for the diet to be perceived as inadequate (DIN), as regular (DRE), or as adequate (DBU).

Results: The diet quality perception correlated positively and meaningfully with the number of fruit portions (r=0,182; p<0,05), dietetic fiber intake (in g/day: r=0,199; p<0,05 and in g/1000kcal: r=0,254; p<0,01), vitamin C (r=0,250; p<0,01) folate equivalents (r=0,287; p<0,01), vitamin K (r=0,216; p<0,05), pantothenic acid (r=0,191; p<0,05) and magnesium (r=0,186; p<0,05), as well as the coverage on the recommended folate intakes (r=0,230; p<0,05), vitamin A (r=0,191; p<0,05), K (r=0,220; p<0,05), C (r=0,261; p<0,01) and with the HEI (r=0,268; p<0,01). And negatively correlated with meat, fish and egg intake (r=-0,181; p<0,05), the percentage of calories from the SFAs (r=-0,213; p=<0,05) and the cholesterol density (r=-0,203; p<0,05) in diet.

Discussion: When the recommended food groups and portions are not consumed, dietary imbalance is reflected in the profiles —caloric and lipid—, and inadequate intake of some micronutrients.

Conclusions: People that perceive their diet as good carry out a less inadequate diet, although not in every case, balanced diet guides are not met.

Web of Science


2022 CiteScore

14th percentile
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
Awards Nomination
Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 2439

Clinical Nutrition and Hospital Dietetics received 2439 citations as per google scholar report

Indexed In
  • Google Scholar
  • Open J Gate
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Academic Keys
  • JournalTOCs
  • ResearchBible
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
  • Electronic Journals Library
  • RefSeek
  • Hamdard University
  • OCLC- WorldCat
  • SWB online catalog
  • Virtual Library of Biology (vifabio)
  • Publons
  • MIAR
  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  • Euro Pub
  • Web of Science

Manuscript Submission

Submit your manuscript at

Journal Highlights
  • Blood Glucose
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Cholesterol, Dehydration
  • Digestion
  • Electrolytes
  • Clinical Nutrition Studies
  • energy balance
  • Diet quality
  • Clinical Nutrition and Hospital Dietetics