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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2013

Nimali Singh and Richa Chaturvedi

Weight reduction is a complex phenomenon. Dietary intervention is the most popular approach to reduce excess body fat. In this review, it has been tried to analyze the effect of…

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Abstract

Purpose

Weight reduction is a complex phenomenon. Dietary intervention is the most popular approach to reduce excess body fat. In this review, it has been tried to analyze the effect of individual nutrients on the weight reduction process. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

Studies and review articles discussing role of individual nutrients on weight loss were collected for the purpose.

Findings

Diet high in protein and balanced in calories exerts a positive effect on weight reduction. Micronutrients such as calcium, vitamin C, A, D are also required for an effective weight reduction program.

Originality/value

The review tries to analyze the impact of both quantity and quality of various nutrients on weight reduction.

Details

Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 43 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 3 February 2012

Richa Chaturvedi and Nimali Singh

The purpose of this paper is to analyze changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding diet and life style related risk factors among male and female coronary…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding diet and life style related risk factors among male and female coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (30‐60 yrs), in Jaipur city.

Design/methodology/approach

All willing patients under medical supervision for CAD were included. A detailed pre‐tested and standardized interview schedule was used to elicit required information. In total, 100 subjects were assessed for KAP. Retrospective data were recorded for the information on KAP prior to the incidence of the disease.

Findings

The major findings revealed that there was a significant change in knowledge, attitudes and practices before and after the incidence of CAD. Knowledge and attitudes were found to have a strong association. Close association was statistically established between knowledge and smoking practice for male subjects and between attitudes and weight loss for female patients. No association could be established for other attributes.

Originality/value

The study explores the effect of CAD on the knowledge, attitude and practices of the patients regarding diet and life style related risk factors. It also observes and compares the data for prior to the frank expression of the disease and after the disease.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 42 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 18 May 2012

Richa Chaturvedi, Nimali Singh, Reshma Boolchandani and Ram Chandra

The purpose of this paper is to compare the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) for coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in businessmen and patients suffering from CHD (30‐60…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to compare the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) for coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in businessmen and patients suffering from CHD (30‐60 years), in Jaipur city.

Design/methodology/approach

The subjects were selected using the purposive sampling method. The subjects were divided into two groups: Group A (n=67) included subjects suffering from frank disease of CHD and were hospitalized for treatment at the time of the study. Group B (n=150) included businessmen with no history of CHD. A detailed standardized pretested and pre‐coded interview schedule was used to elicit information on knowledge, attitude and practices of subjects regarding diet and lifestyle‐related risk factors in CHD patients and businessmen from the normal population.

Findings

The major findings of the study suggest that there was a relationship between knowledge and attitudes of subjects for diet and life style‐related risk factors for CHD at p > 0.05. Diet and life style‐related practices of the subjects were not statistically correlated with their knowledge and attitudes. Smoking practice was found to have a correlation with knowledge for Group A and with attitudes for Group B.

Originality/value

The paper presents a comparative analysis of knowledge, attitude and practices related to diet and life style‐related risk factors for CHD and suggests that creating awareness can lead to prevention of disease.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 42 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2013

Ram Chandra, Richa Chaturvedi and Nimali Singh

The purpose of the study was to find the incidence of “diabesity” among morning walkers of Jaipur city (20‐60 years).

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the study was to find the incidence of “diabesity” among morning walkers of Jaipur city (20‐60 years).

Design/methodology/approach

Totally 303 subjects willing to participate in the study were included, out of which 211 were males and 92 were females. Subjects were categorized into two age groups 20‐40 and 40‐60 years. Height (cm), weight (kg), waist circumference (cm), hip circumference (cm) and fasting blood glucose values of morning walkers were measured.

Findings

There was no significant difference in the incidence of “diabesity” among both the genders. The mean body mass index of females (28.47+4.3) was higher than that of males (26.55+3.42). Mean waist‐to‐hip ratio values were 0.86+0.07 for females and 0.92+0.13 for males. Age was better correlated with systolic blood pressure (r=0.276 (M); r=0.359 (F)) than diastolic blood pressure (r=0.037 (M); r=0.165 (F)) for both males and females.

Originality/value

The study aimed at assessing incidence of “diabesity” among the individuals who are regular with morning walk.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 43 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 25 September 2019

Kritika Nagdev, Anupama Rajesh and Richa Misra

The purpose of this paper is to explore the mediating role of demonetisation in the usage of IT-enabled banking services (ITeBS). The study extends the theory of technology…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the mediating role of demonetisation in the usage of IT-enabled banking services (ITeBS). The study extends the theory of technology readiness (TR) (Parasuraman and Colby, 2015) by incorporating the behavioural intention and actual usage of ITeBS.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on the theory of TR and encompassing the impact of demonetisation, the study examines the functional relationship of TR, behavioural intention and actual usage. Structural equation modelling and mediation analysis are applied on a data set of 474 usable responses.

Findings

The study confirms that TR is a significant factor in customer’s intention to use ITeBS. The demonetisation variable fully mediates the relationship model, which implies a significant finding in the consumer acceptance literature.

Practical implications

The result of this study proposes three major implications. Primarily, the banks should focus on providing simple and user-friendly ITeBS interface and its uninterrupted access. It is necessary to educate the customers by giving them a trial of the service. Furthermore, social media platforms may be utilised as an effective and efficient tool to resolve customer complaints.

Originality/value

This study is first of the attempts to investigate government’s digital push in the technology adoption literature. The results indicate significant influence of demonetisation on the usage of ITeBS.

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International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8809

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Article
Publication date: 3 December 2021

Ammar Suhail

The purpose of this study was to explore patient’s perception of their disorder.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to explore patient’s perception of their disorder.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used a phenomenographical approach within a qualitative research paradigm. A total of 21 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were recruited for the study, and data were collected through open-ended face-to-face interviews. The interviews were transcribed and thematically analyzed. The transcribed verbatim was analyzed for themes.

Findings

The themes developed reflected the patients’ perceptions about the disease process. Thematic analysis revealed three themes: Knee OA is a degenerative disease, Knee OA is an age-related disease and Knee OA is caused by certain activities of daily living. The patient’s information varied and was limited to what had been provided by the health-care practitioner. The knowledge was more biomedical in orientation and was limited and not supported by the evidence.

Research limitations/implications

There is a need to provide evidence-based information that the patient must understand. Health-care providers must use a biopsychosocial framework to discuss the disease knowledge with patients.

Practical implications

This study helps us in identifying disease perceptions that can be used to design education programs for knee OA patients. It also highlights the need for delivering educational programs to knee OA patients.

Originality/value

This study lays a foundation for further research. To the author’s best knowledge, this is the first study to explore disease perceptions using a qualitative approach conducted among patients from a lower middle-income country.

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Working with Older People, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-3666

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Article
Publication date: 23 February 2022

Satish Kumar, Nitesh Pandey and Jaspreet Kaur

The Social Responsibility Journal (SRJ) celebrates 15 years of publication in 2019. The purpose of this study is to map the development in the publication, citation and themes of…

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Purpose

The Social Responsibility Journal (SRJ) celebrates 15 years of publication in 2019. The purpose of this study is to map the development in the publication, citation and themes of SRJ articles between 2005 and 2019.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses the Scopus database to analyze the highest contributing authors, institutions and countries published in SRJ. It also identifies the most cited SRJ articles, journals citing SRJ and journals cited by SRJ. This study conducts a performance analysis using bibliometric indicators to analyze the publication and citation structure of SRJ, in addition to science mapping using bibliographic coupling to analyze the themes of SRJ. Further, this study provides a temporal analysis of SRJ publishing across three different time periods over its 15-year run.

Findings

From 2005 to 2019, SRJ increased its annual publication from 23 to 63 articles. The citations have followed a similar trend, with an increase from zero citations in 2005 to more than 1,200 citations in 2019. Authors from all around the world have contributed to the journal on themes like business ethics, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, firm outcomes and stakeholders. Attention to themes related to corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and their influence on firm outcomes has increased across different time periods, while themes related to business ethics and stakeholders have garnered continuous – if not increasing – attention across different time periods.

Research limitations/implications

This study is limited to data acquired from the Scopus database.

Originality/value

This study provides the first overview of SRJ’s publication and citation trends alongside its thematic structure.

Article
Publication date: 13 June 2016

Shweta Pandey and Deepak Chawla

This study illustrates the use of qualitative methods for establishing content validity for e-lifestyle and website quality constructs in relation to their impact on loyalty…

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Purpose

This study illustrates the use of qualitative methods for establishing content validity for e-lifestyle and website quality constructs in relation to their impact on loyalty towards clothing e-retailers. The use of constructs without going through a content validation process limits the overall validity of conclusions drawn from the research results and therefore, the study addresses this research gap.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on a detailed literature review, dimensions of the two constructs were identified. Semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions across 29 online shoppers were used for exploring the definition and scope of each construct dimension. This was followed by identification, adaptation and/or addition of items for each dimension basis inputs from respondents. Further, expert inputs were used for elimination of redundant items whilst ensuring proportional representation of all facets of the construct domain.

Findings

Use of qualitative methods for content validity and scale item development in effect contributed to the existing literature and highlighted issues as well as suggestions for clothing e-retailers.

Research limitations/implications

The paper is limited to the process of content validity. Further techniques may be used for establishing other forms of validity. Modification and adaptation of constructs may be required for other product segments.

Practical implications

The paper enhances the extant knowledge about the two constructs in terms of definitions and items, which can be further used for marketing and driving loyalty.

Originality/value

The use of qualitative methods for establishing content validity is an important but often neglected step in marketing research. This paper reveals how the same can reveal interesting and important insights for marketers.

Details

Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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