What is Dietitian?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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See also: Nutritionist

Dietitians help promote good health through proper eating. They supervise the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, participate in research, and educate individuals and groups on good nutritional habits.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Eating disorder 44 15
Bulimia nervosa 1 0
Celiac disease 1 0
Decreased appetite 1 0
Diabetes type 2 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dietitian

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Early satiety 1
Increased energy 1
Poor diet 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Dietitian

Dosage Patients
1 other every 12 weeks 1
1 hr monthly 1
1 hr every other week 1
1M,W,F as needed 1
1other as needed 1
60minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Dietitian

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 14
Expense 8
Did not seem to work 6
Other 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 26 patients who've stopped using Dietitian

Duration

Currently using Dietitian

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Dietitian

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 3
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 9
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2 patient evaluations for Dietitian

Dec 21, 2014 (Started Sep 16, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for eating disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Every 12 Weeks
Advice & Tips: I find this a pain in the ass but I'm trying to keep what she said in mind.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2012 (Started Oct 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for eating disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for eating disorder symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Dietician was incredibly helpful for Anorexia and re-learning how to eat, and what to eat. However not so helpful when Bulimic tendencies surfaced and over past few years fluctuation between the 2 disorders has seen little overall improvement so she suggested I be discharged as I was not making any improvement.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 28, 2010 (Started Oct 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for eating disorder symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Helps me set my mind straight in terms of healthy balanced meal plans and how to manage practically with ED behavior. Sometimes very difficult to take advice when it goes against habit but has been overall beneficial.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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