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Exploring the use of Rapid Profiling Techniques in Older Adult Sensory Testing

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dc.contributor.advisor Duizer, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Scott, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-06T13:06:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-06T13:06:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-08
dc.date.created 2016-08-26
dc.date.issued 2016-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9919
dc.description.abstract Research involving measurements of sensory perception within the older adult population is complicated by difficulties with traditional testing methods for these individuals. A trend in food sensory testing is the use of rapid profiling techniques. These methodologies have been found to produce results very similar to those of a trained panel with a much smaller time commitment from panelists and at a much lower cost. Three rapid profiling techniques – Napping®, sorting and check-all-that-apply (CATA) – were tested in older adult populations (aged 60+). Participants (n=60) attended three sessions where seven commercially available instant and ready-made puddings along with two duplicate samples were evaluated using one of the three rapid profiling methods. All three methods appeared to produce valid results in the older testing group, however, higher panellist reliability, lower difficulty and higher percentage of correct completions led to the conclusion that CATA is the most appropriate rapid profiling test for older adults. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Exploring the use of Rapid Profiling Techniques in Older Adult Sensory Testing en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food Science en_US
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