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Food supplements - exploring our reasons for taking them

Project Reference: 03-2019

Status: Ongoing

Commencement Date: September 2019

Project Duration: 12 months


The project will conduct a mixed methods exploratory analysis to identify why adults on the Island of Ireland may / may not choose to take a food supplement(s). Data collected will be used to gain a better understanding of the personal, social and psychological factors that influence supplement use in an adult population, employing the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). The TPB provides a framework to examine the factors influencing adult’s intentions to use dietary supplements. A total of 3 major tasks will be undertaken to achieve the study objectives.


Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi, University of Ulster 


Mr Glenn Hall, Cognisense Ltd.



Food supplements: Reasons for taking them

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