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Vermeer Willemijn M - - 2010
This qualitative study assessed consumers' opinions of food portion sizes and their attitudes toward portion-size interventions located in various point-of-purchase settings targeting overweight and obese people. Eight semi-structured focus group discussions were conducted with 49 participants. Constructs from the diffusion of innovations theory were included in the interview guide. Each ...
Tapper Katy - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Existing Food Preoccupation Questionnaires do not take account of food-related thoughts that have a positive emotional valence. We report on the development and validation of a questionnaire that provides independent assessments of thought frequency and emotional valence (positive, negative or neutral). METHOD: In Study 1 questionnaire items were validated ...
Hong Tang K - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluates the reliability and validity of an FFQ designed for use with adolescents in urban Vietnam. DESIGN: A cohort study was conducted between December 2003 and June 2004. The FFQ was administered three times over a 6-month period (FFQ 1-3) and nutrient intakes were compared to ...
Samman Samir - - 2010
Zinc is an essential nutrient required for numerous metabolic functions. The aim of the present study was to develop a zinc-specific food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and to determine its relative validity. A 74-item FFQ was designed for the measurement of zinc intake. Food items were included in the FFQ if ...
Ross Alastair B - - 2009
Estimation of whole-grain (WG) food intake in epidemiological and nutritional studies is normally based on general diet FFQ, which are not designed to specifically capture WG intake. To estimate WG cereal intake, we developed a forty-three-item FFQ focused on cereal product intake over the past month. We validated this questionnaire ...
Fukuo Wataru - - 2009
Hand-held personal digital assistant (PDA)-based food diaries have been developed for self-monitoring of dietary intake, but the accuracy of these diaries is unclear for patients with diabetes. The aim of the study was to assess the accuracy and feasibility of use of a new PDA-based food diary, including food photographs. ...
Carithers Teresa C - - 2009
To examine the relative validity of two food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) developed for use in investigating diet and disease relationships within the adult African-American population in the southern United States. Cross-sectional analyses of dietary nutrient intake data, comparing four 24-hour dietary recalls with an FFQ developed by the Lower Mississippi ...
Hacker-Thompson Andrea - - 2009
Easily utilized questionnaires estimating dietary calcium intake would be a valuable asset to promoting skeletal health as well as a helpful research tool. Two calcium questionnaires, one online and one printed, were each compared with dietary calcium intake measured by a 3-day diet record. Women completed the questionnaires in a ...
Millen Amy E - - 2009
Low-energy reporters (LERs) and non-LERs differ with respect to several characteristics, including self-reported intake of foods. Limited data exist regarding food intake difference between LERs and non-LERs identified using doubly labeled water (DLW). In the Observing Protein and Energy Nutrition Study (September 1999-March 2000), differences were examined between food group ...
Stuff Janice E JE Baylor College of Medicine, US Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. - - 2009
N-nitroso compounds are recognized as important dietary carcinogens. Accurate assessment of N-nitroso intake is fundamental to advancing research regarding its role with cancer. Previous studies have not used a quantitative database to estimate the intake of these compounds in a US population. To address this gap, a database of N-nitroso ...
Ambrosini G L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Accurate measurement of dietary intake is essential for understanding the long-term effects of adolescent diet on chronic disease risk. However, adolescents may have limited food knowledge and ability to quantify portion sizes and recall dietary intake. Therefore, food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) deemed appropriate for use among adults may not ...
Garofolo Wei - - 2009
The Calibration and Validation Group (CVG) was founded in early 1995 by Herman Lam, Chung Chow Chan and YC Lee in Toronto, Canada. At that time, the requirements and the practices of method validation, analytical system qualification and instrument performance verification were only discussed individually among a very small group ...
Stiegler Petra - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The present paper describes the systematic development of an FFQ to assess the intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in school-aged children. In addition, a validation study applying 24 h dietary recalls was performed. DESIGN: Using the variance-based Max_r method, a list of eighty-two foods was compiled from data ...
Young Jessica - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To validate a two-item food security questionnaire (FSQ) for use in a clinical setting to screen HIV-1 infected patients for food insecurity. DESIGN: The present study was a questionnaire-based survey of forty-nine subjects attending an HIV clinic. Subjects completed a two-item questionnaire and a six-item validated FSQ contemporaneously. RESULTS: ...
Abu-Saad Kathleen - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of the present study were to estimate individual intake from common-plate meals among Bedouin Arabs using a modified 24 h recall questionnaire, and to evaluate reported energy intake (EI) by comparison with estimated energy requirement (EER). DESIGN: Weighed records were used to develop a method of quantifying ...
Pereira G A P - - 2009
The importance of nutrient intakes in osteoporosis prevention in treatment is widely recognized. The objective of the present study was to develop and validate a FFQ for women with osteoporosis. The questionnaire was composed of 60 items, separated into 10 groups. The relative validation was accomplished through comparison of the ...
Zingoni Chiedza C Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United - - 2009
The South African Medical Research Council food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and protocol was used to determine food intake in 83 adolescents from the Birth To Twenty study. The FFQ was piloted on a small group (n=8). Specific problems which resulted in overestimation of energy intake were identified. The protocol was ...
Baxter Suzanne Domel SD Institute for Families in Society, University of South Carolina, 1600 Hampton St, Suite 507, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. - - 2009
For a 24-hour dietary recall, two possible target periods are the prior 24 hours (24 hours immediately preceding the interview time) and previous day (midnight to midnight of the day before the interview), and three possible interview times are morning, afternoon, and evening. Target period and interview time determine the ...
McKinnon Robin A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Valid and reliable measures are required to assess any effect of the food environment on individual dietary behavior, and form the foundation of research that may inform obesity-related policy. Although many methods of measuring the food environment exist, this area of research is still relatively new and there has ...
Wu Hongyu - - 2009
Little data exist on vitamin D deficiency related with intake, especially for the Canadian population. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) with 37 items for rapid assessment of vitamin D intake in healthy young adults of diverse ancestry. We recruited 107 ...
Davis Jaimie N JN Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2250 Alcazar St, Building CSC, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. - - 2009
The objective of this article is to assess whether a brief dietary screener designed to assess fast-food and beverage consumption in a primarily white, adolescent population, is also valid and reliable in an overweight, adolescent Latina population. This screener was developed by the University of Minnesota to assess beverage consumption ...
Nelson Melissa C MC Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, WBOB Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015, USA. - - 2009
Sweetened beverage and fast-food intake have been identified as important targets for obesity prevention. However, there are few brief dietary assessment tools available to evaluate these behaviors among adolescents. The objective of this research was to examine reliability and validity of a 22-item dietary screener assessing adolescent consumption of specific ...
Senekal Marjanne - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to develop (phase 1) and validate (phase 2) a screening questionnaire to assess the adequacy of micronutrient intake of economically active South African adults. DESIGN: For identification of indicator foods to be included in the screening questionnaire (phase 1), a comprehensive, eighty-six-item, ...
Higgins J A - - 2009
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Self-reported food records are commonly used to estimate dietary intake. However, diet diaries are time consuming for participants and children are often unfamiliar with standard portion sizes or weights/volume of foods that can add to the error associated with self-reported intake. We hypothesize that photographic food records to assess ...
Ibiebele Torukiri I - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess the reproducibility of a 135-item self-administered semi-quantitative FFQ. DESIGN: Control subjects who had previously completed an FFQ relating to usual dietary intake in a nationwide case-control study of cancer between November 2003 and April 2004 were randomly selected, re-contacted, and invited to complete the same FFQ a ...
El Dine A Nasser - - 2009
Hedonic tests are routinely used to assess the acceptance of food products. However, these single tests may not be the best approach for predicting long-term use. The objectives of this study were, first, to check whether a difference from reference score is more sensitive to changes in hedonic scores, second, ...
Taylor Catherine C Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, - - 2009
Assessing calcium and vitamin D intake becomes important in conditions associated with low bone density such as anorexia nervosa. Food records that assess intake over a representative time period are used in research and sometimes clinical settings. However, compliance in adolescents can be suboptimal. This study was undertaken to determine ...
Satia Jessie A JA Department of Nutrition, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. - - 2009
High antioxidant intakes are inversely related to risk for many diseases. However, there is no comprehensive instrument that captures consumption of antioxidant nutrients from both foods and dietary supplements. This report examines the validity of a newly developed questionnaire assessing self-reported dietary and supplemental intakes of antioxidant nutrients (carotenoids, vitamin ...
Khan Nasreen Islam - - 2009
The accurate assessment of dietary intake patterns is important for the determination of total dietary arsenic (As) exposure in As-contaminated regions of Bangladesh. Food intake questionnaires are a common means of assessing food intake. A food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was designed to assess the daily intake of frequently consumed food ...
Khan Nasreen Islam - - 2009
Dietary intake of water and food has been identified as one of the major pathways for arsenic (As) exposure in the rural population of Bangladesh. Therefore, realistic assessment and measurement of dietary intake patterns are important for the development of an accurate estimate of As exposure and human health risk ...
Watson Jane F - - 2009
Dietary intake during childhood and adolescence is of increasing interest due to its influence on adult health, particularly obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There is a need to develop and validate dietary assessment methods suitable for large epidemiologic studies of children and adolescents. Limited large scale dietary studies of youth ...
Bennett Cheryl-Ann - - 2009
With an increasing focus on obesity prevention there is a need for simple, valid tools to assess dietary indicators that may be the targets of intervention programs. The objective of this study was to determine the relative validity of previous day dietary intake using a newly developed parent-proxy questionnaire (EPAQ) ...
Comrie Fiona - - 2009
BACKGROUND: University students are commonly overlooked when diet of populations is measured and there is a lack of comprehensive dietary assessment in whole university student populations. To measure diet of undergraduate students, a new online 121-item Food Recall Checklist (FoRC) was designed as an alternative to a non-weighed record (food ...
Zhang Cai-Xia - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) developed for assessing the association between dietary factors and breast cancer risk among Chinese women in Guangdong. METHODS: 61 women (24-64 years) were recruited from the community in Guangzhou city. An 81-item FFQ was administered twice, one ...
Ishihara Junko - - 2009
The objective of this study was to validate a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) used to estimate energy and selected nutrient intake in a Brazilian population with various ethnic backgrounds. Validity of intake estimated using the FFQ was tested among 55 Brazilian women, namely 26 Caucasians, 15 of Japanese descent, and ...
Hanning Rhona M - - 2009
The web-based Food Behaviour Questionnaire (FBQ) includes a 24-hour diet recall, a food frequency questionnaire, and questions addressing knowledge, attitudes, intentions, and food-related behaviours. The survey has been revised since it was developed and initially validated. The current study was designed to obtain qualitative feedback and to validate the FBQ ...
Sharma Sangita - - 2009
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To develop of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire (QFFQ) to assess intake of specific foods, nutrients and heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) in a case-control study of colorectal adenoma. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A cross-sectional survey conducted in a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A trained dietitian collected 24-h recalls ...
Huybrechts Inge - - 2009
The aims of this study were to assess the relative validity and reproducibility of a semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) applied in a large region-wide survey among 2.5-6.5 year-old children for estimating food group intakes. Parents/guardians were used as a proxy. Estimated diet records (3d) were used as reference method and ...
Bolca Selin - - 2009
A novel food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was developed and validated to assess the usual daily fat, saturated, mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acid, fibre, alcohol, caffeine, and theobromine intakes among Belgian post-menopausal women participating in dietary intervention trials with phyto-oestrogens. The relative validity of the FFQ was estimated by comparison with 7 ...
Wakai Kenji K Department of Preventive Medicine/Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan. - - 2009
The food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) has been used throughout the world for epidemiological purposes. Because dietary habits vary greatly, the FFQ must be tailored for use with specific populations. The usefulness of FFQs in Japan was assessed by reviewing questionnaires developed and validated in that country. A literature search was ...
Bidulescu Aurelian A Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA. - - 2009
The repeatability of a risk factor measurement affects the ability to accurately ascertain its association with a specific outcome. Choline is involved in methylation of homocysteine, a putative risk factor for cardiovascular disease, to methionine through a betaine-dependent pathway (one-carbon metabolism). It is unknown whether dietary intake of choline meets ...
Rao S - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To introduce community-specific modifications in the conventional 24 h recall method for objectively estimating maternal dietary intake and validate it with a reference method. DESIGN: A modified 24 h recall method was developed with the visit of trained local girls at the subject's home to weigh portion sizes at ...
Pedisić Zeljko - - 2008
The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), and a complementary general questionnaire associated to it, specifically tailored for the assessment of dietary habits among athletes and other physically active individuals in Croatia, and to determine the reproducibility of the questions and nutrient intake ...
Baxter Suzanne Domel - - 2008
Using previously collected data of fourth-grade children observed eating school meals and then interviewed, we categorized intrusions (food items reported but not observed eaten) as stretches (on the child's tray) or confabulations (not on the child's tray). We investigated intrusions, confabulations, and stretches, and the role of liking, at different ...
Fowles Eileen R - - 2008
To determine the feasibility of using personal digital assistant (PDA)-based technology for tracking and analysis of food intake in low-income pregnant women. Descriptive. Participants provided an initial 24-hour dietary recall and recorded their food intake using a PDA-based software program for 2 days. Recruitment occurred during the prenatal intake visit ...
Guyman Laura A - - 2008
5-n-Alkylresorcinols (AR) are a major group of phenolic compounds in whole-grain wheat, rye, and barley. As such, they may serve as potential biomarkers of whole-grain intake, because they are quantifiable intact in plasma and as metabolites in urine. We examined relationships between 12-h urinary excretion of AR metabolite 3-(3,5-dihydroxyphenyl)-1-propanoic acid ...
Gewa Constance A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relative validity of recalled intake among schoolchildren and mothers in rural Kenya. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. Mothers' recall of both the schoolchild's intake and her own intake on the previous day were compared with intakes that were weighed by an interviewer in the home. SETTING: Karurumo location ...
Kim Young Ok - - 2009
The purpose of the present study was to test the usefulness of dish items selected in developing a dish-based FFQ (DFFQ) to be used for epidemiological studies in Korea. The dietary data of 6817 subjects from the 2001 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used for the analysis. ...
Waterhouse Jim - - 2008
Two studies were performed during Ramadan, one in the UK (N=31) and the other in Libya (N=33). The aims were to assess some changes to lifestyle that are produced by fasting as well as effects due to culture. Subjects were studied on eight separate occasions: four control days (two before ...
Thiagarajah Krisha - - 2008
The School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) questionnaire was developed as a surveillance instrument to measure physical activity, nutrition attitudes, and dietary and physical activity behaviors in children and adolescents. The SPAN questionnaire has 2 versions. This study was conducted to evaluate the validity of food consumption items from the ...
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