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Peters Edward S ES Epidemiology Program, Louisiana State University Health Sciences School of Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana 70131, USA. - - 2008
As part of a population-based case-control study, we investigated the association of food groups and micronutrients estimated from a validated food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) with the risk of development of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Incident cases were accrued through Boston area hospitals from 1999 to 2003, and ...
Bilau Maaike - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility and relative validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) designed to estimate the intake of dioxin-like contaminants. METHOD: In total, 180 adults (50-65 years) completed the FFQ twice and 157 of them kept four times a 2-day estimated dietary ...
Rothney Megan P - - 2008
ActiGraph accelerometers are a useful tool for objective assessment of physical activity in clinical and epidemiological studies. Several generations of ActiGraph are being used; however, little work has been done to verify that measurements are consistent across generations. This study employed mechanical oscillations to characterize the dynamic response and intermonitor ...
Martin Corby K CK Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA. - - 2009
The aim of the present study was to report the first reliability and validity tests of the remote food photography method (RFPM), which consists of camera-enabled cell phones with data transfer capability. Participants take and transmit photographs of food selection and plate waste to researchers/clinicians for analysis. Following two pilot ...
Bingham Sheila S Medical Research Council, Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Welcome Trust/MRC Building, Cambridge, UK. - - 2008
Methods for assessing diet are prone to measurement error, which may be substantial in large cohort investigations. Biomarkers can be used as objective measures with which to compare estimates of nutritional exposure using different methods Cross sectional comparisons in 12 474 men and women of regression between biomarkers for vitamin ...
Coulibaly A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To validate a 53-item quantitative FFQ (QFFQ) for the assessment of dietary protein intake in type 2 diabetic outpatients in Bamako, Mali. DESIGN: Consumption of protein-containing foods over the week preceding the interview was measured with a 7d QFFQ and compared with intakes measured with 48-h recalls. SETTING: Centre ...
Severo M - - 2009
The study aim was to develop a tool (software and ruler) to assess the dietary calcium and vitamin D intakes in Portugal, and evaluate the usefulness of non-dietary variables as intake predictors. Our findings indicated that is possible to estimate both using three and six food items, respectively, and non-dietary ...
Rautiainen Susanne - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) provides an assessment of antioxidant activity and synergistic interactions of redox molecules in foods and plasma. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the validity and reproducibility of food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ)-based TAC estimates assessed by oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), total radical-trapping antioxidant parameters (TRAP), and ferric-reducing antioxidant power ...
Jaceldo-Siegl Karen - - 2008
Evidence of the benefits of soy on cancer risk in Western populations is inconsistent, in part because of the low intake of soy in these groups. We assessed the validity of soy protein estimates from food-frequency questionnaires (FFQs) in a sample of Adventist Health Study-2 participants with a wide range ...
Heishman Stephen J - - 2008
The Tobacco Craving Questionnaire (TCQ) is a valid and reliable 47-item self-report instrument that assesses tobacco craving in four dimensions: emotionality, expectancy, compulsivity, and purposefulness. For use in research and clinical settings, we constructed a 12-item version of the TCQ by selecting three items from each of the four factors ...
Beasley Jeannette M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the capability of DietMatePro, a PDA-based dietary assessment program, to monitor dietary intake and to improve adherence to a dietary regimen. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: Overweight and obese (Body Mass Index (BMI) 25-40) participants without dietary restrictions. INTERVENTION: Participants (n = 174) were randomized to record ...
Khan Nguyen Cong - - 2008
This study was done to develop a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) for assessing calcium intake in Vietnamese based on data from the National Nutrition Survey in 2000. From the data, a total of 36 calcium-rich food items were selected for the FFQ by ranking food items according to their contribution ...
Brunstrom Jeffrey M - - 2008
This paper (i) explores the proposition that body weight is associated with large portion sizes and (ii) introduces a new technique for measuring everyday portion size. In our paradigm, the participant is shown a picture of a food portion and is asked to indicate whether it is larger or smaller ...
Fumagalli Fernanda - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the relative validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), previously validated to measure usual intakes in adults, for measuring dietary intakes in children 5 to 10 y of age. METHODS: Dietary intakes were measured using an FFQ and a 3-d dietary record. Healthy children, ...
Beer-Borst Sigrid - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To develop and integrate the assessment of functional foods (FuF; manufactured foods with altered composition carrying a health claim) consumption into an existing risk factor surveillance system. DESIGN: FuF market research followed by an experimental FuF intake study incorporated into an ongoing community-based survey. Concurrent completion of a self-administered ...
Iqbal Romaina - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Potential error sources in nutrient estimation with the FFQ include inaccurate or biased recall and overestimation or underestimation of intake due to too many or too few items on the FFQ, respectively. Here we report the refinement of an FFQ that overestimated nutrient intake and its validation against multiple ...
Probst Yasmine C - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To test repeatability and relative validity of a computerized and interviewer administered assessment. METHODS: Using a context-based case-control trial, 41 adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus were randomized into four groups to complete dietary assessments (computerized or interviewer administered) at 0, 2 and 8 weeks and food records at ...
Papadopoulou Sousana K - - 2008
The aim of the study was to develop and validate a specific semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire to assess nutritional intake of Greek adolescents. The sample of the study consisted of 250 pupils (15.3 +/- 0.7 years), who completed the Youth Adolescent Food Frequency Questionnaire enriched with 22 Greek foods and ...
Wong Siew Sun - - 2008
The objective of this study was to evaluate a computerized food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) that estimates calcium intake among Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white youth. A computerized FFQ based on a list of 80 foods with corresponding food photos was evaluated for 4 consecutive weeks. The evaluation study consisted of ...
Marshall Teresa A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Food frequency questionnaires are commonly developed and subsequently used to investigate relationships between dietary intake and disease outcomes; such tools should be validated in the population of interest. We investigated the relative validities of the Iowa Fluoride Study targeted nutrient semi-quantitative questionnaire and Block Kids' Food Questionnaire in assessing ...
Atkinson Charlotte - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The soy isoflavone daidzein is metabolized to equol and O-desmethylangolensin (ODMA) by intestinal bacteria in approximately 30-50% and 80-90% of persons, respectively. Studies suggest beneficial health effects associated with daidzein-metabolizing phenotypes; thus, assessing their determinants is an important goal. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated relations between daidzein-metabolizing phenotypes and demographic, anthropometric, ...
Boutron Isabelle - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The conduct of randomized, controlled trials of nonpharmacologic treatments presents specific challenges that are not adequately addressed in trial reports. OBJECTIVE: To develop an extension of the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement for trials of nonpharmacologic treatments. DESIGN: A consensus meeting was organized to develop an extension ...
Sirot Véronique - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Seafood is considered by toxicologists as the main source of methylmercury (MeHg), but little data is available concerning contamination of seafood and MeHg status of French frequent consumers. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess food exposure and biomarker of exposure of MeHg from a group of frequent consumers of ...
Corsi Allison - - 2008
Non-communicable diseases are escalating rapidly within the Pacific region, including Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. A shift in dietary patterns from indigenous, high fiber, healthy local food to energy-dense, imported food with low nutritional value, and increased sedentary lifestyles are expediting this process. Essential to counteract this trend is an ...
Vereecken Carine Anna - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To compare food group intakes and dietary indices estimated from a 14-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) with a seven day diet record. METHODS: 112 Belgian and 114 Italian children (11-12 years) completed the FFQ followed by a seven-day diary (FD) and a retest one week later. Dietary indices were ...
Brantsaeter Anne Lise - - 2008
The aim of the present study was to examine the relative validity of foods and nutrients calculated by a new food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Reference measures were a 4-day weighed food diary (FD), a motion sensor for measuring total energy expenditure, ...
Lyu Li-Ching - - 2008
The nutrient and related databases are essential for calculating intake values in epidemiological studies. To suit our research needs, we have developed an integrated management system not only for processing individual dietary questionnaires including 24-hour recalls, food records and Chinese food frequency questionnaires (CFFQ), but also for maintaining and tracking ...
Liang Wenbin - - 2008
In many health studies of the elderly population, the subjects have cognitive or linguistic impairments, so data need to be collected from surrogates. This study compares dietary and lifestyle information reported by elderly Chinese with those provided by their spouses. Community couples 60 years and older were recruited to participate ...
Wang Xiaoqin - - 2008
The objective of this study was to evaluate the validity of a Xi'an food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) designed for application in an international case-control colorectal cancer study. The FFQ was administered to 125 participants twice over 1-year interval. Four 24-hour dietary recalls (24-HDRs) were conducted with the same participants in ...
Tseng Marilyn - - 2008
Data regarding convenient, valid methods for measuring U.S. isoflavone intake are limited. We evaluated a soy food questionnaire (SFQ), the Willett food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), and overnight urine samples relative to excretion in 24-h urine samples. We also described intake among women in a high-risk program for breast or ovarian ...
Ireland Jane L - - 2008
A new multiple indicator method of assessing bullying behaviour is employed (Direct and Indirect Prisoner behaviour Checklist - Scaled version [DIPC-SCALED]) with 605 adult prisoners (487 men and 118 women). The study explores if the DIPC-SCALED is a reliable method comprising of identifiable aggression factors; if prisoners can be classified ...
Paquet Catherine - - 2008
Food- and activity-related establishments are increasingly viewed as neighbourhood resources that potentially condition health-related behaviour. The primary objective of the current study was to establish, using ground truthing (on-site verification), the validity of measures of availability of food stores and physical activity establishments that were obtained from commercial database and ...
Segovia-Siapco Gina - - 2008
To develop a cost-effective alternative for evaluating dietary intake in large-scale intervention trials of cancer and cardiovascular disease outcomes, we designed and validated a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). We collected 6 to 8 of the 24-hr dietary recalls from 87 adults (ages 30-72 yr) who were randomly assigned to ...
Bharathi Ankalmadagu Venkatasubbareddy - - 2008
PURPOSE: To develop Food Frequency Questionnaires (FFQs) and nutrient databases for urban and rural Indian populations with diverse dietary habits for the PURE (Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological) pilot study. PROCEDURE: 24 hour dietary recalls were obtained from 84 rural and 60 urban subjects. From a comprehensive food list, separate ...
Somerset Shawn M - - 2008
Evidence from laboratory-based in vitro studies provides compelling evidence supporting the involvement of dietary flavonoid intake in human cancer risk. Associations between intakes of individual flavonoids and disease outcomes at the population level are emerging from recent epidemiological studies. As an important step in the development of methods to assess ...
Wilson Annabelle M - - 2008
Food behaviours, attitudes, environments and knowledge are relevant to professionals in childhood obesity prevention, as are dietary patterns which promote positive energy balance. There is a lack of valid and reliable tools to measure these parameters. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and relative validity of ...
Cheng Yue - - 2008
A longitudinal study was conducted to validate a 68-item semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for assessing nutrient intake among pregnant women in rural China. The interview administrated FFQs were conducted at the start of the third trimester (FFQ1) and repeated three months later prior to delivery (FFQ2), and compared with six ...
Slattery Martha L ML University of Utah, Internal Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA. - - 2008
Collection of dietary intake in epidemiologic studies involves using methods that are comprehensive yet appropriate for the population being studied. Here we describe a diet history questionnaire (DHQ) that was developed using an audio self-administered computer-assisted interview technique. The DHQ was developed for use in a cohort of American Indians ...
Fulkerson Jayne A JA School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA. - - 2008
Home food inventories provide an efficient method for assessing home food availability; however, few are validated. The present study's aim was to develop and validate a home food inventory that is easily completed by research participants in their homes and includes a comprehensive range of both healthful and less healthful ...
Cena Hellas - - 2008
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that higher intakes of carotenoids could protect against oxidative and light damage in premature infants and may promote other health benefits in both mothers during pregnancy and lactation and in newborn infants. AIM OF THE STUDY: To develop and validate a brief quantitative food frequency ...
Talegawkar Sameera A - - 2008
Intake and status of carotenoids have been associated with chronic disease. The objectives of this study were to examine the association between carotenoid intakes as measured by two regional food-frequency questionnaires (FFQs) and their corresponding measures in serum, and to report on dietary food sources of carotenoids in Jackson Heart ...
Nöthlings Ute - - 2007
For epidemiological studies, a simple semiquantitative FFQ was developed to assess the frequency of intake of food items demonstrated with graphically displayed portion sizes. As a validation study, a random sample of 393 participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study completed 2 unannounced 24-h dietary ...
Wrieden Wendy L - - 2008
It is often the case in dietary assessment that it is not practicable to weigh individual intakes of foods eaten. The aim of the work described was to estimate typical food portion weights for children of different ages. Using the data available from the British National Diet and Nutrition Surveys ...
Marriott L D LD MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK. - - 2008
To evaluate the relative validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for assessing nutrient intakes in 6-month-old infants. The FFQ was developed to assess the diets of infants born to women in the Southampton Women's Survey (SWS), a population-based survey of young women and their offspring. The energy and nutrient ...
Rubio Bérengère - - 2008
The study was designed to develop and validate a self-report questionnaire on food neophobia in French children. We evaluated food neophobia in a specific cultural context, examining an age group that has hardly been studied (5- to 8-year-olds). The questionnaire items were based on methods known for changing neophobic behavior ...
Uchida Kazuhiro - - 2007
Epidemiologic studies based on quantitative estimation of food and nutrient intake have been limited in Japan. We evaluated validity and reproducibility of a personal computer (PC)-assisted dietary interview used in the Fukuoka Colorectal Cancer Study. The subjects were 28 participants as controls in a population-based case-control study. Four 7-day diet ...
Papadaki A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To validate a five-item, semi-quantitative, short food frequency questionnaire (SFFQ) designed to estimate daily legume consumption over a week, against results obtained from 7-day food diaries (7-day FD). DESIGN: Participants completed a 7-day FD and at the end of this period completed the SFFQ, to indicate the number of ...
Sullivan Bethany L - - 2008
Currently, there is no FFQ designed to capture the intakes of the long-chain (LC) n-3 PUFA. The objectives of this study were to validate a new LC n-3 PUFA FFQ by comparison with 3 d weighed food records (FR) and to determine its reproducibility assessed 4 to 6 weeks apart. ...
Galeone Carlotta - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between onion and garlic intake and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), using data from a multicenter case-control study conducted in Italy. METHODS: A multicenter case-control study of 1369 patients with BPH and 1451 controls, admitted to the same hospitals for a wide spectrum of acute, non-neoplastic ...
Clover Emma E Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University, South - - 2007
To develop and validate a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for estimating calcium intake in community-dwelling older adults using a food record as the reference method. A validation study involving 102 subjects (67 females) aged > or =65 years and residing independently in Adelaide, Australia, between 2002-06 was performed. Estimates of ...
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