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Johnson-Kozlow Marilyn - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to identify strategies used to recall dietary intake on a food frequency questionnaire by adults in a multiethnic sample. One-on-one interviews were conducted to identify strategies used to recall intake on the Fred Hutchinson Food Frequency Questionnaire. Twenty-eight men and 26 women in San ...
Boucher Beatrice - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity and reliability of the most recent adaptation of Block's full-diet food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) among a sample of Canadian women. DESIGN: Participants completed a self-administered FFQ (FFQ1), two unannounced 24-hour recalls (weekday and weekend) and a second FFQ (FFQ2) between October 2003 and February 2004. FFQs ...
Lagiou P - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relation between specific flavonoid classes and peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), an important manifestation of atherosclerosis. DESIGN: Using data from a case-control study conducted in Greece in 1980 on the nutritional epidemiology of PAOD, we have exploited recently published databases on the content of foods in ...
Marks Geoffrey C - - 2006
We investigated the validity of food intake estimates obtained by a self-administered FFQ relative to weighed food records (WFR) and the extent to which demographic, anthropometric, and social characteristics explain differences between these methods. A community-based sample of 96 Australian adults completed a FFQ and 12 d of WFR over ...
Takeuchi Masami T - - 2006
Consumers' readiness to use a food thermometer when cooking small cuts of meat was assessed using Prochaska's Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Face, content, and concurrent validity were assessed by peer review, cognitive interviews, and mail surveys. The self-administered mail survey was sent to two groups of Washington and Idaho ...
Ahn Younjhin - - 2006
Item non-responses are frequently encountered in mailed food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) in epidemiological studies. The effects of item non-responses in a FFQ on presumed nutrient intake and subject classifications were examined in this study of a male cancer cohort in Korea. A semi-quantitative FFQ was developed and mailed to adult ...
Wang May C - - 2006
With the rapidly increasing prevalence of obesity in the United States, and the minimal success of education-based interventions, there is growing interest in understanding the role of the neighborhood food environment in determining dietary behavior. This study, as part of a larger study, identifies historical data on retail food stores, ...
Mendez Michelle A - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Brief dietary questionnaires may be useful in research or clinical settings where in-depth assessments are inefficient or impractical. We conducted a simulation study to assess the reliability of a brief food frequency questionnaire (bFFQ) for capturing dietary intakes relative to a detailed survey. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The bFFQ was ...
Sukalakamala Sophitmanee - - 2006
This study investigated food practices, changes, preferences, and acculturation of Thais in the United States. A questionnaire was mailed to a convenience sample of 182 individuals who were born in Thailand, had lived in the United States for at least 3 months, were age 18 years or older, and had ...
Li Ke - - 2006
This paper aims to develop a data-based Semi-Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire (SQFFQ) covering both urban and rural areas in the Chaoshan region of Guangdong Province, China, for the investigation of relationships between food intake and lifestyle-related diseases among middle-aged Chinese. We recruited 417 subjects from the general population and performed ...
Fink Brian N - - 2006
Flavonoids have been hypothesized to reduce cancer risk. Previous epidemiological studies conducted to evaluate this hypothesis have not assessed all flavonoids, including classes that could contribute to intake among Americans, which would result in an underestimation of intake. This misclassification could mask variability among individuals, resulting in attenuated effect estimates ...
Steyn Nelia P - - 2006
In the present study, we examined how well adolescents (12-13 years) are able to select the correct dietary aid portion sizes after having been shown different food items. We also evaluated the effectiveness of two-dimensional life-size drawings and three-dimensional food models, used as dietary aids in this process. Fifty black ...
Heald C L - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To study dietary intake and serum concentrations of isoflavones in order to provide relative validation of isoflavone intake estimates from the Scottish Collaborative Group - Food-Frequency Questionnaire (SCG-FFQ). DESIGN: Validation study. SETTING: Southern Scotland. METHOD: Dietary intake of isoflavones was estimated using the semiquantitative SCG-FFQ and rank correlation and ...
Barzi Federica - - 2006
The problem of missing values has increasingly being recognized in epidemiology. New methods allow for the analysis of missing data that can provide valid estimates of epidemiological quantities of interest. The GISSI-Prevenzione study was aimed to reliably assess the long-term relationship between the consumption of foods typical of the Mediterranean ...
Lacson Ronilda - - 2006
Dietary assessment is a fundamental aspect of nutritional evaluation that is essential for management of obesity as well as for assessing dietary impact on chronic diseases. Various methods have been used for dietary assessment including written records, 24-hour recalls, and food frequency questionnaires. The use of mobile phones to provide ...
Young J J University of Kansas Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. - - 2006
Individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a chromosome 15 genetic disorder, often have a significant preoccupation with food and problem behaviour related to food seeking is often prevalent. In the present study, we compared how individuals with PWS responded on a survey regarding the acceptability of food in various locations that ...
Millen Amy E - - 2006
The performance of the National Cancer Institute's food frequency questionnaire, the Diet History Questionnaire (DHQ), in estimating servings of 30 US Department of Agriculture Food Guide Pyramid food groups was evaluated in the Eating at America's Table Study (1997-1998), a nationally representative sample of men and women aged 20-79 years. ...
Laviolle Bruno - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Dietary habits play a major role in cardiovascular disease risk but few simple nutrition assessment tools are available for clinical practice. We developed a 14-item food frequency questionnaire to evaluate dietary patterns in relation with coronary risk in a French population. DESIGN AND METHODS: This food frequency questionnaire gave ...
Saito Yuri A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Diet has been implicated to play a role in functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) in clinic-based studies. No population-based data comparing food and nutrient consumption between individuals with FGID and without gastrointestinal symptoms are available. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the dietary consumption of specific food ...
Kusama Kaoru - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) among individuals living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. METHODS: A total of 116 food items in our FFQ were selected by ranking food items according to their contribution to the population intake of ...
Brevik A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: There is a need for biomarkers of dietary saturated fatty acids, because several diseases have been related to intake of these fatty acids. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relation between intake of dairy fat and the proportion of pentadecanoic (15:0) and heptadecanoic (17:0) acid in serum and adipose tissue. DESIGN: ...
Kobayashi Minatsu - - 2005
Several case-control studies have reported possible associations between heterocyclic amine (HCA) intake and the risk of cancer. However, the validity of a questionnaire to assess HCA intake has hardly been examined. In particular, no biomarker which could serve as an independent measure of habitual HCA intake has been established. Therefore, ...
Sato Yuho - - 2005
Assessing calcium intake is necessary for epidemiological studies on osteoporosis. This study was aimed at developing a valid food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to estimate the dietary calcium intake of Japanese people. The FFQ contains 26 items, representing common sources of calcium. The respondents, 74 women aged 15 - 79 years ...
Morin Patricia - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Dietary calcium and proteins are important determinants of bone health. Among the various methods to evaluate dietary intakes, food frequency questionnaires provide a self-administered, quick and simple estimation of dietary intakes. OBJECTIVES: To validate a simple, rapid, self-administered food frequency questionnaire for the estimation of dietary protein intake. DESIGN ...
Li Ke - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To examine reproducibility of assessed intake of foods and nutrients according to a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (SQFFQ) in adult doctors and nurses residing in Chaoshan area of China. SUBJECTS: The SQFFQ was administered first in October to December of 2004 to 120 adult doctors and nurses living in ...
Reid Marie - - 2005
The outcome expectancies of 250 respondents were examined using the Food Expectancy Questionnaire (FEQ), comparing expectancies about four different foods: fruit, vegetables, chocolate and sweets and plain biscuits. These expectancies were related to diet as assessed by a Food Frequency Questionnaire. As with alcohol expectancies [Jones, B. T., Corbin, W. ...
Papadaki A - - 2006
The Internet offers a promising medium for delivering nutrition education. This study aimed to evaluate user perceptions and usage patterns of an innovative healthy eating website promoting the Mediterranean diet. The website was evaluated over a 6-month period by female employees of University of Glasgow, aged 25-55 years. User satisfaction ...
Kaaks Rudolf - - 2006
PURPOSE: We discuss fundamental assumptions required for the validation of dietary questionnaire assessments, using latent variable models. METHODS: We discuss some methodological aspects of latent variable modelling in terms of the triad method, for comparisons between questionnaire assessments, food consumption records and/or biomarkers. In particular, we address the recent proposal ...
Ebbesson Sven O E - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The thirty-year-old hypothesis that omega-3 fatty acid (FA) may "reduce the development of thrombosis and atherosclerosis in the Western World" still needs to be tested. Dyerberg-Bang based their supposition on casual observations that coronary atherosclerosis in Greenlandic Inuit was 'almost unknown' and that they consumed large amounts of omega-3 ...
Pandey D - - 2005
BACKGROUND: India is currently witnessing a sharp rise in noncommunicable disorders such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. This rise can be related in part to dietary changes such as increased intake of calories, fat (especially saturated fat) and cholesterol. A simple, accurate and reproducible method to measure these ...
Paul David R - - 2005
Food frequency questionnaires are commonly used to assess habitual food intake. Although food frequency questionnaires are known to produce measurement error, the amount of error and effectiveness of correction methods are poorly understood. Twelve men from the Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC, area consumed an ad libitum diet for 16 weeks during ...
Ayala Guadalupe Xochitl - - 2006
The ability to accurately estimate and measure food portion sizes is important for preventing and treating obesity. This study describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a group- versus computer-based intervention to improve food portion estimation abilities using real food and food models. A convenience sample of 76 women was ...
Ferrari Pietro - - 2005
In a multicenter study, the overall correlation between two variables can be broken down into a within- and a between-group correlation reflecting associations at the individual and aggregate levels, respectively. A random-effects model is used to estimate variance components of nutrition-related variables and the within- and between-group correlation coefficients. Using ...
Zoellner Jamie - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To perform comparative validity testing for a bilingual interactive multimedia (IMM) dietary assessment tool that mimics a dietary recall against an interview-administered dietary recall. DESIGN: This was a two-period crossover design study. First, participants were randomly assigned to complete an IMM recall or interview-administered 24-hour recall. The IMM recall ...
Turconi G - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To test the validity of a colour food photography atlas for quantifying portion size eaten compared with weighed foods. DESIGN: The colour food photography atlas was prepared by cooking, weighing and taking digital photographs of three portion sizes of 434 foods and beverages typical of the Italian diet. SUBJECTS ...
Jang Yoonhee - - 2005
The authors used state-trace methodology to investigate whether a single dimension (e.g., strength) is sufficient to account for recall and judgments of learning (JOLs) or whether multiple dimensions (e.g., intrinsic and extrinsic factors) are needed. The authors separately manipulated the independent variables of intrinsic and extrinsic cues, determining their state ...
Nath Subrata D - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of a 131-item semiquantative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) by comparison with multiple food records in Cuban Americans. DESIGN: The Willet FFQ was administered and food consumptions of three random days (two weekdays and one weekend day) were collected. SETTING: Cuban Americans residing in Miami. PARTICIPANTS: ...
Song Feng-Yan - - 2005
AIM: This paper aims to develop a data-based semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (SQFFQ) covering both urban and rural areas in the Chaoshan region of Guangdong Province, China, for the investigation of relationships between food intake and lifestyle-related diseases among middle-aged Chinese. METHODS: We recruited 417 subjects from the general population ...
Kolar Ann Shattuck - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that diet records are more valid measures of nutrient intake than are food-frequency questionnaires. However, food records are considered unsuitable for large studies due to the need to train participants and to review and correct completed records. METHODS: We evaluated a self-administered 3-day food record protocol ...
Tseng Marilyn - - 2005
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to compare dietary reports from a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for US Chinese women with 24-hour recall estimates. The subjects were 56 women recruited through organizations in Philadelphia's Chinese community. Spearman correlations were used to describe FFQ estimates of food servings per month ...
Haraldsdóttir Jóhanna - - 2005
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Validity and reproducibility were evaluated of a new questionnaire to assess fruit and vegetable intakes in 11- to 12-year-old children. METHODS: The precoded teacher-assisted self-administered questionnaire included two sections: a 24-hour recall part and a food frequency part. Validity was tested in 4 countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Portugal; n ...
Ke Li - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to validate a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire1 (SQFFQ) against 3 day weighted diet records (WDRs) for middle-aged inhabitants in the Chaoshan area, China. SUBJECTS: 100 middle-age healthy residents. METHODS: Validity was examined via descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlations. RESULTS: Pearson's correlation coefficients (CCs) ...
McCarty Catherine A - - 2005
PURPOSE: To survey Marshfield area businesses to determine the types of foods currently available to employees at the workplace and the potential need for nutrition information to facilitate the ordering of healthy food options at workplaces. METHODS: A 2-page self-administered questionnaire was mailed to all businesses registered with the Marshfield ...
Tokudome Yuko - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Validation studies on brief food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) for measuring consumption of macro- and micro-nutrients for the general populace are not fully executed in Japan. METHODS: Two hundred and two middle-aged Japanese (73 males and 129 females) in Aichi Prefecture, Japan completed an FFQ and 3day-weighed diet records (3d-WDRs) ...
Beasley Jeannette - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Study objectives were to assess the accuracy of a food record delivered on a personal digital assistant (PDA) and to examine sources of error from the PDA-based food record. METHODS: Thirty-nine adults recruited with a newspaper advertisement were trained to record food intake using DietMatePro, a dietary assessment program ...
Bertoli Simona - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To validate a food frequency questionnaire to determine calcium and macronutrient intake in healthy children and adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The questionnaire consisted of 16 main food groups containing the main foods composing the diet of Italian children, a total of 136 items and 23 questions about food habits, ...
Klohe Deborah M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for low-income, 1- to 3-year-old Hispanic, African-American, and white children. DESIGN: A convenience sample of low-income mothers provided dietary data for their child via FFQs and 3-day diet records. SUBJECTS/SETTING: Participants (N=77) were recruited from Special Supplemental Program for Women, ...
Cheng Cynthia - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to validate the Dietary Risk Assessment (DRA) food frequency questionnaire against the Keys score obtained from 2 2-day dietary recalls in a sample of subjects. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study design. SETTING: Urban university-based family practice. PARTICIPANTS: The 105 subjects included outpatients, medical students, ...
Lillegaard I T L - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The goals of this study were to investigate whether children and adolescents can accurately estimate portion sizes of preweighed food by viewing photographs of food, and whether age influences the ability to estimate food portion sizes. SUBJECTS: A total of 63 male and female volunteers aged 9-19 y participated ...
Roddam Andrew W - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To assess the short- and long-term reproducibility of a short food group questionnaire, and to compare its performance for estimating nutrient intakes in comparison with a 7-day diet diary. DESIGN: Participants for the reproducibility study completed the food group questionnaire at two time points, up to 2 years apart. ...
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