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Assessing fat-related dietary behaviors among black women: reliability and validity of a new Food Habits Questionnaire.
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PMID:  17606245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of the SisterTalk Food Habits Questionnaire (STFHQ). DESIGN: Formative research was conducted to adapt previous tools for the study's target population. A pilot tool (168 questions) was tested. The new 94-question tool was then used for evaluation of the SisterTalk project. Lastly, a 4-week reliability calibration study of the revised STFHQ was conducted in comparison with a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). ANALYSIS: Reliability was assessed using test-retest correlations. Validity was assessed by correlations between STFHQ scores with FFQ calculated calories, total fat (g) and percentage of calories from fat. Three scoring methods (ie, introductory, product, and detail) were calculated along with inclusion or exclusion of dining out questions and alternate methods of scoring for food items not consumed. RESULTS: Reliability (correlation) was 0.87. Inclusion of dining out questions and imputation of zero for food items never consumed were more highly associated with fat intake than other scoring methods. The introductory score was most highly correlated with fat (g), whereas the product and detail scoring methods correlated highest with percentage of calories from fat. Responsiveness to the SisterTalk intervention was highest with the detail score. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The STFHQ is a reliable and valid tool that may be useful for evaluating dietary change for black women.
Patricia Markham Risica; Gary Burkholder; Kim M Gans; Thomas M Lasater; Suddhasatta Acharyya; Cynthia Davis; Usree Kirtania
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1499-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-03     Completed Date:  2007-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-204     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Community Health Promotion, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*
Food Habits / ethnology*
Middle Aged
Nutrition Assessment
Obesity / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats

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