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Collection of food intake data: an evaluation of methods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3598037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using USDA's recently completed methodological survey designed to evaluate longitudinal measures of food intake, the authors assessed nine methods for measuring dietary status. Methods evaluated included various combinations of prospective and retrospective recording of daily intake; personal, telephone, and mail- and telephone-assisted reporting; semistructured and open-ended recording documents; and number and spacing of days for recording intakes. Results from tabular and regression analyses indicated that the most effective and least costly methods for assessing mean intakes for groups of individuals were those using telephone and/or personal contact and collecting 24-hour recalls for several selected nonconsecutive days during the survey period. More specifically, it was concluded that the method including an initial personal interview for 24-hour recall followed by three telephone interviews for 24-hour recalls over a 1-year period and the method including four telephone interviews for 24-hour recalls for a 1-year period provided food energy intake data comparable with the data collected with other methods and with less effort or cost. Additional analyses were recommended to determine the numbers of days required to obtain estimates of usual intake for individuals and for diet components other than food energy.
K J Morgan; S R Johnson; R L Rizek; R Reese; G L Stampley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-11     Completed Date:  1987-08-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  888-96     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Data Collection / methods*
Diet Surveys*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Mental Recall
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys*

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