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Criterion validity of the Healthy Eating Self-monitoring Tool (HEST) for black adolescents.
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PMID:  17258971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The criterion validity of a prototype version of the Healthy Eating Self-monitoring Tool (HEST), a computer-mediated food record for assessing fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged black adolescents, was examined. A qualitative design employing focus group methodology gathered data for informing the design of the HEST (n=32) and the selection of screens for inclusion in the measure (n=6). The criterion validity of the HEST was examined in a cross-sectional design (n=60) using direct observation of intake as the validation standard. Pearson correlations and paired-samples t tests compared mean observed and mean HEST-recorded servings of fruits and vegetables measured over three consecutive meals. Correlations were significant for seven of the nine HEST items, ranging from r=0.41 (P<0.01) to r=0.65 (P<0.001); for the overall measure, the correlation was r=0.51 (P<0.001). Paired-samples t tests confirmed the absence of differences between observed and recorded intake for approximately half of the HEST items. The HEST offers a viable alternative to traditional paper-and-pencil food records. With further development and validation, the HEST can be used to measure fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged black adolescents.
Jennifer Di Noia; Isobel R Contento; Steven P Schinke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-29     Completed Date:  2007-03-07     Revised Date:  2010-09-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
African Americans / psychology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys*
Focus Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion
New York
Self Efficacy*
Grant Support
CA 096162/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R43 CA096162-01A1/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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