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Methodology, correlational analysis, and interpretation of diet diary records of the food and fluid intake of free-living humans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7864611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diet diary technique can produce reliable and valid records of the food and fluid intake of free-living humans. Procedures to maximize accuracy by motivating subjects, verifying records and minimizing bias are described. Underestimation and random error may tend to obscure relationships but does not artifactually produce them. Meal pattern analysis of the diary records relates the meal size, composition and intermeal interval to preceding conditions with univariate and multivariate regression techniques. Although causation cannot be conclusively demonstrated, the analyses can test for potential causal influences. It is concluded that the diet diary technique is the method of choice for investigations of the ingestive behaviours of free-living humans.
J M De Castro
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-22     Completed Date:  1995-03-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta 30303-3083.
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MeSH Terms
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Diet Records*
Regression Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
Statistics as Topic*
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