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A practical method for collecting 3-day food records in a large cohort.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15951680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 in Washington State. One hundred men and women age 50-76 years were mailed a food record and serving-size booklet. Sixty-five people returned a completed food record and were subsequently interviewed to obtain missing information. The food records were analyzed with and without added information from the interview. RESULTS: The most common error was incomplete description, which affected 8% of recorded foods. Differences in mean nutrient intake between the uncorrected and corrected records were within 5%, and nutrient estimates from the 2 methods were highly correlated. CONCLUSIONS: This streamlined protocol yielded data comparable to those collected by more burdensome protocols, suggesting that the use of food records may be feasible in large cohort studies.
Ann Shattuck Kolar; Ruth E Patterson; Emily White; Marian L Neuhouser; Laura L Frank; Judi Standley; John D Potter; Alan R Kristal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1044-3983     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiology     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-13     Completed Date:  2005-12-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009644     Medline TA:  Epidemiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109-1024, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Diet Records*
Diet Surveys*
Food Habits*
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Questionnaires / standards*
Grant Support

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