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The youth/adolescent questionnaire has low validity and modest reliability among low-income African-American and Hispanic seventh- and eighth-grade youth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15354159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Youth/Adolescent Questionnaire is a food frequency questionnaire developed for youth aged 9 to 19 years that attempts to assess diet during the past 12 months. It was developed and previously validated with white youth; however, a validation study with fourth- to seventh-grade African-American youth revealed lower validation coefficients. This study validated the Youth/Adolescent Questionnaire with 89 low-income seventh- and eighth-grade Hispanic and African-American youth. The youth completed the Youth/Adolescent Questionnaire on two occasions 3 weeks apart, and completed up to six food records in between. Most of the reliability coefficients were adequate, except for percent of energy from fat and high-fat vegetables for Hispanic students. Validity coefficients were low, even after correcting for error. The ability of seventh- and eighth-grade low-income African-American and Hispanic youth to report usual intake over a period of time appears to be limited and may not provide a valid measure of consumption.
Karen Weber Cullen; Issa Zakeri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-08     Completed Date:  2004-10-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1415-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
African Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Diet Records
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Nutrition Assessment*
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats
Comment In:
J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 Dec;105(12):1867; author reply 1867-8   [PMID:  16321589 ]

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