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ERIC Number: EJ986992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Development and Validation of a Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire among Rural- and Urban-Dwelling Adults in Colombia
Dehghan, Mahshid; Lopez Jaramillo, Patricio; Duenas, Ruby; Anaya, Lilliam Lima; Garcia, Ronald G.; Zhang, Xiaohe; Islam, Shofiqul; Merchant, Anwar T.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v44 n6 p609-613 Nov-Dec 2012
Objective: To validate a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) against multiple 24-hour dietary recalls (DRs) that could be used for Colombian adults. Methods: A convenience sample of 219 individuals participated in the study. The validity of the FFQ was evaluated against multiple DRs. Four dietary recalls were collected during the year, and an FFQ was administered at the end of the study along with the fourth DR. Results: Deattenuated correlation coefficient for FFQ against mean intake of 4 DRs varied from 0.77 for carbohydrate, 0.55 for energy, and 0.51 for protein. In rural areas, lower correlations were observed. The overall extent of agreement in each quartile of estimated nutrient intake varied from 61% to 83%. Conclusions and Implications: The FFQ provides moderate to high estimates for energy and nutrient intake and can be employed to rank individuals based on their habitual intake. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia